Right Side of History


The Right Side Of History: Can a 'Partisan' Judge Rule Objectively?

“The Right Side of History” is a podcast dedicated to exploring current events through a historical lens and busting left-wing myths about figures and events of America’s past. On this week’s episode, hosts Jarrett Stepman and Fred Lucas discuss the legacy of Chief Justice John Marshall and how it relates to today. Chief Justice John Roberts has criticized President Donald Trump for lambasting an "Obama judge" on the 9th Circuit Court for ruling unfavorably against him. This brings up the question: Are judges inherently partisan and what does this mean for the concept of an "independent judiciary"? To discuss this and more, Lucas and Stepman chatted with Richard Brookhiser, an editor at National Review, whose latest book "John Marshall: The Man Who Made the Supreme Court," delves into the life of America's greatest legal minds.

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