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A Heritage Foundation podcast breaking down what's happening at the Supreme Court, what the justices are up to, and more.
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    Singing at SCOTUS

    Singing at SCOTUS

    This week at oral arguments, the Court heard cases about the scope of the state secrets privilege, whether a death-row inmate may have his spiritual advisor present at his execution, and the extent to which local governments can regulate billboards. Your hosts explain those cases, and then GianCarlo interviews Fourth Circuit Judge Allison Jones Rushing. Judge Rushing talks about singing in restaurants with Judge Sentelle, singing in the Supreme Court with Justice Scalia, fly fishing with Justice Gorsuch, becoming part of Justice Thomas's clerk family, and more. Last up, GianCarlo quizzes Zack with trivia about music at the Court.
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    • 34 min
    Abortion, Guns, and Originalism

    Abortion, Guns, and Originalism

    It was a big week for oral arguments with two about the Texas' abortion law, SB 8, and another about New York's firearm restrictions. GianCarlo explains the issues in the SB 8 cases and answers the pressing question of what, if anything, do they have to do with Dobbs. Zack unpacks the oral arguments in the Second Amendment case and covers other newsworthy items, like the confirmation of our new Solicitor General, Elizabeth Prelogar. Chief Judge Bill Pryor of the Eleventh Circuit joins us again to discuss his recent speech, "Politics and the Rule of Law." Last up, in honor of S.G. Prelogar's confirmation, Zack grills GianCarlo with Solicitor General trivia.
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    • 40 min
    Three Cheers for Thirty Years

    Three Cheers for Thirty Years

    There were no oral arguments this week, but there were a few noteworthy orders and a great milestone: Justice Clarence Thomas's 30th year on the bench! Zack discusses the orders, which include an expedited briefing and oral argument schedule in two challenges to the Texas abortion law. Your hosts also discuss the recent symposium hosted by The Heritage Foundation and The C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State celebrating Justice Thomas's life, legacy, and jurisprudence. You can find recordings of that event here. GianCarlo also interviews Fifth Circuit Judge Andrew Oldham, who talks about his unexpected journey to a career in the law, his studies at Cambridge, and his clerkships for two legendary judges. Lastly, GianCarlo quizzes Zack with Justice Thomas themed trivia!
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    • 44 min
    COVID & The Constitution

    COVID & The Constitution

    Two weeks into the term, the full Court is back on the bench and hearing oral arguments in their storied courtroom. Among the arguments this week was the death-penalty appeal of the Boston Marathon bomber. Your hosts discuss how in-person oral arguments are going, and some of the newly granted cases. Zack interviews George Mason professor Todd Zywicki and they talk about his career and his recent lawsuit against the university's vaccine mandate. Lastly, Zack grills GianCarlo with some very surprising SCOTUS trivia.
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    • 37 min
    Previewing the New Term

    Previewing the New Term

    A new SCOTUS term is right around the corner! Your hosts, GianCarlo and Zack, are primed and ready to follow along with you this year. But before it begins, they've got a preview of this term's biggest cases delivered by two legendary Supreme Court advocates: former Solicitors General Paul Clement and Noel Francisco. Zack interviewed both of them at a Heritage event, and your hosts replay that discussion here.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    That's a Wrap

    That's a Wrap

    After an epic sprint to the finish, the Court has wrapped up the term. The justices handed down two of the term's biggest cases this week--the Arizona election-law case and the First Amendment challenge to California's nonprofit donor disclosure rules. Your hosts unpack those and the other three cases of the week. GianCarlo also interviews Louisiana Solicitor General, Elizabeth Murrill, who recently won Edwards v. Vannoy at the Court. Lastly, GianCarlo tests Zack's knowledge of the rate of agreement and disagreement between the justices this term. Can you guess how many unanimous opinions we got?
    The show will be on a summer hiatus along with the Court, but we're looking forward to seeing you again in October!
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    • 39 min

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