National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen explains what happens inside the Supreme Court and the limits of the Court’s powers in a special podcast.
Listeners to our podcasts and readers of the Center’s Constitution Daily blog submitted questions to Rosen about some interesting topics, including:
What is a constitution?
Do the justices act as neutral arbiters or political actors?
How much authority or discretion is given to clerks at the Supreme Court? More broadly, what is their role?
Why do the justices wear robes?
When was the first case of judicial review?
What is the “zone of twilight”?
What happens when a Justice becomes mentally incapacitated?
And what happens when the Supreme Court gives an order and the President does not follow it?
To hear Jeff’s answers, you can listen to the podcast in the player below or click the following link: Download this episode (right click and save)
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