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This week's episode turns Sam and Chern’s attention to the United States, reviewing the 2021-22 term of the Supreme Court and taking an early look at this year’s midterms. As a seismic and consequential term for the Supreme Court comes to an end, this episode discusses the trends of the decisions and the behaviour of the justices. What are the standout rulings? Is it a surprise that the conservative majority have been flexing their muscles so quickly? And is John Roberts still in control of this court?
With midterms looming in November, Sam and Chern look at some of the races to look out for, some of the most significant primaries to have already taken place, and what the potent themes might be. How significant will the Supreme Court rulings be in the November elections? Do the primaries so far suggest that Trump still has a grip on the Republican party? And which are the key races that will decide the composition of Congress in the first electoral test of the Biden presidency? All these questions, and more, answered in this week's podcast.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ballot-to-talk-about/message