Understanding the “Dark Money” Behind Barrett’s Nomination
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FEATURING ADAM COHEN – One of the most important parts of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett was Senator Sheldon Whitehouse’s attempt to explain Barrett’s nomination as part of a sinister rightwing plot to remake policies through the courts. The outline of Whitehouse’s description may sound like a far-fetched conspiracy but in fact it’s all out in the open.
Adam Cohen, was a member of the New York Times editorial board and senior writer for Time magazine. His earlier books are Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck; and Nothing to Fear: FDR’s Inner Circle and the Hundred Days That Created Modern America. His latest book is Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court’s Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America.