- by cnn
- 01 Oct 2023
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Last June, the Supreme Court ended the federal right of American women to obtain an abortion nationwide, rewrote its interpretation of the Second Amendment and clawed back some of the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to fight climate change.
This June, the court's conservative majority could make equally consequential decisions on race as a factor in college admissions, the Voting Rights Act and religious freedom. Read more about the coming decisions.
I talked to Michael Waldman, president and CEO of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law School, about his new book, "The Supermajority: How the Supreme Court Divided America."
In particular, Waldman has his eye on the Supreme Court's looming decision on voting rights. I wanted to hear his argument about why the court's tick to the right is outside of historical norms. He also sat on a presidential commission to outline ways to reform the court and says there is one fix on which most people agree.
Excerpts of our conversation, conducted by phone, are below.
WOLF: The court is about to rule on big cases related to voting rights and affirmative action. What do you expect to hear from the court?
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