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Perils of eroded civic knowledge forewarned by fmr Justice Souter | Rachel Maddow shares a video of former Supreme Court Justice David Souter talking about the importance of civic knowledge in the maintenance of a democracy.

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Rachel Maddow shares a video of former Supreme Court Justice David Souter talking about the importance of civic knowledge in the maintenance of a democracy.

from Washington Post

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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic woman to serve on the high court, succeeded the retiring David Souter in 2009.

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Before retiring from the Supreme Court in 2009, liberal Justice David Souter penned a dissent so critical of the court's conservative justices, Chief Justice John Roberts went to great lengths to prevent it from being published. The argument, which remains unpublished, accused Roberts of engineering the outcome of the Citizens United case: Souter wrote a dissent that aired some of the Court’s dirty laundry, but Roberts made sure it was never published.

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