Protesters roll out a screen playing Blasey Ford's testimony ahead of Federalist Society dinner

Protesters roll out a screen playing Blasey Ford's testimony ahead of Federalist Society dinner
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Protesters wheeled a big screen and speakers in front of Union Station on Thursday night before Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughHow Citizens United altered America's political landscape Overnight Health Care: Justices won't fast-track ObamaCare case before election | New virus spreads from China to US | Collins challenger picks up Planned Parenthood endorsement Progressive group targets Collins over vote for Kavanaugh in new digital ad campaign MORE's expected appearance at the Federalist Society's black tie event.

Playing on the screen was the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford from Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings last year. In her testimony, Ford alleged that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her while the two were in high school.

Ford's allegation wasn't the only sexual assault claim against Kavanaugh, but he vehemently denied the accusation, as he has denied all allegations against him, in front of congressional committees and was eventually confirmed to the highest court in the country.  

The event is a rare public appearance for Kavanaugh and his first major speech since last year's contentious confirmation hearings. At the request of Kavanaugh, the event will not be taped or broadcast, but media will be in attendance.

Last year, fellow Supreme Court Justice Neil GorsuchNeil GorsuchJanuary reminds us why courts matter — and the dangers of 'Trump judges' Planned Parenthood launches M campaign to back Democrats in 2020 Appeals court appears wary of letting Trump reinstate death sentences MORE gave the Federalist Society's keynote speech. The powerful, conservation organization, among other things, advocates for conservative judges, such as Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh is scheduled to begin his speech at 9:30 p.m. ET.