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Emergency Politics Podcast: Trump’s Chance To Reshape The Supreme Court

Justice Anthony Kennedy announced on Wednesday that he is retiring from the U.S. Supreme Court, creating a vacancy that President Trump will have the chance to fill. FiveThirtyEight contributor Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux joins Nate Silver on the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast to react to the news. They discuss what it means for the ideology of the court going forward and how the vacancy could affect the midterm elections this fall.

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Nate Silver founded and was the editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight.

Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux is a senior editor and senior reporter for FiveThirtyEight.

Galen Druke is FiveThirtyEight’s podcast producer and reporter.