"This Is A Captured Institution" - An Interview with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse


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Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) joins us to talk dark money, judicial nominations, and whether the Democrats have any hope of getting things done without filibuster reform.

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At 17:10 Senator Whitehouse refers to a study of 78 Roberts court era decisions. He incorrectly states that 72 of the cases advance Republican and/or corporate interests. The number is 73 cases, or 92 percent.


"A Conservative Activist's Behind-the-Scenes Campaign to Remake the Nation's Courts" - Washington Post

"Inside the Koch-Backed Effort to Block the Largest Election-Reform Bill in Half a Century" - The New Yorker

"One unnamed donor gave $17 million to the Leo-affiliated Judicial Crisis Network to block the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland and to support Gorsuch; then a donor — perhaps the same one — gave another $17 million to prop up Kavanaugh."

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