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?
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...
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.