In mock questioning sessions, Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh refused to answer some questions that he saw as too personal. The tense preparations underscore the monumental stakes of public testimony from Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused him of sexual assault.
The emerging accord marked the most concrete signs of progress yet in high-stakes negotiations that seemed to be at an impasse at the start of the weekend. Still, the Senate has made no public announcement of a hearing, and those close to the situation cautioned that disagreements remained.
Ninety-three years after the Peace Cross was dedicated, the U.S. Supreme Court could wade into a legal skirmish over the future of the memorial, a 40-foot-tall granite and concrete cross that a federal appeals court ruled was an unconstitutional government endorsement of religion.