A program about the law, and the nine Supreme Court justices who interpret it for the rest of America. Part of the Panoply Network.
After a successful blockade of President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, the GOP-led Senate will convene hearings this week on President Trump's pick for the Court's year-old vacancy. Considering all that has happened in the past year, how should Democrats handle the proceedings? On this week's episode, we put that question to U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. We also sit down with veteran journalist Tom Rosenstiel to discuss his debut novel Shining City, a timely thriller about the inner-workings of a controversial Supreme Court nomination. Tom describes how his decades of political reporting informed the book, and reflects on some of the parallels between reality and fiction. Amicus is brought to you by The Great Courses Plus, a video learning service that offers lectures on all kinds of topics. Get the first full month FREE when you sign up by going to TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/amicus.And by Blue Apron. Create delicious, home-cooked meals with fresh ingredients delivered right to your door. Get your first three meals free when you go to BlueApron.com/Amicus.Please let us know what you think of Amicus. Our email is email@example.com. Follow us on Facebook here. Podcast production by Tony Field.