SCOTUS 101: Three Cheers for Thirty Years

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SCOTUS 101: Three Cheers for Thirty Years

Oct 29th, 2021 1 min read

Commentary By

GianCarlo Canaparo @GCanaparo

Legal Fellow, Meese Center

Zack Smith @tzsmith

Legal Fellow, Meese Center

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There were no oral arguments this week, but there were a few noteworthy orders and a great milestone: Justice Clarence Thomas's 30th year on the bench! Zack discusses the orders, which include an expedited briefing and oral argument schedule in two challenges to the Texas abortion law. Your hosts also discuss the recent symposium hosted by The Heritage Foundation and The C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State celebrating Justice Thomas's life, legacy, and jurisprudence. You can find recordings of that event here.

>>> Evening Lecture: Justice Thomas’s Thirty-Year Legacy on the Court

GianCarlo also interviews Fifth Circuit Judge Andrew Oldham, who talks about his unexpected journey to a career in the law, his studies at Cambridge, and his clerkships for two legendary judges. Lastly, GianCarlo quizzes Zack with Justice Thomas themed trivia!

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