1: Send Joe to Prison
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December 28, 2013
The real first episode of Oral Argument doesn’t hold back. Prof. Sonja West joins us to talk about the the press, the First Amendment, and other cool things. We discuss Supreme Court justices’ getting to talk about whatever they want, the Press Clause, the religion clauses (and even the quartering clause), Judith Miller and the Iraq War, peyote, bathrobed bloggers, the Twitter, who the press might be, Sonja’s press test, press access to prisons, why Joe should got to prison, religious and secular orthodoxy, bong hits for Jesus, student newspapers and local versions of the controversies over the Washington football team, and Christian’s “profoundly stupid” proposal. This show’s links: Sonja West’s faculty profile, writing, and Twitter stream Sonja West, Press Exceptionalism, 127 Harv. L. Rev (forthcoming 2014) Justice John Paul Stevens, Originalism and History, text of address at University of Georgia, Nov. 6, 2013 New York Times v. Sullivan Branzburg v. Hayes (the Supreme Court on the reporters’ privilege)…