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Lady Justice Isn’t Blind

Lady Justice is often depicted wearing a blindfold, signifying that judges are neutral arbiters of the law. Unfortunately, thanks for... more

19 Jul 2023 · 46 minutes
A Ripsnorting Dissent

The government’s deprivation of life, liberty, or property is legitimate only if preceded by certain procedural protections—better known as due process of... more

05 Apr 2023 · 40 minutes
The Buck Stops with the President

The federal government is brimming with hundreds of agencies and millions of employees, many of whom enjoy some independence from... more

08 Mar 2023 · 38 minutes
Delegation Running Riot at SCOTUS

A central feature of our Constitution’s separation of powers is that Congress is charged with making the law, and it... more

08 Feb 2023 · 38 minutes
The Supreme Court and Indian Children

In 1978, amid a sordid history of Native American children being taken from their families and placed in custody of... more

04 Jan 2023 · 40 minutes
Korematsu and the Court of History

In 1944, the Supreme Court upheld the wartime internment of Japanese-Americans. It’s the first time the court applied strict scrutiny... more

07 Dec 2022 · 38 minutes
BONUS: Supreme Court Justice – DENIED!

In this bonus episode, the ladies tell the sad tale of John Rutledge, the first Supreme Court nominee rejected by... more

23 Nov 2022 · 16 minutes
Total Swine

Dairy and apples and whiskey and wine. Many of our favorite things have turned in up cases involving the Commerce Clause... more

09 Nov 2022 · 34 minutes
BONUS: Who is Clarence Thomas?

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is well known for his heterodox legal views and willingness to stick to his principles.... more

19 Oct 2022 · 21 minutes
Water, Water Everywhere

What are “navigable waters of the United States”? It’s a question agency bureaucrats and property owners have battled over since... more

30 Sep 2022 · 40 minutes
Lady Justice Isn’t Blind