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Dahlia speaks with Carter Phillips, the lawyer who represented Tyson Foods at the Supreme Court this week in Tyson's attempt to dismiss a class action suit by its workers. She also considers the love-hate relationship between presidential hopefuls and the high court.

Please let us know what you think of Amicus. Our email is amicus@slate.com.

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Amicus is sponsored by The Great Courses, offering a series of lectures about the impact that technology is having on the constitution and our rights. The series—titled "Privacy, Property & Free Speech: Law and the Constitution in the 21st Century"—is available right now at up to 80% off the original price if you visit TheGreatCourses.com/amicus.

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Podcast production by Tony Field.

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Dahlia previews Foster v. Chatman, a Supreme Court appeal that contends with the problem of racial bias in the process of jury selection. Her guests include Stephen Bright, president of the Southern Center for Human Rights; and Glenn Ivey, a former prosecutor who has joined an amicus brief in support of the man at the center of Foster.

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Amicus is sponsored by The Great Courses, offering a series of lectures about the impact that technology is having on the constitution and our rights. The series—titled "Privacy, Property & Free Speech: Law and the Constitution in the 21st Century"—is available right now at up to 80% off the original price if you visit TheGreatCourses.com/amicus.

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Podcast production by Tony Field.

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Dahlia speaks with law professor Robert J. Smith about Montgomery v. Louisiana, a Supreme Court case that focuses on a man who has served 53 years in prison for a murder he committed as a juvenile.

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Amicus is sponsored by the Great Courses, offering a series of lectures about business and presentation—including Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory, How Conversation Works, The Art of Public Speaking, and Influence: Mastering Life’s Most Powerful Skill. Order any one of these courses for only $9.95 for a limited time at TheGreatCourses.com/amicus.

And by The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC. Watch Rachel as she breaks down the big headlines for the local threads that tie them all together. It’s the Rachel Maddow Show … covering America one story at time. Weeknights at 9 Eastern only on MSNBC.

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As serious questions about lethal injection protocols continue to swirl, Dahlia speaks with The Marshall Project’s Andrew Cohen about where the Supreme Court currently stands on the constitutionality of the death penalty.


Please let us know what you think of Amicus. Our email is amicus@slate.com. Subscribe to our podcast here.

Want a transcript of this week’s episode? They’re all available to members of Slate Plus on our show page. If you're not a Slate Plus member, consider becoming one -- members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial here.

Amicus is sponsored by the Great Courses, offering a series of lectures about business and presentation—including Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory, How Conversation Works, The Art of Public Speaking, and Influence: Mastering Life’s Most Powerful Skill. Order any one of these courses for only $9.95 for a limited time at TheGreatCourses.com/amicus.

And by Casper, an online retailer of premium mattresses for a fraction of the price. Casper mattresses come with free delivery and returns within a one hundred day period. Right now, get 50 dollars toward any mattress by visiting Casper.com/amicus and using the promo code AMICUS.

This week’s excerpts from the Supreme Court’s public sessions were provided by Oyez, a free law project at the Chicago-Kent College of Law, part of the Illinois Institute of Technology.

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Dahlia sits down with the LA Times’ David Savage to consider three of the big cases on the SCOTUS docket this fall -- and whether liberals are right to be worried about the outcomes of those cases.

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Amicus is sponsored by the Great Courses, offering engaging audio and video lectures taught by top professors. Courses like "Cycles of American Political Thought." Right now, get up to 80 percent off the original price when you visit TheGreatCourses.com/AMICUS.

And by LegalZoom—a way for regular people to confidently navigate the legal system. If you need help with Incorporation, Trademarks, Last Wills, Living Trusts, and more, then don't let legal hurdles become an excuse. Go to LegalZoom.com today and enter AMICUS in the referral box for additional savings.



And by Casper, an online retailer of premium mattresses for a fraction of the price. Casper mattresses come with free delivery and returns within a one hundred day period. Right now, get 50 dollars toward any mattress by visiting Casper.com/amicus and using the promo code AMICUS.

Please let us know what you think of our legal affairs podcast. Our email is amicus@slate.com.

Podcast production by Tony Field.

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Dahlia sits down with Linda Hirshman, author of Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World. Hirshman recounts the two women’s rise to the SCOTUS bench and reflects on the impact they’ve had.

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Want a transcript of this week’s episode? They’re all available to members of Slate Plus. Consider signing up today -- members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today.

Amicus is sponsored by the Great Courses, offering engaging audio and video lectures taught by top professors. Courses like "Cycles of American Political Thought." Right now, get up to 80 percent off the original price when you visit TheGreatCourses.com/AMICUS.

And by LegalZoom—a way for regular people to confidently navigate the legal system. If you need help with Incorporation, Trademarks, Last Wills, Living Trusts, and more, then don't let legal hurdles become an excuse. Go to LegalZoom.com today and enter AMICUS in the referral box for additional savings.

And by FreshBooks, the super-simple invoicing solution designed to help lawyers, consultants, and freelancers be organized, save time, and get paid faster. Creating and sending invoices, managing your expenses, and tracking your billable hours is about to get a lot easier. Go to FreshBooks.com/AMICUS for your free 30-day trial. 


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Podcast production by Tony Field.

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To mark the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, Dahlia sits down with The Nation’s Ari Berman to discuss the decades-long campaign to roll back the achievements of the landmark 1965 legislation.

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Transcripts of Amicus are available to Slate Plus members. Consider signing up today! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today here.

Amicus is sponsored by the Great Courses, offering engaging audio and video lectures taught by top professors. Courses like a series on "Cycles of American Political Thought.” Right now, get up to 80 percent off the original price when you visit thegreatcourses.com/amicus.
 
And by FreshBooks, the super-simple invoicing solution made to help lawyers, consultants and freelancers get organized, save time and get paid faster. Creating and sending invoices, managing your expenses and tracking your billable hours is about to get a lot easier. Go to FreshBooks.com/Amicus for your free 30-day trial.
 
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Dahlia sits down with three fellow SCOTUS-watchers — Kenji Yoshino, Mark Joseph Stern, and Christian Turner — to reflect on the just-completed term and how it will go down in history.

Transcripts of Amicus are available to Slate Plus members. Consider signing up today! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today here.

Amicus is sponsored by The Great Courses, offering engaging audio video lectures like “The Great Debate: Advocates and Opponents of the American Constitution." Get up to get up to 80 percent off the original price when you visit thegreatcourses.com/amicus.

We’re also sponsored by FreshBooks, the super-simple invoicing solution made to help lawyers, consultants and freelancers get organized, save time and get paid faster. For your free 30-day trial, go to FreshBooks.com/Amicus.


Podcast production by Tony Field.

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With the ink barely dry on two momentous Supreme Court decisions affecting marriage equality and health care, Dahlia discusses the history, high points, and likely impact of those decisions with Walter Dellinger, professor of law at Duke University, a Slate contributor, and the former head of the Office of Legal Counsel from 1993 to 1996.  

 

First, Dahlia and Walter reflect on Friday's 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which ruled that same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutional. Next, they talk about Thursday's 6-3 decision in King v. Burwell, which supported the Affordable Care Act's subsidies for poor and middle class people. 

 

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Amicus is sponsored by The Great Courses, offering engaging audio video lectures like “The Great Debate: Advocates and Opponents of the American Constitution." Get up to get up to 80 percent off the original price when you visit thegreatcourses.com/amicus

 

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Dahlia is joined by The Atlantic’s Garrett Epps to parse the latest batch of 5-4 decisions from SCOTUS. They included rulings on immigration, free speech, and the death penalty, and involved some strange alliances among the Justices.

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Amicus is sponsored by The Great Courses, offering engaging audio video lectures like “The Great Debate: Advocates and Opponents of the American Constitution." Get up to get up to 80 percent off the original price when you visit thegreatcourses.com/amicus.

We’re also sponsored by FreshBooks, the super-simple invoicing solution made to help lawyers, consultants and freelancers get organized, save time and get paid faster. For your free 30-day trial, go to FreshBooks.com/Amicus.
 
This week’s excerpt from the Supreme Court’s public sessions were provided by Oyez, a free law project at the Chicago-Kent College of Law, part of the Illinois Institute of Technology.


Podcast production by Tony Field.

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This week, Dahlia speaks with a former clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas about the strong stances that Thomas has been taking recently. And she asks what’s at stake in a big challenge to “One Person One Vote” that SCOTUS will take up next term.

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Our sponsor this week is The Great Courses, offering audio video lectures like "The First Amendment and You: What Everyone Should Know." Get up to get up to 80 percent off the original price when you visit <thegreatcourses.com/amicus>.

We’re also sponsored by FreshBooks. For your free 30-day trial, go to <FreshBooks.com/Amicus>, and use the promo code Amicus.

This week’s excerpts from the Supreme Court’s public sessions were provided by Oyez, a free law project at the Chicago-Kent College of Law, part of the Illinois Institute of Technology.

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On today’s episode, Dahlia takes stock of the big whammy decisions just around the corner at the Supreme Court, and considers a few of the major abortion cases that could be following shortly on their heels.

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This week we learned that Natalie Portman will play a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a new film about the Supreme Court Justice. On this episode, Dahlia and her guests consider the recent explosion of Court-related dramatizations on the stage and screen.

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This week, we take you inside the courtroom for the recent gay marriage case at the Supreme Court. Dahlia listens to highlights of oral arguments with Douglas Hallward-Driemeier, one of the lawyers who represented same-sex couples in the historic case.


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In anticipation of big decisions on marriage equality and Obamacare, many are talking about the balance of political power on the Supreme Court. Dahlia Lithwick speaks with two court watchers about the extent to which the Justices are political actors.

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On April 28, the Supreme Court will finally take up the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans. Dahlia Lithwick previews the cases with Paul Smith, the lawyer involved in the 2003 gay rights case that helped set the stage for this historic event.

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How should the EPA weigh costs when regulating toxic emissions? Dahlia Lithwick speaks with lawyers on both sides of a Supreme Court case posing that question. And she reviews the highlights of a case testing the limits of free speech on license plates.

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Seven years after ruling that detainees at Guantanamo Bay were entitled to the protections of the U.S. Constitution, the Supreme Court seems to have turned its back on the remaining detainees there. On this week’s episode, we ask why.

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As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments in the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act -- King v. Burwell -- Dahlia Lithwick hears from experts on both sides of what could be the most important case in the Court’s entire term.

First, she speaks with Jonathan Adler, a law professor at Case Western Reserve University and a one of the lawsuit’s chief architects. Then she hears from Abbe Gluck, a professor at Yale Law School and a co-author of an amicus brief submitted in the case.

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This week’s episode is sponsored by HBO. Its new documentary series “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst” airs Sundays at 8. We’re also sponsored by the Great Courses. Save up to 80% off their most bestselling courses here.

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As the Supreme Court prepares to revisit the constitutionality of lethal injection, Dahlia Lithwick speaks with two experts about the controversial drugs being used for execution and whether the capital punishment system can be repaired.

This week’s excerpts from the Supreme Court’s public sessions were provided by Oyez, a free law project at the Chicago-Kent College of Law, part of the Illinois Institute of Technology.

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This week’s episode is sponsored by The Great Courses. Save up to 80 percent off their most bestselling courses when you visit thegreatcourses.com/amicus. We’re also sponsored by HBO. Its new documentary series “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst” airs Sundays at 8 on HBO, starting this Sunday, Feb. 8.

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Dahlia Lithwick speaks with Sonja West and RonNell Andersen Jones, two Supreme Court experts who don’t buy the justices’ arguments against allowing cameras in the courtroom.

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Dahlia Lithwick talks to Andrew Pincus, the lawyer who brought a Supreme Court challenge this week to a law banning fundraising by judicial candidates. And she hears from the NAACP’s Sherrilyn Ifill on the latest challenge to the Fair Housing Act.

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Dahlia Lithwick talks to Joan Biskupic, the author of a new Reuters study about the elite "one-percent" group of lawyers who bring most of the cases at the Supreme Court. She also hears from two of these super-lawyers -- Tom Goldstein and Paul Clement.

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