Sen. Jeff Merkley and Matthew Yglesias on Kavanaugh, SCOTUS, and legitimacy.

The True Cost of Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Seat

The True Cost of Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Seat

Law and the Supreme Court justices who interpret it.
Oct. 13 2018 10:00 AM

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As Justice Kavanaugh takes his seat, Dahlia Lithwick takes stock with Sen. Jeff Merkley and Matthew Yglesias.


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Dahlia Lithwick talks with Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon about the “deep wounds” in the Senate following Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation. And she’s joined by Vox’s Matthew Yglesias, who brings his nihilism about the institution of the Supreme Court to the show.

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Dahlia Lithwick writes about the courts and the law for Slate and hosts the podcast Amicus.