308 episodes

Strict Scrutiny is a podcast about the United States Supreme Court and the legal culture that surrounds it.

Hosted by three badass constitutional law professors-- Leah Litman, Kate Shaw, and Melissa Murray-- Strict Scrutiny provides in-depth, accessible, and irreverent analysis of the Supreme Court and its cases, culture, and personalities. Each week, Leah, Kate, and Melissa break down the latest headlines and biggest legal questions facing our country, emphasizing what it all means for our daily lives.

Whether you’re a lawyer or law student, or you’re just here for the messy legal drama, Strict Scrutiny has you covered. New episodes out every Monday… plus bonuses whenever SCOTUS takes away another one of our rights.

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    • 4.8 • 56 Ratings

Strict Scrutiny is a podcast about the United States Supreme Court and the legal culture that surrounds it.

Hosted by three badass constitutional law professors-- Leah Litman, Kate Shaw, and Melissa Murray-- Strict Scrutiny provides in-depth, accessible, and irreverent analysis of the Supreme Court and its cases, culture, and personalities. Each week, Leah, Kate, and Melissa break down the latest headlines and biggest legal questions facing our country, emphasizing what it all means for our daily lives.

Whether you’re a lawyer or law student, or you’re just here for the messy legal drama, Strict Scrutiny has you covered. New episodes out every Monday… plus bonuses whenever SCOTUS takes away another one of our rights.

    The Hubris and Hackery of Aileen Cannon

    The Hubris and Hackery of Aileen Cannon

    Kate and Leah attempt to wrap their heads around Aileen Cannon’s bonkers decision on the Trump classified documents case. Then, Leah talks with Josie Duffy Rice, Kathrina Szymborski Wolfkot, and Kyle Barry about the promises and challenges of relying on state courts and state constitutional law to address the criminal legal system. Check out Kyle’s piece on the subject here.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    We Read Josh Hawley's Book So You Don't Have To

    We Read Josh Hawley's Book So You Don't Have To

    Josh Hawley's book/polemic on the trials and tribulations of American men also gives us a window into the dark worldview that informs his politics-- so unfortunately, we needed to see what all he said.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Term

    A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Term

    Kate, Melissa, and Leah steel themselves to look back on a truly terrible term for the ages. From SCOTUS’s determined effort to hollow out the administrative state to its cynical dodges on abortion to granting immunity to certain corrupt former presidents, it was a rough ride. Drink, anyone?

    • 1 hr 15 min
    SCOTUS Hands Trump Presidential Immunity

    SCOTUS Hands Trump Presidential Immunity

    It’s the last decision day of the year, and SCOTUS goes out with a bang. Kate, Leah, and Melissa unpack the frankly terrifying decision granting Trump immunity for “official acts” taken as president. As if that’s not enough, the court takes further steps to hobble the administrative state, which will have serious consequences for the functioning of the federal government.

    • 46 min
    The Supreme Court Makes Its Biggest Power Grab in a Generation

    The Supreme Court Makes Its Biggest Power Grab in a Generation

    Leah, Melissa and Kate try to wrap their heads around SCOTUS throwing away 40 years of precedent that allowed federal agencies (and the experts who work for them) to interpret ambiguous laws, not the judiciary. The court also made it easier to criminalize homelessness and harder to charge hundreds of January 6th insurrectionists. A tough day on 1 First Street, to say the least.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    SCOTUS Dodges the Question of Emergency Abortions

    SCOTUS Dodges the Question of Emergency Abortions

    After accidentally uploading the decision in the EMTALA case, the Supreme Court released it for real today. Leah is joined by Fatima Goss-Graves, Chris Geidner, and Amanda Hollis-Brusky to analyze the Court’s “refusal to declare what the law requires,” as KBJ put it in her dissent. Plus, Leah, Chris, and Amanda break down today’s opinions in cases about the administrative state, breathing clean air, and big pharma.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

eich65 ,

Supreme Court as election issue

As if I needed additional reasons to vote Democratic, reigning in SCOTUS is THE existential requirement.

So, what’s the plan?

Thank you for your great show.

Regards,

John Neal

Gerry Meander ,

Bar set in Hell

Just wondering if Brett is propping up one end of it?

Brilliant live pod !

Gerry Meander

Jason900 ,

Great Analysis

Great analysis and explanation of the SCOTUS arguments and decisions.
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