Supreme Court Term Preview

September 27, 2018


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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.



Brianne Gorod is Chief Counsel at the Constitutional Accountability Center. She joined CAC from private practice at O’Melveny & Myers, where she was Counsel in the firm’s Supreme Court and appellate practice. Brianne previously served as an Attorney-Adviser in the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice and as a law clerk for Justice Stephen Breyer on the U.S. Supreme Court. Her writings have appeared in numerous law journals and in publications like the Washington Post and LA Times.

Ilya Shapiro is a senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute and editor-in-chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review. Before joining Cato, he was a special assistant/adviser to the Multi-National Force in Iraq on rule-of-law issues and practiced at Patton Boggs and Cleary Gottlieb. Shapiro has contributed to numerous publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, and the Washington Post.

Jeffrey Rosen is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Constitution Center, the only institution in America chartered by Congress “to disseminate information about the United States Constitution on a nonpartisan basis.” 

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