Episode

10/15 Final Day Barrett Hearings & the Future Of SCOTUS w/ Ian Millhiser

October 15, 2020

Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser), senior correspondent at Vox, joins Sam to discuss the Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearings and the implications of her appointment. Sam and crew break down the most important moments of yesterday’s hearings and the Trump campaign’s flailing messaging during the campaign’s home stretch.

On today’s show: Trump’s homestretch campaign platform: the Justice Department fired Bruce Ohr! Trump can’t pronounce Burisma. Asked about 5 freedoms protected under the first amendment, ACB only comes up with 4.

Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser), senior correspondent at Vox, joins Sam to discuss the Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearings and the implications of her appointment. Why the confirmation hearings were basically useless. What the Democrats’ strategy in the hearings might be. How the SCOTUS could restrict labor rights, voting rights, other rights.

Sheldon Whitehouse walks through Janus, Abood, and lawyers asking to lose to get to SCOTUS faster.

On the fun half: YouTube de-platforms Q-Anon: what are the implications? Some ideas on SCOTUS abolition. Mike Huckabee gets owned by questions from Twitter. The MR crew discusses Briahna Joy Gray and Virgil Texas’ debate with Noam Chomsky re: voting for Biden for the last time. Plus, your calls and IMs!

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