Amicus

The Trump Court and the Roberts Court

What the data about decisions can tell us about the new Supreme Court term.

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Episode Notes

Dahlia Lithwick is joined by professor Lee Epstein, who studies judicial behavior using empirical legal research, to try to figure out what’s unprecedented partisanship and what’s clumsy PR from the justices as we embark upon a hugely consequential new Supreme Court term.

In our Slate Plus segment, Mark Joseph Stern joins Dahlia to talk about Justice Alito’s press-baiting speech last week, what’s happening with S.B. 8, and to discuss whether we’re seeing some signs of accountability for some of the legal architects of former President Trump’s attempt to subvert the election.

Podcast production by Sara Burningham.

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