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President Trump shakes hands with Judge Brett Kavanaugh his Supreme Court nominee, in the East Room of the White House on Monday. (Alex Brandon/AP)
President Trump shakes hands with Judge Brett Kavanaugh his Supreme Court nominee, in the East Room of the White House on Monday. (Alex Brandon/AP)
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On Friday, following the FBI's week-long investigation into allegations of sexual abuse,  Judge Kavanaugh's nomination cleared a major hurdle.

In a procedural vote, 51 to 49 senators signaled they were in favor of his Supreme Court nomination, which moves the nomination forward to a final vote that could come as early as Saturday.

The fate of the court will likely be sealed by Republican Susan Collins of Maine when she announces her decision on the Senate floor on Friday afternoon.

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Tiziana Dearing, co-director of the Center for Social Innovation at Boston College, and a member of WBUR's executive advisory board. She tweets @tiziana_dearing.

Tom Nichols, professor of National Security Affairs at the US Naval War College  and the Harvard Extension school. He tweets @radiofreetom.

This article was originally published on October 05, 2018.

This segment aired on October 5, 2018.

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