The Lasting Impact of the Roberts Court and the Changing Interpretations of the Constitution

The exterior of the U.S. Supreme Court on March 26, 2012 in Washington, DC.

We are re-airing this interview which originally aired on June 5, 2014. 

From Citizens United to its rulings on the Affordable Care Act and gay marriage, the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts has profoundly affected American life.  Laurence Tribe talks about the extent to which the Roberts Court is revising the meaning of our Constitution and digs into the court’s recent rulings. In Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution, written with Joshua Matz, Tribe looks at why political gridlock, cultural change, and technological progress mean that the court’s decisions on key topics—including free speech, privacy, voting rights, and presidential power—could be uniquely durable.