The Supreme Court, Explained

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Justice Scalia's seat, draped in black.

A political battle is raging over Justice Scalia's replacement on the high court. But what does the public really know about how the court operates? We revisit our special hour on the Supreme Court, from the unknowable impact of the decisions to the justices' peculiar traditions. Plus: how popular culture frames our understanding and the not-so-evolving position on cameras in the courtroom.