Law360's The Term - News & Analysis on the Supreme Court

Law360's The Term - News & Analysis on the Supreme Court

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.... Show More

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October 28, 2020 18 min
Justice Amy Coney Barrett took her judicial oath and received her new chambers this week, before finding herself at the center of a hurricane of election litigation where she could play a decisive role. Catch up on the Supreme Court's last-minute election maneuvering with this week’s episode of The Term.
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It was a whirlwind week of confirmation news and politically-charged election and immigration cases that the justices weighed in on, so we’re breaking it all down on this week’s episode, plus diving into a conversation with a leading appellate advocate on why the Supreme Court needs more female clerks.
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Judge Amy Coney Barrett is almost through what she described as an "excruciating" confirmation process after finishing her Senate testimony Thursday. This week, the team breaks down the highlights from the hearings with Law360’s congressional reporter.
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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 processes during the pandemic. We break down the court’s busy first week on this week’s episo...
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September 29, 2020 20 min
The Supreme Court's 2020 term kicks off in less than a week. On this week’s episode of The Term, we discuss what Judge Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation would mean for some of the biggest cases on the docket, from the fate of the Affordable Care Act to the First Amendment.
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September 20, 2020 35 min
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, Law360's The Term dives into her legacy as a pioneering women's rights advocate with two guests who worked by her side.
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September 17, 2020 2 min
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 you enjoyed our show last year, or if you’re looking for a quick, digestible news po...
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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 School of Law and co-host of the Supreme Court podcast Strict Scrutiny, for wide-rangi...
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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 that lets employers off the hook of the Affordable Care Act’s contracepti...
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July 1, 2020 18 min
As the U.S. Supreme Court edges closer towards the finish line of the term, Chief Justice John Roberts' sway on the bench was increasingly apparent this week in a trio of opinions on abortion, agency independence and the separation of church and state that we’re breaking down on this week’s episode.
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June 24, 2020 15 min
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 down this week that denied federal court review to certain asylum-seeking migrant...
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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-fractured DACA opinion, then dive into Monday’s landmark LGBT ruling surprisingly auth...
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LGBTQ rights. DACA. Trump's taxes. With the end of the U.S. Supreme Court term just three weeks away, we discuss this week the pile of blockbuster opinions left for the court to deliver and make a few predictions about what we might see next — and last.
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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.
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The U.S. Supreme Court has issued it’s latest COVID-19 decision, this one involving an Ohio federal prison in the midst of a deadly outbreak. We break it down on this week’s episode of The Term, plus visit some of what Chief Justice John Roberts misses most about the world before the pandemic.
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He's quiet, conservative and controversial. But what do we really know about Justice Clarence Thomas? This week, the team discusses a new documentary on the enigmatic justice that features interviews with the man himself.
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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 this week’s episode of The Term. And if you enjoy the episode, please leave...
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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 break it all down on this week’s episode of The Term.
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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 the Second Amendment.
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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 privacy implications.
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