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Dinner Table Politics

May 17, 2019

The slate of new restrictive abortion laws creates an uncomfortable conversation around the dinner table, with Abby wanting - and trying - to talk about anything else, including the Beatles, Twilight, and seahorses. Jim predicts it will likely get worse before it gets better, seeing the Alabama law in particular as a particularly misguided idea on every level. Will Roe v. Wade be overturned? Will Justice Roberts preside over such a massive shift in precedent? And what does South Carolina's transgender bathroom law tell us about the federalist implications of Alabama's trajectory?