300 episodes

Strict Scrutiny is a podcast about the United States Supreme Court and the legal culture that surrounds it.

Hosted by three badass constitutional law professors-- Leah Litman, Kate Shaw, and Melissa Murray-- Strict Scrutiny provides in-depth, accessible, and irreverent analysis of the Supreme Court and its cases, culture, and personalities. Each week, Leah, Kate, and Melissa break down the latest headlines and biggest legal questions facing our country, emphasizing what it all means for our daily lives.

Whether you’re a lawyer or law student, or you’re just here for the messy legal drama, Strict Scrutiny has you covered. New episodes out every Monday… plus bonuses whenever SCOTUS takes away another one of our rights.

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    • 4.7 • 4.2K Ratings

Strict Scrutiny is a podcast about the United States Supreme Court and the legal culture that surrounds it.

Hosted by three badass constitutional law professors-- Leah Litman, Kate Shaw, and Melissa Murray-- Strict Scrutiny provides in-depth, accessible, and irreverent analysis of the Supreme Court and its cases, culture, and personalities. Each week, Leah, Kate, and Melissa break down the latest headlines and biggest legal questions facing our country, emphasizing what it all means for our daily lives.

Whether you’re a lawyer or law student, or you’re just here for the messy legal drama, Strict Scrutiny has you covered. New episodes out every Monday… plus bonuses whenever SCOTUS takes away another one of our rights.

    SCOTUS's Indefensible Delay in Trump's Immunity Case

    SCOTUS's Indefensible Delay in Trump's Immunity Case

    The gang is back together! Ahead of the Strict Scrutiny live show on Saturday in DC, Kate, Melissa and Leah comb through four decisions from the Court. Are these the cases everyone’s waiting for? Not quite, but they do involve repatriation taxes, malicious prosecution, federal rules of evidence, and retaliatory arrests.

    • 33 min
    Mifepristone Stays on the Market (live from Tribeca!)

    Mifepristone Stays on the Market (live from Tribeca!)

    Live from New York, it's Strict Scrutiny! Elie Mystal joins Kate and Melissa in front of a sold-out crowd at the Tribeca Festival to break down opinions, perform dramatic readings of the secret Alito recordings, and dole out some end-of-year superlatives to the justices.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    The Textualist Case for Mass Shootings

    The Textualist Case for Mass Shootings

    In an emergency episode, Leah and Melissa break down the Court's 6-3 decision to strike down a ban on bump stocks, attachments that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire at machine gun-like rates. It's bad, people.

    • 42 min
    Texas Doubles Down on Life-Threatening Abortion Ban

    Texas Doubles Down on Life-Threatening Abortion Ban

    Melissa and Kate talk to Molly Duane, lawyer from the Center for Reproductive Rights, about the disheartening outcome in the Zurawski case in Texas. Plus, they recap recent opinions in cases about bankruptcy, tax law, and health care on Native American reservations.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Flags, Feuds, and Roberts' Rebuff

    Flags, Feuds, and Roberts' Rebuff

    Melissa and Kate recap the Supreme Court's latest opinions and catch up on the latest drama from the Alitos' flag-flying fiasco.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    TRUMP FOUND GUILTY!

    TRUMP FOUND GUILTY!

    A jury of Donald Trump's peers finds him guilty on all 34 counts in the Manhattan election interference trial. Melissa joins Pod Save America to talk about next steps for sentencing and possible appeal. Plus, CNN Legal Analyst Norm Eisen shares what it was like in the courtroom when the verdict came down, and Jon and Dan talk about the political fallout and which voters the conviction might sway.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
4.2K Ratings

4.2K Ratings

Dolphingirlmd ,

Elie Mystal must do all Martha Ann voiceovers forever!

The live show was fantastic. I really enjoy this pod. I have learned so much about the power of the judiciary. Keep up the good work!

texacaligirl ,

Must listen for women lawyers! (And anyone interested in SCOTUS)

I LOVE tuning in to Strict Scrutiny each Monday. The hosts make the Supreme Court cases and related news very accessible and clearly explain how cases relate to our own lives. I’m an attorney and I still appreciate the plain English break downs of each case complete with pop culture references. I’ve been practicing almost 20 years and since listening to the podcast is the closest I’ve followed the U.S. Supreme Court. Also, it means a lot to me that it’s hosted by three women law professors. And they are law professors who are unabashedly themselves and do not hold back their opinions or their perspectives as women. When I went to law school, women professors were few and far between and I assume are still underrepresented. It’s so cool that they are demonstrating to the next generation that you can be a woman and a law professor without having to fit a buttoned up mold. Keep up the great work!

Boonmah ,

A DO NOT MISS podcast!

lively, robust review of the rulings (and antics) of SCOTUS that takes no prisoners and refuses to blink.

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