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The Term is a podcast from Law360 for the busy U.S. Supreme Court watcher. Give us about 15 minutes each week and we'll catch you up on all the big action at the nation's highest court, along with a list of what to watch in the coming sessions. Hosts senior Supreme Court reporter Jimmy Hoover in Washington, D.C. and editor-at-large Natalie Rodriguez in New York City cut through a busy docket to focus on the key cases and developments everyone will be talking about.
 
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The Supreme Court heard its final oral argument of the term this week in a criminal case involving sentencing relief for crack offenders that saw some tough questions for the Biden administration. Law360's The Term dives into the case, then looks ahead to some of the biggest decisions that are expected to come by the end of June.…
 
The case of a high school cheerleader whose profanity-laced Snapchat led to a suspension landed in front of the Supreme Court this week, where the justices struggled to balance punishment for disruptive online speech while avoiding all-out censorship and student expression. On this week’s episode of The Term we break down the oral argument, as well…
 
With the stroke of a pen, the Supreme Court on Thursday nixed a legal strategy that the Federal Trade Commission used for many years to return billions of dollars to consumers. Law360's The Term breaks down the ruling—along with a big defeat for juvenile justice reformers and Justice Amy Coney Barrett's eye-popping book deal.…
 
Long a political non-starter, the idea of "court-packing" is now dominating Washington as Democrats in Congress push legislation to add four seats to the Supreme Court and a presidential commission studies the broader issue of court reform. Will these latest efforts go anywhere? Law360's The Term discusses on this week's episode.…
 
After a decade of litigation, Google has finally defeated a lawsuit from Oracle over the chunks of computer code Google used to develop the Android smartphone platform. This week, The Term welcomes Law360 senior intellectual property reporter Bill Donahue to explain the Supreme Court's ruling in the tech battle—plus we also look at one justice's fo…
 
The spirit of spring has the justices cleaning out their docket this week with decisions on Florida's oyster fisheries, Facebook's class action liability and long-lived media ownership limits. The Term breaks down all the action, plus we take a deep dive into the NCAA's very bad day at the high court over its "amateurism" rules with Law360 senior s…
 
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has found himself under the political spotlight recently with liberals calling on the 82-year-old to retire to avoid a repeat of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's replacement by a conservative. On this week’s episode of The Term we break down the debate, plus unpack a more lenient stance by the Biden administration …
 
The Supreme Court swept away the last of the election cases and a Trump subpoena battle this week, so why did it take up two new challenges to Trump-era abortion and immigration policies that could very well be rescinded and rendered moot by President Joe Biden before they're argued? We’re breaking it down on this week’s episode of The Term.…
 
The past week saw Congress' first-ever hearing on the U.S. Supreme Court's so-called shadow docket, the justices' late-night, unsigned orders on weighty legal questions that don't go through their normal process of public deliberation. On this week’s episode of The Term we unpack a few recent shadow docket rulings and recap some of the notable mome…
 
As the Supreme Court prepares for its next session, Law360's The Term catches up on some noteworthy petitions that the justices appear to be interested in, from a direct attack on Roe v. Wade to the right of U.S. presidents to create offshore national monuments. We also recap a couple of important developments from the past week, including the Bide…
 
The Supreme Court may still be on break, but a bustle of activity in the border wall, "Remain-in-Mexico" and Nazi art theft cases gives The Term podcast team a lot to discuss this week. We dive into the latest high court news on this week’s episode, plus look at Justice Amy Coney Barrett's first dissent in a surprising 5-4 lineup.…
 
The Supreme Court took a break from oral arguments this week and cleared a number of cases from its docket, including an emoluments dispute brought against former President Trump. The court also declined to take up a number of new challenges, including an appeal from disgraced former New York Assemblyman Sheldon Silver and a revisiting of the landm…
 
The Supreme Court wrestled with regulations on media ownership and a procedural question about climate change litigation during a busy week that also saw two justices play central roles in Wednesday's inauguration. And with the start of the Biden administration came the naming of a new acting solicitor general who is no stranger to the high court. …
 
With the justices starting to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations, the Supreme Court is off and running in 2021, weighing in on abortion rules, the power of regulators and even Taylor Swift. In this episode of The Term, we press rewind on busy week of oral arguments; break down a ruling from Tuesday night reinstating rules requiring patients to tra…
 
With just a few weeks left before the inauguration of a new president and the clock running out at the Supreme Court in several Trump cases, the Term this week is breaking down what to expect from the justices during the Biden administration; whether a conservative majority can frustrate the president-elect’s progressive plans; and what Biden can a…
 
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court weighed whether Nestlé and Cargill can be held liable for supporting child slavery on African cocao farms, and heard another census case with big implications for congressional power. We’re breaking it all down on this week’s episode of The Term, plus ending with some highlights from a recent appearance by Justice …
 
"Here it goes," Justice Samuel Alito Jr. began a scorcher of a speech last Thursday that touched on COVID-19 restrictions, religious freedom, abortion and more. On this week's episode of The Term we discuss what stood out from the conservative justice, who is seldom shy about his views. We also examine President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for White Hou…
 
As the country awaited election results this week, the U.S. Supreme Court turned to a landmark First Amendment case involving a Catholic foster care agency that refused to place children with same-sex couples. The team tackles why the agency could be headed for a win in the case, as well as other high court developments on The Term.…
 
The Supreme Court wasted little time making waves in its first week of the 2020 term, from Justice Clarence Thomas’ attack on the “Obergefell” precedent to a multibillion copyright battle between Google and Oracle. And with the election less than a month away, the court also found itself pressed to weigh in on litigation involving election processe…
 
It’s been a long and difficult summer full of cancelled vacations, sweaty face masks, and a lack of new episodes from your favorite Law360 Supreme Court podcast, The Term. But we’re back with a new season on Sept. 24, starting with a special episode on Supreme Court clerks, then moving on to the blockbuster high court cases we’ll be watching. So if…
 
In our final episode of the season, The Term podcast team looks back on the Supreme Court's historic 2019 term with a pair of special guests. First we talk to Law360 research and data editor Jackie Bell about some surprising numbers that came out of the court this year. Then, we welcome on Melissa Murray, a constitutional law professor at NYU Schoo…
 
In a whirlwind end to the U.S. Supreme Court term, the justices decided just who can -- and can't -- subpoena President Donald Trump's financial documents in a pair of decisions that once again highlighted the chief justice's influence on the court. We break down those rulings on this week’s episode, plus touch on an opinion from earlier this week …
 
The end of the U.S. Supreme Court term is supposed to be around the corner, but with more than a dozen opinions still outstanding, there's a question of whether the justices will go longer into the summer than they have in 24 years. On this week’s episode we discuss how the final stretch of the term could play out, plus dig into one opinion handed …
 
The U.S. Supreme Court dropped two unexpected and explosive decisions this week, granting Title VII protections for LGBT workers and upholding — at least for now — legal protections for the 700,000 young immigrants protected under the DACA program. On this week’s episode we welcome Law360 senior reporter Suzanne Monyak to unpack Thursday’s highly-f…
 
In two of the biggest decisions the Supreme Court handed down this week, Justice Sonia Sotomayor took the spotlight with her additional thoughts on the majority opinions. We dive into those on this week’s episode of The Term plus welcome on Law360 senior reporter Emily Brill to break down a key pension fund ruling.…
 
The U.S. Supreme Court this week dove into several cases that could affect the 2020 election, including high-profile arguments over access to President Donald Trump's financial records and a row over so-called faithless presidential electors that sparked one justice to amusingly reference the "Lord of the Rings" universe. We break it all down on th…
 
There was no shortage of surprises in the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic first week of telephonic arguments, as Justice Clarence Thomas frequently asked questions and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg unfortunately had to dial in from a hospital bed. And there were no shortage of bloopers either, including a toilet flush heard across social media. We brea…
 
The U.S. Supreme Court has released the format for how its unprecedented telephone oral arguments will work next week, and they won't be the usual free-for-all court watchers are used to hearing. On this week’s episode of The Term we break those down, plus look at the court's big Monday ruling in an Affordable Care Act case and a not-so-big one on …
 
In delivering this week’s slate of opinions, the U.S. Supreme Court justices created a few eyebrow-raising alliances in a pair of cases involving the Clean Water Act and the requirement for a unanimous jury. We break down both of those decisions on this week’s Term, plus touch on a case the high court added to its docket with important digital priv…
 
This week, the team discusses the Supreme Court’s first coronavirus-related ruling in a case involving Wisconsin’s election, which highlighted how the court’s partisan division may play out through the deadly pandemic. We also dive into the latest oral argument postponements, and a pair of additional opinions handed down this week that have 4th Ame…
 
This week, the team discusses how the coronavirus is affecting life at the U.S. Supreme Court, from tech troubles during an opinion announcement to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s famous workout routine. Plus, there’s a special conversation with Cate Stetson, co-director of Hogan Lovells LLP’s appellate practice, on what the pandemic means for Suprem…
 
The phrase “Equal Justice Under Law” is engraved on the front of the Supreme Court, but a new book by journalist and lawyer Adam Cohen argues that the court’s decisions over the last 50 years have disfavored the poor. Cohen joins this week’s Term to discuss the court’s changing composition, key Supreme Court cases that have impacted the poor and th…
 
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