Closer Look: Senate Vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh; MARTA Expansion Vote Reactions; And More

(L-R) Rita Treadwell, president of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys; Antonio Molina, a recent law school graduate; Page Pate, WABE legal analyst; and Lori Ringhand, professor of law at the University of Georgia who joined in from the WUGA studios in Athens, were a part of a roundtable discussion on today's "Closer Look."
(L-R) Rita Treadwell, president of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys; Antonio Molina, a recent law school graduate; Page Pate, WABE legal analyst; and Lori Ringhand, professor of law at the University of Georgia who joined in from the WUGA studios in Athens, were a part of a roundtable discussion on today's "Closer Look."
Credit Photos by Emilia Brock, Lori Ringhand's headshot is courtesy of Ringhand / WABE

Friday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose gives a news brief about how Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court has jumped a procedural hurdle and will go to a final vote as soon as tomorrow. President Donald Trump tweeted that he was “very proud” of the Senate for taking the critical step.
  • 2:50: After two years of planning, yesterday the MARTA board passed the city’s largest transit investment in history. The $2.5 billion dollar plan – known as “More MARTA” – drew large amounts of public input from groups such as BeltLine Rail Now, which pushed the board to expand rail along the entire BeltLine loop. Following the vote, we check in with former City Council President and BeltLine transit advocate Cathy Woolard for her analysis.
Former City Council President and BeltLine transit advocate Cathy Woolard and BeltLine Founder and urban designer Ryan Gravel talk about MARTA’s plan. Photo credit: Emilia Brock
  • 31:18: After a key vote this morning, the nomination of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh is now headed to a full Senate vote, expected this weekend. And after the contentious hearings and nationwide debates, what has America learned about the confirmation process? We speak with a roundtable of legal experts, including Lori Ringhand, professor of law at the University of Georgia; Rita Treadwell, president of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys; Page Pate, WABE legal analyst; and Antonia Molina, a recent law school graduate.

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler, Emilia Brock and Grace Walker.