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As midterms loom, political fight brews over SCOTUS pick

Clip: 07/08/2018 | 3m 44s

U.S. Supreme Court nominations grew more politically controversial in 1990, when President George H.W. Bush appointed former Supreme Court Justice David Souter, who was thought to be conservative but often sided with the court’s liberal justices. Now, Trump’s appointee may be a key voting issue for midterm elections. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins Hari Sreenivasan.

Aired: 07/08/18

Rating: NR

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