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Podcasts from the St. John's Law School Center for Law and Religion

    Legal Spirits Episode 037: The NY COVID Vaccine Mandates and Religious Exemptions

    Legal Spirits Episode 037: The NY COVID Vaccine Mandates and Religious Exemptions

    In this episode, we tackle a recent set of challenges by religious objectors in New York to government imposed vaccine mandates. We run through some of the background in these cases, examine some of the comments by New York Governor Kathleen Hochul concerning religion and these mandates, and take a look at the relevant law…

    • 25 min
    Legal Spirits Episode 036: Looking Back and Ahead at Law and Religion Cases at the Supreme Court

    Legal Spirits Episode 036: Looking Back and Ahead at Law and Religion Cases at the Supreme Court

    In this episode, we look at the biggest law and religion case at the Supreme Court last term, Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, and the two most significant such cases on the Court’s docket for the new term so far. The first, Carson v. Makin, looks like it could be a major case on the…

    • 29 min
    Legal Spirits Episode 035: With Gerald Russello of the University Bookman

    Legal Spirits Episode 035: With Gerald Russello of the University Bookman

    In this episode, we talk with Gerald Russello of the University Bookman about his decades-long career editing the influential conservative review of books. Gerald talks about his plans for the Bookman, the varieties of American conservatism, his own intellectual journey and embrace of traditionalism, and the future of the American right. It’s a fascinating discussion.…

    • 31 min
    Legal Spirits Episode 034: An Interview with Sohrab Ahmari

    Legal Spirits Episode 034: An Interview with Sohrab Ahmari

    In this episode, author Sohrab Ahmari joins us to talk about his just-released book, “The Unbroken Thread: Discovering the Wisdom of Tradition in an Age of Chaos.” We discuss Sohrab’s inspiration for the book, the benefits of received wisdom, and the paradox of following a tradition in 21st-century America. Listen in!

    • 34 min
    Legal Spirits Episode 033: Augustine and Our Common Loves

    Legal Spirits Episode 033: Augustine and Our Common Loves

    In this episode, we discuss Augustine’s City of God and its meaning for American politics today. What does Augustine’s famous metaphor of the two cities–the City of God and the City of Man–suggest about Christians’ place in 21st Century America? And what about his definition of a people as a group united by common loves?…

    • 32 min
    Legal Spirits Episode 032: The New Technocracy

    Legal Spirits Episode 032: The New Technocracy

    In this episode, we interview Italian political scientist Lorenzo Castellani about his new book, “The Gear of Power” (L’Ingranaggio del Potere), which explores the rise of the “technocacy”–a new aristocracy, based on technical expertise, that increasingly dominates politics in the West. We discuss how claims of neutral expertise can mask underlying (and contested) moral commitments,…

    • 27 min

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