SCOTUS 101: A Surprise Episode!

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SCOTUS 101: A Surprise Episode!

Dec 17th, 2021 1 min read

Commentary By

GianCarlo Canaparo @GCanaparo

Legal Fellow, Meese Center

Zack Smith @tzsmith

Legal Fellow, Meese Center

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Last week your hosts said that you wouldn't hear from them until the new year, but the Supreme Court had different plans. The Justices handed down their decision in the Texas Heartbeat Bill case, declined to take up a Free Exercise challenge to New York's COVID-19 vaccine mandate, and granted several new cases. Zack and GianCarlo unpack those decisions, and then GianCarlo interviews D.C. District Judge Trevor McFadden.

Tune in to hear about his fascinating career in law enforcement from police officer, to prosecutor, to DOJ lawyer, to judge. Lastly, Zack quizzes GianCarlo with trivia about the earliest SCOTUS confirmations.

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