Roughly a year after his confirmation to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh is slated to be the keynote speaker at a black tie dinner in Washington, D.C. thrown by the Federalist Society — the group of right-wing lawyers who have agitated for an ideological takeover of the federal courts.
But with one of Kavanaugh's first major public events comes a wave of protests.
Most prominently, demonstrators outside Union Station have erected a giant screen broadcasting the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, whose accusation that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her at a high school party in the 1980s, and Republican senators' sneering indifference, triggered a national firestorm:
The Federalist Society’s hosting a black tie dinner inside Union Station tonight, so protestors rolled up a big scr… https://t.co/AF6xjx66Ys— Matt Laslo (@Matt Laslo)1573769141.0
The demonstration was organized by Demand Justice, a progressive organization resisting President Donald Trump's reshaping of the judiciary.
Other protestors gathered dressed as handmaids — a reference to Kavanaugh's opposition to women's rights:
See any friends in this FedSoc dinner line? Might want to ask them why they support an organization that put a sex… https://t.co/Zp0JSyzJMi— Jake Faleschini (@Jake Faleschini)1573771739.0