55 minutes | Sep 22, 2021

A Short Bench

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Social policy expert Lanae Erickson joins Ron Steslow to talk about how Republicans and Democrats view and prioritize federal judges


(01:25) The role and structure of the federal judiciary 


(03:12) The impact Trump appointed judges can have


(07:06) Republicans focus on judges during campaigns 


(11:11) What Republicans look for in judges 


(17:41) What the Federalist Society is


(19:56) Why Democrats don’t have an equivalent to the Federalist Society 


(34:14) “Living Constitution” judicial philosophy


(38:53) Executive branch enforcement of judicial decisions


(48:06) What you can do to affect the focus on judges



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