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Photo credit: U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Neil Gorsuch (R) after nominating him to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., January 31, 2017. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Ideas to overhaul the Supreme Court 10 MIN, 56 SEC

As Democrats and Republicans spar over the nomination of Neil Gorsuch as the next Supreme Court justice, we look at the court’s structure. One expert says having just nine justices does not ensure a fair system, and that the court is not transparent enough.

Guests:
Jonathan Turley, George Washington University (@jonathanturley)

More:
Battling over Neil Gorsuch is beside the point: The Supreme Court needs an institutional overhaul

What would California look like as a sanctuary state? 7 MIN, 43 SEC

California is debating becoming a sanctuary state, setting up a direct confrontation with President Trump and his executive order penalizing sanctuary cities.

Guests:
Jennifer Chacón, University of California Irvine

More:
State Senate panel pushes California sanctuary city bill forward

Republicans critical of California becoming a sanctuary 9 MIN, 28 SEC

California Senate Republicans argue that barring state and local police from cooperating with federal immigration officials could put tens of billions of federal dollars at risk.

Guests:
Mike Morrell, Republican Senator of California (@MikeMorrellGOP)

James Baldwin at center of 'I Am Not Your Negro' 14 MIN, 34 SEC

Writer James Baldwin was a leader during the civil rights era and a darling of the white liberal elite. He’s the subject of a new documentary called “I Am Not Your Negro.”

Guests:
Raoul Peck, filmmaker and political activist (@IAmNotYourNegro)

Can you use the exclamation point and still keep your dignity?! 6 MIN, 43 SEC

An examination into a punctuation mark that gets no respect.

Guests:
Mignon Fogarty, Quick and Dirty Tips (@GrammarGirl)

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