A top 10 list for the justices’ return to the courtroom
Season 4, Ep. 2
At the conclusion of the October argument sitting, longtime SCOTUSblog contributor Mark Walsh joins Amy Howe to select 10 big themes from the court’s first in-person arguments since the start of the pandemic.
First Monday in October
Season 4, Ep. 1
As the court begins its 2021-22 term and the justices return to the courtroom for the first in-person arguments in a year and a half, Katie Barlow rejoins Amy Howe totalk October arguments, new cert grants, and the justices’ gripes about the media.
A short guide to the long conference
Season 3, Ep. 22
Amy Howe is joined by SCOTUSblog’s media editor, Katie Barlow, to preview the court’s upcoming “long conference,” where the justices will sort through hundreds of cert petitions that have been filed over the summer. The pair also dig into the justices’ recent spate of speeches criticizing the press.
The Texas abortion law and other shadow-docket controversies
Season 3, Ep. 21
Over a two-week period, the Supreme Court issued three momentous rulings on its shadow docket: one on abortion, another on evictions, and a third on asylum policy. SCOTUSblog’s publisher and co-founder, Tom Goldstein, joins the podcast to break down all three.
Joan Biskupic on interviewing Breyer and other SCOTUS scoops
Season 3, Ep. 20
CNN legal analyst Joan Biskupic is known for getting exclusive stories – the most recent of which was herinterviewlast month with Justice Stephen Breyer. She joins SCOTUStalk to discuss Breyer’s retirement calculations, what she’s watching in the upcoming term, and how she approaches Supreme Court analysis.
SCOTUS spotlight: Jeffrey Fisher on arguing during the pandemic
Season 3, Ep. 19
Jeffrey Fisher, the co-director of Stanford Law’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, has more than 40 Supreme Court arguments under his belt. He joins SCOTUStalk to discuss his non-traditional path to becoming a top oral advocate, and he breaks down key moments from two of his arguments during the 2020-21 term, when all arguments were over the telephone. This interview is part of SCOTUStalk’s occasional “SCOTUS spotlight” series, which features in-depth interviews with Supreme Court litigators about how they approach oral arguments.
How do you solve a problem like the shadow docket?
Season 3, Ep. 18
SCOTUSblog hasshone a lighton the shadow docket, but as its breadth and import evolves, so must those who cover it. Professor Steve Vladeck, who haswrittenon the topic extensively and recentlytestifiedbefore the House Judiciary Committee, joins SCOTUStalk to discuss the shadow docket’s significance and how to better capture all of the court’s work.