Amicus: Why It’s Worth Opposing Gorsuch

It’s not that he’s a bad judge or that he was nominated by a president so compromised by scandal. Plus, a veteran D.C. journalist tries his hand at fiction.

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After a successful blockade of President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, the GOP-led Senate will convene hearings next week on President Trump’s pick for the court’s year-old vacancy. Considering all that has happened in the past year, how should Democrats handle the proceedings? On this week’s episode, we put that question to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.


We also sit down with veteran journalist Tom Rosenstiel to discuss his debut novel Shining City, a timely thriller about the inner workings of a controversial Supreme Court nomination. Tom describes how his decades of political reporting informed the book and reflects on some of the parallels between reality and fiction.

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