2020-10-16 11:29:39

Understanding The “Dark Money” Behind Barrett’s Nomination


Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Adam Cohen about the dark money behind Amy Coney Barrett.

One of the most important parts of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett was Senator Sheldon Whitehouse’s attempt to explain Barrett’s nomination as part of a sinister rightwing plot to remake policies through the courts. The outline of Whitehouse’s description may sound like a far-fetched conspiracy but in fact it’s all out in the open.

Adam Cohen, was a member of the New York Times editorial board and senior writer for Time magazine. His earlier books are Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck; and Nothing to Fear: FDR’s Inner Circle and the Hundred Days That Created Modern America. His latest book is Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court’s Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America. 

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