SCOTUSblog interviews trial lawyer and legal historian Ed Mannino about his book, Shaping America: The Supreme Court and American Society, a comprehensive history of the Supreme Court.

An outline of highlights from the podcast, which is approximately fifteen minutes long:

0:41 "“ Why he wrote the book

1:53 "“ The Supreme Court as an institutional barrier to rapid political and social change.

5:08 – Public opinion and the Court

7:58 "“ How the additions of Justices Kagan and Sotomayor might affect the current Court

11:00 "“ The most surprising conclusion: Establishment Clause cases are based on bad history

11:55 "“ The Supreme Court and how it adapts to changes in political power

Listen to the podcast by clicking  here or by clicking the purple  image on the left.

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