Supreme Court hears arguments on Texas anti-abortion law, More on voting in nursing homes

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Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, arrives for closed meetings with senators, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo

We talk with a legal historian on abortion about Monday’s proceedings at the U.S. Supreme Court around a new highly restrictive Texas law on abortion. Then a disability rights advocate talks with us about the practice of voting in nursing homes, as we continue to follow the story of elections officials accused of breaking voting laws in Racine nursing homes.

Featured in this Show

  • The Supreme Court and the Texas abortion law

    After nearly three hours of arguments yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court seemed willing to allow abortion providers to challenge a Texas anti-abortion law that was designed to escape judicial review. One of the nation’s top experts on abortion law explains what happened and what to expect next.

  • Disability rights advocate on voting in nursing homes during the pandemic

    The Racine County Sheriff is raising suspicions of voting improprieties in local nursing homes during the 2020 election, but disability rights advocates are pushing back. We talk to one about the special voting deputy program, and ways to improve ballot access for people living with disabilities.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Mary Ziegler Guest
  • Barbara Beckert Guest