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SCOTUS 101

A Heritage Foundation podcast breaking down what's happening at the Supreme Court, what the justices are up to, and more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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John Roberts v. Chuck Schumer

Mark Walsh joins Elizabeth Slattery this week to break down what the oral arguments in an important separation-of-powers case and the Louisiana abortion case. They discuss the recent dust up between John Roberts and Chuck Schumer and the news that the Court will hear a sixth case involving Obamacare. Elizabeth also chats with Louisiana Solicitor General Elizabeth Murrill about her career. Stay tuned for Supreme Trivia - Before They Were Justices edition. Mark's in the hot seat!Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @scotus101 and send comments, questions, or ideas for future episodes to scotus101@heritage.org. Don't forget to leave a 5-star rating!Stay caffeinated and opinionated with a SCOTUS 101 mug: https://shop.heritage.org/products/scotus-101-mug. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

44mins

6 Mar 2020

Rank #1

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#240: The Retirement Episode

Kimberly Robinson from Bloomberg Law joins Elizabeth & Tiffany to break down this week's big decisions (travel ban! Janus! NIFLA! water wars!). They also guess who will be the next Supreme Court justice. Tiffany and Kimberly are in the hot seat for Supreme Trivia - Retirement Edition. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

25mins

28 Jun 2018

Rank #2

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#203: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Peaches & Paul Clement Walk into SCOTUS

This week, Elizabeth and Tiffany talk about how Justice Gorsuch is ruffling feathers, recent oral arguments, and interview former Solicitor General, Paul Clement. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

29mins

5 Oct 2017

Rank #3

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#213: Shackles, Wife-Swapping & Festivus

Elizabeth & Tiffany break down the latest orders from SCOTUS (including a wife-swapping case and political gerrymandering in Maryland). They also talk with Georgia Court of Appeals Chief Judge Stephen Dillard, and play Supreme Trivia - Winter Holiday Edition. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

36mins

14 Dec 2017

Rank #4

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#229: Don't Mess with Texas

This week, Elizabeth & Tiffany break down Gorsuch's "liberal" vote in an immigration case and oral argument in the internet sales tax case. Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller also joins them to talk about Anthony Kennedy, Ted Cruz, and the sweet mystery of life. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

30mins

19 Apr 2018

Rank #5

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#202: Trump's Travel Pause & Leaving Big Law

In this episode, Elizabeth & Tiffany talk about recent grants, the fate of the travel ban, and they interview former Thomas clerk, Will Consovoy. They also play "Supreme Trivia - Clarence Thomas edition." See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

24mins

28 Sep 2017

Rank #6

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Summer Session #2: Debunking the Myths about Kavanaugh

In this episode of Summer Session, Ed Whelan joins Elizabeth to break down myths about SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh - from the Russia investigation to being a baseball fanatic. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

10mins

17 Jul 2018

Rank #7

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#212: Sport Betting, Wedding Cakes & Lots of Bananas

This week, Elizabeth & Tiffany talk about SCOTUS advocates’ pre-argument rituals. They're joined by Alliance Defending Freedom's Jordan Lorence to talk about the wedding cake case. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

31mins

7 Dec 2017

Rank #8

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#211: SCOTUS Suspensions & Cellphone Tracking

In this episode, Elizabeth & guest host John-Michael Seibler talk about the Court's recent orders and arguments, and they interview criminal law expert Orin Kerr about the cellphone case at SCOTUS. They also play Supreme Trivia - Fourth Amendment edition. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

34mins

1 Dec 2017

Rank #9

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#207: SCOTUS Field Trip to Harvard

This week, Elizabeth & Tiffany discuss the justices’ field trip to Harvard and courts joining the resistance. They also interview Supreme Court reporter, Kevin Daley, and play Supreme Trivia - Halloween edition. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

21mins

2 Nov 2017

Rank #10

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Summer Session #1: An Introduction to the Man of the Hour

SCOTUS 101 returns for a brief Summer Session. In this episode longtime fact checker John Malcolm joins Elizabeth to talk about attending the huge SCOTUS announcement at White House. They also dig into SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh's background and the highlights of his time on the D.C. Circuit. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

11mins

11 Jul 2018

Rank #11

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#230: A SCOTUS Haiku and Cosmic Injunctions

This week, Elizabeth & Tiffany discuss a SCOTUS haiku, Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein's SCOTUS debut, and recent opinions. Law professor Josh Blackman joins the ladies to talk about the travel ban oral argument and meeting Lin-Manuel Miranda at SCOTUS. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

30mins

26 Apr 2018

Rank #12

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#221: All About Clarence Thomas

This week, Elizabeth & Tiffany talk about dueling concurrences and the witch hunt against Clarence Thomas. They chat with former West Virginia SG (and G.O.A.T.) Elbert Lin. The ladies wrap up with a $10,000 question in Supreme Trivia. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

29mins

22 Feb 2018

Rank #13

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#231: SCOTUS Bingo & the Slaughterhouse Cases

This week, Sheldon Gilbert of the Institute for Justice joins the ladies to talk about why it's time for SCOTUS to overrule the infamous Slaughterhouse Cases. They also try to stump Sheldon in a round of Supreme Trivia. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

40mins

3 May 2018

Rank #14

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Summer Session #3: Apples & Oregano

In this episode of Summer Session, Above the Law's David Lat joins Elizabeth to talk about what happened with the failed nomination of Ryan Bounds and what that means for Brett Kavanaugh (spoiler alert: not much). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

15mins

25 Jul 2018

Rank #15

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The Chief Giveth and the Chief Taketh Away

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 for future episodes to scotus101@heritage.org. Don't forget to leave a 5-star rating!Show your love for SCOTUS 101 and buy a limited edition mug while they last: shop.heritage.org/products/scotus-101-mug. Tune in for a promo code! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

32mins

28 Jun 2019

Rank #16

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#232: SCOTUSblog on SCOTUS101, vol. I

This week, Elizabeth & Tiffany review the RBG documentary and chat with SCOTUSblog's Amy Howe. They also break down recent decisions on sports betting, shackling, and more. Tune in for Supreme Trivia - Notorious RBG edition! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

32mins

17 May 2018

Rank #17

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Justices Clash over Death Penalty

Sean Marotta from Hogan Lovells (and #AppellateTwitter fame) joins Elizabeth Slattery to talk about the Supreme Court's death penalty decision and why the Kansas Attorney General's office will have a very busy summer. Elizabeth also chats with Brianne Gorod of the Constitutional Accountability Center about progressive originalism. Stay tuned for Supreme Trivia!Follow us on Twitter @scotus101 and send comments, questions, or ideas for future episodes to scotus101@heritage.org. And don't forget to leave a 5-star rating! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

37mins

4 Apr 2019

Rank #18

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#217: Government Shutdowns, Ginsburned & #GorsuchStyle

This week, Elizabeth & Tiffany talk with Empirical SCOTUS founder Adam Feldman and catch up on the Supreme Court's latest opinions and grants. They also play "Judge or Just Made Up." Can you spot the fake judges? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

40mins

25 Jan 2018

Rank #19

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100 Cases Everyone Should Know

Elizabeth Slattery and Tiffany Bates recap Justice Brett Kavanaugh's speech to the Federalist Society and this week's oral argument in the DACA case. Elizabeth also chats with law professor Josh Blackman about his new book, 100 Supreme Court Cases Everyone Should Know. Stay tuned for Supreme Trivia. Tiffany's in the hot seat!Get the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Constitutional-Law-Supreme-Everyone/dp/1543813909Follow us on Twitter @scotus101 and send comments, questions, or ideas for future episodes to scotus101@heritage.org. Don't forget to leave a 5-star rating!Stay caffeinated and opinionated with a SCOTUS 101 mug: https://shop.heritage.org/products/scotus-101-mug. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

22mins

15 Nov 2019

Rank #20