February 22, 2024

Isgur accepted the job of political editor at CNN in 2019, but the offer was rescinded after many liberals objected. She then started a podcast called “Advisory Opinions” with David French. The live podcast attracted lawyers and legal enthusiasts. Isgur and French rarely express outrage over the Supreme Court decisions, even when outcomes surprise them. The new composition of the Supreme Court is generally not as fully in line with Trump’s policy views as people might expect, but they have proved less reliable than Republicans might have hoped. Clarence Thomas is the justice that seems closest to Trump in spirit, but Justice Thomas’s jurisprudence hasn’t changed much since he was appointed. The perspectives of Trump-averse conservatives don’t matter very much in national political debates. Sotomayor and Alito are capturing Isgur’s heart with their recent concurrence in a Supreme Court case.