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The Supreme Court Under President Trump

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Since Justice Antonin Scalia died last February, the Supreme Court has operated with only eight justices; President Obama nominated a replacement, and Senate Republicans refused to consider him. What’s been the impact of this lasting vacancy? We speak to University of Baltimore law professor Michael Meyerson about the future of the Supreme Court under President Trump, and how extreme political polarization has shaped Americans’ view of the Court. Plus, a preview of some upcoming cases, including one that involves the death penalty -- and one that could involve the Washington Redskins.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is Senior Supervising Producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.