Week 9: Can Judges Be Impervious to Party Politics?

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Some have used the word “conservative” to describe Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. But during his confirmation hearings on Monday, Gorsuch stated, “There’s no such thing as a Republican judge or a Democratic judge. We just have judges in this country.” Even if that were the case, there is no question that our process of nominating judges to the Supreme Court is a partisan one.

On this episode of Indivisible, host Charlie Sykes explores what it really means to be a conservative judge, and why it’s a concept open to interpretation.

He’ll be joined by Randy Barnett, Georgetown Law professor and author most recently of Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Liberty and Sovereignty of We the People, and Jeffrey Rosen, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Constitution Center and author most recently of Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet. Charlie will also be joined by Elie Mystal, editor of Above the Law and the host of a new show from WNYC Studios called “Persuade Me.” He’s also the legal editor for WNYC’s “More Perfect.”

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