Protecting Democracy in a Pandemic

What we need to hold onto, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.


Episode Notes

Dahlia Lithwick is joined by Ian Bassin, former associated White House counsel from 2009-11 and co-founder of Protect Democracy for a look at the pain points, tensions, and glimmers of hope in how this constitutional democracy is handling the unprecedented challenges presented by COVID-19.

In the Slate Plus segment, Mark Joseph Stern on why Justice Elena Kagan is voting with the conservatives, the unanimous decision in Comcast Corp. v. National Association of African American Media and what it means for future civil-rights cases, and the crisis unfolding in the immigration courts.

Podcast production by Sara Burningham.


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A show about the law and the nine Supreme Court justices who interpret it for the rest of America.

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