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A podcast hosted by SCOTUSblog contributors, SCOTUStalk takes a “plain English” look at events and topics relating to the Supreme Court.

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A podcast hosted by SCOTUSblog contributors, SCOTUStalk takes a “plain English” look at events and topics relating to the Supreme Court.

    Are we all textualists now?: Amy Howe and Kevin Russell discuss oral arguments in LGBT employment discrimination cases

    Are we all textualists now?: Amy Howe and Kevin Russell discuss oral arguments in LGBT employment discrimination cases

    This week on SCOTUStalk, Amy Howe sits down with Kevin Russell to discuss the oral arguments in the LGBT employment discrimination cases heard by the court last week. The pair talk about Pam Karlan's opening argument in Bostock v. Clayton County, the two-minute rule, Justice Kagan's interpretation of "because of sex" and Justice Gorsuch's concern about the "massive social upheaval that would be entailed" by deciding that sex discrimination under Title VII covers transgender people. Kevin Russell is a partner at Goldstein & Russell and has argued 12 cases before the Supreme Court. 
    Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., is counsel on an amicus brief in support of respondent Stephens in Harris Funeral Homes v EEOC.

    • 18 min
    SCOTUStalk joins We the People podcast to preview the new term

    SCOTUStalk joins We the People podcast to preview the new term

    Last week Amy Howe and John Elwood joined Jeffrey Rosen on the National Constitution Center's podcast "We the People" to preview the Supreme Court term that began this morning. The three discuss cases involving LGBT employment discrimination, DACA, public funding for private religious schools, gun rights and abortion.

    • 58 min
    SCOTUS Spotlight: Tony Mauro on the Supreme Court beat

    SCOTUS Spotlight: Tony Mauro on the Supreme Court beat

    This week on SCOTUStalk, Amy Howe of Howe on the Court joins Tony Mauro, who recently retired after nearly four decades covering the Supreme Court. Howe asks Mauro about what he saw on the Supreme Court beat – from the justices deciding an election to contentious confirmation hearings – and what he was hoping to see – from better recruitment of minority law clerks to cameras in the court.

    • 17 min
    SCOTUS spotlight: William Jay on oral advocacy

    SCOTUS spotlight: William Jay on oral advocacy

    This week on SCOTUStalk, Amy Howe of Howe on the Court continues her series interviewing Supreme Court advocates. In this episode, William M. Jay discusses his career arguing 17 cases before the court. Jay is a partner at Goodwin and previously served for five years as an Assistant to the Solicitor General.

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    SCOTUS spotlight: Paul Smith on oral advocacy

    SCOTUS spotlight: Paul Smith on oral advocacy

    This week at SCOTUStalk, Amy Howe of Howe on the Court begins a four-part series interviewing Supreme Court advocates. In this episode, Paul Smith discusses his notable career arguing 21 cases before the court. Smith is a professor at Georgetown University Law Center and Vice President of the Campaign Legal Center.

    • 20 min
    Tom Goldstein and Sarah Harrington review past Supreme Court term with Casetext’s Laura Safdie

    Tom Goldstein and Sarah Harrington review past Supreme Court term with Casetext’s Laura Safdie

    On June 28, SCOTUSblog’s Tom Goldstein and Sarah Harrington participated in a webinar discussing the major cases at the Supreme Court this term. The discussion, moderated by Laura Safdie from Casetext, covered Department of Commerce v. New York, holding that a question about citizenship cannot be added to 2020 census until the Commerce Department provides an adequate explanation for doing so,  Rucho v. Common Cause and Lamone v. Benisek, holding that partisan-gerrymandering claims present political questions that cannot be reviewed by federal courts, and other cases. Video of the webinar is available at this link.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

legaleagle22 ,

Incredible website, not an incredible podcast

This is a good podcast for someone looking for a brief roundup of Supreme Court cases from a nonpartisan perspective. The analysis is relatively brief, though, and other Supreme Court podcasts provide more depth.

NJ1231 ,

Great Supreme Court Roundup

I don't get how this podcast doesn't have better reviews. It provides a brief but detailed roundup of recent news at the Supreme Court. There's not a ton of analysis or partisanship which people might see as a plus or minus but if you're looking to catch up and learn about some cases you might have missed this is a great podcast.

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