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Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 34: The One with ISCOTUS Founder Carolyn Shapiro Non-Compliant Podcast

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In Non-Compliant Episode 34, Host Jay Edelson, nationally recognized plaintiff’s attorney and Founder of Edelson PC, is joined by Professor Carolyn Shapiro, the founder and co-director of Chicago-Kent's Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States (ISCOTUS).

To start the show, Jay and Carolyn discuss the monumental decisions to come out of the most recent Supreme Court Session. According to Carolyn, the Chief Justices relied on their hallmark move— making decisions that do not appear to be earth shattering, but contain the seeds for significant applications and legal changes (4:20).

Next, Jay and Carolyn discuss the confirmation process (14:30). For Jay, confirmation hearings seem inconsequential, as nominees know the questions they’re going to be asked, and the correct way to answer them. Because of this, it’s hard to determine a candidate’s actual judicial philosophy.

Later in the show, the extreme significance of the Supreme Court’s decisions on average Americans is discussed (31:00). Professor Shapiro notes that she was particularly upset about the voting rights decision that came down at the end of the term, which essentially re-wrote the voting rights act to make it extraordinarily difficult to challenge voting restrictions that benefit Republicans and hurt Democrats (31:30).

To end the show, Jay and Carolyn discuss TransUnion, which looks at Article III standing (38:00). According to Carolyn, TransUnion is notable for two reasons: (1) it makes it harder to establish a class in a case, and (2) it expands court’s authority at the expense of Congress (40:00).

If you liked the show, please subscribe, and leave a review. You can also send us an email at podcast@edelson.com with any questions or for guest booking.

Connect with us:
Website: https://www.edelsoncreative.com/#podcast
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/EdelsonCreative
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Connect with Jay:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jayedelson
Edelson PC Profile: https://edelson.com/team/jay-edelson/

Connect with Carolyn:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cshaplaw?lang=en
ISCOUTUS: http://blogs.kentlaw.iit.edu/iscotus/

Recent Non-Compliant Podcast Episodes:
Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 33: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-33-one-anything-is-poddable/id1491233296?i=1000528636639
Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 32: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-32-one-victims-rights/id1491233296?i=1000519301179
Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 31: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-31-one-where-we-get-nostalgic/id1491233296?i=1000512713273

In Non-Compliant Episode 34, Host Jay Edelson, nationally recognized plaintiff’s attorney and Founder of Edelson PC, is joined by Professor Carolyn Shapiro, the founder and co-director of Chicago-Kent's Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States (ISCOTUS).

To start the show, Jay and Carolyn discuss the monumental decisions to come out of the most recent Supreme Court Session. According to Carolyn, the Chief Justices relied on their hallmark move— making decisions that do not appear to be earth shattering, but contain the seeds for significant applications and legal changes (4:20).

Next, Jay and Carolyn discuss the confirmation process (14:30). For Jay, confirmation hearings seem inconsequential, as nominees know the questions they’re going to be asked, and the correct way to answer them. Because of this, it’s hard to determine a candidate’s actual judicial philosophy.

Later in the show, the extreme significance of the Supreme Court’s decisions on average Americans is discussed (31:00). Professor Shapiro notes that she was particularly upset about the voting rights decision that came down at the end of the term, which essentially re-wrote the voting rights act to make it extraordinarily difficult to challenge voting restrictions that benefit Republicans and hurt Democrats (31:30).

To end the show, Jay and Carolyn discuss TransUnion, which looks at Article III standing (38:00). According to Carolyn, TransUnion is notable for two reasons: (1) it makes it harder to establish a class in a case, and (2) it expands court’s authority at the expense of Congress (40:00).

If you liked the show, please subscribe, and leave a review. You can also send us an email at podcast@edelson.com with any questions or for guest booking.

Connect with us:
Website: https://www.edelsoncreative.com/#podcast
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edelsonlaw
Twitter: https://twitter.com/EdelsonCreative
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/edelson-pc

Connect with Jay:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jayedelson
Edelson PC Profile: https://edelson.com/team/jay-edelson/

Connect with Carolyn:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cshaplaw?lang=en
ISCOUTUS: http://blogs.kentlaw.iit.edu/iscotus/

Recent Non-Compliant Podcast Episodes:
Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 33: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-33-one-anything-is-poddable/id1491233296?i=1000528636639
Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 32: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-32-one-victims-rights/id1491233296?i=1000519301179
Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 31: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-31-one-where-we-get-nostalgic/id1491233296?i=1000512713273

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