SCOTUS 101: Looking Back at Bostock

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SCOTUS 101: Looking Back at Bostock

Mar 12th, 2021 1 min read

Commentary By

GianCarlo Canaparo

Legal Fellow, Meese Center

Zack Smith

Legal Fellow, Meese Center

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This week, news that all of the Justices have received COVID-19 vaccines sparked a debate among advocates and law professors about remote vs in-person arguments. Zack fairly discusses both sides, while GianCarlo stakes out an aggressive position early on. GianCarlo also unpacks the one opinion this week, which answers the question: If the government violates your civil rights and you only ask for nominal damages, can you sue?

The hosts jointly interview their new colleague, Sarah Parshall Perry, about the ripple effects of the Bostock decision. Lastly, the hosts play trivia and the theme is "Where in the world is Justice Carmen Sandiego?"

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

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