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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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    Overruling Roe

    Overruling Roe

    The Court continued to release opinions at a frenzied pace this week. While GianCarlo enjoys some well-deserved R&R, the Meese Center's Director, John Malcolm, joins Zack to break down everything that's happening at the Court, including the release of an important religious liberty/school choice case, an important second amendment case, and, of course, Dobbs. Zack then interviews Ohio Solicitor General Ben Flowers. Last up, Zack puts John in the hot seat to try his hand at some Supreme Court-themed vacation trivia.
    Here's a link to the fellowship Ben and Zack discuss: https://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Careers/Internship-Opportunities/The-Simon-Karas-Fellowship
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    • 46 min
    The SCOTUS Numbers Game

    The SCOTUS Numbers Game

    The floodgates opened this week, and the Court gave us eleven opinions. Given time constraints, your hosts discuss a few of the most interesting ones, including two Indian Law cases and a big Chevron deference case that did not mention Chevron. GianCarlo then interviews District Judge Patrick Wyrick of Oklahoma. Last up, GianCarlo tries to stump Zack with trivia about the Supreme Court's end-of-term opinion bonanza.
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    • 49 min
    Protecting the Justices

    Protecting the Justices

    This week a man angry about the leaked Dobbs opinion showed up to Justice Brett Kavanaugh's home with a gun, a knife, burglary tools, and the intent to kill the Justice. Despite this, to the Justices' credit, they are working just as hard as ever resolving orders and issuing four opinions. You hosts discuss the assassination attempt, talk about noteworthy orders, and unpack those opinions. Zack also interviews Supreme Court advocate Morgan Ratner, who clerked for both Kavanaugh and the Chief Justice. Finally, curious about whether other Justices have been similarly targeted, your hosts look at the history of attacks against them.
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    • 45 min
    Cruzin' to Victory

    Cruzin' to Victory

    Despite some rumors that we might get the Dobbs opinion this week, we did not. We did, however, get opinions in an immigration case and in Senator Ted Cruz's challenge to an election rule that limited a candidate's ability to recover money loaned to his own campaign. Zack and GianCarlo unpack those cases in addition to the new cases that the Court took up this week. Zack then interviews Georgia Supreme Court Justice Nels Peterson. After that, GianCarlo grills Zack with trivia about sitting members of Congress who have served as Supreme Court clerks. Tune in to learn which Justice plays matchmaker on the side.
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    BONUS: Mark Paoletta on The Kevin Roberts Show

    BONUS: Mark Paoletta on The Kevin Roberts Show

    Today on "SCOTUS 101," we are featuring the latest episode of "The Kevin Roberts Show" a sister podcast on the Heritage Podcast Network. Subscribe to The Kevin Roberts Show1: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-kevin-roberts-show/id1609468507
    The left is hell-bent on tearing down our institutions. Their current target? The Supreme Court.
    In recent days, we’ve watched them invade neighborhoods across the Washington, D.C., area to demonstrate and protest at the residences of justices. They call them enemies of democracy and, ultimately, the American people.
    Mark Paoletta is an attorney, author, and personal friend of Justice Clarence Thomas. Under President George H.W. Bush, he played a pivotal role in his confirmation.
    Opening up on his personal relationship with Thomas, Paoletta offers a redeeming glimpse at a public servant the left has unceasingly attempted to vilify. We’ll discuss that, the exciting new book he’s co-authoring, “Created Equal,” and more on this week’s episode of The Kevin Roberts Show.
    Show notes:
    The leaked draft opinion from Justice Alito: https://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000180-874f-dd36-a38c-c74f98520000

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    • 39 min
    The Dobbs Leak

    The Dobbs Leak

    This week saw the biggest leak in Supreme Court history: a leaked opinion. And not just any opinion, but an early draft of a purported majority decision in the Dobbs case, which would, if issued, overrule Roe v. Wade and return abortion policy to the people of each state. Zack and GianCarlo chat about the leak, what it means for the Court, and what ought to happen to the leaker. They also discuss all the other news that was drowned out by the leak including the memorial service for Justice John Paul Stevens and a major First Amendment opinion issued this week. GianCarlo then interviews Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch, and they talk about her career and her legal strategy in Dobbs. Finally, Zack quizzes GianCarlo about Justice Stevens' life and career.
    Here's a link to Zack and John Malcolm's article about whether the leaker can be criminally prosecuted.
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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
422 Ratings

422 Ratings

John Creeeed ,

WOW!—to the Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch interview!!

For several years, I have listened to every one of the SCOTUS 101 podcast, yet it is the Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch interview that compelled me to leave a comment that is full of applause! All I can say is WOW!!— want a woman! Undoubtedly we need someone like her on the national scene representing the whole country! She is obviously very impressive as a common sense elected public servant, of which there is vastly too few!!!

Jillyvanilly007 ,

Wanted an intellectual analysis not a political interpretation

This podcast is produced by a conservative think tank and masquerading as an educational and informational program. I used to appreciate the unbiased approach to understanding the case law but recent interviews, features and discussions about Dobbs and other hot topics indicate an inability to focus on the law. I can’t support any program that continues to perpetuate the notion that everything in life has to be “them” vs. “us”. I wish this really was a 101 on the Supreme Court, but I’ll keep looking for something better.

gwr71 ,

Boston

The city of Boston is not permitted to fly a Christian flag; and yet, since 2009, *twice* the flag of PLA / PRC / CCP has been authorized, and flown, over City Hall Plaza???
Isn’t this an indicator of skewed and antagonistically Constitutional merit?
Who authorized that anyways- and twice???

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