//  7/23/19  //  Quick Reactions

The Supreme Court term may be over, but fear not—there’s a (new) place to go for commentary on the Court (and the legal culture that surrounds it) to get your fix during the calm before the storm. Melissa Murray, Jaime Santos, Kate Shaw, and I recently launched Strict Scrutiny, a podcast about the Supreme Court and the legal culture that surrounds it. The podcast is produced by the wonderful Melody Rowell.

We will be starting up full time in the fall when the Court’s next term begins.  But we’re also releasing a few episodes over the summer.

You can listen to the teaser, Is This Thing On?, here.

Our very first episode is a recap of the Court’s last term. We focused on the census and partisan gerrymandering cases, as well as stare decisis. You can listen to episode one, Sipping My Tea, here.

And our most recent episode, which we released yesterday, discusses the Court’s death penalty and Armed Career Criminal Act cases. You can listen to episode two, Leg Day, here. 

We hope you enjoy the show!

@LeahLitman


A Tale of Two Neil Gorsuches

10/8/19  //  Quick Reactions

It seems just last month Justice Gorsuch was saying his rule was not to “make it up" and was to "follow the law.” The Title VII cases allow us to see whether that's the case.

Leah Litman

Michigan Law School

Could A Ruling Against LGBT Rights in Bostock Allow Employers to Discriminate on the Basis of Religion?

10/7/19  //  Commentary

Permitting employers to discriminate against LGBT employees would open to the door to the same kind of discrimination against millions of Americans of faith

Aaron Tang

UC Davis School of Law

When The Government Asserts An interest In Discrimination

10/7/19  //  Commentary

The Trump Department of Justice has recently started asserting that the federal government has an interest in discrimination, rather than in preventing discrimination

Leah Litman

Michigan Law School