Political Gabfest on the global FIFA corruption scandal, the congressional debate over renewal of the Patriot Act, and the U.S. Supreme Court’s “one person, one vote” voting rights case.

The Supreme Court Case That Could Be a Windfall for Republicans

The Supreme Court Case That Could Be a Windfall for Republicans

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
May 29 2015 10:41 AM

The “Bags and Bags and More Bags of Cash” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about the global FIFA corruption scandal, the congressional debate over renewal of the Patriot Act, and the U.S. Supreme Court’s “one person, one vote” voting rights case.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the U.S. government’s case against international soccer’s most powerful and corrupt organization, the assault against the USA Patriot Act, and a curious Supreme Court case that could be a boon to Republicans.

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Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week’s show:

Emily chatters about the lack of love for Bill Russell’s Boston Celtics in FiveThirtyEight’s ranking of the best NBA teams of all time.

John chatters about Brain Pickings’ recent article on Blaise Pascal and the art of persuasion.

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David chatters about League of Kitchens, a culturally immersive culinary adventure.

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