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SCOTUS raises the stakes

00:22:04 2019 Oct 07

After a sleepy spring term, the Supreme Court of the United States is back and looking to weigh in on abortion, immigration, and LGBTQ rights. (Transcript here.)


Trump Picks Brett Kavanaugh

00:24:10 2018 Jul 10

President Trump has nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Given Judge Kavanaugh’s conservative record and the political math in the Senate, what happens now? Guests: Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The New York Times, discusses the announcement; Carl Hulse, the chief Washington correspondent for The Times, assesses Judge Kavanaugh’s prospects for confirmation. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.


A Chaotic Opening Day for Brett Kavanaugh

00:24:36 2018 Sep 05

On the first day of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings, battle lines were drawn around the issues of abortion, the withholding of documents and executive power. Guest: Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.


A Supreme Court With Justice Kavanaugh

00:23:05 2018 Oct 08

Judge Kavanaugh is now Justice Kavanaugh. We look at what the last few weeks mean for the future of the Supreme Court. Guest: Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.


The Accusation Against Brett Kavanaugh

00:26:12 2018 Sep 18

Days before Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh was expected to receive a lifetime appointment to the country’s highest court, a woman has come forward with allegations that could derail his confirmation. He denies the claims, and both are now scheduled to testify. Guest: Sheryl Gay Stolberg, who covers Congress for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.


A 30-Year Plan to Transform the Courts

00:28:40 2018 Sep 04

Republicans have created a pipeline of conservative lawyers to help carry out a sweeping reconfiguration of the federal judiciary. Guest: Jason Zengerle, a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.


The Abortion Wars, Part 2: The Illinois Option

00:30:34 2019 Apr 18

Four states have passed laws this year that effectively ban abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, and others, including Missouri, are expected to follow suit. Some Missourians are crossing the state line to Illinois, where abortion access is protected. We spent a day at a clinic in Illinois with three women who were getting abortions. Guests: Sabrina Tavernise, a national correspondent for The New York Times, and Lynsea Garrison, a producer for “The Daily.” For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.This episode includes disturbing language.Background coverage:Bans on abortion in the very early weeks of pregnancy — after a fetal heartbeat is detected — used to be rare. But in the past three months, four states have passed so-called heartbeat bills, and 11 others are considering them. In 1973, the Supreme Court ruled — with little controversy — that women had a constitutional right to abortion. How did the decision give way to today’s deep political divide? Listen to a series from “The Daily” on Roe v. Wade.


The Abortion Wars, Part 1: The Last Clinic in Missouri

00:30:14 2019 Apr 17

When Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s ascendance to the Supreme Court threw the future of abortion rights into question, states scrambled to enact new laws. Two neighboring states in the Midwest are moving in opposite directions: Missouri is taking action to end abortion access, while Illinois is trying to preserve it. In a two-part series, we explore what those changes look like on the ground.Guests: Sabrina Tavernise, a national correspondent for The New York Times, and Lynsea Garrison, a producer for “The Daily.” For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.Background coverage:Anti-abortion activists are pursuing what they see as their best chance in years to restrict abortion access with a Supreme Court they believe to be in their favor.Listen to “Roe v. Wade,” a series from “The Daily” about how abortion became one of the most divisive political issues in the United States.