FROM Will Baude
Supreme Court Rules on Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones, Presidential Recess Appointments Two new decisions today from the nation’s highest court on cases that impact everyone from the President to grassroots activists. In one, the court curbed the President’s ability to make recess appointments. In the other, the court struck down a Massachusetts law that created 35 foot buffer zones between abortion protestors and clinics. Will Baude, assistant professor at the University of Chicago Law School, joins us.
Trump's ethical conflicts pile up as transparency diminishes President Trump's refusal to reveal his income tax returns is just one example of a lack of transparency that could be hiding conflicts of interest. Other conflicts are already obvious from his appointments. And he's being sued for using his job to increase his profits.
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Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.