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A podcast about the Supreme Court and the legal culture that surrounds it. Hosted by Leah Litman, Melissa Murray, and Kate Shaw. Produced by Melody Rowell.

Strict Scrutiny Leah Litman Melissa Murray Kate Shaw

    • Government
    • 4.7 • 1K Ratings

A podcast about the Supreme Court and the legal culture that surrounds it. Hosted by Leah Litman, Melissa Murray, and Kate Shaw. Produced by Melody Rowell.

    Fourth Dimension Feminism

    Fourth Dimension Feminism

    Kate, Melissa, and Leah recap oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Mississippi case that banned abortion after 15 weeks.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Sad Girl Autumn

    Sad Girl Autumn

    It’s sad girl autumn at the Supreme Court -- Melissa, Kate, and Leah preview the upcoming cases, including the frontal challenge to Roe v. Wade in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, and discuss the Court’s lack of action on the S.B. 8 cases.

    • 53 min
    At Liberty: This Fall’s Fight Against Forced Pregnancy

    At Liberty: This Fall’s Fight Against Forced Pregnancy

    In October, Melissa joined the ACLU's podcast At Liberty to discuss the state of abortion rights in Texas and the rest of the nation. We're thrilled to bring the conversation to Strict Scrutiny listeners as well.

    The Supreme Court is gearing up to hear challenges to some state laws restricting abortion, including a case from Mississippi that directly challenges the 1973 precedent set in Roe v. Wade. Given the court’s conservative super majority, many legal experts are warning that access to abortion may hang on Congressional action. The Women’s Health Protection Act, a bill that could legally enshrine the right to abortion care, passed the House on September 24th but faces a battle in the Senate.

    Melissa's co-panelists are Imani Gandy, senior editor at the Rewire News Group and co-host of the podcast Boom! Lawyered, and Alexa Kolbi-Molinas, senior staff attorney at the ACLU’s Reproductive Freedom Project. Molly Kaplan hosts.

    • 40 min
    Self-Own Sam

    Self-Own Sam

    Professor Lisa Eskow joins the podcast to discuss some Justices’ willingness to engage in ecclesiastical whack-a-mole in Ramirez v. Collier. There are also birthday wishes, Big Bird (and other birds), kale shops, and more!

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Have They Heard of Frat Houses?

    Have They Heard of Frat Houses?

    Leah talks to Ahilan Arulanantham about the argument in FBI v. Fazaga, the case challenging the government’s surveillance of the Muslim community in Southern California.

    • 31 min
    Arbitration Rat

    Arbitration Rat

    Melissa, Leah, & Kate recap the remaining cases from the first week of November -- and focus on Houston Community College and NYSRPA v. Bruen, which raises the question whether NYU has a campus. (It does.)

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

soulrockerTLee ,

Whew, really?!?

Love your show, but wow, it’s almost embarrassing to hear those Justices’ clips. My 6 year old could have made better arguments and observations!

Imgoinouttosea ,

Law nerd meets smash the patriarchy

This show is the content that everyone needs in their lives. Witty commentary packed with substance that is both granular and big picture all at the same time. The hosts tease out discrete legal nuances in oral arguments and opinions and also engage in higher level commentary about broader implications for (and often contradictions with) current jurisprudence. The feminist bent is the cherry on top! Keep up the great work!

saragfb ,

Great informative show

Commenting to say I absolutely love this podcast and all three hosts. Just one small request from this court reporter — please slow down! It makes it really hard to follow when you’re talking at 350 wpm 😂

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