Movies And Specials: 'Deadlocked: How America Shaped The Supreme Court'

Post by: AYS Staff 17 September, 2023

Synopsis: Deadlocked: How America Shaped The Supreme Court is a four-part documentary series that traces the modern history of the Supreme Court and the people, decisions and confirmation battles that have shaped the Court into what it is today. With the Justices under the microscope like never before, Deadlocked premieres at a profoundly consequential time: Americans are grappling with a Supreme Court drastically remade by former President Donald Trump; the historic confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson; the unprecedented leak from inside the Court’s chambers; and the aftershock of the landmark Dobbs decision’s effective reversal of Roe v. Wade. To understand this critical moment, the series travels back to the 1950s when Chief Justice Earl Warren heralded an era of progressive legal decisions spurred by the nation’s changing values, paving the zigzagging path the country is still walking today. Deadlocked reveals how the Supreme Court’s ideological balance has shifted over the years to reflect the hopes - and fears - of American citizens, exploring the interconnectedness between the Court’s and the nation’s future. (Courtesy Showtime, 2023)

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Last modified on Sunday, 17 September 2023 13:07