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A Heritage Foundation podcast breaking down what's happening at the Supreme Court, what the justices are up to, and more.
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    That's a Wrap

    That's a Wrap

    After an epic sprint to the finish, the Court has wrapped up the term. The justices handed down two of the term's biggest cases this week--the Arizona election-law case and the First Amendment challenge to California's nonprofit donor disclosure rules. Your hosts unpack those and the other three cases of the week. GianCarlo also interviews Louisiana Solicitor General, Elizabeth Murrill, who recently won Edwards v. Vannoy at the Court. Lastly, GianCarlo tests Zack's knowledge of the rate of agreement and disagreement between the justices this term. Can you guess how many unanimous opinions we got?
    The show will be on a summer hiatus along with the Court, but we're looking forward to seeing you again in October!
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    • 39 min
    It's Raining Opinions

    It's Raining Opinions

    The Court is making it rain opinions on us---ten in one week! We got some of the big ones too including the NCAA antitrust case, the "Cussing Cheerleader" case, and a significant property rights case. Your hosts discuss those cases and all the rest, which involve warrantless entry into the home, the Appointments Clause, securities fraud, the standing doctrine, and Alaskan Native Corporations. Because there was so much to cover, your hosts didn't interview anyone this week, but they did not skip trivia. Zack hits GianCarlo with trivia about Justice Steven Breyer's life and career, and GianCarlo hits it out of the park. Can you keep up with our resident Justice Breyer expert?
    If you're interested in learning more about this week's cases, you can find two articles about them by GianCarlo here and here.
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    • 25 min
    Obamacare Revisted. Again.

    Obamacare Revisted. Again.

    The ball has finally dropped! This week we got two of the biggest cases of the term: California v. Texas, the latest challenge to Obamacare, and Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, which concerns Catholic foster care services. Your hosts discuss those cases and the many others released this week. But if you thought this week was busy, hold on to your hats, because we have three opinion days next week. Zack interviews former United States Solicitor General Gregory Garre and learns what happens when you hit the Chief Justice of the United States with a tennis ball. Lastly, GianCarlo grills Zack with trivia about Indian tribes and SCOTUS.
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    • 39 min
    How to Become an Appellate Advocate

    How to Become an Appellate Advocate

    The Supreme Court keeps up the pace with two opinion days a week. Your hosts discuss the three opinions this week, which involve the scope of Indian police jurisdiction, an immigration issue, and a very unique statutory interpretation case that answers the question how do you become a cyber criminal. GianCarlo interviews Joshua Prince, a junior associate at the law firm Schaerr Jaffe LLP to learn about how a young lawyer can start a career as an appellate advocate. Lastly, GianCarlo tries to stump Zack with trivia about the Justice's educations, but ends up getting bested at his own game!
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    • 29 min
    Food Court

    Food Court

    The Court had a calm and peaceful week taking no new cases and issuing three unanimous opinions in fairly technical cases. Your hosts explain all of those opinions, and then Zack has a fascinating discussion with Judge Douglas Ginsburg about his career, clerking for Justice Thurgood Marshall, and why he felt the need to escape the Harvard faculty even though he had just received tenure. Zack then grills GianCarlo about the inner workings of The Food Court--the Supreme Court's cafeteria. Tune in to find out which Justice to blame if you don't like the food!
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    • 55 min
    Tales from the D.C. Circuit

    Tales from the D.C. Circuit

    With oral arguments over and the term on the home stretch, the Court is issuing opinions at high speed. But before they issued this week's opinions, the Justices threw a curve-ball at court watchers by taking Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health, a major abortion case that could see the court overturn or rein in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Your hosts discuss that case and the four opinions handed down this week. Among them, two major criminal procedure cases, one civil procedure case, and a stinging rebuke to the IRS for engaging in administrative shenanigans. Zack interviews Judge Randolph of the D.C. Circuit who shares a wealth of fascinating stories about his career and his many friends from the Circuit who went on to SCOTUS. Lastly, GianCarlo grills Zack with trivia about judicial attire.
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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
391 Ratings

391 Ratings

rammin richard ,

My favorite podcast

I really enjoy this podcast, it satisfies a lot of my interests in our judicial system. I’m not a law scholar by any means but listening to this show keeps me connected to what’s going on at the Supreme Court. Keep up the great work!

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Outstanding

I just listened to my first episode, #22. Very entertaining and informative. Looking forward to more.

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Justice Barrett

I thoroughly enjoyed Amy’s stirring comments about what Justice Barrett’s elevation to SCotUS means to her. As a father of two young daughters, I look forward to the day they discover the trail that Justice Barrett is blazing.

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