Dahlia Lithwick – Is the Supreme Court Broken? | The Daily Social Distancing Show

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Published on September 23, 2020

Slate senior editor Dahlia Lithwick talks about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the future of the Supreme Court and when SCOTUS confirmations turned political. #DailyShow #TrevorNoah #DahliaLithwick

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  • Jessica Mesman 1 month ago

    I hear the argument that republicans flipped on the election year argument. But apart from that, it’s not even a simular situation. During Obama’ s presedency, Scalia died on february 13th. Almost 9 months before the elctions. Now RBG died september 18th. In a time that the election already started. Not even 2 months before the ballots get counted.
    This is even more of an ahole move

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  • MisterMannyTheBoss 1 month ago

    mitch needs to be removed GO OUT AND VOTE REMOVE THESE BAD SENTATORS

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  • Christopher Stephens 1 month ago

    RGB was appointed during an election year.

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  • Mohsin Khan 1 month ago

    *Russian Trolls are even disliking her casket I know Americans wether conservatives or liberal they won’t do that meaning disrespect her, Except Trump and all elected GOP’s Vote them all out*

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  • Lance Eriksen 1 month ago

    Okay guys, I had a vision, just close your eyes then open to them. Now you see life and when you close them you see death! You make the choice every day! What price will you pay to stay here? You make me think thanks Traver!

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  • Ultra Lucid Bluedream 1 month ago

    How is the Supreme Court broken? Are you saying the constitution is outdated? Pft.

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  • J.L. Klamer 1 month ago

    MEANTIME — ALL TRUMP’s PLANS — Trump promised to sign the medical health plan Nov 1, 2016; Jan 11, 2017 “we’ll be filling the plan”; Feb 27, 2017 “really terrific, I believe”; Mar 17, 2017 “health care plan coming out”; Mar 24, 2017 “going to be great… within 46 days”; Apr 12, 2017 “we failed with health care … “; May 30, 2018; Jun 29, 2018 “in a very short period of time .. health care plan”; Apr 2, 2019; May 20, 2019 “health care plan will come over the next four weeks”; Jun 16, 2019 “phenomenal health care.. we allready have the concept of the plan … in about two months”; Aug 15, 2019; “we will sign within 2 weeks” Jul 9th 2020; and again: “a full and complete health care … ” Jul 30, 2020 “two weeks from, it might be sunday”, “gonna be very soon”; Aug 3, 2020 “tremendous health care plan sometime prior, prior to the end of the month”, “about completed now.” And still we have NO concept of a scetch of a plan for the forming of the gethering of the information about the plan.

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  • slow-connection DJ 1 month ago

    A 2/3 majority from Senate for the confirmation of a seat could just solve the thing

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  • ChaWrites Writer Girl 1 month ago

    That could totally work! Love a good social experiment.

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  • ChaWrites Writer Girl 1 month ago

    #lanotoriosa

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  • Nabiel Mir 1 month ago

    most American hard “r” ive ever heard

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  • James Gray 1 month ago

    Hi I’m reading your book Trevor!

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  • Interviewer Von Artista 1 month ago

    It’s interesting to see interviews and what people have in their rooms in the background..

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  • Julio Perez 1 month ago

    Republicans are trying to stack the Supreme Court in their favor for when tRump contests the results of the election and its stolen by the GOP just how Bush Jr stole the presidency back in the 2000 election! The GOP cannot win without cheating!

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  • Krystof Dayne 1 month ago

    Yeah I think it’s more the Senate that’s broken. Sure, the appointment of the Supreme Court Justices by political electees and the lifetime appointment are things that should be changed. But I mean, it’s not really Gorsuch’s fault that he’s on the bench now. And as much as it pains me to say it, but both he _and_ Kavanaugh have proven themselves to not be ultra-partisan conservatives who will only rule with conservative interest at heart; both of them have on occasion sided with the more liberal wing of the Court. And yeah, maybe you could even _thank_ the lifetime appointment for that—I’m still not a fan of it but maybe it does free them up to just rule how they feel is right free from worries about reappointment or reelection.

    It’s really more because of eels like McConnell and Graham and all the rest of them that we really have this problem. Gorsuch should have been fine to confirm; if his seat had not been stolen by Republican senators. And Kavanaugh should obviously have not been appointed; if Republican senators cared even one bit about rape allegations. The justices aren’t the problem, the Senate is.

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  • Idalina Oliveira 1 month ago

    District courts Superior Courts Supreme Courts appellate courts they’re all corrupt to the United States the Injustice system of the USA it’s even worse now the president is in charge

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  • Roy Rodgers 1 month ago

    Hey there Dahlia what’s it like in newyork city
    Our government is broken why are republicans so shitty

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  • Angela Fobbs 1 month ago

    Overseas voters can request an absentee ballot at votefromabroad.org. It’s fast and easy. Ask for your ballot to be sent by email, so it arrives on time. Let’s vote the Republicans out and save our nation!

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  • Richard Arriaga 1 month ago

    You can break the randomized voting system by selecting the MOST EXTREME candidates, even ones you hate, in order to break that system. Ted Cruz can select and Marxist-Leninist and then rail against socialist Democrats. Alternatively, Democrats can pick the most anti-abortion candidates, even ones who would eliminate abortion for rape, incest, and fetal defects to break the system. The status quo of conflict can be maintained.

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  • Heiko Damme 1 month ago

    Great. Democrats pretend to be just as clueless as she is. First of all, Senate Democrats could stall Senate work by refusing unanimous consent – there is no consensus on anything anymore. Even better, the GOP needs the Democrats in Congress to pass a new budget before October 1st, otherwise, there will be a shutdown. Perfect leverage to bring the Senate Republicans to their knees. Could be quite a show to fund the Government only week by week so they learn to dance to your pipe. But the last idea is my absolute favourite – make sure the GOP understands that Democrats will pack the court after the election and that their first pick will be… Hillary Clinton 😂😂😂 Unfortunately, democratic leadership can only bow and obey. They are world champions in showing the white feather and whining.

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