Podcast: Why is everyone talking about the Supreme Court?
In this week’s episode of Politics In Question, Julia, Lee, and James discuss the impending debate over President Biden’s pick to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by Stephen Breyer’s retirement. Whom will Biden nominate to fill Breyer’s seat? Will the president pick a black woman as promised during the 2020 presidential campaign? How will the nominee’s confirmation process unfold in the Senate? Will all Democrats support the nominee? Is there anything Republicans can do to block – or at least slowdown – the process in this instance? And why do we even have a Supreme Court in the first place? What is its role in the federal government? These are some of the questions Julia, Lee, and James ask in this week’s episode.