The Term is a podcast from Law360 for the busy U.S. Supreme Court watcher. Give us about 15 minutes each week and we'll catch you up on all the big action at the nation's highest court, along with a list of what to watch in the coming sessions. Hosts senior Supreme Court reporter Jimmy Hoover in Washington, D.C. and editor-at-large Natalie Rodriguez in New York City cut through a busy docket to focus on the key cases and developments everyone will be talking about.
Alito Given Hero's Welcome By Conservatives
Overlooked for much of his career, Justice Samuel Alito was the toast of last week's Federalist Society gala for his landmark majority opinion overturning Roe v. Wade. Law360's The Term discusses the justice's moment in the spotlight and the fast-moving fight over President Donald Trump's tax returns.
Justices Debate Native Homes For Native Kids
The Supreme Court appeared divided Wednesday as it considered the legality of a 1978 law requiring state family courts to prioritize placing Indian foster children with native households. Law360's The Term recaps the 3-hour hearing on the Indian Child Welfare Act in this week's episode.
Trump Taxes And Courtroom Protests
A month after turning away former President Donald Trump's appeal in the Mar-a-Lago document case, the Supreme Court is facing another request from the last occupant of the White House: shield his tax returns from House Democrats. Law360's "The Term" breaks down the latest "shadow docket" news on this week's podcast episode, plus a rare courtroom protest over abortion that rocketed an obscure tax case to the headlines.
The Grim Fate Of Affirmative Action
Harvard University, the University of North Carolina and various colleges around the country may soon have to reckon with a Supreme Court ruling declaring their race-conscious admissions policies to be unlawful, judging by the tone of Monday's oral arguments on the fate of affirmative action in higher education. Law360's The Term discusses what we learned from the roughly five-hour sitting on this special episode.
Carter Phillips On His Supreme Court Success
The composition of the Supreme Court has changed dramatically since Carter Phillips' first argument in 1982, but his preparation for his 89th argument next month will be largely the same. The Sidley Austin partner spoke to Law360's The Term this week on the lessons learned from his prolific career, and why he isn't surprised by his former colleague Justice Samuel Alito's rising profile on the nation's top court. Plus, a look at the latest election litigation on the justices' "shadow docket."
Justices Fear State 'War' Over Morality Laws
A California initiative banning pork sold from sows raised in small confined spaces set off a two-hour debate at the Supreme Court this week, with the justices concerned about an escalatory "war" of morality laws between states with different political leanings. The Term breaks down the case on this week’s episode, as well as a pop culture-infused hearing over Andy Warhol's silkscreen of the late singer Prince.
Obviously liberal hosts but good coverage overall
Intolerant, lopsided, sloppy
The female host inaccurately described the football coach praying. He did not make a spectacle of it; he told football players who wanted to join him not to pray with him; and he waited until after the game was over. He absolutely had the right to quietly observe a moment of prayer. Why are left leaning people so intolerant of others in society holding ethical and moral values rejected by the left-leaning people? This country is founded on freedom of thought and diversity and not tyrannical ideology. I’m done with this podcast.
Non-Lawyers struggle to explain law
Clearly non-lawyers try to explain con law issues and lack a foundation in legal principles to explain. Not prepared to discuss as they had not done the reading of the case either. Led to broad general statements about the ruling. Not insightful.