LIVE NOW: Watch NPR Coverage Of Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings
Kavanaugh hearings begin: Opening statements are underway in the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
At 53, Kavanaugh would be the second-youngest member of the court and the second appointed by President Trump.
Democrats have few tools to block Kavanaugh's path to the high court. A rule change last year allows the Senate to confirm a Supreme Court nominee with a simple majority vote.
Watch the hearing live below.