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What Happens If The US Supreme Court Tilts Further Right?




U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg participates in a discussion at Georgetown University Law Center.
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg participates in a discussion at Georgetown University Law Center.
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Following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday night, the question that looms is who will fill her now-vacant seat on the Supreme Court.

President Trump has said he wants to appoint a new justice before the November election, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’ll push a vote through on the president’s appointee, who would presumably be another conservative voice on a Supreme Court bench that has been gradually shifting to the right over the last decades and lock in a 6-3 conservative majority. This has major implications for everyday life for Americans, with issues like the Affordable Care act, which the Court is expected to rule on soon, and abortion

Today on AirTalk, we’ll examine how a conservative majority on the Supreme Court could affect the daily lives of Americans and the cases that the Supreme Court still has yet to rule on which could be impacted by the shifting ideological balance.

With guest host Libby Denkmann

Guests:

Lawrence Hurley, reporter for Reuters covering the Supreme Court; he tweets @lawrencehurley

Bernadette (Bernie) Meyler, professor of law and associate dean for research at Stanford Law School; she tweets @MeylerBernie