Radiolab Presents: More Perfect

Radiolab’s More Perfect is a series about the Supreme Court. More Perfect explores how cases inside the rarefied world of the Supreme Court affect our lives far away from the bench. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other great podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, On the Media, Nancy and Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin. © WNYC Studios

https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radiolabmoreperfect

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 40m. Bisher sind 41 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

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The Heist


The Supreme Court may not have been conceptualized as a co-equal branch of the federal government, but it became one as a result of the political maneuvering of Chief Justice John Marshall. The fourth (and longest-serving) chief justice was "a great love


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 2017-10-16  21m
 
 

The Gun Show


For nearly 200 years of our nation’s history, the Second Amendment was an all-but-forgotten rule about the importance of militias. But in the 1960s and 70s, a movement emerged — led by Black Panthers and a recently-repositioned NRA — that insisted owning


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 2017-10-12  1h9m
 
 

Who’s Gerry and Why Is He So Bad at Drawing Maps?


“It is an invidious, undemocratic, and unconstitutional practice,” Justice John Paul Stevens said of gerrymandering in Vieth v. Jubelirer (2004). Politicians have been manipulating district lines to favor one party over another since the founding of our


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 2017-10-03  21m
 
 

American Pendulum II


In this episode of More Perfect, two families grapple with one terrible Supreme Court decision. Dred Scott v. Sandford is one of the most infamous cases in Supreme Court history: in 1857, a slave named Dred Scott filed a suit for his freedom and lost. In


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 2017-10-02  31m
 
 

American Pendulum I


What happens when the Supreme Court, the highest court in the land, seems to get it wrong? Korematsu v. United States is a case that’s been widely denounced and discredited, but it still remains on the books. This is the case that upheld President Frankl


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 2017-10-01  46m
 
 

We're Back


More Perfect, the show that takes you inside the United States Supreme Court, is back on October 2, 2017.  Sex, race, guns, executive orders: Season two has it all. We'll see you in court.         


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 2017-09-28  1m
 
 

Object Anyway


At the trial of James Batson in 1982, the prosecution eliminated all the black jurors from the jury pool. Batson objected, setting off a complicated discussion about jury selection that would make its way all the way up to the Supreme Court. On this epis


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 2016-07-16  48m
 
 

Object Anyway


At the trial of James Batson in 1982, the prosecution eliminated all the black jurors from the jury pool. Batson objected, setting off a complicated discussion about jury selection that would make its way all the way up to the Supreme Court. On this epis


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 2016-07-16  48m
 
 

episode 5: Kittens Kick The Giggly Blue Robot All Summer


With the recent passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, there's been a lot of debate about how much power the Supreme Court should really have. We tend to think of the Supreme Court justices as all-powerful guardians of the constitution, issuing momentous ruling


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 2016-07-01  36m
 
 

episode 5: Kittens Kick The Giggly Blue Robot All Summer


With the recent passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, there's been a lot of debate about how much power the Supreme Court should really have. We tend to think of the Supreme Court justices as all-powerful guardians of the constitution, issuing momentous ruling


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 2016-07-01  36m