SCOTUS: Breakpoint?


The Trump administration’s signature achievement was the expansion of the Supreme Court’s conservative majority and the confirmation of hundreds of lower court judges, the capstone of conservatives’ 30-year mission to restructure the courts in their own image.

Case by case, the Supreme Court is rewriting the rules that have long structured the way we live, how we are governed, how we worship, even who we are. Immigration. Health care. Political representation. Reproductive and religious rights… It’s hard to find any aspect of daily life beyond the reach of the court’s long tentacles.

In this episode, some of the country’s most celebrated court watchers explore how the court’s most recent verdicts could impact the way we live.

Panelists include:

  • Melissa Murray, Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law at New York University
  • Nina Totenberg, Legal Affairs Correspondent for National Public Radio
  • Pete Williams, NBC News Justice Correspondent

Where to Watch

“SCOTUS: Breakpoint?” will premiere on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 6 p.m. on CPTV and the CPTV Livestream. It will also be available for on-demand viewing on this page, as well as at video.cptv.org; on YouTube; and on the free Connecticut Public mobile app. (Visit Google Play or the Apple App Store to download the app.)

The program will encore on CPTV and the CPTV Livestream on Tuesday, July 27 at 11 p.m. and Saturday, July 31 at 11 a.m. It will encore on CPTV Spirit on Wednesday, July 28 at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 31 at 1 p.m., and Sunday, August 1 at 6 p.m.


Common Ground with Jane Whitney is distributed nationally by American Public Television (APT).


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