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Podcast: Making sense of an unpredictable year at the Supreme Court

June 30, 2016 by NCC Staff

 

The Supreme CourtThis week, We the People wraps up an exciting and unpredictable Supreme Court term.

In its last week alone, the Court handed down important rulings on affirmative action, abortion, and political corruption that will resonate in the months and years ahead. The sudden passing of Justice Antonin Scalia only heightened the stakes, resulting in stalemates over labor rights and immigration.

Joining We the People to make sense of what has transpired are two of the nation’s leading constitutional experts.

Carrie Severino is chief counsel and policy director of the Judicial Crisis Network. Severino participated in an Intelligence Squared debate on presidential power at the Center in June 2016, which you can watch at constitutioncenter.org.Michael Dorf is the Robert S. Stevens Professor of Law at Cornell Law School, a member of the Center’s Coalition of Freedom Advisory Board, and a returning champion on We the People.Download this episode (right click and save)

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