Common Ground with Jane Whitney Presents “SCOTUS: Flash Point”

august, 2023

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Once the most admired and most trusted government institution in the country, the Supreme Court now is the point of the political spear, a partisan telltale that cleaves the country into warring camps: Conservatives, who spent a generation campaigning to reform the court, celebrate the new majority for shattering liberal precedents and hail it for goring a woke government’s orthodoxies; liberals vilify it as corrupt, a blunderbuss in the right’s effort to remake the country in its nationalist image. And even many centrists say the court is out of step with public opinion and mainstream legal theory.

That has given new impetus to efforts to “remake” the court, threatening its very survival in its current form.

In this episode, our season premiere, Common Ground with Jane Whitney welcomes a panel of legal scholars from across the political spectrum to discuss the swirling controversy enveloping SCOTUS and the burgeoning efforts to reform the court in what is billed as an effort to save it from itself. Learn more about this program and read the complete panelist bios at

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