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.
Key Moments From Hearing On Fate Of Roe
The Supreme Court appears likely to uphold Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban, but how far will the justices go in scaling back abortion rights? Law360's The Term analyzes the key moments from Wednesday's hearing that could decide the fate of Roe v. Wade.
Michael Dreeben On Arguing 106 Supreme Court Cases
Arguing before the Supreme Court is considered a privilege to most lawyers—a privilege longtime former Deputy Solicitor General Michael Dreeben has had over 100 times. This week on The Term podcast, Dreeben discusses his most memorable moments at the lectern and how he sharpened his advocacy skills.
Can The U.S. Gov't Deny Benefits To Puerto Ricans?
The Supreme Court on Tuesday considered whether residents of Puerto Rico should be eligible for federal disability benefits in a case that examines the island's unique status in the eyes of the United States government. On this week's episode of The Term, we welcome Law360 senior reporter Carolina Bolado, who has been tracking this case for years. She talks us through what the justices were asking on Tuesday, and what the case could mean not just for Puerto Rico but for U.S. territories everywhere.
The Right To 'Bear Arms' In Public
The Supreme Court's conservative majority seems likely to strike down New York's century-old restrictions on carrying firearms in public, but it's unclear what limits the court will set to keep guns out of "sensitive" places. Law360's The Term examines this week's blockbuster oral arguments in New York Rifle and Pistol Assn. v. Bruen, plus a summary of the arguments that took place Monday in a pair of explosive cases over Texas’ 6-week abortion ban.
The Abortion Hearings No One Saw Coming
It was finally the Second Amendment's turn to steal the show at the Supreme Court next week—until the justices caught court watchers by surprise by adding a pair of explosive cases over Texas' 6-week abortion ban to Monday's docket. On this week’s episode of The Term, we discuss what’s behind the last minute maneuvers and break down everything you need to know before the high court hears the landmark abortion rights cases next week.
S3, E4: Why Qualified Immunity Seems Here To Stay
The Supreme Court stayed busy this week despite oral arguments, issuing a pair of rulings on Monday that granted qualified immunity to law enforcement officers involved in alleged violations of civil rights. On this week’s episode, we welcome guest Jay Schweikert, an attorney and research fellow with the Cato Institute’s Project on Criminal Justice, to discuss what the rulings mean for the future of the controversial doctrine. Also this week, an update on the latest round of briefs filed at the high court over Texas’ 6-week abortion ban and a deeper dive into why President Joe Biden’s bipartisan commission is at loggerheads over a draft report condemning court-packing proposals.
Love how you say S3 E4 “qualified immunity like we saw in the case of George Floyd” The cop literally got 40 years in prison.
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Loved coverage on CIA torture case. Having a reporter as a guest giving context really put this episode over the top. Very informative! Make episodes longer, I love the work you all do!
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The guest y’all had on qualified immunity was clearly partisan and that was inappropriate and unnecessary.