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Legal Experts Weigh In On New Allegations Against Judge Kavanaugh17:01
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President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, to begin his testimony in his confirmation hearing to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. (Andrew Harnik/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, to begin his testimony in his confirmation hearing to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. (Andrew Harnik/AP)

A second woman has come forward and accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault in an incident she says occurred during Kavnaugh's freshman year at Yale. The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to hear testimony from Kavanaugh's first accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, on Thursday, followed by testimony from Kavanaugh himself.

It is unclear how these new allegations will affect the scheduled testimony or confirmation vote.

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Nancy Gertner, WBUR legal analyst, retired federal judge and senior lecturer at Harvard Law School. She tweets @ngertner.

Ilya Shapiro, senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute, editor-in-chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review. He tweets @ishapiro.

This segment aired on September 24, 2018.

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