Plus, CRISPR's founder, and remembering the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision — 10 years on. 
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The Artery

January 25, 2020

Hi On Point listeners,

This week, all eyes were on Washington, as President Trump's Senate Impeachment Trial entered its first week. To try to better understand this moment, we talked with presidential historians Rachel Shelden and Mark Updegrove about what they're looking for during the trial -- and how past events might shed light on the present. 

Later in the week, Laurence Tribe and Alison LaCroix joined the show to help us better understand the legal arguments -- from both sides of the aisle

Stay tuned for all things impeachment as we enter the second week of the trial.

— Sydney Wertheim

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