The FRONTLINE Interviews:

Supreme Revenge

Our Sources. On the Record. At Your Fingertips.

To produce Supreme Revenge, FRONTLINE interviewed more than three dozen eyewitnesses to some of the most momentous Supreme Court confirmation battles in U.S. history, leading up to the vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh. In all, the film team recorded a total of 42 hours, 26 minutes and 42 seconds of interviews with U.S. Senators and staff, White House advisers, leading journalists, activists and legal scholars. You can explore 39 interviews used in the making of Supreme Revenge in an interactive archive that includes all the quotes from the film in their original context, plus hours of insights, analysis and stories not included in the final cut.

Interviews

Nan Aron
President, Alliance for Justice

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Michael Avery
Co-Author, The Federalist Society: How Conservatives Took the Law Back from Liberals

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Peter Baker
Chief White House Correspondent, The New York Times

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Steve Bannon
Former Trump Adviser

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Jeff Blattner
Former Senate Judiciary Committee Staff Member

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Richard Blumenthal
U.S. Senator (D-CT) and Senate Judiciary Committee Member

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Ethan Bronner
Author, Battle for Justice: How the Bork Nomination Shook America

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Susan Collins
U.S. Senator (R-ME)

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Kellyanne Conway
Counselor to President Trump

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Tom Daschle
Former U.S. Senator (D-SD)

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Jim DeMint
Former President, Heritage Foundation

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Jeff Flake
Former U.S. Senator (R-AZ) and Judiciary Committee Member

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Mark Gitenstein
Former Chief Counsel to the Judiciary Committee

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Jack Goldsmith
Law Professor and Former Assistant Attorney General

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Jamie Gorelick
Former Deputy Attorney General

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Lindsey Graham
U.S. Senator (R-SC) and Judiciary Committee Member

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Linda Greenhouse
Supreme Court Reporter, The New York Times

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Heidi Heitkamp
Former U.S. Senator (D-ND)

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Josh Holmes
Former Chief of Staff for Mitch McConnell

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Carl Hulse
Author, Confirmation Bias: Inside Washington’s War Over the Supreme Court, From Scalia’s Death to Justice Kavanaugh

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Robert Bork Jr.
Son of Supreme Court Nominee Robert Bork

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Amy Klobuchar
U.S. Senator (D-MN) and Judiciary Committee Member

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Patrick Leahy
U.S. Senator (D-VT) and Judiciary Committee Member

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Frank Luntz
Republican Pollster

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Alec MacGillis
Author, The Cynic: The Political Education of Mitch McConnell

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Jane Mayer
Chief Washington Correspondent, The New Yorker

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Ted Olson
Former U.S. Assistant Attorney General

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Norman Ornstein
Co-Author, One Nation After Trump

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Ed O’Keefe
Political Correspondent, CBS News

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Ricki Seidman
Democratic Political Strategist

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Marc Short
Chief of Staff to Vice President Mike Pence

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Alan Simpson
Former U.S. Senator (R-WY) and Judiciary Committee Member

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Ilya Somin
Law Professor, George Mason University

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Nina Totenberg
Legal Affairs Correspondent, NPR

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Laurence Tribe
Law Professor, Harvard University

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Sheldon Whitehouse
U.S. Senator (D-RI) and Judiciary Committee Member

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Juan Williams
Political Analyst and Author of Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary

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John Yarmuth
U.S. Representative (D-KY)

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Jason Zengerle
Political Correspondent, GQ

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Interviews for this film were conducted by Michael Kirk, Jim Gilmore, Mike Wiser, and Gabrielle Schonder of the Kirk Documentary Group and edited for the web by Phil Bennett, Lauren Prestileo, and Callie Wiser.

Design and build for Supreme Revenge by Dan Nolan with assistance from Kimberly Patch. Video editing by Tim Meagher. Copy editing by Julie Wolf. Additional assistance from Dale Cohen, Miles Alvord, Olivia DelVecchio, Abby Johnston, Priyanka Boghani, Patrice Taddonio, Rahima Nasa and Catherine Trautwein.

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