1. Are Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings All Politics? NPR 14:33

Wednesday was the third day of Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings, but senators spent much of their time rehashing familiar lines of questioning. Republicans doubled down on charges Jackson is “soft on crime.” And Jackson, like most nominees since Ruth Bader Ginsburg, did not comment on any potential issues that could come before the court. In an era of deep polarization, are the hearings just for show?

This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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