Rising Up With Sonali

Supreme Court Decisions Blur Line Between Church and State

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court gather for an official group portrait to include new Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, top row, far right, Thursday. June 1, 2017, at the Supreme Court Building in Washington. Seated, from left are, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Chief Justice John Roberts, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, and Associate Justice Stephen Breyer. Standing, from left are, Associate Justice Elena Kagan, Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr., Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The US Supreme Court has seemingly handed Donald Trump a victory on his Muslim ban by agreeing to allow its implementation in part until the court can hear the case later this year. On today’s show we’ll turn to Barry Lynn of the group Americans United for Separation of Church and State about this and two other cases. And, William Hartung joins us to discuss whether Saudi Arabia is playing Donald Trump to further its own interests in the Middle East. Finally, Nation magazine and editor Katrina vanden Huevel will share her views on how the media has continued to fail American people even as it embraces its new adversarial relationship with the White House.

Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.

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