SCOTUS 101: Dueling Textualists, Part II

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SCOTUS 101: Dueling Textualists, Part II

Apr 30th, 2021 1 min read

Commentary By

GianCarlo Canaparo

Legal Fellow, Meese Center

Zack Smith

Legal Fellow, Meese Center

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It's full steam ahead as the Court finishes up its second-to-last week of oral arguments for the term. Among the six cases argued this week, were two blockbuster First Amendment cases, one that may decide the meaning of "freedom of association," and another that may decide whether schools can punish students for speech made outside of school. Your hosts discuss those arguments and more.

GianCarlo explains the one opinion of the week, which is all about the meaning of the word "a," and explains how it's round two in the ongoing debate between Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh about the right way to do textualism. GianCarlo also interviews veteran advocate and Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr. Last up, Zack tries to stump GianCarlo with more strategic retirement trivia.

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