Delegitimizing the Supreme Court

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In this week’s The Reason Roundtable, editors Matt WelchKatherine Mangu-WardNick Gillespie, and Peter Suderman take a deep dive into the ongoing controversies around the Supreme Court justices as well as Rochelle Walensky’s tenure at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

0:31: Ongoing SCOTUS controversies

24:10: Rochelle Walensky stepping down as head of the CDC

41:43: Weekly Listener Question

Mentioned in this podcast:

Is Clarence Thomas Ethically Challenged?” by Matt Welch, Liz Wolfe, Peter Suderman, and Nick Gillespie

Supreme Court approval rating hits historic low, according to a Gallup poll.

Randy Barnett: Abortion, Guns, and the Future of the Supreme Court,” by Nick Gillespie

Justice Thomas Long Ago Explained His Perspective On Disclosure Laws,” by Josh Blackman

Another Judicial Ethics Story About Justice Thomas Falls Apart,” by Josh Blackman

Law firm head brought Gorsuch-owned property,” by Heidi Przybyla

All In with Chris Hayes on Twitter

Rochelle Walensky Leaves a CDC That’s Far More Powerful Than When She Entered It,” by Robby Soave

WHO Declares Global COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Over,” by Ronald Bailey

Don’t Be Fooled by Randi Weingarten’s Rehabilitation Tour,” Liz Wolfe

“Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Refuses To Acknowledge the Government’s Misrepresentation of Mask Research,” by Jacob Sullum

CDC’s New ‘Reopening’ Guidance Will Keep Schools Closed in the Fall,” by Matt Welch

Democrats attack conservative Supreme Court justices but have long ignored liberal justices’ ethical issues,” by Joe Schoffstall

Emails Show CDC Policed COVID Speech on Facebook,” by Robby Soave, Nick Gillespie, and Zach Weissmueller

The FDA and CDC’s Coronavirus Response Is a ‘Failure of Historic Proportions,’” by Nick Gillespie

The CDC Made America’s Pandemic Worse,” by Peter Suderman

COVID-19 Exposed the Truth About the CDC,” by Justin Monticello

A quarter of Americans distrust CDC recommendations,” by Alexander Tin

Garden Gnome Politics,” by Greg Beato

HOAs Are Popular Where Prejudice Is Strong and Government Is Weak,” by David Montgomery

Sandy Springs, Georgia: The City that Outsourced Everything,” by Paul Feine and Alex Manning

‘Startup Cities,’ Honduras, and Experiments in Freedom. Professor Tom W. Bell Talks With Reason,” by Zach Weissmueller

Meet Newton Howard, the Brain Scientist Who Put Giant Transformers in Front of His D.C. Home,” by Noor Greene

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Audio production by Ian Keyser; assistant production by Hunt Beaty.

Music: “Angeline,” by The Brothers Steve

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