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The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman

Brad Friedman

The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
59 minSEP 23
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On today's 'BradCast': More than 200,000 Americans who have now been killed by COVID-19, the equivalent of a 9/11 disaster every day for 67 days straight. The tragic milestone came one day after Trump claimed at a rally that the coronavirus 'affects virtually no one'. Senate Republicans have completed their hypocritical contortions of reality (and their own prior statements) to declare they will immediately confirm any Trump nominee, sight unseen, to fill the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, despite their vociferous vows in 2016 they would never, ever, ever support a new justice nominee in the last year of a presidential term. Even Utah's Sen. Mitt Romney, who voted just months ago to remove Trump from office during the impeachment is on board with Republicans' scheme. None of these nightmares would be happening if not for our broken system of democracy, which allows a President who lost the popular vote and Republicans who represent a minority of Americans to steal a Supreme Court seat in 2016 and then break their own invented 'precedent' to steal yet another seat on the nation's highest court. We're joined today by Harvard Law School legal historian Prof. MICHAEL KLARMAN to discuss our broken democracy and how to begin repairing it by expanding the size of the current Court to restore balance and democratic principles. Klarman also clerked the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg when she served on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, and shares his personal reflections of the now-legendary late Justice. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest 'Green News Report.'