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09.25.2020

THE CIRCUS UNPACKS THE POLITICS OF TRUMP'S SUPREME COURT PICK

‘Full Court Press’ Airs Sunday, September 27, at 8 PM on SHOWTIME®

Photo: T.J. Kirkpatrick/SHOWTIME

With fewer than 40 days before the election, THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE CRAZIEST POLITICAL CAMPAIGN ON EARTH continues its fifth season this Sunday with a look at the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, what it means for the future of the Supreme Court and how it is reshaping the 2020 presidential race.

Hosts John Heilemann, Alex Wagner and Mark McKinnon, along with guest contributor Jennifer Palmieri, examine the unfolding drama as President Trump and Senate Republicans move toward filling Ginsburg's court seat before the election. As Republicans and Democrats prepare for a looming political fight, THE CIRCUS also speaks with voters and activists about how the Supreme Court battle is mobilizing both sides ahead of November 3.

For a preview, go to: https://youtu.be/acGZGcWxc60.

Episode interviews include:

  • Brian Fallon, the executive director of Demand Justice, a progressive judicial activism group, who talks about Democrats' plan for opposing President Trump's Supreme Court nominee.
  • Charlie Black, a longtime Republican strategist, who sheds light on the motivations of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his quest to cement a conservative majority in the Supreme Court.
  • Neal Katyal, former Acting Solicitor General in the Obama administration, who discusses the future of the Supreme Court and what it means for major upcoming cases.

The series is produced by Left/Right for SHOWTIME. John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon, Alex Wagner, Banks Tarver, Ken Druckerman, Ted Bourne, Tom Johnson and Siobhan Walshe serve as executive producers.

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