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Reflecting On 2018: The Year In Law And Politics27:39
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In this April 25, 2018 file photo, a person holds up a sign that reads "No Muslim Ban" during an anti-Muslim ban rally as the Supreme Court hears arguments about wether President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries violates immigration law or the Constitution in Washington. (Andrew Harnik/AP)
In this April 25, 2018 file photo, a person holds up a sign that reads "No Muslim Ban" during an anti-Muslim ban rally as the Supreme Court hears arguments about wether President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries violates immigration law or the Constitution in Washington. (Andrew Harnik/AP)

We look back at the year in law and politics. In law, we look at President Trump's travel ban and family separations at the border before the courts.

In local politics, 2018 found Massachusetts at the center of the divide in both parties. We have a Republican Centrist Governor in a GOP with little room for centrists and an all Democratic delegation in Congress poised to take new leadership while also divided over the future of their party.

Guests

Nancy Gertner, former Massachusetts federal judge, senior lecturer at Harvard Law School and WBUR legal analyst. She tweets @ngertner.

Charles Chieppo, senior fellow at the Pioneer Institute and a research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. He tweets @charliechieppo.

Tom Keane, former Boston City Councilor and regular contributor to WBUR's Cognoscenti. He tweets @tomkeaneboston.

This segment aired on December 28, 2018.

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