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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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    Shortlists, Snubs, and Also-Rans

    Shortlists, Snubs, and Also-Rans

    This week your hosts provide an update on Judge Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation process and discuss several interesting new cases the Court took up this week. Amy interviews Professors Hannah Brenner Johnson and Renee Knake Jefferson about their book “Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court.” Lastly Amy shines in trivia about famous lawyers who could have, would have, or should have been on the Supreme Court.
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    • 38 min
    Confirm Me If You Can

    Confirm Me If You Can

    In this episode Amy and GianCarlo introduce Judge Amy Coney Barrett and cover all the most interesting and exciting parts of her confirmation hearing. They also discuss two cases argued before the Court this week: Torres v. Madrid, and U.S. v. Briggs. GianCarlo interviews Ilya Shapiro about his new book, Supreme Disorder: Judicial Nominations and the Politics of America's Highest Court. And lastly, Amy does a pretty good job of stumping GianCarlo with court-packing trivia!
    If you'd like to read Ilya's new book--and we highly recommend it--you can find it here.
    Here's Amy's article on Judge Barrett's Second Amendment writings.
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    • 45 min
    The Court [and the Show] Must Go On

    The Court [and the Show] Must Go On

    A new term begins! Amy and GianCarlo launch the new season with a tribute to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. GianCarlo previews some of the biggest legal issues facing the Court this term, and Amy discusses this week's oral arguments. The duo also interview their colleague, Thomas Jipping, who is an expert on the confirmation process, and the three of them look at the road ahead of SCOTUS nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Last up, GianCarlo tries to stump Amy with confirmation-related trivia.
    If you'd like to hear more about the biggest cases of this term, you may enjoy watching The Heritage Foundation's preview of the term with The Honorable Paul Clement, and Eric Citron available here: https://www.heritage.org/courts/event/virtual-event-supreme-court-preview-the-2020-2021-term.
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    • 50 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
341 Ratings

341 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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