As the New Supreme Court term gets underway, everyone is wondering just how far to the right they will shift. Many commentators claim the majority of justices no longer appear to be fair-minded, that they seem to be speaking for others and reinterpreting laws ideologically while ignoring precedent. Is this true and if it is, who are the voices behind the justices? Is there a justification for ignoring settled law and are justices just political operatives with lifelong appointments? On this episode we ask how the Supreme Court should make its decisions and compare this with what they are actually doing. We look specifically at the role of religion in judicial deliberation and ask if American diversity is really at stake.
And now our guest. Andrew L. Seidel is Vice President of Strategic Communications for Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, a practicing attorney, and the author of two books: The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American and the newly released American Crusade: How the Supreme Court is Weaponizing Religious Freedom. He appeared on Why? Radio less than a year ago to discuss the separation of church and state, but the Supreme Court has dominated the news so much, that we needed him back right away to finish that conversation.
You can hear Andrew’s previous interview on Why Radio by clicking on the title: “On the Separation of Church and State.”
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