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Bloomberg Law’s Cases and Controversies brings you the latest from the Supreme Court. Each week we preview oral arguments at the Court or feature in-depth interviews. We explore critical legal issues with Supreme Court advocates, judges, law professors, lawyers, and legal journalists. Hosts: Kimberly Robinson and Jordan Rubin.


The Couture and Cuisine of Remote SCOTUS Arguments
Oct 16 • 34 min
The Supreme Court’s first argument session of the October 2020 term is in the books and two of the lawyers who argued in it join the latest episode of Cases and Controversies to share their virtual experiences. Ramzi Kassem of CUNY law school and Sean…
SCOTUS Takes Up Illegal Seizures & Military Sexual Assaults
Oct 9 • 6 min
The Supreme Court continues to hear remote arguments in the second week of the term as confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett are set to begin. Barrett’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearings kick off Monday, a federal holiday. But in the second…
A Ginsburg-Less ‘First Monday’ at SCOTUS
Oct 2 • 11 min
The Supreme Court term kicks off Monday after a shorter-than-usual summer break with only eight justices set to hear 10 cases this month. As in May, all arguments for the sitting will be conducted by phone due to social distancing demands of the…
Trump Chose Barrett. What Will Democrats Do About It?
Sep 27 • 14 min
President Donald Trump nominated Seventh Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Sept. 26 to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Sept. 18. It’s a move that could reshape the high court and the law for generations. On this special episode of Cases…
A Somber Start to the Post-Ginsburg Era at SCOTUS
Sep 25 • 39 min
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death has raised the Supreme Court’s profile as a confirmation fight over her successor and the presidential campaign converge. Kimberly Robinson and Jordan Rubin look at the future of the court, both in the near- and long-term, in…
Goodwin Liu on RBG’s Legacy of Opinions and Dissents
Sep 21 • 12 min
Goodwin Liu, a California Supreme Court Justice, and former law clerk to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, remembers the late Supreme Court Justice on this special episode of Cases & Controversies. Liu talks about Ginsburg’s voracious editing style, and her most…
Trump SCOTUS Nominee Shortlist Not Very Short Anymore
Sep 11 • 18 min
President Donald Trump announced 20 more potential Supreme Court justices for his “short” list, putting new attention on the high court as the 2020 election approaches. In the latest episode of Cases and Controversies, hosts Kimberly Robinson and Jordan…
Election Law to Get a Workout in Run Up to Nov. 3
Aug 28 • 19 min
Challenges to election laws have poured into the Supreme Court and more are likely as the 2020 election season really heats up after Labor Day. Election law expert Rick Hasen, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, joins Cases and…
SCOTUS Goes to Church—and to the Casinos
Jul 31 • 22 min
The Supreme Court keeps generating news despite it being in the thick of what should be a summer vacation. Some of that news involves yet more divided shadow docket orders related to Covid-19. On this episode of Cases and Controversies, hosts Kimberly…
‘Cases and Controversies’ Podcast: Movie Night, Trump, and RBG
Jul 24 • 28 min
After a wild term, the Supreme Court is finally starting to settle down a bit, so the hosts of “Cases and Controversies” are going to the movies! On the latest episode, they interview ACLU attorneys starring in the forthcoming documentary “The Fight,” out…
Consequential SCOTUS Decisions Lurk in the Shadows
Jul 17 • 33 min
If you were excited about the new five-justice conservative majority, this just-completed term of the Supreme Court might have left you disappointed. But law professor Stephen Vladeck says that’s not the full picture. A look at the so-called “shadow…
SCOTUS Crosses Finish Line After Supremely Eventful Term
Jul 10 • 15 min
The Supreme Court wrapped up its term after issuing decisions in July for the first time in more than two decades. Chief Justice John Roberts continued to dominate the direction of the court he leads, authoring landmark opinions on presidential power in…
The Roberts Court Is Now Definitely Roberts’ Court
Jul 2 • 19 min
For the first time since Chief Justice John Roberts took the helm in 2005, the Supreme Court is going into overtime—that is, going beyond the final week in June to issue all of its decisions in argued cases. The justices were able to clear their decks of…
More Historic Moves as SCOTUS Likely Goes Into July
Jun 26 • 11 min
The Supreme Court issued just two opinions this week heading into the final days of June, with 13 argued cases still undecided as we near what is usually the end of the term. Cases and Controversies hosts Kimberly Robinson and Jordan Rubin break down…
Historic Week at SCOTUS With Big Losses for Trump Administration
Jun 19 • 31 min
It was a historic week for the Supreme Court as the justices split among themselves while delivering victories for LGBT and immigrant rights, not to mention major defeats for the Trump administration. Justice Neil Gorsuch and Chief Justice John Roberts…
Kavanaugh Making His Mark With Swing Votes and Opinions
Jun 12 • 13 min
With just one opinion and one grant coming out of the Supreme Court this week, Bloomberg Law takes a step back to look at how the term has shaped up and what to expect in the final weeks. The court’s newest member, Brett Kavanaugh, has quickly become the…
After Puerto Rico Ruling, Is Qualified Immunity Next?
Jun 5 • 13 min
The Supreme Court issued five opinions in a range of cases on June 1, including the much-anticipated decision over the fate of Puerto Rico’s financial oversight and management board. This week’s Cases and Controversies episode breaks down that ruling as…
Crunch Time at SCOTUS With Big Opinions Still to Come
May 29 • 23 min
It’s time for the justices to buckle down, with approximately two dozen cases outstanding and the end of the term approaching. Lyle Denniston has covered the court for nearly six decades, and he joins Cases and Controversies to review the big pending…
Qualified Immunity May Be Getting Axed by SCOTUS
May 22 • 26 min
Supreme Court justices are hammering out their final opinions of the term, fielding emergency litigation, and contemplating which new cases to add to their docket for next term. The latest Cases and Controversies episode highlights an issue that’s been…
Lucky Jeans, Rogue Electors & Frodo Baggins at SCOTUS
May 15 • 33 min
The Supreme Court finished up its first livestreamed arguments with blockbuster cases involving subpoenas for the president’s financial information and so-called “rogue” members of the electoral college. Bloomberg Law’s Kimberly Robinson and Jordan Rubin…
Phone-In Arguments, Trump Taxes and, Yes, That Flush
May 8 • 15 min
Supreme Court justices survived their first week of livestreamed arguments mostly unscathed, and now they’re ready to bring it home with the final week of phone arguments in this special May session. Headlining this upcoming week are the May 12 arguments…
SCOTUS Livestreaming, Once Unthinkable, Is Now a Reality
May 1 • 13 min
The Supreme Court is going to kick off its historic May argument sitting by hearing four cases the week of May 4. Two female advocates will kick off the first one, which is being argued over by phone and livestreamed to the public—both a first for the…
Riyaz Kanji and a High Court Throwdown Over Precedent
Apr 24 • 33 min
The Supreme Court issued six opinions the week of April 20, including one that got at the issue of precedent. It’s a hot topic for court watchers, especially with an abortion rights case from Louisiana still to be decided. Cases and Controversies hosts…
Neal Katyal on Historic Arguments Set for May (SCOTUS Virus Update)
Apr 17 • 28 min
The Supreme Court continued to adapt to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, allowing media outlets to live-stream arguments for the first time in its 230-year history. In another first, the court also said it will hear those arguments over the phone. Among…
First Pandemic-Related SCOTUS Ruling and Kansas AG
Apr 10 • 25 min
The Supreme Court’s first coronavirus-related ruling sparked a contentious 5-4 split, with the high court’s five Republican-appointed justices siding with Republicans over dissent form the four Democratic-appointees who sided with Democrats. Cases and…
Tom Goldstein & RBG Works Out, Breyer Cooks In (SCOTUS Virus Update)
Apr 3 • 21 min
U.S. Supreme Court justices worked for the second straight week without taking the bench. But this time, there was a technological hitch. Cases and Controversies hosts Kimberly Robinson and Jordan Rubin recap the snafu and how the coronavirus is changing…
The Show Must Go On: SCOTUS Covid-19 Update
Mar 26 • 11 min
The U.S. Supreme Court building is closed to the public and the March arguments are postponed indefinitely. But, as they say, the show must go on. The court issued four opinions Monday March 23, including a closely watched racial discrimination case that…
Arguments on Hold, Livestreaming Next?: SCOTUS Coronavirus Update
Mar 19 • 17 min
The U.S. Supreme Court’s two-week argument sitting scheduled for March 23 is postponed indefinitely over the coronavirus threat. But the announcement leaves more questions than answers. Bloomberg Law’s Kimberly Robinson and Jordan Rubin break down the…
Trump Financial Subpoena Cases: SCOTUS Deep Dive
Mar 13 • 34 min
Investigations into President Donald Trump will be front and center at the U.S. Supreme Court on March 31, when the justices are scheduled to hear arguments over whether Congressional committees and Manhattan prosecutors can get their hands on the…
Abortion, CFPB, and Immigration: SCOTUS Deep Dive
Mar 9 • 41 min
The Supreme Court justices just wrapped up the latest action-packed argument session which featured heated disputes on the fate of both abortion access and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The two-week session included arguments over challenges…
Abortion, Immigration, Wall Street: SCOTUS Sneak Peek:
Feb 28 • 8 min
This week will be action packed at the Supreme Court, with cases on abortion access and the fate of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau taking center stage. The justices will also hear immigration disputes, continuing a theme of the term where such…
Pipeline, Prison, Terror, Grandmas: SCOTUS Sneak Peek
Feb 21 • 5 min
Could a grandma go to prison for urging her grandson to overstay his visa? The Trump administration says that hypothetical is far-fetched, but it’ll be on the justices’ minds this week as they take on a law that punishes encouraging illegal immigration at…
Dominion, Duke Hike to Supreme Court in Trail Dispute
Feb 14 • 16 min
Two energy companies, Dominion and Duke, want to build a pipeline underneath the famed Appalachian Trail, but environmentalists want them to go take a hike. On this episode of Cases and Controversies, we head out to the trail with Bloomberg Environment’s…
Introducing Downballot Counts
Feb 10 • 21 min
This week, we’re sharing an episode of the newest weekly podcast from Bloomberg Industry Group, Downballot Counts. It’s a podcast about the 2020 U.S. House and Senate elections and the fight to control Congress. The series is hosted by Bloomberg…
‘Bridgegate’ and Electors: SCOTUS Deep Dive
Jan 24 • 32 min
‘Bridgegate’ and Electors: SCOTUS Deep Dive The U.S. Supreme Court kicked off 2020 with blockbuster grants and notable oral arguments, and Chief Justice John Roberts presided over an impeachment trial. In this deep dive episode of “Cases and…
Impeachment, Drugs, and Religion: SCOTUS Sneak Peek
Jan 17 • 9 min
The Supreme Court will hear two days of arguments on Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Chief Justice John Roberts will be there, but then he crosses the street in the afternoon to preside over President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate.…
‘Bridgegate,’ Age Discrimination: SCOTUS Sneak Peek
Jan 10 • 10 min
The justices return to the high court bench Monday for their first oral arguments of 2020. Bloomberg Law’s Kimberly Robinson and Jordan Rubin preview the cases, including the fallout from 2013’s “Bridgegate” scandal and an age discrimination suit that…
Supremely Funny: 2019’s Funniest High Court Moments
Dec 20, 2019 • 10 min
It’s time to count down everything from the best songs to the best memes to the best mince pies for the holidays. We want to do our part at Bloomberg Law. So we present this special “Supremely Funny” episode on the funniest high court moments of 2019.…
December Recap With Guest Elaine Goldenberg: SCOTUS Deep Dive
Dec 13, 2019 • 27 min
The last Supreme Court oral arguments of 2019 are in the books, the first opinion of the term is out, and litigation over subpoenas investigating President Trump is knocking at the high court’s door. In this deep dive recap of the December session,…
Neal Katyal on Raising Diversity in the SCOTUS Bar (Bonus Episode)
Dec 9, 2019 • 16 min
In this bonus Cases and Controversies episode, Bloomberg Tax reporter Aysha Bagchi sits down with former acting U.S. solicitor general and Hogan Lovells partner Neal Katyal. Aysha spoke to Neal a few days before a recent argument in a tax case for an…
Obamacare, Patents, Death Penalty: SCOTUS Sneak Peek
Dec 6, 2019 • 10 min
The U.S. Supreme Court hears the last arguments of 2019 the week of Dec. 9, with an eclectic set of issues before the justices ranging from capital punishment to the latest Obamacare-related tussle. They’ll hear a dispute at the intersection of criminal…
Atlantic Richfield Co. v. Christian (Bonus Episode)
Dec 3, 2019 • 18 min
In this bonus episode, Parts Per Billion, the Bloomberg Environment podcast, does a deep dive into the Atlantic Richfield case that was argued at the Supreme Court today (December 3rd). A central issue in the case: how far must businesses go to clean up…
Guns, Copyright, Environment: SCOTUS Sneak Peek
Nov 29, 2019 • 7 min
The first Second Amendment argument in nearly a decade headlines the December oral argument session. This Cases and Controversies sneak peek episode previews that case and the other five disputes lawyers need to know about heading into the week of Dec. 2.…
Gun Rights Finally Get Day in Court: SCOTUS Deep Dive
Nov 22, 2019 • 20 min
The Supreme Court’s first gun rights case in nearly a decade is scheduled to be argued Dec. 2, but the case could go away before they justices can rule. In this Deep Dive episode, constitutional law professor Josh Blackman discusses the Second Amendment’s…
DACA, Border Shooting, Traffic Stops: SCOTUS Deep Dive
Nov 15, 2019 • 30 min
The U.S. Supreme Court’s packed November argument session is wrapped up, and “Cases and Controversies” hosts Kimberly Robinson and Jordan Rubin break it down on this Deep Dive recap episode. They’ll look at the closely watched arguments over the fate of…
DACA, Cross-Border Shooting: SCOTUS Sneak Peek
Nov 8, 2019 • 8 min
Arguments over the fate of President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which the Trump administration wants to undo, will unfold at the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 12. On this latest Sneak Peek episode, hosts Kimberly Robinson…
Car Stops, Blackbeard, Clean Water: SCOTUS Sneak Peek
Nov 1, 2019 • 10 min
The first week of the U.S. Supreme Court’s November oral argument session features an array of important disputes, ranging from the Fourth Amendment to the Clean Water Act and others in between, including immigration and a copyright case stemming from the…
DACA Hits High Court: SCOTUS Deep Dive
Oct 25, 2019 • 14 min
The Obama-era program for Dreamers will finally have its day in the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 12, when we may get a better sense of whether President Trump’s efforts to undo the program will survive high court scrutiny. On this Deep Dive episode of…
LGBT Discrimination, Puerto Rico: SCOTUS Deep Dive
Oct 18, 2019 • 31 min
The U.S. Supreme Court’s first oral argument session of the 2019 term is in the books, and Cases and Controversies hosts Kimberly Robinson and Jordan Rubin break it down on this Deep Dive recap episode. The hosts dive into the contentious arguments on…
Puerto Rico, Preemption, DC Sniper: SCOTUS Sneak Peek
Oct 10, 2019 • 11 min
The second week of the Supreme Court’s October sitting, like the first, features two days of argument, consolidated consideration of a closely-watched issue, and another rare afternoon session. In this SCOTUS Sneak Peek episode, hosts Kimberly Robinson…
LGBT Rights, Juries & Patent Fees: SCOTUS Sneak Peek
Oct 4, 2019 • 6 min
The first Monday in October is finally here, and the justices will kick off the term with blockbuster arguments over the extent of protections for LGBT workers. In this SCOTUS Sneak Peek episode, hosts Kimberly Robinson and Jordan Rubin will also…
Discrimination, DACA & Guns: SCOTUS Preview Deep Dive
Sep 20, 2019 • 42 min
The U.S. Supreme Court is gearing up to take on a host of pressing and controversial issues—including sex discrimination, gun control, and the Obama-era immigration program known as DACA that the Trump administration wants to dismantle. Supreme Court…
Diversity Challenges in Supreme Court Bar (LIVE)
Jul 16, 2019 • 18 min
With the Supreme Court’s latest term all wrapped up, Bloomberg Law reporters take a look at an ongoing issue at the high court: A lack of gender diversity among advocates. This term, only 17% of Supreme Court cases were argued by women, a statistic that’s…
End of SCOTUS Term Roundtable
Jun 28, 2019 • 57 min
The U.S. Supreme Court wrapped up its 2018-19 term with a bang on June 27, handing down divided decisions in the hotly-anticipated census and partisan gerrymandering disputes. Bloomberg Law’s Supreme Court team jumped into the studio that day to break…
Double Jeopardy and Quirky Lineups: Weekly Recap
Jun 18, 2019 • 21 min
The justices kicked off their last full week with four opinions and an array of vote lineups ranging from the usual 5-4 suspects to some unexpected combinations. Bloomberg Law’s Supreme Court team recaps the action in cases about double jeopardy,…
Lots More Opinions to Go: Weekly Recap
Jun 11, 2019 • 25 min
But Bloomberg Law’s Supreme Court team will break down the action in opinions that were released on Monday, including decisions on career criminals, patents, and offshore rig workers. The justices also granted review for next term in five cases and…
The Crossover Term: Weekly Recap
Jun 4, 2019 • 19 min
The justices issued four new opinions in argued cases June 3, including yet another 5-4 decision with an nontraditional lineup. Last week, it was Clarence Thomas crossing over to join the liberals in a 5-4 class action decision. The week before that, it…
Justice Thomas Breaks Tie This Time: Weekly Recap
May 29, 2019 • 26 min
Last week, Justice Gorsuch cast the tie-breaking vote to join his more liberal colleagues in an American Indian treaty case. The week before, it was Justice Kavanaugh crossing over on antitrust. This week, the latest contestant on Join-the-Liberals is the…
Gorsuch’s Turn to Join the Liberals: Weekly Recap
May 22, 2019 • 12 min
Last week, Justice Kavanaugh cast the tie-breaking vote to join the liberals in an antitrust case. But this week, it’s the other Trump appointee crossing over. Justice Gorsuch sided with American Indian treaty rights for the second time this term. Hosts…
The Death Penalty Wars: Weekly Recap
May 14, 2019 • 20 min
As the U.S. Supreme Court enters the “flood season”—that time of the year when the justices try to get out all the outstanding opinions before wrapping up the term at the end of June—Cases and Controversies will bring you weekly updates of the latest…
Sentencing and the Census: Deep Dive
May 1, 2019 • 52 min
The U.S. Supreme Court heard its last batch of oral arguments for the 2018 term— including the highly anticipated census dispute in which congressional apportionment and hundreds of billions of dollars hang in the balance. Law professor Leah Litman joins…
Sneek Peek: Census, Blood Draws, & Mens Rea
Apr 20, 2019 • 16 min
This is the “Cases and Controversies” SCOTUS Sneak Peek podcast for the week of April 22—the last week of arguments for the court’s 2018 term. The justices have a stacked schedule, with seven cases set for argument during the three-day session. On Tuesday…
Sneak Peek: Scandalous Marks, Vague Laws
Apr 13, 2019 • 8 min
It’s time for the Cases and Controversies SCOTUS Sneak Peek podcast for the week of April 15. The justices kick off the last sitting of the term with arguments in six cases this week, including ones on “scandalous” trademarks, securities suits, and a law…
Deep Dive: Census Hits High Court
Apr 8, 2019 • 28 min
The justices will hear arguments on April 23 from lawyers from the Trump administration and New York State on the hot-button issue of whether Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was within his rights to add a question for the 2020 census asking whether people…
Deep Dive: Thomas Speaks!
Apr 2, 2019 • 52 min
This week’s episode features former Assistant to the Solicitor General Elaine Goldenberg, who is now in the D.C. office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Goldenberg and co-hosts Kimberly Robinson and Jordan Rubin break down arguments over partisan…
Sneak Peek: Partisan Gerrymandering & Agency Deference
Mar 23, 2019 • 11 min
It’s time for the Cases and Controversies SCOTUS Sneak Peek for the week of March 25. The justices will hear arguments in five cases this week, including two of the biggest disputes of the term: partisan gerrymandering and government agency deference.…
Sneak Peek: Gerrymandering, Whistleblowers, & Juries
Mar 16, 2019 • 8 min
It’s time for the Cases and Controversies SCOTUS Sneak Peek for the week of March 18. The justices will hear four cases this week, including disputes over racial gerrymandering, whistleblower lawsuits, and racial discrimination in jury selection. Hosts:…
Deep Dive: Partisan Gerrymandering Back at SCOTUS
Mar 2, 2019 • 21 min
On this edition of SCOTUS Deep Dive, we’ll take a look at the partisan gerrymandering challenges out of North Carolina and Maryland that the court will hear in back-to-back arguments March 26. Partisan gerrymandering has confounded the Supreme Court for…
Sneak Peek: Speech, Supervised Release, & Religion
Feb 22, 2019 • 8 min
It’s time for the SCOTUS Sneak Peek for the week of Feb. 25. The justices will hear four cases this week, including a dispute over a cross-shaped WWI monument in Maryland. It’s one of the most high-profile disputes of this term. Hosts: Kimberly Robinson…
Sneak Peek: Patents, Bankruptcy, & RBG’s Return?
Feb 15, 2019 • 5 min
This is your SCOTUS Sneak Peek of the cases in front of the justices the week of Feb. 19. They return from their winter break to take on a whopping two cases: one on patents and the other on bankruptcy and trademarks. Will the Notorious RBG re-join her…
Sneak Peek: Court Takes on a Case of Wine
Jan 11, 2019 • 6 min
This is your SCOTUS Sneak Peek of the cases in front of the justices the week of Jan. 14. For now, the high court is still open, and it will tackle cases about immunity on the Tennessee River, the government taking your property, and states regulating…
Sneak Peek: Debt, Trademarks, & a Three-Peat
Jan 4, 2019 • 4 min
The U.S. Supreme Court kicks off 2019 with five arguments ranging from FDA preemption to foreclosures to tribal rights. Bloomberg Law summarizes those arguments, and gets you up to speed on the latest SCOTUS three-peat to hit the high court. Hosts:…
Tricky Texas Death Penalty Case Back at SCOTUS
Jan 3, 2019 • 7 min
A Texas district attorney says a convicted murderer shouldn’t be executed, due to his intellectual disability. But the Texas state court disagreed, and now the case of Bobby James Moore is back at the U.S. Supreme Court after he already won a case there…
Supremely Funny: Robots, Ashtrays, & Nutless Brownies
Dec 19, 2018 • 9 min
What makes Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s mind run wild? Is Justice Stephen Breyer just making it up as he goes along? And what’s the essence of a brownie? These are just a few of the questions the justices tackled this year during some of lighter moments at…
Deep Dive, Attorney General Edition: Constitutional Crisis?
Dec 9, 2018 • 19 min
President Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting Attorney General has prompted a “constitutional crisis,” says Tom Goldstein, the veteran U.S. Supreme Court lawyer and publisher of SCOTUSblog, who is challenging Whitaker’s appointment at the…
Sneak Peek: Money, Patents, & Gambling
Nov 30, 2018 • 7 min
This is your SCOTUS Sneak Peek of the cases in front of the justices the week of December 3, featuring taxes, patents, and whether a big double jeopardy case could be a boon to convicts in President Trump’s orbit. Hosts: Kimberly Robinson and Jordan…
Sneak Peek: iPhones, Land Rovers, and Reservations
Nov 21, 2018 • 5 min
This is your SCOTUS Sneak Peek of the cases in front of the court the week of November 26, where the justices will take on questions about iPhones, Land Rovers, and whether half of Oklahoma is sitting on an American Indian reservation. Hosts: Kimberly…
Deep Dive: Female Justices, Kavanaugh’s Surprising Questions and 48-Hour Arguments
Nov 16, 2018 • 22 min
The U.S. Supreme Court just wrapped up its November sitting. Bloomberg Law discusses the female justices’ approach to arguments, surprising questions from new-Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and how one advocate survived two high court arguments over a 48-hour…
Sneak Peek: Federalism, Executions, and Hovercrafts
Nov 1, 2018 • 7 min
This is your SCOTUS Sneak Peek of the cases in front of the justices the week of November 5, which will touch on federalism, executions, and, a high court favorite, hovercrafts. Hosts: Kimberly Robinson and Jordan Rubin. Producer: Nicholas…
Sneak Peek: Class Actions, Criminal Appeals, & Cougars
Oct 26, 2018 • 13 min
Class actions, criminal appeals, and cougars dominate the first week of arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court’s upcoming “November sitting.” In the inaugural episode of Cases and Controversies SCOTUS Sneak Peek, Bloomberg Law’s legal reporters break down…
Justice Kavanaugh’s First Arguments
Oct 15, 2018 • 18 min
After a bitter confirmation battle, Justice Brett Kavanaugh finally took the Supreme Court bench for oral arguments. Bloomberg Law recaps how he got there, discusses his demeanor during arguments, and highlights relationships to watch. Hosts: Kimberly…
What’s Next for SCOTUS After Fiery Confirmation Hearing?
Sep 28, 2018 • 18 min
The extraordinary opening statement by U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at the Sept. 27 hearing was forceful at times, tearful at others. But Kavanaugh also condemned Democratic senators for their attacks on him, saying he was the target of a…
SCOTUS Long Conference; Kavanaugh Long Shot?
Sep 21, 2018 • 23 min
The makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court is suddenly in doubt after Christine Blasey Ford publicly accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were teens. Now the question is whether she’ll testify against him before the Republican-led Senate…
Kavanaugh Hearings: How to Watch
Sep 3, 2018 • 22 min
Four days of confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh kick off Sept. 4. Bloomberg Law’s Kimberly Robinson and Jordan Rubin discuss the likely focal points as the now-Judge gets grilled by Republican and Democratic senators on…
Will Trump’s Tariffs Live Up to His Campaign Promises?
Aug 15, 2018 • 28 min
President Donald Trump has floated the idea of aiding farmers with a $12 billion package amid the recent barrage of U.S. tariffs — a clear anticipation of the tariffs’ impact on U.S. jobs. Agricultural groups like the American Farm Bureau Federation have…
The Trump Pardon Podcast
Aug 7, 2018 • 15 min
We know Donald Trump’s presidency has been unconventional. That’s true for his clemency grants, too. Trump’s gotten a quicker start on that score than his recent predecessors. And he’s also bucked the norm of waiting for recommendations from the Justice…
Trump’s Judicial Victory
Jul 23, 2018 • 12 min
Just last week, the Trump administration broke the record for the most circuit court judges confirmed. Bloomberg Government Congressional reporter Nancy Ognanovich and Bloomberg Law legal editor Patrick Gregory join this Cases and Controversies podcast to…
That’s a Wrap on SCOTUS… Sort Of
Jul 3, 2018 • 15 min
The Supreme Court wrapped up its 2017 term on June 27, handing down a string of 5-4 decisions. Although the court won’t be back in session until October, there’s sure to be a lot of Supreme Court news, as the President and Senate move to fill the vacancy…
After Masterpiece: Advocates Eye Next Battles
Jun 8, 2018 • 21 min
Bloomberg Law’s Jordan Rubin and Kimberly Robinson break down the U.S. Supreme Court’s latest big—but, yes, narrow!—decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop. They’re joined by the ACLU’s David Cole, who represented the same-sex couple turned away from the shop,…
Supremely Funny: The Funniest Moments from the 2017 Term
May 15, 2018 • 12 min
Power up your cellular telephones, grab some carrots, and pop in your favorite French comedy as Bloomberg Law’s Jordan Rubin and Kimberly Robinson break down the funniest moments from the Supreme Court’s 2017 term. And be sure to vote for your favorite…