//  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!


Can Congress Investigate Whether the President Has Conflicts of Interest, is Compromised by Russia, or Has Violated the Law?

7/29/19  //  In-Depth Analysis

The President's lawyers are urging courts to hold that Congress’s oversight and regulatory authorities simply don't extend to investigating the wrongdoing, foreign influence over, and possible conflicts of interest of, the President of the United States. That's wrong.

Marty Lederman

Georgetown Law

The House Has Already Opened an Impeachment Investigation Against Trump

7/26/19  //  Commentary

The Constitution’s text and structure — supported by judicial precedent and prior practice — show that impeachment is a process, not a single vote

Joshua Matz


Requiem for a Lone Star Bail-in

7/25/19  //  In-Depth Analysis

The three-judge district court overseeing the Texas redistricting litigation has held that Texas should not be 'bailed-in' under Section 3(c) of the Voting Rights Act. That's a very worrisome development. Here's why.

Travis Crum

University of Chicago