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SCOTUStalk

SCOTUStalk is a nonpartisan podcast about the Supreme Court for lawyers and non-lawyers alike, brought to you by SCOTUSblog. SCOTUStalk is hosted by Amy Howe and produced by Katie Barlow, Ellena Erskine, Angie Gou, and James Romoser. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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“Because of sex”: Tom Goldstein and Kevin Russell join Amy Howe to discuss new cases involving whether federal employment discrimination laws protect LGBT employees

In this week’s episode of SCOTUStalk, Tom Goldstein and Kevin Russell join Amy Howe of Howe on the Court to discuss the Supreme Court's announcement that it will weigh in next term on whether federal employment discrimination laws protect LGBT employees in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, Altitude Express Inc. v. Zarda and R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

17mins

6 May 2019

Rank #1

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Tom Goldstein and David Savage talk through abortion, precedent and the Supreme Court

In this week’s episode of SCOTUStalk, Amy Howe of Howe on the Court briefly covers the latest Supreme Court news before speaking with Tom Goldstein of SCOTUSblog and David Savage of the Los Angeles Times about abortion and recent legislation aimed at overturning Roe v. Wade. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

19mins

20 May 2019

Rank #2

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SCOTUS spotlight: John Elwood on petitions for certiorari

In this week’s episode of SCOTUStalk, Amy Howe of Howe on the Court briefly covers the latest Supreme Court news before speaking with John Elwood about the essentials concerning petitions for certiorari. Elwood is a partner at Vinson & Elkins and the author of “Relist Watch.”(In the episode, Elwood suggested there were eight previously rescheduled cases. He later clarified with us that there were five: Illinois Central Railroad Company v. Tennessee Department of Revenue, Hunter v. United States, JTEKT Corp. v. GKN Automotive, Williams v. United States and Shular v. United States.) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

22mins

13 May 2019

Rank #3

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Judicial enumeration: Amy Howe and Kimberly Robinson count five justices for the citizenship question in Department of Commerce v. New York

In this week’s episode of SCOTUStalk, Amy Howe of Howe on the Court briefly reviews the latest SCOTUS news before providing deeper coverage with Kimberly Robinson of last week’s oral argument in Department of Commerce v. New York, a high-profile challenge to the Trump administration’s decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

22mins

29 Apr 2019

Rank #4

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Tom Goldstein and Sarah Harrington review past Supreme Court term with Casetext’s Laura Safdie

On June 28, SCOTUSblog’s Tom Goldstein and Sarah Harrington participated in a webinar discussing the major cases at the Supreme Court this term. The discussion, moderated by Laura Safdie from Casetext, covered Department of Commerce v. New York, holding that a question about citizenship cannot be added to 2020 census until the Commerce Department provides an adequate explanation for doing so,  Rucho v. Common Cause and Lamone v. Benisek, holding that partisan-gerrymandering claims present political questions that cannot be reviewed by federal courts, and other cases. Video of the webinar is available at this link. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

58mins

9 Jul 2019

Rank #5

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SCOTUS spotlight: Life at OSG

In this week’s episode of SCOTUStalk, Sarah Harrington, a partner at Goldstein & Russell who formerly served as an assistant to the solicitor general, joins Amy Howe of Howe on the Court to talk about life in the Office of the Solicitor General. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

23mins

18 Mar 2019

Rank #6

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A trademark case with colorful language: Amy Howe and Mark Walsh talk through Iancu v. Brunetti

In this week’s episode of SCOTUStalk, Amy Howe of Howe on the Court briefly reviews the latest SCOTUS news before providing deeper coverage with Mark Walsh of last week’s oral argument in Iancu v. Brunetti, a First Amendment challenge to the ban on registration of “immoral” or “scandalous” trademarks. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

23mins

22 Apr 2019

Rank #7

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The final three weeks of October term 2018

In this week’s episode of SCOTUStalk, Amy Howe of Howe on the Court and Tom Goldstein take a look at what’s ahead at the Supreme Court for the final weeks of June. The justices have 24 argued cases still to decide, including a number of the more high-profile cases from this year’s docket: Gundy v. United States, The American Legion v. American Humanist Association, Department of Commerce v. New York, and partisan-gerrymandering cases Rucho v. Common Cause and Lamone v. Benisek.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

19mins

10 Jun 2019

Rank #8

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Monday at the Supreme Court: Four opinions and a GVR

In this week’s episode of SCOTUStalk, Amy Howe of Howe on the Court reviews Monday’s Supreme Court orders and opinions. The justices released their decisions in four argued cases: Manhattan Community Access Corp. v. Halleck, Virginia Uranium Inc. v. Warren, Gamble v. United States and Virginia House of Delegates v. Bethune-Hill. The justices also granted, vacated and remanded Klein v. Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries. The Supreme Court will release decisions in more of its 20 remaining cases on Thursday, June 20. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

7mins

19 Jun 2019

Rank #9

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SCOTUS spotlight: Paul Smith on oral advocacy

This week at SCOTUStalk, Amy Howe of Howe on the Court begins a four-part series interviewing Supreme Court advocates. In this episode, Paul Smith discusses his notable career arguing 21 cases before the court. Smith is a professor at Georgetown University Law Center and Vice President of the Campaign Legal Center. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

20mins

12 Aug 2019

Rank #10

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SCOTUS spotlight: William Jay on oral advocacy

This week on SCOTUStalk, Amy Howe of Howe on the Court continues her series interviewing Supreme Court advocates. In this episode, William M. Jay discusses his career arguing 17 cases before the court. Jay is a partner at Goodwin and previously served for five years as an Assistant to the Solicitor General. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

16mins

20 Aug 2019

Rank #11

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FWOTSC: Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, first woman on the Supreme Court

In this week’s episode of SCOTUStalk, Amy Howe of Howe on the Court talks with Evan and Oscie Thomas about Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court. Evan is the author of “First: Sandra Day O’Connor,” a biography released last week. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

22mins

25 Mar 2019

Rank #12

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SCOTUS Spotlight: Tony Mauro on the Supreme Court beat

This week on SCOTUStalk, Amy Howe of Howe on the Court joins Tony Mauro, who recently retired after nearly four decades covering the Supreme Court. Howe asks Mauro about what he saw on the Supreme Court beat – from the justices deciding an election to contentious confirmation hearings – and what he was hoping to see – from better recruitment of minority law clerks to cameras in the court. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

17mins

30 Sep 2019

Rank #13

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Spring in Washington: Retirement talk

In this week’s episode of SCOTUStalk, Amy Howe of Howe on the Court talks with Professor Stephen Wermiel of American University Washington College of Law about Supreme Court retirements, both in the possible future and from the recent past. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

23mins

15 Apr 2019

Rank #14

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From 12 to 8: Final countdown at the Supreme Court

In this week’s episode of SCOTUStalk, Amy Howe of Howe on the Court reviews Monday’s Supreme Court orders and opinions. The justices released their decisions in four argued cases: Iancu v. Brunetti, United States v. Davis, Food Marketing Institute v. Argus Leader Media and The Dutra Group v. Batterton. The justices also granted review in eight cases, for a total of five hours of oral argument. The Supreme Court will release decisions in more of its eight remaining cases on Wednesday, June 26. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

6mins

25 Jun 2019

Rank #15

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Courtroom access: SCOTUStalk stands in line for Supreme Court seats

Since October, SCOTUSblog has been outside the Supreme Court collecting data and stories from people who traveled to see oral arguments in person during the 2019-2020 term. On December 11, 2019, two of our staff attempted to obtain seats via the public line to watch an argument. They recorded their experience in hopes that it would aid others who want to be part of the audience in the courtroom. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

11mins

21 Apr 2020

Rank #16

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Abortion and the structure of the CFPB: Marcia Coyle joins Amy Howe to discuss last week's oral arguments

This week on SCOTUStalk, Amy Howe sits down with Marcia Coyle, who covers the Supreme Court for the National Law Journal, to discuss the oral arguments in two cases heard by the court last week -- the first about a Louisiana law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and the second involving the leadership structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

23mins

12 Mar 2020

Rank #17

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2020 Supreme Court Preview (pt 2)

On Thursday, February 20, Casetext and SCOTUSblog hosted the second webinar in a two-part series previewing the biggest decisions expected this term at the Supreme Court. Tom Goldstein and Kevin Russell covered President Donald Trump’s tax returns, religious school funding, the future of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and faithless electors in the 2020 presidential race. The webinar was co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

58mins

20 Feb 2020

Rank #18

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2020 Supreme Court Preview presented by Casetext and SCOTUSblog

On January 28, Casetext and SCOTUSblog conducted the first webinar in a two-part series previewing the biggest decisions expected this term at the Supreme Court. Casetext chief operating officer and general counsel Laura Safdie moderated the panel, featuring SCOTUSblog founder and Goldstein & Russell partner Tom Goldstein and Goldstein & Russell partner Sarah Harrington. The webinar covered high-profile cases involving Title VII and LGBT discrimination, the DACA program, the Second Amendment and the future of an abortion law in Louisiana.The second part of this series will be live on Thursday, February 20, at 12 noon EST. Register now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

59mins

28 Jan 2020

Rank #19

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Are we all textualists now?: Amy Howe and Kevin Russell discuss oral arguments in LGBT employment discrimination cases

This week on SCOTUStalk, Amy Howe sits down with Kevin Russell to discuss the oral arguments in the LGBT employment discrimination cases heard by the court last week. The pair talk about Pam Karlan's opening argument in Bostock v. Clayton County, the two-minute rule, Justice Kagan's interpretation of "because of sex" and Justice Gorsuch's concern about the "massive social upheaval that would be entailed" by deciding that sex discrimination under Title VII covers transgender people. Kevin Russell is a partner at Goldstein & Russell and has argued 12 cases before the Supreme Court. Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., is counsel on an amicus brief in support of respondent Stephens in Harris Funeral Homes v EEOC. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

18mins

17 Oct 2019

Rank #20