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OT2017 #25: "The Way The Chief Loves Mootness"

5/21/2018
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It's opinion season at the Supreme Court, and we have five decisions to go through. From sports betting, to rental cars, to shackling criminal defendants, we'll break them down so you're fully informed for your next trip to the office water cooler.

Duration:01:15:03

OT2017 #23: "After Dark"

4/30/2018
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We recap the oral arguments in the travel ban case, Trump v. Hawaii, as well as the fascinating separation of powers dispute, Lucia v. SEC. We also look at Jesner v. Arab Bank, one of the biggest opinions the Court released has released so far this Term.

Duration:01:26:27

OT2017 #22: "Cf. Everything"

4/23/2018
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We're live at the University of Akron School of Law to preview the Court's final—and perhaps its most important—sitting of October Term 2017.

Duration:01:24:59

OT2017 #21: "Under the Mattress"

4/16/2018
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Get ready for the final arguments of OT2017 with a preview of South Dakota v. Wayfair. Plus, with the help of a hotline call, we'll talk about what happens when 7 out of 9 justices might need to recuse themselves from a case.

Duration:01:17:59

OT2017 #20: "I Am The Split"

4/2/2018
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The March sitting goes out like a lamb... if a lamb symbolizes a 9-0 opinion written by Chief Justice Roberts. But first, we're going in like a lion and naming names in the War on Arbitration-- those Biglaw firms that require arbitration agreements.

Duration:01:09:58

OT2017 #19: "This Classroom Is Not Full"

3/26/2018
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Live from Yale Law School, it's First Mondays! We're joined by Linda Greenhouse to discuss the orders docket, recent opinions, last week's argument in NIFLA v. Becerra, and previews of this week's cases. Plus, we'll talk with Linda about some of her recent writing.

Duration:01:13:46

OT2017 #18: "Legal Faux Pas"

3/19/2018
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Leah Litman returns to the co-host chair to join Ian for a look ahead at the March sitting. There's also some SCOTUS trivia, birthday celebrations, overviews of granted cert petitions, and reliance on Melody's "bleep" file.

Duration:01:37:01

OT2017 #17: "Elephants Rarely Hide in Pajamas"

3/12/2018
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The Supreme Court has churned out some grants and opinions in the past few weeks, and at least a few of them are interesting. We'll talk about everything from the death penalty to bankruptcy. In-house expert Danielle D'Onfro joins us for the latter.

Duration:01:33:57

OT2017 #16: "Robots in Ireland"

3/5/2018
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The February sitting is over, but the argument recaps are just beginning. We welcome back NPR's Nina Totenberg to talk about four big cases from the past two weeks: Janus, Mansky, Microsoft, and Lozman.

Duration:01:06:02

OT2017 #15: "Respected By All Sides

2/26/2018
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We're switching it up and spending the whole episode on one case: United States v. Microsoft Corp. You know about storing stuff on the Cloud-- but what does it mean for your privacy when the cloud is technically located in another country?

Duration:01:07:00

OT2017 #14: "Justice for Stormy"

2/19/2018
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The Supreme Court's long break is over and we're here to preview some of the most interesting cases from the February sitting, including Janus v. AFSCME, Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach, Currier v. Virginia, and Ohio v. American Express.

Duration:01:37:23

OT2017 #13: "Poker Face"

2/5/2018
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In the bleak midwinter, the Supreme Court gave us three opinions to mull over while we wait for the next argument session. We'll talk about them, plus the SOTU, #GorsuchStyle, and your calls to our hotline.

Duration:00:58:24

OT2017 #12: "False Idol"

1/22/2018
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It's a fed courts feast as we recap Dalmazzi v. United States with Stephen Vladeck, who argued in front of the Court on Tuesday.

Duration:01:01:08

OT2017 #11: "Numbing Effect"

1/15/2018
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We're in the middle of a jam-packed January sitting. To catch you up, we recap the argument in Husted, a case about voter rolls. We'll also talk about two death penalty cases-- one which requires summoning our trusty Habeas Wizard, Leah Litman.

Duration:01:33:49

OT2017 #10: "Under the Heat Lamp"

1/8/2018
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SCOTUS wakes up from its long winter's nap and gives us some cases to talk about. After some news and updates, we'll preview Car Day-- two cases involved vehicle searches, the Fourth Amendment, and Official First Mondays Predictions.

Duration:01:16:08

Amici #10 [UNLOCKED]: “Rotten Fruit Juice”

12/14/2017
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For the holidays, we sat down with wine expert (and Lecturer in Italian Studies at Berkeley) Dr. Danielle Callegari, for a discussion about the history of wine in America and the effects of the Court’s decision in Granholm v. Heald on the wine business.

Duration:00:49:12

OT2017 #9: "Peak SG"

12/11/2017
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It’s an action-packed episode worthy of an action-packed sitting of the Court! We'll recap the oral arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop. We'll also talk with NPR's Nina Totenberg, who tells us what she noticed in the courtroom these past two weeks.

Duration:01:24:49

OT2017 #8: "Bespoke but Blank"

12/4/2017
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Is cake speech? It’s time to find out. This week, we preview Masterpiece Cakeshop, in which the Court will decide whether a baker may be compelled to make a cake for a same-sex wedding. Plus, a recap of Carpenter, the warrantless-location-tracking case.

Duration:01:16:28

OT2017 #7: "Keys to a Valet"

11/27/2017
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After recapping some SCOTUS news and grants, we dig into a preview of Carpenter v. United States with Orin Kerr.

Duration:01:14:57

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