54 episodes

A podcast about the Supreme Court and the legal culture that surrounds it. A project of The Appeal, hosted by Leah Litman, Melissa Murray, and Kate Shaw. Produced by Melody Rowell.

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A podcast about the Supreme Court and the legal culture that surrounds it. A project of The Appeal, hosted by Leah Litman, Melissa Murray, and Kate Shaw. Produced by Melody Rowell.

    Five-Dimensional Chess

    Five-Dimensional Chess

    Melissa talks with CNN's Joan Biskupic, author of The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    "Three Generations of Imbeciles"

    "Three Generations of Imbeciles"

    Melissa talks with Adam Cohen about his book "Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, And The Sterilization Of Carrie Buck."

    • 1 hr
    How To Train Your Killer Whale

    How To Train Your Killer Whale

    Leah Melissa, Jaime, and Kate recap the last term -- high points (flushgate), low points (you’ve heard some of these before), and everything in between. They also discuss the psychology behind how to train our country’s new median #SCOTUS killer whale, John Roberts. Oh, and there are LOTS of announcements and breaking news on this episode too.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Diploma Privilege

    Diploma Privilege

    Leah is joined by Dr. Pilar Escontrias, one of the founders of United for Diploma Privilege. United for Diploma Privilege is seeking to address the calamity of bar examinations (and admissions) in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Listen, learn, and take action!

    • 38 min
    The Bigotry of Low Expectations

    The Bigotry of Low Expectations

    Leah, Melissa, and Kate recap the presidential immunity cases and the ministerial exception case. They also do a deep dive into the Chief meting out punishments for hiccups during the May sitting.

    • 58 min
    Well Played, Sirs

    Well Played, Sirs

    *another airhorn* Leah and Melissa break down the Court's major contraception case. Welcome to Gilead!

    • 31 min

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