Political Gabfest

The “Red Court, Red Dem, and Red Hen” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about Justice Anthony Kennedy, civility, and the impact of primary races around the nation.

Justice Anthony Kennedy, right, and President Donald Trump walk back inside the White House after Justice Neil Gorsuch took the judicial oath on April 10, 2017, in Washington.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, the meaning of civility and the impact of primaries around the nation.

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Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:

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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Izzy Rode.