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 plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.