Radiolab Presents: More Perfect

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Radiolab’s More Perfect is a series about the Supreme Court. More Perfect explores how cases inside the rarefied world of the Supreme Court affect our lives far away from the bench. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other great podc...Show More


21:12 | Oct 3rd, 2017

“It is an invidious, undemocratic, and unconstitutional practice,” Justice John Paul Stevens said of gerrymandering in Vieth v. Jubelirer (2004). Politicians have been manipulating district lines to f...Show More
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Gerrymandering: the practice of redrawing electoral boundaries to favour some groups over others, is not a recent Republican invention. It...Show More

34:14 | Dec 7th, 2017

On this episode, we revisit Edward Blum, a self-described “legal entrepreneur” and former stockbroker who has become something of a Supreme Court matchmaker: he takes an issue, finds the perfect plain...Show More
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1:00:36 | Nov 2nd, 2017

Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission is one of the most polarizing Supreme Court cases of all time. So what is it actually about, and why did the Justices decide the way they did? Justice A...Show More

36:31 | Jul 1st, 2016

We think of the Supreme Court justices as all-powerful beings, issuing momentous rulings from on high. But they haven’t always been so, you know, supreme. On this episode, we go all the way back to th...Show More
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So glad someone else likes More Perfect. Digs behind key Supreme Court decisions for the human, social, and political context. Builds appr...Show More

55:48 | Nov 23rd, 2017

“Equal protection of the laws” was granted to all persons by the 14th Amendment in 1868. But for nearly a century after that, women had a hard time convincing the courts that they should be allowed to...Show More
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This episode is so badass. Might be my favorite one

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