Can the Corrupt Courts Be Fixed?

Can the Corrupt Courts Be Fixed?

On this episode of The Time of Monsters, Alexander Sammon discusses scandals and gridlock.


The emerging scandals at the Supreme Court are only getting worse with new revelations about Clarence Thomas and his wife, Ginni, being the beneficiaries of plutocratic largess. But it remains unclear whether the Democrats can mount an effective attack that uses the scandal to reform the courts.

To discuss how gridlock and a lack of political will is allowing a constitutional crisis to fester, I spoke with Alexander Sammon, a political writer for Slate. He provides an expert tour of both the scandals and the completely inadequate political response, as well as providing some insights on how Democrats could use their existing power to actually rein in an increasingly lawless judiciary.

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