SCOTUS 101: Cruzin’ to Victory


SCOTUS 101: Cruzin’ to Victory

May 20th, 2022 1 min read

Commentary By

GianCarlo Canaparo

Senior Legal Fellow, Edwin Meese III Center

Zack Smith @tzsmith

Legal Fellow and Manager, Meese Center for Legal Studies

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Despite some rumors that we might get the Dobbs opinion this week, we did not. We did, however, get opinions in an immigration case and in Senator Ted Cruz’s challenge to an election rule that limited a candidate’s ability to recover money loaned to his own campaign. Zack and GianCarlo unpack those cases in addition to the new cases that the Court took up this week.

Zack then interviews Georgia Supreme Court Justice Nels Peterson. After that, GianCarlo grills Zack with trivia about sitting members of Congress who have served as Supreme Court clerks. Tune in to learn which Justice plays matchmaker on the side.

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