In Recess #5: “The Ghost of LBJ”

In Recess #5: “The Ghost of LBJ”October Term 2017 has been officially gaveled out, and the justices are all doing exciting things like “teaching” in Europe. But we’re not taking the summer off. Instead, we’re here to give you 2018’s first installment of our summer series, “In Recess.” In this episode, we start to chip away at our huge backlog of […]

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In Recess #5: “The Ghost of LBJ”

October Term 2017 has been officially gaveled out, and the justices are all doing exciting things like “teaching” in Europe. But we’re not taking the summer off. Instead, we’re here to give you 2018’s first installment of our summer series, “In Recess.” In this episode, we start to chip away at our huge backlog of hotline calls, and talk through some interesting religious liberty cases the Supreme Court has on its docket—while also providing a brief update about just how much Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh loves baseball.

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In Recess #5: “The Ghost of LBJ”

In Recess #5: “The Ghost of LBJ”October Term 2017 has been officially gaveled out, and the justices are all doing exciting things like “teaching” in Europe. But we’re not taking the summer off. Instead, we’re here to give you 2018’s first installment of our summer series, “In Recess.” In this episode, we start to chip away at our huge backlog of […]

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In Recess #5: “The Ghost of LBJ”

October Term 2017 has been officially gaveled out, and the justices are all doing exciting things like “teaching” in Europe. But we’re not taking the summer off. Instead, we’re here to give you 2018’s first installment of our summer series, “In Recess.” In this episode, we start to chip away at our huge backlog of hotline calls, and talk through some interesting religious liberty cases the Supreme Court has on its docket—while also providing a brief update about just how much Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh loves baseball.

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Good Behaviour #7: “Not an Emirate”

Good Behaviour #7: “Not an Emirate”Well, one question has been answered: Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been nominated to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. But plenty more questions remain: How much did Kennedy have to do with the nomination? Where does Kavanaugh fall on the ideological scale? How did neatly packaged conservative and liberal judicial strategies come to […]

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Good Behaviour #7: “Not an Emirate”

Well, one question has been answered: Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been nominated to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court.

But plenty more questions remain: How much did Kennedy have to do with the nomination? Where does Kavanaugh fall on the ideological scale? How did neatly packaged conservative and liberal judicial strategies come to be? And are we actually just reliving the beginning of the 20th century?

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The Annual: OT2017 in Review

The Annual: OT2017 in ReviewIt’s the second-ever First Mondays annual! Leah* joins an episode devoted to looking back on OT2017, even with so many possibilities for the court’s future. That includes another round of First Mondays superlatives — and no spoilers, but Justice Elena Kagan didn’t win them all (although she came up in almost every category). After the […]

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The Annual: OT2017 in Review

It’s the second-ever First Mondays annual! Leah* joins an episode devoted to looking back on OT2017, even with so many possibilities for the court’s future. That includes another round of First Mondays superlatives — and no spoilers, but Justice Elena Kagan didn’t win them all (although she came up in almost every category). After the best and the worst of OT2017, from cases ranging from Sessions v. Dimaya to Ortiz v. United States to Gill v. Whitford to NIFLA v. Becerra to Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute (and more!), a brief word about some things to watch for in OT2018.

Special thanks to Matt Farley of Motern Media for yet another perfect song to cap the term.

*Read her tribute, “Justice Kennedy’s Counter-Clerks,” here.

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The Annual: OT2017 in Review

The Annual: OT2017 in ReviewIt’s the second-ever First Mondays annual! Leah* joins an episode devoted to looking back on OT2017, even with so many possibilities for the court’s future. That includes another round of First Mondays superlatives — and no spoilers, but Justice Elena Kagan didn’t win them all (although she came up in almost every category). After the […]

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The Annual: OT2017 in Review

It’s the second-ever First Mondays annual! Leah* joins an episode devoted to looking back on OT2017, even with so many possibilities for the court’s future. That includes another round of First Mondays superlatives — and no spoilers, but Justice Elena Kagan didn’t win them all (although she came up in almost every category). After the best and the worst of OT2017, from cases ranging from Sessions v. Dimaya to Ortiz v. United States to Gill v. Whitford to NIFLA v. Becerra to Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute (and more!), a brief word about some things to watch for in OT2018.

Special thanks to Matt Farley of Motern Media for yet another perfect song to cap the term.

*Read her tribute, “Justice Kennedy’s Counter-Clerks,” here.

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Good Behaviour #6: “The Drift”

Good Behaviour #6: “The Drift”Just how political are Supreme Court justices, and what can we learn from data? In this episode, the latest installment of our “Good Behaviour” series, we talk with Professor Lee Epstein of Washington University in St. Louis, the leading expert on the empirical analysis of the Supreme Court. She helps us think through Justice Anthony […]

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Good Behaviour #6: “The Drift”

Just how political are Supreme Court justices, and what can we learn from data? In this episode, the latest installment of our “Good Behaviour” series, we talk with Professor Lee Epstein of Washington University in St. Louis, the leading expert on the empirical analysis of the Supreme Court. She helps us think through Justice Anthony Kennedy’s legacy, what his retirement means for Chief Justice John Roberts and how his replacement might change the law.

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Good Behaviour #6: “The Drift”

Good Behaviour #6: “The Drift”Just how political are Supreme Court justices, and what can we learn from data? In this episode, the latest installment of our “Good Behaviour” series, we talk with Professor Lee Epstein of Washington University in St. Louis, the leading expert on the empirical analysis of the Supreme Court. She helps us think through Justice Anthony […]

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Good Behaviour #6: “The Drift”

Just how political are Supreme Court justices, and what can we learn from data? In this episode, the latest installment of our “Good Behaviour” series, we talk with Professor Lee Epstein of Washington University in St. Louis, the leading expert on the empirical analysis of the Supreme Court. She helps us think through Justice Anthony Kennedy’s legacy, what his retirement means for Chief Justice John Roberts and how his replacement might change the law.

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OT2017 #31: “Old Paella”

OT2017 #31: “Old Paella”We made it! OT2017 came to a close last week, but not before dropping quite a few bombshells. We’ll discuss what the Supreme Court decided in matters relating to crisis pregnancy centers and free speech, public sector union dues and President Donald Trump’s travel ban. Make sure you’re subscribed to the show in the podcast app of your choice. […]

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OT2017 #31: “Old Paella”

We made it! OT2017 came to a close last week, but not before dropping quite a few bombshells. We’ll discuss what the Supreme Court decided in matters relating to crisis pregnancy centers and free speechpublic sector union dues and President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

Make sure you’re subscribed to the show in the podcast app of your choice. This summer we’re reviving our Good Behaviour series, paying close attention to the confirmation process for whomever is nominated to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat.

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Good Behaviour #5: “Constitutional Hardball”

Good Behaviour #5: “Constitutional Hardball”Justice Anthony Kennedy has announced his retirement. What now? We continue our series on Supreme Court vacancies, with Dan Epps and Leah Litman — both former Kennedy clerks — setting the stage. “Good Behaviour” is First Mondays’ series of episodes covering Supreme Court vacancies and nominations. The title comes from Article III of the Constitution, […]

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Good Behaviour #5: “Constitutional Hardball”

Justice Anthony Kennedy has announced his retirement. What now? We continue our series on Supreme Court vacancies, with Dan Epps and Leah Litman — both former Kennedy clerks — setting the stage.

“Good Behaviour” is First Mondays’ series of episodes covering Supreme Court vacancies and nominations. The title comes from Article III of the Constitution, which provides that federal judges “shall hold their offices during good behaviour.” The series began last year to cover the nomination and confirmation process for then-Judge Neil Gorsuch. Earlier episodes in the series are available below the jump. (Please note that Good Behaviour #3, covering the failed nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland, was only available for Patreon subscribers).

 

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Good Behaviour #1: “Grist of a Judge’s Life”

 

Good Behaviour #2: “Disheartening and Demoralizing”

 

Good Behaviour #4: “The Justin Bieber Standard”

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OT2017 #30: “Most Ambitious Crossovers”

OT2017 #30: “Most Ambitious Crossovers”We take a running start and try to get through as many opinions as we can. We discuss gerrymandering, online sales tax and cellphone records. Plus, we interview the man, the myth, the legend– two-time Supreme Court winner Fane Lozman.

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OT2017 #30: “Most Ambitious Crossovers”

We take a running start and try to get through as many opinions as we can. We discuss gerrymandering, online sales tax and cellphone records. Plus, we interview the man, the myth, the legend– two-time Supreme Court winner Fane Lozman.

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