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This edition: Has the Supreme Court Become Too Partisan?

Episode Details

Original tape date: October 31, 2016.

First aired: November 7, 2016.

Turning the talk show tables, Ambassador William vanden Heuvel interviews Jim Zirin about his new book, Supremely Partisan--How Raw Politics Tips the Scales in the United States Supreme Court. Jim talks about the Court's historic origins, the evolution of its decision-making, the use of identity politics in appointing Justices to reserved ethnic and religious seats, and the future of a partisan Court in a post-Scalia world.

Guest List

Ambassador William vanden Heuvel Guest Host; Former United States Ambassador

James D. Zirin Author, “Supremely Partisan”