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Sidebar: Divided court, divided nation

In episode 9, we look at the new U.S. Supreme Court term, previewing key cases and talking to legal experts about how it will all shake out. Then we dive through the last year since Donald Trump lost the presidential election, from the Jan. 6 insurrection to the deep roots of the QAnon conspiracy.

In our ninth episode of Sidebar, we chronicle the pivotal cases the Supreme Court will hear over the next few months on divisive issues like abortion, gun control and the separation of church and state. Will the court's conservative majority pen rulings that could change the country's landscape?

Then, we dive into the conspiracy theory QAnon, the Jan. 6 insurrection, the events that followed the 2020 presidential election and the effects all of this has had on the American psyche. How did disinformation and conspiracy theories grow in the United States, and what sort of lasting effects may they have on the body politic?

Special guests:

Sidebar tackles the top stories you need to know from the legal world. Join reporters Bianca Bruno, Nicholas Iovino, Amanda Pampuro and Nina Pullano as they take you in and out of courtrooms in the U.S. and beyond and break down developments to help you understand how they affect your day-to-day life.

This episode was produced by Kirk McDaniel. Music by The Dead Pens, Light, Kevin MacLeod, Hazy, Juan Sánchez, Nyoko and the United States Marine Band. A transcript of this episode is available.

Editorial staff is Bill Dotinga, Sean Duffy and Jamie Ross. Big thanks to Kayla Goggin and Samantha Hawkins.

For more coverage on the Supreme Court's current term:

-- Southern water wars open a new Supreme Court vein

-- Abortion and the high court: Kentucky first up in a growing movement

-- Biden’s Supreme Court commission signals opposition to adding justices

And to read more on QAnon, the insurrection defendants and Georgia:

-- The truth in the 2020 election has become a matter of political belief

-- Judge dismisses ballot inspection lawsuit alleging fraud in Georgia’s 2020 presidential race

-- Capitol rioters increasingly going it alone, rebuffing counsel

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