Amicus: Goodbye, General!
On his last day in office, U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli talks about what it’s been like to argue some of the government’s biggest cases at the high court. Also—affirmative action, saved.
Amicus: What Would Brandeis Do?One hundred years have passed since Louis Brandeis joined the Supreme Court, but his legal writing remains as relevant as ever.
Amicus: A Bird With a Broken WingThe Supreme Court is doing its best to limp to the term’s finish line. So why do the justices insist that everything is hunky-dory?
Amicus: Memory LaneAs we wait for the Supreme Court to hand down its big decisions, we listen back to a few highlights from this term.
Amicus: This Is Not CorruptionWhy the appearance of quid pro quo may not be enough to uphold the conviction of Virginia’s former governor.
Amicus: Contra ObamaAs Senate Republicans refuse to consider the Obama’s SCOTUS nominee, the remaining eight justices take up his immigration directive.
Amicus: The Case Against the Case Against ConfirmationWhy the GOP’s refusal to give Merrick Garland a fair hearing could trigger a full-scale constitutional crisis.
Amicus: The Contraceptive Mandate In the latest challenge to Obamacare, a group of religious organizations says the government’s attempt to accommodate their objections to providing birth control for their workers is not enough.
Amicus: Is the Burden Undue?A newly balanced Supreme Court considers the impact of Texas’ restrictive new abortion regulations. Also … Clarence Thomas speaks.
Amicus: The Contradictions of Antonin ScaliaWhy the version of originalism practiced by the late Supreme Court Justice had its limits. And why he was one of the best mentors a young lawyer could hope for.
The Nominations We Should Care About This Campaign SeasonDahlia Lithwick discusses what this presidential election means for the Supreme Court and why we should pay more attention.
A Special Joint Political Gabfest and Amicus on Antonin Scalia’s DeathThe podcasts’ hosts discuss the seismic events set in motion by the sudden Supreme Court vacancy.
Amicus: The Case of the Missing Constitutional ViolationA public employee was demoted for a political position his employer mistakenly attributed to him. Was it a First Amendment violation?
The “Judging Tribal Courts” TranscriptSlate’s Dahlia Lithwick asks whether non-Indians should face justice in tribal courts with attorney Mary Kathryn Nagle.
Is the Current Supreme Court a Bird With a Broken Wing?Yes—but maybe its handicap makes it stronger.
A Stroll Down Supreme Court Memory LaneAmicus dishes on the quirks and characters of the Supreme Court.
Are Supreme Court Judges Merely Politicians in Robes? In this Amicus transcript, read what Dahlia Lithwick asked Sen. Al Franken about partisan politics at the high court.
Keeping Merrick Garland Out of the Supreme CourtThe GOP’s obstruction of Garland’s Senate hearing is bound to have colossal consequences.
How the Little Sisters of the Poor Are Preventing You From Getting the PillAmicus unpacks Obamacare’s return to the high court.
A Women’s Right to Choose Returns to the High CourtIn Justice Scalia’s absence, a newly balanced Supreme Court gets heated up in a fiery, female justice–fueled debate.
Amicus Remembers Antonin Scalia Amid the media battle over his Supreme Court seat and legacy, Dahlia Lithwick takes a moment to reflect on the person behind the famous persona.
Scalia Makes Big Waves, Even After His DeathSlate’s Amicus and Political Gabfest podcasts team up to cover the Supreme Court justice’s death.
Whose Sign Is It Anyway?In Heffernan v. City of Paterson, it’s not so clear if the First Amendment is relevant.
Amicus: The Candidates and the CourtIt’s likely that the next president will have the chance to fundamentally reshape the Supreme Court. So why is it not a major campaign issue?
The “Labor Pains” TranscriptSlate’s Dahlia Lithwick considers a Supreme Court case that could stanch the flow of funds to public sector unions.
Amicus: Labor PainsThe Supreme Court takes up a case that could stanch the flow of funds to public sector unions.