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The Legacy and Legitimacy of the Roberts Court

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The journalist and legal scholar Jeffrey Rosen says that the defining test of Chief Justice John Roberts's leadership is to avoid partisan polarization on the US Supreme Court. No test of that leadership could be more crucial than the Court’s forthcoming decision on the Affordable Care Act. Much is at stake: Roberts's legacy as Chief Justice, the future of American healthcare, and possibly a presidential race. Rosen joins us on Wednesday to examine the Roberts court and the ramifications of its defining decision.

Guest

Jeffrey Rosen is a professor of law at George Washington University and a nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He's been the legal affairs editor of The New Republic since 1992. He's the author most recently of The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries That Defined America. His other books include The Most Democratic Branch: How the Courts Serve America

The Naked Crowd
, and The The Unwanted Gaze
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Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.