The Brian Lehrer Show

Newsmakers meet New Yorkers as host Brian Lehrer and his guests take on the issues dominating conversation in New York and around the world. This daily program from WNYC Studios cuts through the usual talk radio punditry and brings a smart, humane approach to the day's events and what matters most in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, On the Media, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many others. © WNYC Studios


30 Issues | What Makes a 'Great' Supreme Court Justice?

What makes a "great" Supreme Court Justice?

Emily Bazelon, staff writer for The New York Times Magazine and a senior research fellow at Yale Law School, talks about the various "litmus tests" Supreme Court nominees have been held to over the years, and how each candidate would approach the empty seat on the Supreme Court.

@BrianLehrer Someone more representative of the diversity of the profession--maybe a Civil Rights Lawyer. Current court very prosecutorial..

— Daniel Nosonowitz (@nosonowitz_d) July 7, 2016

@BrianLehrer We need an overhaul of the entire Justice system in America. After Iraq, After Wall st collapse,No justice for perpretatrators

— michelle rogers (@mmfrog) July 7, 2016


 2016-07-07  23m