Federal Courts and Nominations

#PurpleChairChat Episode 8: A Supreme Court on the Brink

CAC President Elizabeth Wydra, Director of Policy Kristine Kippins, and Chief Counsel Brianne Gorod discuss Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s SCOTUS nomination as well as important cases this Term.

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