How a partisan war for the Supreme Court culminated in Amy Coney Barrett’s
controversial nomination. From left to right: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell;
Justice Amy Coney Barrett. Credit: From left to right: Aaron Bernstein/REUTERS; Claire Anderson/Unsplash; POOL New/REUTERS

Supreme Revenge

Battle for the Court

November 24, August 23, May 21, and October 15, 2019

Season 2020: Episode 14


With Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court days before the 2020 presidential election, Sen. Mitch McConnell solidified the conservative majority he had been seeking for decades. FRONTLINE tells the inside story of McConnell’s hard-fought effort to transform the nation’s highest court in “Supreme Revenge: Battle for the Court,” an updated version of our 2019 film.