What Next

The Supreme Court Confronts Its Critics

As the justices watch their public polling numbers drop, they insist that they’re not political hacks. Do you believe them?


Episode Notes

As the U.S. Supreme Court begins a new session, several justices are trying to reassure the public of the court’s nonpartisanship. But, as Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick argues, when you dig into the recent decisions of the court, you’ll see it becoming steadily more political.

Guest: Dahlia Lithwick writes about the courts and the law for Slate and hosts the podcast Amicus.

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Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Davis Land, Danielle Hewitt, Elena Schwartz, and Carmel Delshad.


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  • Mary Harris is the host and managing editor of What Next, Slate's new daily news podcast. She has reported throughout the public radio system, for NPR, Marketplace, and WNYC.