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.
Taking a Hatchet to Government Agencies
Leah, Melissa, and Kate recap the arguments in the hugely important administrative law case, SEC v. Jarkesy. Plus, they welcome two former clerks to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor to discuss her life and legacy.
A Deregulatory Sh*t Show Waiting to Happen
Kate, Melissa, and Leah preview the cases the Supreme Court will hear in December, and US Representative Ro Khanna stops by to chat about SCOTUS ethics reform.
A Code of Misconduct
Melissa, Leah, and Kate analyze the Supreme Court's newly released code of ethics, and assess the effects of abortion bans in Texas and Tennessee.
The Supreme Court's Second Amendment Mess
Kate, Melissa, and Leah recap the arguments in United States v. Rahimi, the case about the constitutionality of gun regulations, featuring diss tracks by KBJ.
Doing Government on Twitter
Melissa, Leah, and Kate recap cases the Supreme Court heard last week about whether government officials can block people on social media.
Trump's Legal Defense is Dumb AF
Leah, Melissa, and Kate get up to date on the various cases pending against former President Trump. Plus, they preview the First Amendment cases coming before the Supreme Court this week.