Episode

10/13 Senate Judiciary Questions Amy Coney Barrett w/ Mark Joseph Stern

October 13, 2020

Sam hosts courts and law writer at Slate Mark Joseph Stern to discuss the Amy Coney Barrett hearings and what has transpired so far on the first day of questioning. Stern and Sam begin their conversation assessing the Democratic party’s strategy leading up to the Barrett hearings and why showing up to a hearing you consider a sham completely undercuts your argument. Sam and Stern also go deep on the implications of gay marriage rights, chevron doctrine, and the nondelegation doctrine. Stern lays out how a 6-3 conservative court through things like the nondelegation doctrine can lead the winddown of American self-governance.

And in the Fun Half: WHO says herd immunity is not a prescription for a pandemic, the problem with Tim Pool, Chomsky addresses political correctness and cancel culture, breaking down the argument of the left withholding votes for Biden, getting a progressive seat at the Biden table, plus your calls and IMs!

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