Shadowy Supreme Court: A Conversation w/ Stephen Vladeck
Good Law | Bad Law
Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast, Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by returning guest and friend of the podcast, professor Stephen Vladeck, of the University of Texas at Austin, School of Law, to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court and the notion of its secretive “shadow docket.” In today’s episode, Stephen returns to our show to discuss an obscure legal procedure known as, the “shadow docket.” Throughout today’s conversation, Aaron and Stephen explore just what exactly this is, what it means for the country, how it impacts democracy, and how it is being used. Cases on this docket can effectively be decided quickly and quietly – sometimes even without knowing all of the evidence; they can be resolved even when lower cases are still processing them and without providing explanations and/or signed opinions. Stephen and Aaron address the dangers that this type of power can have and whether or not there are any checks and balances in place in our system to keep these powers regulated. Professor Vladeck holds the Charles Alan Wright Chair in Federal Courts at the University of Texas School of Law and is a nationally recognized expert on the federal courts, constitutional law, national security law, and military justice. Stephen has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Texas Supreme Court, and lower federal civilian and military courts; he has served as an expert witness in both U.S. state and federal courts and in foreign tribunals. Professor Vladeck has received numerous awards for his influential and widely-cited legal scholarship, his popular writing, his teaching, and his service to the legal profession. Professor Vladeck is also a host of his own podcast, the National Security Law Podcast, which he co-hosts with Professor Bob Chesney. He is CNN’s Supreme Court analyst and a co-author of Aspen Publishers’ leading national security law and counterterrorism law casebooks. He is the executive editor of the Just Security blog and a senior editor of the Lawfare blog. Listen now! To learn more about Professor Vladeck, please click here. To check out Professor Vladeck’s co-hosted podcast, the National Security Law Podcast, please click here. To read the Reuters’ article, “The 'shadow docket': How the U.S. Supreme Court quietly dispatches key rulings,” in which Professor Vladeck was quoted, please click here. Host: Aaron Freiwald Guest: Stephen Vladeck Follow Good Law | Bad Law: YouTube: Good Law | Bad Law Facebook: @GOODLAWBADLAW Instagram: @GoodLawBadLaw Website: https://www.law-podcast.com
Illuminating the Shadow Docket (Feat. Jennifer Rodgers and Stephen Vladeck)
Objections: With Adam Klasfeld
On the latest episode of "Objections," experts unpack why federal prosecutors opposed dismissing Steve Bannon's indictment after his pardon and what to do about the Supreme Court's growing "shadow docket." Former Southern District of New York prosecutor and CNN legal analyst Jennifer Rodgers explains why ex-President Trump's pardon of Bannon does not fully shield the former White House strategist from federal prosecution, let alone a state probe reportedly heating up across the street. University of Texas School of Law Professor Stephen Vladeck discusses his recent House Judiciary Committee hearing about what legal scholars dub the Supreme Court's "shadow docket," rulings decided outside the court’s regular docket without oral argument.
Prof Stephen Vladeck on the Barrett SCOTUS hearings
Prof. Stephen Vladeck from the University of Texas Law School is a leading expert on the Supreme Court and constitutional law. He joined the show to talk about the beginning of Judge Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearings.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Soldiers in Cities: Can Trump Use Our Military Against Americans? (with Stephen Vladeck)
On Topic with Renato Mariotti
Renato and Patti discuss whether Trump has legal authority to use the U.S. military domestically against citizens in response to violence and looting. They were joined by Stephen Vladeck, A. Dalton Cross Professor in Law at the University of Texas School of Law. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Iran Attack: Can the President Start a War without Congress? (with Stephen Vladeck and Ro Khanna)
On Topic with Renato Mariotti
Renato discussed Trump's recent attack that killed Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani and Congressional efforts to ensure that Trump did not lead the nation into war with Iran. He was joined by Stephen Vladeck, A. Dalton Cross Professor in Law at the University of Texas School of Law and Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA), who recently introduced the No War With Iran Act in the House. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Good Law | Bad Law #77 - Did the Arab Bank foster terrorism? W/ Stephen Vladeck
Good Law | Bad Law
Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast series Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by Stephen Vladeck, co-host of the popular podcast “The National Security Law Podcast”, as well as a law professor at the University of Texas, School of Law. Stephen is also a consultant for CNN both on air and behind the scenes, as an analyst covering the Supreme Court. Specializing in national security law, Stephen focuses his research on the intersection of the federal courts and national security law, access to justice, human rights law and more. In today’s episode, Aaron and Stephen discuss the Supreme Court case, Jesner Et Al. v. Arab Bank, PLC. A matter with potentially wide-ranging implications, this case surrounds a series of five lawsuits that were filed against the Arab Bank in Federal District Court in Brooklyn between the years 2004 and 2010. The basic allegation uniting these five lawsuits and more than 6,000 plaintiffs is their claim as victims of terrorist attacks that happened overseas that they allege the Arab Bank was liable for. They claim that the Arab Bank was directly and indirectly responsible for financing and helping to facilitate a series of terrorist attacks in the Middle East over a ten year period that produced and resulted in the deaths and serious injuries of many of the plaintiffs and or their families. Throughout the conversation, Aaron and Stephen discuss the ins and outs of the case, as well as the theoretical ramifications that could happen as a result of the Supreme Court’s decision. Technically a private entity, the Arab Bank is a major financial institution with many branches and a wide global reach. Join us today as Stephen Vladeck and Aaron Freiwald discuss this fascinating Supreme Court case and discuss the potential outcomes this case could have. Attached are the original complaint, as well as the opinion by Justice Kennedy, and the concurring opinions by Justices Alito and Gorsuch. The dissenting opinion by Justice Sotomayor is also included. The holding of the court was that foreign corporations may not be defendants in suits brought under the Alien Tort Statute. The judgment was affirmed in a 5-4 decision on April 24th. Complaint & Opinions: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/17pdf/16-499_1a7d.pdf Host: Aaron Freiwald Guest: Stephen Vladeck Follow Good Law | Bad Law: YouTube: Good Law | Bad Law Instagram: @GoodLawBadLaw Website: https://www.GoodLawBadLawPodcast.com
Special Councel Investigation - with Stephen Vladeck
Host Abhishek Mukund is joined by University of Texas Law professor Stephen Vladeck to discuss the Special Council investigation into possibly collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Professor Vladeck details why the investigation started, how it has progressed, who the key players are, and hypothesizes what may happen next. Professor Vladeck also speaks on the legality surrounding indicting a sitting president, and whether an FBI director can make notes of private conversations.