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Media Roundtable: Trump's judicial legacy and the Mediterranean migration crisis

Jul 19, 2019

  

On this edition of Your Call's media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of migrants who cross the Mediterranean from war-torn Libya to Europe. Since January, more than 400 migrants have died making the perilous journey.

We’ll also discuss the long term impacts of the Trump administration stacking federal courts with conservative judges. So far, 123 federal judges have been confirmed, including 41 to the federal courts of appeal.

Guests:

Ben Ehrenreich, columnist with the Nation and author of The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine

Elie Mystal, executive editor of Above the Law and contributing writer for The Nation 

 

Web Resources:

 

Deutsche Welle: German NGO seeks help for Mediterranean migrant rescue ship

BBC: Migrant Crisis: EU to take people rescued by Alan Kurdi ship

Vox:  The controversy over whether the media should call Trump’s racist tweets “racist,” explained

The Nation: Donald Trump and the Plot to Take Over the Courts