Chicago Tonight discussion on the Supreme Court under President Trump

Professor and ISCOTUS codirector Carolyn Shapiro appeared on Chicago Tonight last evening, with other panelists, to discuss the future of the Supreme Court under President Trump. The panelists agreed that filling Justice Scalia’s seat is unlikely to lead to much change in the Court’s ideological balance.  But even with additional nominations, Shapiro  is “skeptical that we’d see outright reversal” of “hot-button” SCOTUS decisions like Roe v. Wade, explaining that “the Court, itself, has institutional reasons not to want to reverse a precedent that — even if controversial — is 40 plus years old, that has in a lot of ways stood the test of time even though it has been changed and cut back on.” Watch the full panel discussion at

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