SCOTUS 101: Cases for the Casebooks


SCOTUS 101: Cases for the Casebooks

Mar 26th, 2021 1 min read

Commentary By

GianCarlo Canaparo

Legal Fellow, Meese Center

Zack Smith

Legal Fellow, Meese Center

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This week the Court takes us back to our first year of law school with cases destined for the casebooks. Oral arguments this week involved a takings case that touches on first-year property and the "bundle of rights," a Fourth Amendment case involving the community caretaking exception to the warrant requirement, and a unique case about tribal police. We also got two blockbuster opinions this week involving personal jurisdiction and the definition of a "seizure" for the Fourth Amendment. Your hosts unpack all of that, and more.

GianCarlo also interviews John Wood, a veteran litigator, Justice Thomas clerk, and current Chief Legal Officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Last up, Zack grills GianCarlo with Fourth Amendment trivia. If he does well, all credit goes to Judge Pamela Harris who taught him criminal procedure.

You can read two of Sarah's recent pieces on the topics of our interview here and here.

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