Episode Summary

We recap arguments in Wilson v. Sellers and Artis v. District of Columbia, and then we preview this week’s argument in Patchak v. Zinke, and debate why the Court cares about the separation-of-powers issue in the case. And, Leah gets a promotion.

Episode Notes

We’re halfway through the November sitting, and while the Court didn’t grant any new cases last week, it gave us plenty of other things to talk about. Topics of discussion: Why does Chief Justice Roberts think one of his predecessors is underrated due to his corpulence? How can the Supreme Court Bar increase the representation of women in oral arguments? And what forms of body art are most appropriate for honoring the Justices?

We also recap last week’s arguments in Wilson v. Sellers and Artis v. District of Columbia, revisiting—and defending—our earlier predictions. And then we preview this week’s argument in Patchak v. Zinke, and debate why the Court cares about the separation-of-powers issue in the case. Finally, stay tuned through the hotline calls to hear about Leah’s battlefield promotion.

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First Mondays is an entertaining podcast about the Supreme Court.