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 KavanaughJustices grapple with multibillion-dollar ObamaCare case Potential Dem defectors face pressure on impeachment Here are the Senate Republicans who could vote to convict Trump 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 GorsuchSupreme Court denies Trump request to immediately resume federal executions House, Senate Democrats call on Supreme Court to block Louisiana abortion law Justices appear cautious of expanding gun rights in NY case 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.