Taking in a Supreme Court confirmation hearing can be like watching a Cricket match: There are a lot of people running around purposefully, but it’s hard to tell why, or who’s winning, and what the point is. Here’s a non-lawyerly guide that might help, even though lawyers will quibble, charging, quite accurately, oversimplification.

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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 02:  Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch meets with Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN) in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill February 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Donald Tru

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