SCOTUS 101: All Aboard the SCOTUS Express

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SCOTUS 101: All Aboard the SCOTUS Express

Apr 29th, 2022 1 min read

Commentary By

GianCarlo Canaparo @GCanaparo

Senior Legal Fellow, Edwin Meese III Center

Zack Smith @tzsmith

Legal Fellow and Co-Manager, Meese Center for Legal Studies

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This was the final week of oral arguments of the term and also the final oral arguments for Justice Breyer. Your hosts discuss a kind tribute that the Chief Justice gave to his retiring colleague, new cert grants, and some of this week's high-profile arguments. They also discuss the two decisions of the week and what happens when the court splits 4-4 on a case.

GianCarlo then interviews Supreme Court advocate Sarah Harris, and the two talk about her interesting path to the law, which includes years spent studying a clandestine CIA program. Sarah also shares wonderful stories from her clerkships for Judge Sandra Lynch, Judge Laurence Silberman, and Justice Thomas. Finally, with a bunch of railroad cases on the Court's docket, GianCarlo tries to stump Zack with trivia about the Court's most famous (and infamous) train cases.

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