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Apr 8, 2016

Is Wisconsin the beginning of the end for Donald Trump's presidential ambitions? Or was the Badger State just a bump in the road?

Only time will tell, but one thing is clear: Trump got thumped in Wisconsin on Tuesday night. Ted Cruz won 48 percent of the vote and collected 36 of the state's 42 GOP delegates, leaving just six for The Donald.

Eric Boehm and Matt Kittle take stock of Cruz' victory in Wisconsin and look ahead to the next big primary in New York. A win there for Trump could erase the bad loss in Wisconsin, but it is now looking less and less likely that anyone will head to the Republican convention with a majority of the delegates.

Then, Kittle and Boehm discuss Merrick Garland, the man selected by President Barack Obama to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court. Though Garland is positioned as a moderate who has sided with conservatives and liberals at different times during his judicial tenure, he might be better described as an authoritarian. As A. Barton Hinkle wrote this week in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Garland has a long record of siding with the government when he's been asked to rule on contentious issues. It's a record that should concern anyone who is interested in small government, civil liberties or gun rights.

All that, plus a look at civil asset forfeiture in Texas and our Nanny State of the Week, on this edition of the Watchdog Podcast.

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