//  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!


Espinoza and the Continued Evisceration of the Establishment Clause

7/1/20  //  In-Depth Analysis

Espinoza leaves us with a gluttonous Free Exercise Clause, and a starved Establishment Clause.

Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue – Requiem for the Establishment Clause?

7/1/20  //  In-Depth Analysis

Those who still believe that the Constitution precludes state involvement in promoting religious thought and experience now have some work cut out for them

Ira C. Lupu

George Washington University Law School

Robert W. Tuttle

George Washington University Law School

Republican Hoopla About Trump Judicial Confirmations Ignores the Important Facts

6/30/20  //  Commentary

I've found 79 cases where Trump-nominated appeals court judges have written or joined opinions that are so extreme that even other Republican-appointed judges have disagreed with them

Elliot Mincberg

People For the American Way