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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

OT2018 #0: "Looks A Lot Like Grift"

9/24/2018
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We're kicking off our third season with a live show at William & Mary! Professor James Stern joins us as we take the birds-eye view of OT2018. This year will bring cases about excessive fines, the death penalty, and just about everything in between.

Duration:01:11:43

In Recess #10: "Special Horses"

9/17/2018
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It's our first five-mic episode! We're joined by Kent Greenfield and Adam Winkler, who both have new books about corporate personhood, as well as our bankruptcy expert, Danielle D'Onfro.

Duration:01:10:07

Good Behaviour #10: "Bad Bens"

9/10/2018
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In our (hopefully) final episode of Good Behaviour (for a while), Ian and Leah discuss their favorite and least favorite moments of the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings.

Duration:01:28:11

In Recess #9: "Hoofbeats in the Distance"

9/3/2018
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Just in time for the Kavanaugh confirmation circus, we have a lively interview with David Kaplan about his new book, "The Most Dangerous Branch: Inside the Supreme Court's Assault on the Constitution."

Duration:00:50:36

Good Behaviour #9: "A Bunch of Printers"

8/27/2018
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Will Baude joins us to discuss the latest news of the Kavanaugh nomination. Plus, what do we mean when we talk about originalism?

Duration:01:23:20

1L First Street #1: "Dumbo's Feather"

8/20/2018
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We're launching a new series aimed at helping law students survive the best/worst three years of their lives. In this episode, we'll talk about study groups, thinking like your professor, and the best food-related way to make it through an exam.

Duration:01:24:52

In Recess #8: "Would You Rather"

8/13/2018
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Rick Hasen joins us to talk about his new book, "The Justice of Contradictions: Antonin Scalia and the Politics of Disruption."

Duration:01:13:28

Good Behaviour #8: "Batting .998"

8/6/2018
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We round up the latest Kavanaugh news, including speculation on the Bush documents and a debate over whether Democrats should support his confirmation when they disapprove on the merits.

Duration:01:02:44

In Recess #7: "Robot Ban"

7/30/2018
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We are live at the offices Akin Gump in Washington DC to talk with Pratik Shah and Martine Cicconi.

Duration:00:55:57

In Recess #6: "Allen Charge"

7/23/2018
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We get caught up on our backlog of our hotline calls while also briefly recapping the latest news on the battle to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Duration:00:50:18

In Recess #5: "The Ghost of LBJ"

7/16/2018
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We kick off our summer series by catching up on hotline calls and talking through the religious liberty docket.

Duration:01:01:00

Good Behaviour #7: "Not an Emirate"

7/11/2018
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Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been nominated to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. What can we expect from him?

Duration:01:01:16

The Annual: OT2017 in Review

7/9/2018
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We look back on the best and worst of October Term 2017.

Duration:01:16:37

Good Behaviour #6: "The Drift"

7/6/2018
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We like to think that the Supreme Court is non-political in its decision-making, but the numbers say otherwise. Lee Epstein joins us to explain how data can illustrate where a Supreme Court nominee falls on the ideological scale.

Duration:00:50:00

OT2017 #31: "Old Paella"

7/2/2018
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OT2017 came to a close last week, but not before dropping quite a few bombshells. We'll discuss what the Supreme Court decided in matters relating to crisis pregnancy centers and free speech, public sector union dues, and President Trump's travel ban.

Duration:00:58:50

Good Behaviour #5: "Constitutional Hardball"

6/28/2018
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Justice Anthony Kennedy has announced his retirement. What now? We continue our series on Supreme Court vacancies, with Dan and Leah-- both former Kennedy clerks-- setting the stage.

Duration:00:52:06

OT2017 #30: "Most Ambitious Crossovers"

6/25/2018
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We take a running start and try to get through as many opinions as we can. We discuss gerrymandering, online sales tax, cell phone records, and we interview the man, the myth, the legend-- two-time Supreme Court winner Fane Lozman.

Duration:01:46:38