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The Term is a podcast from Law360 for the busy U.S. Supreme Court watcher. Give us about 15 minutes each week and we'll catch you up on all the big action at the nation's highest court, along with a list of what to watch in the coming sessions. Hosts senior Supreme Court reporter Jimmy Hoover in Washington, D.C. and editor-at-large Natalie Rodriguez in New York City cut through a busy docket to focus on the key cases and developments everyone will be talking about.
 
Pro Say is a weekly legal news podcast from Law360, bringing you a quick recap of both the biggest stories and the hidden gems from the world of law. Each episode, hosts Amber McKinney, Bill Donahue and Alex Lawson are joined by expert guests to bring you inside the newsroom and break down the stories that had us talking.
 
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Within hours of taking the oath of office on Wednesday, President Joe Biden signed a string of executive actions, ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic to climate change. On this week’s episode of Pro Say, we’re breaking them all down, before taking a deep dive into how the new administration will impact three key practice areas: environmental law, im…
 
The Supreme Court wrestled with regulations on media ownership and a procedural question about climate change litigation during a busy week that also saw two justices play central roles in Wednesday's inauguration. And with the start of the Biden administration came the naming of a new acting solicitor general who is no stranger to the high court. …
 
A week after a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol, we’re talking about the consequences that are rapidly unfolding. Dozens of rioters have been charged with federal crimes, BigLaw powerhouses are urging the removal of the President, and tech giants are in court over efforts to fight the misinformation that fueled the attack. Also this week: We sit down w…
 
With the justices starting to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations, the Supreme Court is off and running in 2021, weighing in on abortion rules, the power of regulators and even Taylor Swift. In this episode of The Term, we press rewind on busy week of oral arguments; break down a ruling from Tuesday night reinstating rules requiring patients to tra…
 
Joe Biden’s decision to select Merrick Garland as the next attorney general was quickly overshadowed by an unprecedented attack on the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters looking to upend the election. In accepting the nomination, Garland himself pointed to the insurrection as evidence of the need for strong rule of law, and vowed to reposition the Ju…
 
With just a few weeks left before the inauguration of a new president and the clock running out at the Supreme Court in several Trump cases, the Term this week is breaking down what to expect from the justices during the Biden administration; whether a conservative majority can frustrate the president-elect’s progressive plans; and what Biden can a…
 
Let’s be honest: the year 2020 felt like it lasted a decade. A global pandemic turned life upside down in the spring, a battle against racial injustice broke out over the summer, and a contentious election closed out the fall. In our final episode of the year, the Pro Say podcast is going to walk you through how each of these stories affected the l…
 
At the onset of the pandemic, the Federal Communications Commission pushed hundreds of internet providers to pledge against disconnecting or penalizing customers who struggled to pay their bills. But a Law360 investigation revealed that the pledge wasn’t as effective as the FCC has claimed. We’re joined this week by senior telecommunications report…
 
Pharma companies have developed COVID-19 vaccines at record-breaking speed, utilizing never-before-used genetic technologies. Will these companies secure patents on those new technologies? And how will that impact the distribution of a pandemic-stopping shot? Joining us to answer those questions is Dani Kass, Law360’s senior patent reporter. Also t…
 
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court weighed whether Nestlé and Cargill can be held liable for supporting child slavery on African cocao farms, and heard another census case with big implications for congressional power. We’re breaking it all down on this week’s episode of The Term, plus ending with some highlights from a recent appearance by Justice …
 
The Thanksgiving holiday might look a little different this year, but one thing that remains the same is our annual break for a special episode looking back at our favorite offbeat stories of the year. We revisit an attorney whose Second Circuit argument went sideways; a Kentucky state judge accused of having a threesome in the courthouse; a real-l…
 
Amid skyrocketing numbers of COVID-19 infections, a jury trial in Texas ended in a mistrial this week after at least 15 participants tested positive for the illness. On this week’s show, we’re breaking down the ill-fated trial in Texas, plus the slew of other courts that are shutting down during the third wave of the pandemic. Also this week: the l…
 
"Here it goes," Justice Samuel Alito Jr. began a scorcher of a speech last Thursday that touched on COVID-19 restrictions, religious freedom, abortion and more. On this week's episode of The Term we discuss what stood out from the conservative justice, who is seldom shy about his views. We also examine President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for White Hou…
 
President Trump has filed a slew of lawsuits aimed at challenging his election loss to President-elect Joe Biden, but the cases are supported by little evidence and don’t contest enough votes to change the outcome. This week, we’re going through those questionable lawsuits one by one, as well as the public relations backlash brewing for law firms l…
 
All eyes have been on the presidential vote count, but a lot more was put to voters in the 2020 election. This week, we break down some key ballot measures including a win for gig economy companies in California, the spread of cannabis legalization, and more. We’ll also discuss a ruling in New York that puts an end to Amazon workers’ calls for more…
 
As the country awaited election results this week, the U.S. Supreme Court turned to a landmark First Amendment case involving a Catholic foster care agency that refused to place children with same-sex couples. The team tackles why the agency could be headed for a win in the case, as well as other high court developments on The Term.…
 
The confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court just days before an election has sparked calls from Democrats for serious changes to the high court. What might those reforms look like? Is it fair to call them “court packing?” On this week’s show, Law360’s Supreme Court reporter Jimmy Hoover joins us to break it all down, from the co…
 
The U.S. Department of Justice filed a sweeping antitrust lawsuit against Google this week, accusing the tech giant of maintaining an illegal monopoly over internet search and online advertising. The case came amid a broader reckoning with the power of Big Tech, and it evoked historical comparisons to the famous Microsoft case of the late 1990s. Jo…
 
A New York judge named Mark Grisanti is under fire after body camera footage obtained by Law360 showed him shoving a police officer and invoking his powerful connections following a shirtless brawl with neighbors. With Grisanti never charged with a crime, the video has sparked a broader conversation about whether Grisanti’s race and job led to leni…
 
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett heads to Capitol Hill next week for confirmation hearings that figure to touch on hot-button points like abortion, healthcare and gun rights. Adding even more intrigue are the COVID-19 cluster that has ensnared two key Republican senators and the fast-tracking of Barrett’s nomination ahead of the November ele…
 
The Supreme Court wasted little time making waves in its first week of the 2020 term, from Justice Clarence Thomas’ attack on the “Obergefell” precedent to a multibillion copyright battle between Google and Oracle. And with the election less than a month away, the court also found itself pressed to weigh in on litigation involving election processe…
 
A growing number of courts are sending those accused of drug offenses and nonviolent crimes to addiction treatment rather than jail, but some residents are now claiming that the only treatment being offered at those facilities is forced, unpaid labor at for-profit businesses. Joining us to discuss this little-known side of the justice system is Jac…
 
President Trump has nominated Amy Coney Barrett to fill the seat on the U.S. Supreme Court left vacant by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, setting the stage for a contentious battle over the future of the high court. To get you up to speed, this week on the Pro Say podcast we’re catching you up on everything you need to know about Amy Coney Ba…
 
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is among the few on the Supreme Court to have etched her name into legal history long before donning a robe. In a special episode this week, Pro Say sister podcast The Term took a look back at her legacy as a pioneering women's rights advocate with two guests who worked by her side. We’re going to share that episode with…
 
It’s been a long and difficult summer full of cancelled vacations, sweaty face masks, and a lack of new episodes from your favorite Law360 Supreme Court podcast, The Term. But we’re back with a new season on Sept. 24, starting with a special episode on Supreme Court clerks, then moving on to the blockbuster high court cases we’ll be watching. So if…
 
A federal appeals court ruled last week that Florida can require former felons to pay all outstanding fines and fees before gaining the right to vote, overturning a judge who said the requirement was an unconstitutional “pay to vote” system that would bar nearly a million people from the ballot box. This week we’re breaking it all down, including t…
 
The National Football League kicked off its season this week, but there was never an offseason for football-related litigation. On this week’s episode, we’re catching you up on all the biggest cases you might have missed — from stadium tax credits to Terrible Towel trademarks to false advertising during the Super Bowl. Also this week, we dig into a…
 
Pandemic-weary employers are hoping that a COVID-19 vaccine will make their workplaces safer, but forcing workers to get a shot is a legal minefield. On this week’s episode, Law360 employment law guru Vin Gurrieri walks us through a range of legal and practical problems with mandatory inoculation, as well as what history can teach us. Also this wee…
 
As the COVID-19 pandemic has forced millions of working parents to care for homebound children, employers are struggling to understand new legal obligations designed to give employees more flexibility. This week, with a remote school year looming, we’re breaking down that complex legal landscape, as well as the steps taken by some law firms to supp…
 
Today we’re talking about one of the legal world’s most fascinating professions: the courtroom sketch artist. Relying on hand-drawn pictures to digest news events may seem quaint in the information age, but so long as television access to court proceedings remains limited, sketch artists will continue to play an important role. We talked with veter…
 
President Trump has declared the popular social media platform TikTok a risk to U.S. national security, citing its ties to China. The administration is now pursuing a number of legal options to address that threat, ranging from an outright ban of the app to a forced sale to a U.S. company like Microsoft. We’ll get you caught up on all the TikTok dr…
 
Rock star Neil Young filed a lawsuit this week aiming to block President Donald Trump from using his music at campaign events -- the first significant legal action taken by an artist among many who have complained about Trump’s choice of rally anthems. But as host Bill Donahue explains on this week’s episode, the complexities of music licensing mak…
 
The Pro Say team chatted this week with law school graduates around the country about how COVID-19 has impacted their bar exam experience — from months of uncertainty and delay, fears of test-site outbreaks and technological breakdowns, and lingering concern about what it means for job prospects. Also on this week’s show, how this year’s chaotic ex…
 
Courts around the country are weighing in on the legality of public health measures aimed at combating the spread of COVID-19, from movie theater closures to gym bans to mask requirements. On this week’s show, we’re breaking down a slew of recent rulings, plus previewing what might come next. Also this week: A tragic attack on the family of a New J…
 
It was a year of big surprises at the Supreme Court: A pandemic forced the justices to hold telephonic arguments; conservative Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the liberal wing on abortion and immigration rights, and the conservatives battled each other in the pages of dissenting opinions. We welcome Law360 Supreme Court reporter and Term podc…
 
In our final episode of the season, The Term podcast team looks back on the Supreme Court's historic 2019 term with a pair of special guests. First we talk to Law360 research and data editor Jackie Bell about some surprising numbers that came out of the court this year. Then, we welcome on Melissa Murray, a constitutional law professor at NYU Schoo…
 
The Supreme Court ended its term with a bang by issuing a pair of decisions on whether state prosecutors and federal lawmakers can access the president’s financial records. We break down the monumental rulings on this week’s episode, as the high court rejected the administration’s claims of absolute immunity and kicked the cases back into the judic…
 
In a whirlwind end to the U.S. Supreme Court term, the justices decided just who can -- and can't -- subpoena President Donald Trump's financial documents in a pair of decisions that once again highlighted the chief justice's influence on the court. We break down those rulings on this week’s episode, plus touch on an opinion from earlier this week …
 
The Supreme Court took a bite out of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau this week by allowing the at-will firing of its director, but the justices stopped short of dismantling the Obama-era watchdog completely. Law360 senior banking reporter Jon Hill joins the show this week to break down the decision and what it could mean for the future of …
 
A landlord claims that Jenner & Block owes almost $4 million in unpaid rent on its Chicago office, but the firm responded this week that its lease was effectively broken by the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to a special provision in its contract. On this week’s episode, we’re breaking down this brewing showdown between BigLaw and BigLandlord. Also this …
 
The end of the U.S. Supreme Court term is supposed to be around the corner, but with more than a dozen opinions still outstanding, there's a question of whether the justices will go longer into the summer than they have in 24 years. On this week’s episode we discuss how the final stretch of the term could play out, plus dig into one opinion handed …
 
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