The Thompson Center was very pleased to hear from journalist, Supreme Court analyst, and author Joan Biskupic. Discussion centered on her new book "The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts". Other topics included the nature of leadership on the court and areas of law the Supreme Court may or may not take up in the near future, notably affirmative action policies.
As chief justice, John Roberts has overseen monumental Supreme Court decisions on everything from voting rights to marriage equality to campaign finance. Joan Biskupic joins host Krys Boyd to talk about Roberts’ commitment to conservative principles and his dedication to preserving the court’s image. Her new book is called “The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts” (Basic Books).
On this episode of Stay Tuned, "Contempt & The Court," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about:-- Why he didn’t sign on to the statement by former federal prosecutors asserting that if Trump were not the president, he would be charged with obstruction of justice.-- What Attorney General Bill Barr would do had Special Counsel Bob Mueller recommended indicting the president-- Whether lying to the media is a crime, and-- The extent to which federal investigators share evidence with their state counterpartsJoan Biskupic, Supreme Court biographer and a veteran journalist, joins Preet for a discussion of her most recent book, The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts. Currently a full-time analyst for CNN, Biskupic has covered the Court for over three decades starting as a reporter at The Washington Post in the early 1990s.Bonus clips from the interview are available for members of the CAFE Insider community Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 699-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.
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