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Judges must navigate between interpreting the Constitution and statutes, working within existing precedents and applying both bodies of law to particular cases. Striking this balance has policy consequences that render the Supreme Court a political branch in the public's mind. As the heated debate of Justice Antonin Scalia's replacement demonstrates, the Court is no longer seen as the "least dangerous branch." How should justices address this tension in their decisions and opinions? Can the Court return to a narrower vision of its judicial duty? If not, what judicial philosophy best fits the reality of the Court's role in a self-governing republic? Claremont's John Eastman joins an expert panel at the American Enterprise Institute to answer these questions and more. (Dr. Eastman's presentation begins at 65:09.)

John Eastman is Founding Director of the Claremont Institute’s Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, and currently serves as the Henry Salvatori Professor of Law & Community Service at Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of Law. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Claremont Institute.

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American Mind Podcast: The Roundtable Episode #10

Join our editors as they answer a combination of your serious and humorous mailbag questions. The results: speculation about a new Homestead Act, the potential for another Civil War, and how long it will take for David Bahr to catch the #CCPVirus.

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American Mind Podcast: The Roundtable Episode #9

Everyone’s talking about coronavirus, but these are not your grandma’s takes. Staring into the void, our editors contemplate the deep mysteries and regime ramifications of an unprecedented crisis.

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American Mind Podcast: The Roundtable Episode #8

This week: your definitive guide to online jargon, the consequences of woke sex doctrines, and real-time responses to Trump’s coronavirus address.