Episode

3/22 Ian Millhiser: How Merrick Garland Will Decide Cases

March 22, 2016

Ian Millhiser a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund and the Editor of ThinkProgress Justice explains what is appealing about President Obama’s pick of Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court. Deference to regulatory agencies. The politics of the Garland pick. Why Obama’s strategy of appearing rational does not work with Republicans. The Republicans strategy behind blocking Garland. How to undo the damage of the Roberts Court. What it will take to move the Court to the left and religion and birth control at the Supreme Court. (13:30)

On The Fun Half: Bernie Sanders talks with sanity and decency on Israel/Palestine. Why is Bernie Sanders getting bold on Israel/Palestine? A libertarian thinks he got Sam. Al Franken shames the Republicans for holding up Merrick Garland and your calls and IMs.

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