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Reagan's Legacy Looms Large over High Court

From the outset of his presidency, Ronald Reagan aimed to re-establish a conservative voice on the Supreme Court. He did so by promoting the bench's most conservative justice, William Rehnquist, to chief justice, and appointing leading conservative thinker Antonin Scalia to the court. Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep and NPR's Nina Totenberg.

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Nina Totenberg is NPR's award-winning legal affairs correspondent. Her reports air regularly on NPR's critically acclaimed newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition.
Steve Inskeep is a host of NPR's Morning Edition, as well as NPR's morning news podcast Up First.