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People Power Beats the Courts

How can savvy activism topple decades of legal precedent? The ACLU’s David Cole tells us about three issues in which like-minded citizens advanced their agenda: marriage equality, gun ownership, and checking George W. Bush’s war on terror. Cole’s book is Engines of Liberty: The Power of Citizen Activists to Make Constitutional Law.  

In the Spiel, Mike considers Brett Talley, President Trump’s odd pick for federal district judge.

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