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The Dogma Lives Loudly with this Podcast

Season 4, Ep. 14

Elizabeth Slattery and Tiffany Bates hit the highlights of the Court's recent opinions, orders, and denials. They also sit down with 7th Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett and hear about tailgating at Notre Dame football games and shooting sporting clays with her clerks. Stay tuned for Supreme Trivia - The Dogma Lives Loudly edition. Elizabeth's in the hot seat!


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