Posted: Thu. October 29, 2020, 9:46am PT
The U.S. Supreme Court has been grabbing the headlines since the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and then the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett. The confirmation hearings have called Judge Barrett's faith into question and Senator Amy Klouchar went so far as to call the hearings a sham. Also top of mind is the question of court packing, even though Vice President Biden will not answer questions about his intentions.
This Lighthouse Briefing video features Independent Institute Executive Director Dr. Graham H. Walker interviewing Independent Research Fellow William J. Watkins, Jr., who discusses these important SCOTUS developments. They share their observations on the confirmation hearings, how the U.S. Supreme Court might play a role in and after the election, the notion of "court packing," and protecting liberty under the rule of law.