Is There a Supreme Court Legitimacy Crisis?

Exploring the debates over the Court's legitimacy and its future, Jeffrey Rosen is joined by Professors Jennifer Mascott and Melissa Murray.

October 18, 2018

Libel, the Media, and Constitutional Legitimacy

Adam Liptak and Richard Epstein join Jeffrey Rosen to explain what libel is and how laws surrounding it fit within First Amendment protections.

October 11, 2018

Senators Flake and Coons: The Future of the Senate and Supreme Court

Senators Jeff Flake and Chris Coons join Jeffrey Rosen to discuss their important role in the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings and how political tribalism today threatens the legitimacy of the Senate and the Supreme Court.

October 04, 2018

Supreme Court Term Preview

This episode features a deep dive into the upcoming Supreme Court term, set to begin Monday, October 1. Host Jeffrey Rosen is joined by Brianne Gorod of the Constitutional Accountability Center and Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute, who both filed amicus briefs in many of the cases discussed, and filed jointly in one of this term’s blockbuster cases, Gamble v. United States. Gorod and Shapiro parse the arguments set to come before the court that involve everything from double jeopardy and foreclosure to cemeteries and endangered frogs.

September 27, 2018

Should Chevron Be Overturned?

This debate over the resolution “Should Chevron be overturned?” was recorded live in New York City at the Federal Bar Association’s 2018 annual convention.

September 20, 2018

Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings Recap

Nina Totenberg and Neal Katyal join Jeffrey Rosen to unpack Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings.

September 13, 2018

The History of Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings

Jeffrey Rosen leads a discussion about the constitutional basis and history of the Supreme Court confirmation process.

September 06, 2018

What Constitutes an Impeachable Offense?

Alan Dershowitz and Joshua Matz join host Jeffrey Rosen for a spirited debate on when and how the Framers intended for the impeachment power to be used.

August 30, 2018

Robert Smalls: Escaping Slavery and Fighting Injustice

This episode tells the story of Robert Smalls, a former slave who sailed his way to freedom and later became an activist and Congressman.

August 24, 2018

Harriet Scott: The Woman Behind Dred Scott v. Sandford

Guest host Lana Ulrich uncovers the life of Harriet Scott, the wife and co-plaintiff of Dred Scott in one of the most infamous Supreme Court cases, and is joined by Martha S. Jones and Lea VanderVelde.

August 23, 2018

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