Amicus: A Bird With a Broken Wing

The Supreme Court is doing its best to limp to the term’s finish line. So why do the justices insist that everything is hunky-dory?

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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer this week told an interviewer that the court has not been diminished by the Senate’s inability to fill its empty seat, despite appearances to the contrary. On this episode, we consider the evidence for that claim with the Atlantic’s Garrett Epps. Then we’re joined by legal scholar Jonathan Adler, who weighs in on Donald Trump’s recently released shortlist of potential Supreme Court nominees. Adler counts himself among the conservatives who are deeply troubled by the prospect of Trump’s impact on the judiciary were he to be elected president.

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