Newsweek's Foreign Service Podcast: The Supreme Court, What's at Stake?

Jordan Saville

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What with Muslim bans and "locker room talk" on one side and a plethora of leaked emails on the other, the 2016 U.S. presidential election has had plenty of scandals. So many, in fact, that they've sometimes drowned out one of the most important issues facing Americans at the ballot box: appointments to the supreme court.

Resolving a deadlock in the court will be one of the first jobs in the new president's in-tray, and with up to three further appointments likely to arise during their tenure, whoever enters the Oval Office in November could have enormous power to shape U.S. law for generations to come.

So what would Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump do with that power? And how much is it going to change what happens on the day of the poll? Find out, as Josh Lowe and Mirren Gidda take you on a whistlestop tour of the issue and then discuss what it means with Mark Bergman and Diana Shaw Clark.

Newsweek's Foreign Service is recorded and edited by Jordan Saville.​