What's Ahead for the Supreme Court in 2018? | WYPR

What's Ahead for the Supreme Court in 2018?

Oct 4, 2018

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The Supreme Court is now in session. The high court began its new term this week with just eight justices on the bench. How does the empty seat influence which cases the court decides to hear, and how the justices rule?

University of Baltimore law professor Michael Meyerson steps us through some of the arguments over criminal law the high court will hear this term--including a case that could upend the long-standing interpretation of the Fifth Amendment.

And we discuss the contentious nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh and its potential impact on how the public perceives the court.