Welcome to “Contempt of Court”!

Welcome to “Contempt of Court”!

On this new podcast series, I’ll look at ways to make the Supreme Court stop hurting us.

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Contempt of Court with Elie Mystal
Contempt of Court with Elie Mystal

Contempt of Court is an original podcast series from The Nation about how to reform the Supreme Court. Hosted by The Nation's Justice Correspondent, Elie Mystal, each episode delves into distinct avenues for change, featuring historical insights, fresh analysis of the latest SCOTUS news, and conversations with experts and change-makers who are actively working to shape the future of the judiciary.

Welcome to Contempt of Court!
byThe Nation Magazine

If you have a problem with how the Supreme Court operates and how much power it is allowed to hold over the rest of us: welcome! On this show, we'll look at ways to make the Supreme Court stop hurting us. In each episode, The Nation's Justice Correspondent Elie Mystal will talk to experts and advocates who are doing the work to reform the Supreme Court and salvage American democracy from the court’s greedy jaws.

Subscribe for new episodes each Tuesday! 

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I regret to inform you that the Supreme Court is the most powerful policy making institution in the country. Oh, I know you’ve been told that the elected branches of government, the president of the United States, and Congress are responsible for charting the course of this nation. But the truth of our polity is that nine politicians wearing black robes, unelected by the people and unaccountable to any higher authority, have taken it upon themselves to decide which laws we’re allowed to have and whose rights we’re bound to respect.

If you have a problem with how the Supreme Court operates and how much power it is allowed to hold over the rest of us, welcome! On this podcast series, I’ll look at ways to make the Supreme Court stop hurting us. In each episode, I’ll talk to experts and advocates who are doing the work to reform the Supreme Court and salvage American democracy from the court’s greedy jaws.

Subscribe for new episodes every Tuesday.

Contempt of Court is sponsored by The New Press, America’s leading independent nonprofit public-interest book publisher and publisher of Mystal’s New York Times best-selling book, Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution—out now in paperback.

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