The Supreme Court began its new term this week with just eight justices on the bench. How does the empty seat influence which cases the court decides to hear, and how the justices rule?
In today’s On the Record program on Baltimore’s WYPR 88.1, University of Baltimore School of Law’s DLA Piper Professor of Law Michael Meyerson explores some of the arguments over criminal law the high court will hear this term, including a case that could upend the longstanding interpretation of the Fifth Amendment.
Cases discussed include Madison v. Alabama, Gamble v. U.S., and Bucklew v. Precythe. And he comments on the contentious nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh and its potential impact on how the public perceives the court.