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Best SCOTUS 101 podcasts we could find (updated June 2020)
Best SCOTUS 101 podcasts we could find
Updated June 2020
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Professor Elizabeth Joh teaches Intro to Constitutional Law and most of the time this is a pretty straight forward job. But with Trump in office, everything has changed. Five minutes before class Professor Joh checks Twitter to find out what the 45th President has said and how it jibes with 200 years of the judicial branch interpreting and ruling on the Constitution. Hosted by acclaimed podcaster Roman Mars (99% Invisible, co-founder Radiotopia), this show is a weekly, fun, casual Con Law 10 ...
 
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The Supreme Court may not be able to meet in person, but they are still doing business over conference call. This month, they've considered three cases about Donald Trump's finances, and whether they should be released to Congressional committees and prosecutors in New York. What does history tell us about these cases which could have major consequ…
 
In this episode, Amy impersonates Matthew McConaughey, GianCarlo tries out a French accent, and the two of them discuss the new documentary, Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words (available to stream online for free at the link below). They also unpack the one opinion released this week, which involves the 1998 al Qaeda bombings of the em…
 
It's Elizabeth's last day on the show, and a week of big news at the Court: telephonic oral arguments, questions from Justice Thomas, and the "flush heard 'round the world." We also discuss this week's opinions (one involves Bridgegate, the other a sizzling unanimous rebuke of the Ninth Circuit), and Elizabeth interviews legal power couple, Jim and…
 
In mid-April, 2020, states are beginning to explore ways to re-open their economies amid the global coronavirus pandemic. But with states devising their own paths forward, many are wondering what powers the government has, even during a national emergency. Are the states violating our civil liberties by enforcing these lockdowns? To answer this que…
 
Please enjoy the George W. Bush Presidential Library's interview with Justice Neil Gorsuch. Check out other episodes of the Strategerist podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-strategerist/id1450428537. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @scotus101 and send comments, questions, or ideas for future episodes to scotus101@heritage.org…
 
Elizabeth Slattery and Tiffany Bates hit the highlights of the Court's recent opinions, orders, and denials. They also sit down with 7th Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett and hear about tailgating at Notre Dame football games and shooting sporting clays with her clerks. Stay tuned for Supreme Trivia - The Dogma Lives Loudly edition. Elizabeth's in th…
 
Prosecutors recommended that Roger Stone, an associate of Donald Trump, be given a heavy penalty after being convicted of seven felony counts, including lying to authorities. But after intervention from Attorney General Barr, and tweets from the President, those recommendations were rescinded. What can his case tell us about presidential interferen…
 
After Donald Trump ordered the killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, many wondered if the two countries were on the brink of a major conflict. This incident is only the latest in the long-standing fight between Congress and the President over who has the power to make war, and if an act of violence against another state can be legitimate with…
 
Elizabeth Slattery and Tiffany Bates talk about the NYC gun case and offer holiday gift ideas for SCOTUS fans. Elizabeth also chats with Judge Amul Thapar of the 6th Circuit about all things Kentucky. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @scotus101 and send comments, questions, or ideas for future episodes to scotus101@heritage.org. Don't forget to l…
 
Since the beginning of the impeachment proceedings against the President, Donald Trump has insisted he has a right to confront “the whistleblower,” the anonymous member of the intelligence community who set the whole thing in motion. There is a Confrontation Clause in the Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution, which says a defendant in …
 
Elizabeth Slattery and Tiffany Bates discuss recent oral arguments, preview a new documentary about Justice Clarence Thomas, and answer a listener question about a case involving the infamous climate change "hockey stick" graph. Elizabeth also chats with Texas power couple Erin and Brett Busby. Stay tuned for Supreme Trivia - Couples edition. Eliza…
 
Donald Trump says he should not be impeached as President, since there was ‘no quid pro quo’ on a phone call where he asked the Ukrainian president to investigate a political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden. But does quid pro quo need to be explicitly stated to be a legal issue? And can private citizens like Rudy Giuliani represent America o…
 
Trump lawyers assert that all of Trump’s actions during the Mueller investigation were within his rights as President and can’t be classified as obstruction of justice, especially because there is no underlying crime alleged. But as Martha Stewart will tell you, that’s not how obstruction of justice works. Get the new Shredders album from Doomtree!…
 
In the season finale, Fact Checker John Malcolm joins Elizabeth Slattery to discuss the Supreme Court's rulings on agency deference, the Census citizenship question, partisan gerrymandering, and a few cases coming up next term. Stay tuned for Supreme Trivia - End of Term edition!Follow us on Twitter @scotus101 and send comments, questions, or ideas…
 
Elizabeth Slattery chats with D.C. Circuit Judge Patricia Millett about her record-breaking career in the Solicitor General’s Office, how she got into Tae Kwon Do, and what it was like watching her former colleague Brett Kavanaugh endure a brutal Supreme Court confirmation.Follow us on Twitter @scotus101 and send comments, questions, or ideas for f…
 
Fellow Heritage scholar Tom Jipping joins Elizabeth Slattery to talk about abortion, capital punishment, and iPhones. Elizabeth also chats with CNN's Joan Biskupic about what goes on behind closed doors at the Supreme Court and her new book about Chief Justice John Roberts. Stay tuned for Supreme Trivia - Capital Punishment Edition. Follow us on Tw…
 
Elizabeth Slattery briefly hits this week's SCOTUS headlines before diving into a recent interview with bank-robber-turned-law-professor Shon Hopwood. He shares about his experience writing cert. petitions from prison, clerking for Judge Janice Rogers Brown, and meeting Kim Kardashian.Follow us on Twitter @scotus101 and send comments, questions, or…
 
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