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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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    The Grand Finale

    The Grand Finale

    The term has ended with a bang! In this final episode of the season, GianCarlo and Amy discuss the blockbuster cases handed down this week, which addressed whether the President must release his tax returns, whether nearly half of Oklahoma is, in fact, an Indian reservation, whether the Little Sisters have to provide contraceptives in violation of their religious beliefs, and more. Amy interviews our dear friend and colleague, Paul J. Larkin, Jr., and he talks about his career, his mentors, and how he prepared for SCOTUS oral arguments.
    Here's Amy's article about the Little Sisters' case: https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/07/08/little-sisters-of-poor-win-big-at-supreme-court-but-the-fight-isnt-over/
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    • 47 min
    Chief Justice Roberts Moves the Strike Zone

    Chief Justice Roberts Moves the Strike Zone

    In this episode, GianCarlo and Amy unpack the five big opinions issued this week, which involve religious liberty, abortion, separation of powers, corporate free-speech rights, and cutting edge trademark law. GianCarlo interviews Judge Daniel Bress of the Ninth Circuit who shares stories about clerking for Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III and Justice Scalia. And lastly, Amy grills GianCarlo with religious-liberty trivia.
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    • 43 min
    Clerking for Justice O'Connor

    Clerking for Justice O'Connor

    In this episode, GianCarlo and Amy unpack the two opinions released this week, one holding that the SEC may seek disgorgement of ill-gotten gains, and the other upholding a statutory limit to habeas review for aliens detained for expedited removal. GianCarlo then interviews Judge Sandra Ikuta of the Ninth Circuit, and who tells us about her career, her mentors, and her clerkship with Judge Sandra Day O'Connor. And lastly, the hosts are joined by special guest, Paul J. Larkin, Jr., for SCOTUS movie trivia!
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    • 34 min
    Sex in the Text

    Sex in the Text

    In this episode, GianCarlo and Amy dive into the two big opinions this week that considered whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act forbids sexual-orientation and gender-identity discrimination and whether the Trump administration acted properly when it rescinded the DACA program. Amy then interviews Judge David Porter of the Third Circuit. And lastly, with textualism all the rage because of the Title VII decision, GC tries to stump Amy with textualism-related trivia!
    Here's the link to Amy's article on the Court's refusal to take a Second Amendment case: https://www.heritage.org/firearms/commentary/justices-continue-long-shameful-silence-second-amendment
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    • 53 min
    Judges, Generals, and Grand Legal Poobahs

    Judges, Generals, and Grand Legal Poobahs

    In this episode, GianCarlo and Amy discuss the rumored departure of Solicitor General Noel Francisco, update you on Covid-19 litigation, and explain the one opinion issued this week on the prisoner pleading three-strikes rule. GianCarlo also interviews former federal judge and Attorney General, Michael Mukasey, who settles the debate about what to call attorneys general. Finally, in honor of the anniversary of D-Day on June 6, Amy tries to stump GianCarlo with World War 2 SCOTUS trivia.
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    • 38 min
    The Floodgate Opens

    The Floodgate Opens

    In this episode, GianCarlo and Amy discuss the dueling opinions in the case denying emergency relief to churches challenging California's Covid-19 restrictions. They also breakdown the five opinions the Court issued this week, which cover ERISA standing, foreign arbitral awards, the Puerto Rico Oversight Board, successive habeas petitions, and appellate review in the context of the Convention Against Torture. What a week! Amy also interviews former C.J. Rehnquist clerk and superstar securities lawyer, Matthew Martens, and tries to stump him with Rehnquist related trivia. Is she successful? Tune in to find out!
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
329 Ratings

329 Ratings

JimNorCal ,

"Our favorite branch of gov't"

Cheerful and informative.
Follows a consistent format so you know what to expect. Elizabeth has a friendly voice and chuckles readily. A pleasant listen!

My daughter is a lawyer so this is my way to surprise her with my knowledge.

As a political conservative I'm glad to have Tiffany back. She's not averse to throwing out a bit of "red meat" on occasion. Elizabeth is great, very even handed which makes a nice balance.

Update: I'm enjoying the new hosts Amy and GianCarlo! They've sharpened the commentary a lot which makes the show more educational and more enjoyable.

Afh1717 ,

Awesome

Every American and law professional would benefit from listening..the hosts are extraordinarily fair and present a strong case for originalist perspectives while remaining respectful toward the other side.

Zach Tri ,

Desperate for good legal analysis...this is NOT it.

How are we so out-classed by the myriad pods that tend to lean left. I was so excited to when I saw this pod but it’s simplistic, often error-ridden, explanations of cases leave me without any response to more sophisticated info being put out from other pods. It’s like relying on the b-league to play against the bigs. Someone please fill this void. More often than not, the issue presented leaves the hosts exclaiming about their inability to grasp the issue. What are we doing here?

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