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The biggest leak in Supreme Court history

In a city full of anonymous sources, the Supreme Court is famously leak-proof. But a century ago, the court had a serious leak on its hands. Judge John Owens of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit joins SCOTUStalk to tell the tale of Ashton Embry, the Supreme Court clerk who was at the center of the scandal. He also shares stories from his time clerking for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, opens up about how the 9th Circuit is coping in the COVID era, and reveals his thoughts on cameras i...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U S Court of Appeals, John Owens, SCOTUStalk, Ashton Embry the Supreme Court


Mic flip: A catch-up and a look ahead with Amy Howe

It has been a busy month for the Supreme Court, with no slowing down in sight. SCOTUSblog’s media editor, Katie Barlow, turns the mic around on host Amy Howe to get the latest. The pair discuss the court’s recent oral arguments in Cedar Point Nursery... The post Mic flip: A catch-up and a look ahead with Amy Howe appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Amy Howe, Katie Barlow, SCOTUStalk, Cedar Point Nursery


Writing Supreme Court thrillers

This week, Amy Howe chats with a high-octane group of fiction writers who have all dabbled in Supreme Court suspense storytelling. Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Tenth Justice. Anthony Franze is a member of Arnold & Porter’s appellate... The post Writing Supreme Court thrillers appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, New York Times, Amy Howe, Arnold Porter, Brad Meltzer, Anthony Franze, SCOTUStalk, Writing Supreme Court


The Biden bench

President Joe Biden has pledged to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court if a vacancy occurs. In the meantime, he hopes to fill the rest of the federal judiciary with as many nominees as he can (some of whom could soon become SCOTUS... The post The Biden bench appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Joe Biden, Biden, SCOTUStalk


Wintry mix at the Supreme Court

Robert Barnes, the 15-year veteran Supreme Court reporter for The Washington Post, joins Amy Howe to take stock of the court’s term so far and look at what’s ahead. The two recap the January argument session — including Justice Elena Kagan’s now-famous Taylor Swift reference... The post Wintry mix at the Supreme Court appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Featured, Taylor Swift, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Robert Barnes, Elena Kagan, Amy Howe, SCOTUStalk


Who will be the next solicitor general?

President-elect Joe Biden has not yet announced a nominee for solicitor general, the top lawyer who represents the government before the Supreme Court. SCOTUStalk host Amy Howe and SCOTUSblog’s media editor, Katie Barlow, discuss potential picks. The next solicitor general could be a Washington insider, or it could be someone unexpected — like Elena Kagan, who had never argued a case before the Supreme Court when President Barack Obama chose her as solicitor general in 2009. The two also discuss...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Elena Kagan, Amy Howe, Katie Barlow, SCOTUStalk


Looking back and looking ahead during a transitional term for the court

The Supreme Court changed dramatically last year, and more changes could be in store in 2021. SCOTUSblog publisher Tom Goldstein joins SCOTUStalk host Amy Howe to talk about what happened in 2020 and what’s next for the court. They discuss Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s early impact, the benefits and drawbacks of remote oral arguments, and how the court has handled President Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the election. They also look ahead to what a Biden administration could do on day one to ...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Mexico, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Amy Howe, Tom Goldstein, Amy Coney Barrett, SCOTUStalk


A decade-long surge in amicus briefs

Since 2011, there has been “an explosion” of amicus briefs at the Supreme Court, according to Arnold & Porter’s Anthony Franze and R. Reeves Anderson, who study the issue and recently wrote an article examining the decade-long trend. Franze and Anderson join SCOTUStalk host Amy Howe for a look at how amicus briefs have evolved. They examine what type of amicus brief is likely to influence the court, how the justices interact with the briefs and, most importantly, how to correctly pronounce “amic...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Anderson, Amy Howe, Arnold Porter, Anthony Franze, Franze, Reeves Anderson, SCOTUStalk


SCOTUS spotlight: Beth Brinkmann on cracking the glass ceiling

Beth Brinkmann, the co-chair of the appellate and Supreme Court litigation group at Covington & Burling, has argued 25 cases before the Supreme Court and is one of the most experienced advocates practicing today. In the latest episode in our “SCOTUS spotlight” series on oral advocacy, SCOTUStalk host Amy Howe sits down with Brinkmann to talk about what it takes to develop that level of expertise. Brinkmann recounts her first oral argument before the court while working in the solicitor general’s...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Amy Howe, Covington Burling, Harry Blackmun, Brinkmann, Beth Brinkmann, SCOTUStalk


Another glimpse into the shadow docket

What is the Supreme Court’s “shadow docket”? John Elwood, head of Arnold & Porter’s appellate and Supreme Court Practice, sits down with SCOTUStalk host Amy Howe to explain the often opaque work that happens outside of the court’s regular roster of argued cases. For much more on the shadow docket and its increasing importance, check out SCOTUSblog’s recent symposium on how this group of cases has shaped issues such as voting procedures, coronavirus responses, capital punishment and more. Listen ...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Amy Howe, Arnold Porter, John Elwood, Supreme Court Practice, SCOTUStalk, Symposium on the Supreme Court's "shadow docket, Acast Post


A scalpel, a bulldozer and the Affordable Care Act

The Supreme Court will hear argument Tuesday in one of the term’s biggest blockbusters: California v. Texas, the constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act. A group of Republican-governed states say the law’s individual insurance mandate is unconstitutional – and they are asking the court to strike down the entire law along with the mandate. Lydia Wheeler, a senior legal reporter for Bloomberg Law, sits down with SCOTUStalk host Amy Howe to preview the case and discuss how the three new...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, California, Lydia Wheeler, Amy Howe, Bloomberg Law, Amy Coney Barrett, SCOTUStalk, Neil Gorsuch Brett Kavanaugh


The final countdown: Election litigation breakdown with Edward Foley

Are we headed for another Bush v. Gore? What would that case even look like in 2020? What is happening with all of the coronavirus-related litigation coming up to the Supreme Court right now? With less than a week to go before the 2020 election, SCOTUStalk host Amy Howe talks to election law expert and Ohio State University constitutional law professor Edward Foley about these questions and more. To follow all the latest developments on important election disputes that may reach (or have already...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Gore, Bush, Ohio State University, Amy Howe, Edward Foley, SCOTUStalk, Election litigation, Acast Post


The return of virtual SCOTUS

Amid an ongoing pandemic, the recent death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and a looming confirmation battle, the eight justices of the Supreme Court began a new term last Monday. SCOTUStalk host Amy Howe sits down with SCOTUSblog media editor Katie Barlow to discuss the first week of the term, including an apparent procedural tweak to telephonic oral arguments and which justice is now handling emergency appeals from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit (Ginsburg had been the “circuit ju...
Tags: Google, Featured, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Gop, Arizona, Food And Drug Administration, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Oracle, Kennedy, Economist, Trump, Amy, First Circuit


Who is Amy Coney Barrett?

Who is Judge Amy Coney Barrett and what’s next for her confirmation battle? Amy Howe answers these questions and more on this week’s episode of SCOTUStalk. Amy sits down with SCOTUSblog media editor Katie Barlow to discuss the significance of President Donald Trump’s third nomination to the court, what the truncated confirmation timeline will be like, and what hot-button issues she would face as the court’s newest justice. Listen on Acast | Spotify The full transcript is below. [00:00:00] O...
Tags: Florida, New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Congress, Colorado, California, Washington, White House, New York City, Barack Obama, Indiana, Cnn, Chicago


“We’ll just have to keep doing the work”: Ginsburg’s clerks remember her example in a tumultuous term

The members of the 2016-17 clerk class for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg started their clerkship amid great uncertainty and a grieving court. In the second in a two-part series of interviews with former Ginsburg clerks, SCOTUStalk host Amy Howe talked with all four of the justice’s clerks from that term: Subash Iyer, Hajin Kim, Beth Neitzel and Parker Rider-Longmaid. Between the recent death of Justice Antonin Scalia, a contentious election, and two nominations for one seat, they describe the year...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, United States, Kennedy Center, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Kennedy, Puerto Rico, James Comey, Trump


“Like playing with Michael Jordan”: Three former Ginsburg clerks talk about what it was like working for the justice

SCOTUStalk Host Amy Howe spoke this week with two groups of former law clerks for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In the first of these interviews, Kelsi Brown Corkran, Lori Alvino McGill, and Amanda Tyler share their memories of meeting Ginsburg for the time and working for a boss who herself was such a hard worker. Listen on Acast | Spotify Full transcript below the jump: [00:00:00] Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! Amy Howe: [00:00:03] This is SCOTUStalk, a nonpartisan podcast about the Supreme Cour...
Tags: Facebook, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Boston, Italy, Michael Jordan, George Clooney, Shakespeare, Berkeley, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, UC Berkeley, Frank Sinatra, Mona Lisa, Harvard Law School, Amanda


Grieving RBG: Words of sorrow and gratitude from mourners at the court

As soon as the public learned of the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday evening, mourners began gathering outside the Supreme Court. Leaving flowers, candles and messages in chalk written near the courthouse steps, thousands of people have paid their respects to a woman who inspired a generation and, late in life, attained an iconic status in American culture. Over the weekend, SCOTUSblog’s deputy manager, Katie Bart, interviewed members of the public who gathered in remembrance and ...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Harvard, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mother Teresa, Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Emma, Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan, David Souter, Amy Howe, Thurgood Marshall


SCOTUStalk heads to the ballot box: The Supreme Court and the 2020 election

Ever since Bush v. Gore, the case that effectively decided the 2000 presidential race, the Supreme Court increasingly has been asked to intervene in fraught disputes over election procedures. Add in a pandemic, and the 2020 election season promises to be unprecedented. This week on SCOTUStalk, SCOTUSblog’s social media editor, Katie Barlow, joins Amy Howe to break down the court’s influence on the election. They survey major election-related rulings the justices have already handed down this sum...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Alabama, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nevada, Biden, Rhode Island, Gore, Trump, Bush


SCOTUS spotlight: Deanne Maynard on ‘split-second decisions’ as an oral advocate

Deanne Maynard, co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Appellate and Supreme Court practice, has argued 14 cases before the Supreme Court since her first oral argument in 2004. On this week’s episode of SCOTUStalk, Amy Howe interviews Maynard on how she prepares to argue before the justice, how she pivots away from hostile questions, and why hypotheticals can be the toughest questions of all. Howe also takes Maynard back to her first oral argument — accompanied by live audio — and what went through h...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, US, App, United States, Ohio, Watson, North Carolina, Smith, Amy, Antonin Scalia, Amgen, Scalia, Stevens


SCOTUS spotlight: Tom Goldstein on ‘hitting singles’ as an oral advocate

Tom Goldstein, the publisher of SCOTUSblog and partner at Goldstein & Russell, P.C., has argued more than 40 cases before the Supreme Court since his first oral argument in 1999. On this week’s episode of SCOTUStalk, Amy Howe interviews Goldstein on what it’s like to advocate before the nine and how that experience has changed over the past 20 years. Goldstein offers a few tips for success along with audio-accompanied stories about taking heavy fire from a hot bench, joking with Chief Justice Wi...
Tags: Google, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Georgia, Nike, Smith, Ada, Kennedy, Paul Clement, Tom, John Roberts, Scalia, Georgetown, Stevens


Obamacare back at the court: Julie Rovner joins SCOTUStalk to preview the newest ACA challenge

The Affordable Care Act will come before the Supreme Court this fall for the seventh time in eight years. Julie Rovner, the chief Washington correspondent for Kaiser Health News and a veteran health policy reporter, joins Amy Howe in the latest episode of SCOTUStalk to break down the case, California v. Texas. They talk about the history of ACA challenges and why this time is different. Amy and Julie also pick apart some potential clues from this past term about a key issue in the case: the seve...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, California, Washington, Kaiser Health News, Amy, Julie, Amy Howe, Julie Rovner, SCOTUStalk, Texas They


SCOTUStalk’s end-of-term review with Lyle Denniston

The Supreme Court’s 2019-20 term was one for the records books. The court offered live audio of oral arguments in May for the first time in history, and it released opinions well into July for the first time in more than two decades. Who better to delve into the good, the bad and the ugly of the term than 60-year Supreme Court reporting veteran Lyle Denniston? In the latest episode of SCOTUStalk, Amy Howe and Lyle discuss the court’s new dynamic ideological center, Justice Clarence Thomas as one...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Lyle Denniston, John Roberts, Lyle, Clarence Thomas, Amy Howe, SCOTUStalk


SCOTUSblog co-founders discuss use of live audio in May oral arguments

When the Supreme Court building closed due to the coronavirus, some of the remaining arguments for the term were rescheduled for a special May session via telephone. For the first time, live audio of oral arguments was made available to the public. SCOTUSblog’s co-founders, Tom Goldstein and Amy Howe, talk about the toilet flush heard around the world, the unusually active participation of Justice Clarence Thomas and whether the court should adopt any of the changes made for this session when it...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Clarence Thomas, Amy Howe, Tom Goldstein, SCOTUStalk


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: Listen on Acast The post Courtroom access: SCOTUStalk stands in line for Supreme Court seats appea...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, SCOTUStalk, Courtroom access — October Term 2019


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. Listen on Acast The post Abortion and the structure of the CFPB: Marcia Coyle joins Amy Howe to ...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Louisiana, Amy Howe, National Law Journal, Marcia Coyle, SCOTUStalk, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Listen


2020 Supreme Court Preview presented by Casetext (part two)

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. Listen on Acast The...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Donald Trump, Casetext, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Tom Goldstein, Kevin Russell, American Constitution Society, Supreme Court Preview, SCOTUStalk


2020 Supreme Court Preview (Part 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. Listen on Acast The...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Donald Trump, Casetext, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Tom Goldstein, Kevin Russell, American Constitution Society, SCOTUStalk, Supreme Court Preview Part, Federalist Society Listen


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...
Tags: Featured, Law, Louisiana, Casetext, Tom Goldstein, Goldstein Russell, Sarah Harrington, Laura Safdie, Supreme Court Preview, Supreme Court Casetext, SCOTUStalk


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...
Tags: Featured, Law, Stephens, EEOC, Clayton County, Kagan, Amy Howe, Goldstein Russell, Kevin Russell, Gorsuch, Pam Karlan, Bostock, SCOTUStalk, Harris Funeral Homes, Supreme Court Disclosure


SCOTUStalk joins We the People podcast to preview the new term

Last week Amy Howe and John Elwood joined Jeffrey Rosen on the National Constitution Center’s podcast “We the People” to preview the Supreme Court term that began this morning. The three discuss cases involving LGBT employment discrimination, DACA, public funding for private religious schools, gun rights and abortion. Listen on Spotify | Pippa The post SCOTUStalk joins We the People podcast to preview the new term appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, DACA, Amy Howe, John Elwood, Jeffrey Rosen, SCOTUStalk