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Recusals, Quorums, and Apartheid

by Ashley Grashaw
May 13, 2008

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For a while now I've been thinking about becoming a doctor. People give you a tremendous amount of respect, and you get to say cool things like, "Give me 400 cc's of nitroglycerin — stat!" and "Everyone move back. It's gonna be OK. Hand me the defibrillator!"

But now, I'm thinking about becoming a lawyer. They get to talk about neat things like recusals and quorums. (Huh?) Exactly. That's the current talk among the SCOTUS community, anyway. It has to do with an apartheid appeal the Supreme Court was considering. Law professor Jeffrey Rosen joins us today in studio 3A to explain what it all means, and make lawyers out of us all. He'll also give us a look ahead at the Court's upcoming decisions.

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