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OT2017 #21: "Under the Mattress"

4/16/2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
After recapping some SCOTUS news and grants, we dig into a preview of Carpenter v. United States with Orin Kerr.

Duration:01:14:57

OT2017 #6: "Year of Munsingwear"

11/13/2017
We wrap up the November sitting with argument recaps, the first opinions of the term, and a very unusual certiorari petition that the Department of Justice filed in a hot-button case that involves both abortion and undocumented immigrants.

Duration:01:12:31

OT2017 #4: "Wind, Diabetes, & Voluntary Retirements"

10/30/2017
For our first-ever live show, we traveled to the University of Michigan—go Blue—and are joined by alumna Leah Litman. Before we ring in the November sitting, we discuss the important stuff: expensive sandwiches, factual errors, and the travel ban.

Duration:01:14:47

OT2017 #3: "Nowheresville" (ft. Nina Totenberg)

10/16/2017
The first sitting of OT17 has come to a close, and Nina Totenberg joins us again to discuss the term so far. We've got recaps of Jesner v. Arab Bank and Hamer v. Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, and a quick look at the December argument calendar.

Duration:01:23:05