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OT2018 #19: "Fake Mootness"

2/18/2019
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As we enter the February sitting, we give you the rarest of episodes: a completely comprehensive preview of all the cases that will be argued this week! All two of them!

Duration:01:08:19

OT2018 #18: "Rorschach Test"

2/11/2019
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We thought it'd be a quiet week, but the Supreme Court had other plans. Amy Howe joins to catch us up on the news. We also get a taste of American University law professor Robert Tsai's new book, Practical Equality.

Duration:01:09:30

OT2018 #17: "The Most Distinguished Recording Location"

2/4/2019
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Dan has a great conversation with Judge Marsha Berzon of the Ninth Circuit and Professors Rory Little and Zach Price, both of UC-Hastings College of the Law.

Duration:01:07:29

OT2018 #16: "From Scratch"

1/28/2019
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We've got a breather between sittings, so Steve Sachs joins us as we recap an opinion, take a look at some grants and orders, discuss whether law school clinics are good or bad ideas, and ask a lot of questions.

Duration:01:32:58

OT2018 #15: "Second Best Opinion"

1/21/2019
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Dan and Leah recap the end of the January sitting and catch you up on the latest opinions and cert. grants.

Duration:01:00:56

OT2018 #14 "Decent Take"

1/14/2019
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Dan, Leah, and Danielle break down arguments from the first week of the January sitting.

Duration:01:02:00

OT2018 #13: "Beer For Lunch"

1/7/2019
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New year, new sitting! Merritt McAlister joins us from the University of Florida to catch up on Supreme Court news and look ahead to the coming arguments.

Duration:01:06:31

Amici #25 [UNLOCKED]: "Tough Phone Call"

12/24/2018
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In the holiday spirit, we've unlocked a bonus episode. Last June, at the Arizona State Bar Convention, Dan interviewed two judges: Hon. Andrew D. Hurwitz and Hon. Ruth McGregor.

Duration:01:16:10

OT2018 #12: "Inconceivable!"

12/17/2018
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It's an off week for the Supreme Court, so we've got another great ensemble cast to take a deep dive into issues that regularly come up on the show. Kate Shaw of Cardozo Law guest hosts.

Duration:01:49:55

OT2018 #11: "A Lot Of Meatballs"

12/10/2018
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There are twice as many women in this episode as there were at the Supreme Court podium in the whole December sitting. Leah and guest host Jaime Santos recap the week's arguments with two special guests.

Duration:01:27:08

OT2018 #10: "Come On, General"

12/3/2018
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Dan and Leah recap Supreme Court news, an opinion and two arguments, and they look ahead to the cases being argued this week.

Duration:01:18:57

OT2018 #9: "8,000 Pounds of Shark Fins"

11/26/2018
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Beth Colgan of UCLA joins us to preview a fascinating case about excessive fines (yes, really) called Timbs v. Indiana.

Duration:01:34:25

OT2018 #8: "Animal Magnetism"

11/19/2018
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The First Mondays national tour continues! This week we’re live at Duke Law School. With professors Marin Levy and Steve Sachs, we take a deep dive into Nutraceutical Corp. v. Lambert, a case that arises from some particularly spicy factual allegations.

Duration:01:08:55

OT2018 #7: "Now Who's the Legal Realist?"

11/12/2018
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Will and Dan catch you up on a lot of recent news and debrief the November sitting.

Duration:01:20:09

OT2018 #6: "Hook 'Em, Tom"

11/5/2018
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Dan is joined by Prof. Steve Vladeck for a live show at the University of Texas.

Duration:01:22:58

OT2018 #5: "Arbitration Nation"

10/30/2018
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This episode is late, but we have a good reason. We get up to speed on the cases in front of the Supreme Court this week, as well as some other SCOTUS-adjacent news.

Duration:00:57:34

OT2018 #4: "This Is About Frogs"

10/22/2018
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First Mondays is live from Columbia Law School, where we bring in a ringer: guest Professor Richard Epstein of NYU.

Duration:01:00:12

OT2018 #3: "Ordinary Pinch"

10/15/2018
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We're back to a nine-member Court, and we're here to recap arguments from the past week. Since Will is filling in as recurring guest host, we also take a look at the so-called "shadow docket." Plus, are the justices getting along?

Duration:01:30:21

OT2018 #2: "Alea Iacta Est"

10/8/2018
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Ian is joined by returning guest host Professor James Stern to break down the first week of the October sitting.

Duration:01:12:23

OT2018 #1: "Rearranging Deck Chairs"

10/1/2018
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The first Monday of October Term 2018 is upon us, which means it's time for the kick-off of our third season. Live from Washington University in St. Louis, we bring you previews of the week's arguments. The cases involve a range of issues, from the Federal Arbitration Act to the death penalty, and we know that-- for now-- they'll be decided by an 8-member court. Speaking of, that hearing was... something. We'll share our reactions as best we can, with the hopes that we'll do a more in-depth...

Duration:01:20:02