The Yale Law Journal Podcast makes legal scholarship accessible to a broad audience. Each episode, we interview an author of a forthcoming or recently published piece in the Yale Law Journal about their work.
The Lasting Impact of the Insular Cases
The Insular Cases are a series of Supreme Court cases about the status of U.S. territories that were decided over a century ago. Professor Aziz Rana and attorney Celina Romany join us in this episode to speak about the lasting impact the Insular Cases have had on American constitutional law and on the status of … Continue reading The Lasting Impact of the Insular Cases →
Power-Shifting in Policing
The need for transformative change to policing is clear. But the United States continues to grapple with what that change should look like – and who should have the power to decide. In this episode, Professor Jocelyn Simonson speaks to why we should view the regulation of policing through what she terms “the power lens,” … Continue reading Power-Shifting in Policing →
New Fronts in the Battle for Voting Rights
While we often consider questions of who is eligible to vote and how votes are counted, the question of where votes are counted is just as important. In this episode, Professor Nicholas Stephanopoulos joins us to discuss the impact a race-blind baseline would have in racial vote-dilution case. Next, Alaa Chaker and Justin Farmer speak … Continue reading New Fronts in the Battle for Voting Rights →
The Impact of Executive Defiance on Immigrants
What happens if a federal court issues an order in an immigration case, but the government does not obey it? As we’ll learn in this episode, it could mean that a young person who is eligible for relief under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program cannot have their application processed, or that immigrants … Continue reading The Impact of Executive Defiance on Immigrants →
Who Gets the Ventilator? Disability Rights and COVID-19 Medical Rationing
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced healthcare systems to make decisions about how to ration medical treatments – and many have chosen to explicitly de-prioritize people for these treatments based on pre-existing disabilities. Professor Samuel Bagenstos and attorney Alison Barkoff join us to talk about their work on COVID-19 medical rationing advocacy and what lessons we … Continue reading Who Gets the Ventilator? Disability Rights and COVID-19 Medical Rationing →
The Power of the Many: Harnessing Law and Organizing to Combat Inequality
When wealthy individuals are spending record amounts on electoral politics and the Supreme Court has refused to limit campaign spending, how can the law help low-income communities assert their democratic rights? Professors Kate Andrias and Benjamin Sachs join us to talk about the power of mass-membership organizations to equalize the political voice of citizens who … Continue reading The Power of the Many: Harnessing Law and Organizing to Combat Inequality →
Great law chat
I like the level of discourse of a topic, it is academic. Even though I don’t have a background in law I still find the content engaging. Also great topics, it definitely inspired conversation after listening. Don’t change a thing!
Great combo of scholarship and accessibility