Why President Trump’s Pick To Replace Kavanaugh’s Old Position Has Big Impact, Wisconsin Flooding

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Neomi Rao, President Donald Trump’s nominee for a seat on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee for her confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo)

On Wednesday, Neomi Rao was confirmed on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals replacing the position of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. We talk about the importance of this ‘lower court’ and controversy over Rao’s past writing on sexual assault.

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  • State News Roundup – March 15, 2019

    Republican legislators plan to hire private attorneys in a lawsuit involving Planned Parenthood. We’ll find out about their reasoning, and look into one of Governor Evers’ cabinet appointments facing a tough confirmation process. Plus, U.S. Representative Mark Pocan is accusing ICE of lying about immigration raids in Madison last fall.

  • Flooding Causes Evacuations, Road Closures In Some Wisconsin Communities

    Rapidly melting snow has caused flooding in Wisconsin. This has prompted officials to close roads and, in some communities, evacuate some residents from low-lying areas. We’ll learn more about flooding in the state and how people can stay safe.

  • The Importance Of The D.C. Circuit Court Of Appeals

    President Trump’s pick to replace Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals was confirmed Wednesday, despite controversy over her previous writings on sexual assault and her views on abortion. We discuss the significance of what some call the next most consequential court in the land, and Trump’s efforts to nominate a new conservative bench that could have big implications for American law for years to come.

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  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
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  • Shawn Johnson Guest
  • Andrew Beckett Guest
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