Episode

5/6 What In Store With a 6-3 Conservative Supreme Court? w/ Ian Millhiser

May 6, 2021

Sam and Emma host Ian Millhiser, Vox senior correspondent, to discuss his new book, “The Agenda: How a Republican Supreme Court Is Reshaping America,” and how conservative control of the courts could impact democratic government for years to come. They chat about coming out of a decade defined by congressional inaction and judicial activism, how the SCOTUS is seeking to defang congressional delegation abilities and boost (certain) religious exemptions, and how republicans have embedded their roots of minority rule in all levels of the court system. Next, Fox News hosts Ron DeSantis’s assault on enfranchisement, McConnell’s dedication to obstruction, and the positives and… more positives of Biden waiving the vaccine patents.

And in the Fun Half: Emma explores the NHL’s refusal to hold Tom Wilson accountable, Andrew from Chicago gives domestic insight into evangelical politics, and the group sees first-hand Israeli excuses for forced Palestinian exile. Montana Gov. Gianforte promotes deprivation for the sake of dignity, the CIA tries to rebrand from puppet dictators to millennial girl bosses, and Caitlyn Jenner and her community’s fight and flight are triggered by the mere existence of poverty. Lastly, the group shares their favorite James O’Keefe disinformation attempts, plus, your calls and IMs!

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