An interview on the importance of the Supreme Court with
By: Austin C. Yenne
Far too often little attention is paid to decisions ruled by the Supreme Court by the average American. These decisions have major impacts in each of our lives whether it be Brown v. Board of Education which ruled that segregated schools were unconstitutional or NFIB v. Sebelius wherein the court ruled that states could choose not to expand medicaid, thus denying hundreds of thousands of low income citizens healthcare. I recently reached out to Ian Millhiser who is the Justice editor at ThinkProgress and author of the book "Injustices: The Supreme Court's History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting the Afflicted". He spoke to me about the relevance of the Supreme Court in light of the current power struggles between the three branches of our government and several other thought provoking topics. Below is the audio to our recent interview.
*Authors note since this interview has been conducted there has been a ruling in the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission case.