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Partisanship at the Supreme Court: As the justices consider the limits of partisanship in two major cases, will questions about the court’s own politics be its undoing?

Partisanship at the Supreme Court: As the justices consider the limits of partisanship in two major cases, will questions about the court’s own politics be its undoing?

FromThe Ticket: Politics from The Atlantic


Partisanship at the Supreme Court: As the justices consider the limits of partisanship in two major cases, will questions about the court’s own politics be its undoing?

FromThe Ticket: Politics from The Atlantic

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Length:
33 minutes
Released:
Jun 6, 2019
Format:
Podcast Episode

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In the coming days, the Supreme Court will announce its decisions on two cases that ask the same basic question: how far should partisan politics go?One will determine whether a citizenship question will appear on the 2020 census. The other asks whether partisan gerrymandering is constitutional.With these decisions imminent, that same question about partisanship in non-partisan institutions hangs over the court itself. Still wounded by Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation battle, the nation’s highest court has a “virus of illegitimacy.” And with Democratic candidates endorsing proposals to pack the court, that virus could remake the third branch of American government.On this week’s Radio Atlantic, Isaac Dovere discusses the court with lawyer and Slate writer Mark Joseph Stern.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Released:
Jun 6, 2019
Format:
Podcast Episode