Supreme Court

Sam and Emma host Dr. Leah Torres of the West Alabama Women’s Center to discuss her recent piece in Slate “Doctors in Alabama Already Turn Away Miscarrying Patients. This Will Be America’s New Normal.” Then, Sam and Emma are joined by Richard Revesz, professor and Dean Emeritus at New York University School of Law, to discuss the EPA v. West Virginia case […]
Sam and Emma host Blake Emerson, assistant professor at the UCLA School of Law, to discuss some of the recent rulings coming out of the 5th Circuit. Then, Sam and Emma are joined by Leah Litman, assistant professor at Michigan Law School and contributor to Slate, to discuss the recent SCOTUS ruling for Sen. Ted Cruz against […]
Sam and Emma host Khiara M. Bridges, professor at Berkeley Law School, and Michelle Oberman, professor at Santa Clara University School of Law, to discuss the bombshell leaked SCOTUS brief that would overturn Roe V. Wade. Prof. Bridges first joins to clarify what it actually was that was leaked, looking at Justice Alito’s first draft of, what he […]
Sam and Emma (freshly back from vacation!) break down a huge weekend in news, from the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the courts to labor and COVID, and more! Sam and Emma begin by reflecting on the myriad examples of incredible anti-war activism in the face of repression that we’ve seen by the Russian people, from newscasters […]
It’s Casual Friday! Sam and Emma host Perry Bacon Jr., columnist for the Washington Post, to discuss his recent pieces “Let’s puncture some myths about Democrats’ struggles” and “Why Ketanji Brown Jackson would be such an upgrade over Breyer.” Then, Sam and Emma are joined by John Hodgman and David Rees to discuss their new project “Dicktown” on FXX! Perry, Sam, and Emma begin by parsing through […]
The MR Crew brings you a Monday news rundown, Bernie Sanders powerful critique of Trump’s Iran war mongering and incompetence and the media’s devotion to war. The humanitarian crisis at the border, the Administration and ICE lawyers defend denying basic care to children at the border. Sanders, very, very good student debt elimination bill.  Fox […]
Author and law professor, Lawrence Lessig, explains the questionable historical roots of the modern implementation of the electoral college. The legal case he is pursuing to reform the electoral college. The opportunity that Bush V Gore creates. David Boise’s role in the lawsuit. Is The Supreme Court honest. What was it like clerking for Scalia. […]
Did Neil Gorsuch lie about pro bono legal work? Ian Millhiser, explains the nature of the Neil Gorsuch pick for the Supreme Court. The Mitch McConnell rule and why the Democrats should follow it. Filibustering Gorsuch and when the Republicans nuke the filibuster. The Chevron doctrine. Gorsuch’s devious radicalism and why Gorsuch will occupy a […]
Ian Millhiser of the Center For American Progress explains the Supreme Court’s decision to block the Texas attack on Abortion rights. The reasoning behind that decision. The varieties of ways Scalia’s absence is influencing the Court. Why Justice Kennedy’s switch on the Fischer decision safeguarded Affirmative Action. Did Justice Sotomayor influence Justice Kennedy to moderate […]
Ian Millhiser a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund and the Editor of ThinkProgress Justice explains what is appealing about President Obama’s pick of Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court. Deference to regulatory agencies. The politics of the Garland pick. Why Obama’s strategy of appearing rational does not work with Republicans. […]