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SCOTUS Sneak Peek: Trump Records, Electoral College (PODCAST)

May 8, 2020, 8:12 PM

Supreme Court justices survived their first week of livestreamed arguments mostly unscathed, and now they’re ready to bring it home with the final week of phone arguments in this special May session.

Headlining the week are the May 12 arguments over congressional and prosecutorial efforts to get President Trump’s private financial records from third party bank and accounting firms. In another dispute with 2020 presidential election implications, the justices will hear arguments May 13 over “faithless” Electoral College electors’ ability to vote their own way.

“Cases and Controversies” hosts Kimberly Robinson and Jordan Rubin preview those highly-anticipated disputes, as well as back-to-back arguments May 11 to kick off the last argument week of the term over American Indian reservation status and religious employers’ First Amendment claims.

The hosts also highlight some of the more noteworthy moments from the high court’s historic first week on the phone.

Hosts: Kimberly Robinson and Jordan Rubin

Producer: David Schultz

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