Diversifying judges, the Charlottesville civil trial, and did Trump officials help coordinate the 1/6 insurrection?

President Obama appointed 55 federal appellate judges in two terms - and Donald Trump appointed 54 in just one. Now President Biden is working to nominate judges who will diversify the judicial system to better reflect the changing demographics of America. Also, the civil trial begins this week in the deadly "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, West Virginia. And a new exclusive piece in Rolling Stone alleges that Trump administration members and other elected officials may have helped plan the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol. Jessica and Joe talk about all these topics and veer gently into "Big, if true" territory for the last one. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

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Is the constitution in crisis? This podcast is for people who are curious about politics and the law and how the biggest political and legal issues of the moment affect you. Pull up a chair and join host Jessica Levinson, a professor at LMU’s Loyola Law School, and a rotating cast of experts. Jessica will be joined by journalists, politicians, political scientists, lawyers, and many others. Listen to Jessica and her guests for a wry, and sometimes irreverent take on the most pressing issues of our time. What are the laws of our democracy? How are they changing? And what does that mean for your daily life?