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Strict Scrutiny

Strict Scrutiny

Crooked Media

Strict Scrutiny is a podcast about the United States Supreme Court and the legal culture that surrounds it. Hosted by three badass constitutional law professors-- Leah Litman, Kate Shaw, and Melissa Murray-- Strict Scrutiny provides in-depth, accessible, and irreverent analysis of the Supreme Court and its cases, culture, and personalities. Each week, Leah, Kate, and Melissa break down the latest headlines and biggest legal questions facing our country, emphasizing what it all means for our daily lives. Whether you’re a lawyer or law student, or you’re just here for the messy legal drama, Strict Scrutiny has you covered. New episodes out every Monday… plus bonuses whenever SCOTUS takes away another one of our rights.

234 - A Wrecking Ball to Environmental Law
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  • 234 - A Wrecking Ball to Environmental Law

    Sam Sankar of Earthjustice joins Leah Litman and guest host Steven Mazie to discuss the impact of the Supreme Court's opinion in a case about clean water.

    Mon, 29 May 2023 - 1h 16min
  • 233 - Anti-Abortion Litigation at Warp Speed

    Melissa, Kate, and Leah recap the Supreme Court's recent opinions about the Internet and intellectual property. As we predicted, the Internet isn't going to end with a bang-- and not even a whimper. Plus, we give you the "highlights" of the oral arguments in the Texas mifepristone case... which are even wilder (and more terrifying) than we could have imagined.

    Mon, 22 May 2023 - 1h 02min
  • 232 - You Can Crime If You Want To

    Melissa, Kate, and Leah catch up on the latest stories about questionable ethics at the Supreme Court-- including a couple of new opinions about political corruption and fraud.

    Mon, 15 May 2023 - 1h 13min
  • 231 - Asked and Answered: A Listener Mailbag Episode!

    It's our first ever listener mailbag episode of Strict Scrutiny! You asked, we answered-- is court expansion possible? Is law school worth it? Who are our fancy billionaire friends? Can we stop being such hysterical harpies? Which Taylor Swift song is the best? Plus, we recap Justice Alito's "interview" with the Wall Street Journal so you don't have to read it.

    Mon, 8 May 2023 - 1h 30min
  • 230 - Ethics, Shmethics

    The stories about federal judges doing shady things just keep coming. Gabe Roth, executive director of Fix the Court, joins Melissa, Kate, and Leah to discuss proposals for making the judiciary more transparent and accountable. Plus, the hosts recap oral arguments-- including one on whether the government can take your money and keep the change.

    Mon, 1 May 2023 - 1h 06min
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