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Political Roundup: Trump and courts, Nevada’s primaries, and the Mayorkas vote

We discuss developments in local, state, and national politics in Houston Matters’ regular Wednesday political roundup.

Houston Matters Political Roundup


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It's already been a remarkably busy week in politics, from a federal appeals court ruling former President Donald Trump is not immune from broad federal prosecution, to Tuesday's Nevada presidential primaries, to the U.S. House vote against impeaching Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

And there's more to come: Thursday morning, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Trump v Anderson. Former President Trump and his attorneys are challenging a Colorado Supreme Court ruling that prevents his name from appearing on the ballot in that state.

NOTE: Houston Matters will be pre-empted Thursday so that Houston Public Media News 88.7 FM can bring you live coverage of those oral arguments. NPR's Scott Detrow will lead our coverage, and will be joined by NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg, among others.

In the audio above, we discuss these and a variety of other political developments in our regularly-scheduled political roundup. This week's discussion is with Mark Jones, political science fellow at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy, and Renée Cross, political science lecturer and Senior Executive Director at the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston. The pair also summarize the findings of their latest Hobby School election survey.