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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.
 
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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. …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
"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…
 
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 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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 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 …
 
The U.S. Supreme Court dropped two unexpected and explosive decisions this week, granting Title VII protections for LGBT workers and upholding — at least for now — legal protections for the 700,000 young immigrants protected under the DACA program. On this week’s episode we welcome Law360 senior reporter Suzanne Monyak to unpack Thursday’s highly-f…
 
In two of the biggest decisions the Supreme Court handed down this week, Justice Sonia Sotomayor took the spotlight with her additional thoughts on the majority opinions. We dive into those on this week’s episode of The Term plus welcome on Law360 senior reporter Emily Brill to break down a key pension fund ruling.…
 
The U.S. Supreme Court this week dove into several cases that could affect the 2020 election, including high-profile arguments over access to President Donald Trump's financial records and a row over so-called faithless presidential electors that sparked one justice to amusingly reference the "Lord of the Rings" universe. We break it all down on th…
 
There was no shortage of surprises in the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic first week of telephonic arguments, as Justice Clarence Thomas frequently asked questions and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg unfortunately had to dial in from a hospital bed. And there were no shortage of bloopers either, including a toilet flush heard across social media. We brea…
 
The U.S. Supreme Court has released the format for how its unprecedented telephone oral arguments will work next week, and they won't be the usual free-for-all court watchers are used to hearing. On this week’s episode of The Term we break those down, plus look at the court's big Monday ruling in an Affordable Care Act case and a not-so-big one on …
 
In delivering this week’s slate of opinions, the U.S. Supreme Court justices created a few eyebrow-raising alliances in a pair of cases involving the Clean Water Act and the requirement for a unanimous jury. We break down both of those decisions on this week’s Term, plus touch on a case the high court added to its docket with important digital priv…
 
This week, the team discusses the Supreme Court’s first coronavirus-related ruling in a case involving Wisconsin’s election, which highlighted how the court’s partisan division may play out through the deadly pandemic. We also dive into the latest oral argument postponements, and a pair of additional opinions handed down this week that have 4th Ame…
 
This week, the team discusses how the coronavirus is affecting life at the U.S. Supreme Court, from tech troubles during an opinion announcement to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s famous workout routine. Plus, there’s a special conversation with Cate Stetson, co-director of Hogan Lovells LLP’s appellate practice, on what the pandemic means for Suprem…
 
The phrase “Equal Justice Under Law” is engraved on the front of the Supreme Court, but a new book by journalist and lawyer Adam Cohen argues that the court’s decisions over the last 50 years have disfavored the poor. Cohen joins this week’s Term to discuss the court’s changing composition, key Supreme Court cases that have impacted the poor and th…
 
The U.S. Supreme Court saw a headline-grabbing week with arguments in two heavily watched cases, and the drama only escalated after a senator’s remarks on an abortion case earned a sharp public rebuke from the chief justice. We dive into that dust up on this week’s show, plus hit the highlights from the week including oral arguments in the Consumer…
 
This week we’re joined by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse who explains why he believes a high-stakes case over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is an example of “dark money” influencing outcomes at the U.S. Supreme Court. The senator also discusses reaction to his amicus brief in a high-profile gun case and his thoughts on Chief Justice John Robert…
 
The U.S. Supreme Court may be in recess, but the justices are still busy making speeches, attending events, and presiding over some pretty important business in the Senate. This week we recap the justices’ public remarks, including their thoughts on controversial new ethics guidance, Justice Elena Kagan’s secret Twitter account, and why the “golden…
 
Justice Neil Gorsuch sure doesn’t like nationwide injunctions, a fact he made abundantly clear this week in a high-profile immigration case. We discuss Gorsuch’s attack on the slew of nationwide injunctions that lower courts have been issuing against the Trump administration. We also talk about what the justices are doing with their winter break an…
 
What started out as a relatively low-key tax case has taken on new importance as the latest battleground over the separation of church and state. We’re joined by Law360 tax correspondent Maria Koklanaris to untangle the oral arguments. This week we’ll also discuss Justice Roberts late night admonition and use of an arcane insult at President Trump’…
 
Political scandals, an internet meme and impeachment dominated the news coming out of the Supreme Court this week. We break down what to expect from Chief Justice John Roberts in his role presiding over President Trump’s impeachment trial; where the justices stand after oral arguments over the New Jersey Bridgegate scandal; and what caused Roberts …
 
It’s the end of the year but for our last episode of 2019, we wanted to look ahead to how the Supreme Court’s newly bolstered conservative majority will flex its muscle the rest of this term and those to come. We’re joined by special guest UC Berkeley School of Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, who breaks down the new dynamics on the high court. We’ll al…
 
The High Court is weighing in on the Affordable Care Act again, this time in a $12 billion fight between the government and health insurers. We break down the oral arguments in the trio of consolidated cases. This week we also discuss a ruling on some unusual intellectual property fees; an addition to the court’s docket over whether states can have…
 
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week in the first Second Amendment gun case in a decade, but will it prove to be a dud? We discuss that possibility this week, as well as the Trump administration seeking another emergency ruling and Justice Kavanaugh’s interest in reviving the long-dormant nondelegation doctrine to curtail executive agen…
 
The Supreme Court heard no arguments this week, but that doesn’t mean things were dull for high court watchers. We’ll share some of Justice Elena Kagan’s thoughts about the court’s new two-minute oral argument policy (spoiler: she doesn’t love it) and touch down on Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s first major public speech since his bruising confirmation …
 
On Tuesday the Supreme Court heard blockbuster arguments over the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Senior immigration reporter Suzanne Monyak joins the show to share insights into the potential impact of the case, and Jimmy Hoover gives us a report on the atmosphere at First Street that day and how the justices seemed to …
 
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