61 minutes | Jul 18, 2022

How Mitch Rigged the Courts

While the Supreme Court gets all the focus, lower federal courts are just as much in need of reform. Unfortunately, rigging the courts is a game the GOP knows how to play. In this episode, Leah talks with Rakim Brooks of Alliance for Justice, and Brandon Hasbrouck* of Washington & Lee Law School, about how federal judges get picked, how Mitch McConnell has played the long game, and how the Democrats need to move forward in the judicial selection process.

*Brandon also wrote an article called "Movement Judges," which just came out in the NYU Law Review. Check it out for more on this subject!

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