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A Heritage Foundation podcast breaking down what's happening at the Supreme Court, what the justices are up to, and more. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy (https://acast.com/privacy) for more information.
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BONUS: Mark Paoletta on The Kevin Roberts Show

Today on "SCOTUS 101," we are featuring the latest episode of "The Kevin Roberts Show" a sister podcast on the Heritage Podcast Network. Subscribe to The Kevin Roberts Show1: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-kevin-roberts-show/id1609468507The left is hell-bent on tearing down our institutions. Their current target? The Supreme Court.In recent days, we’ve watched them invade neighborhoods across the Washington, D.C., area to demonstrate and protest at the residences of justices. They call them enemies of democracy and, ultimately, the American people.Mark Paoletta is an attorney, author, and personal friend of Justice Clarence Thomas. Under President George H.W. Bush, he played a pivotal role in his confirmation.Opening up on his personal relationship with Thomas, Paoletta offers a redeeming glimpse at a public servant the left has unceasingly attempted to vilify. We’ll discuss that, the exciting new book he’s co-authoring, “Created Equal,” and more on this week’s episode of The Kevin Roberts Show.Show notes:The leaked draft opinion from Justice Alito: https://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000180-874f-dd36-a38c-c74f98520000 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/15/202239 minutes, 24 seconds
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A Summer SCOTUS Beach Read

Carrie Severino and Mollie Hemingway join Elizabeth Slattery to talk about their new book, "Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court." It's not your typical beach read, but you won't be able to put it down! Get your copy of "Justice on Trial" today: https://www.amazon.com/Justice-Trial-Kavanaugh-Confirmation-Supreme/dp/1621579832Follow us on Twitter @scotus101 and send comments, questions, or ideas for future episodes to [email protected]. Don't forget to leave a 5-star rating! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/18/201929 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Chief Giveth and the Chief Taketh Away

In the season finale, Fact Checker John Malcolm joins Elizabeth Slattery to discuss the Supreme Court's rulings on agency deference, the Census citizenship question, partisan gerrymandering, and a few cases coming up next term. Stay tuned for Supreme Trivia - End of Term edition!Follow us on Twitter @scotus101 and send comments, questions, or ideas for future episodes to [email protected]. Don't forget to leave a 5-star rating!Show your love for SCOTUS 101 and buy a limited edition mug while they last: shop.heritage.org/products/scotus-101-mug. Tune in for a promo code! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/28/201932 minutes, 51 seconds
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It's Crunch Time

With just a few days left in its term, SCOTUS dropped four more decisions Friday morning. Elizabeth Slattery, Jason Snead, and Amy Swearer break down the decisions in this bonus episode. Follow us on Twitter @scotus101 and send comments, questions, or ideas for future episodes to [email protected]. Don't forget to leave a 5-star rating!Show your love for SCOTUS 101 and buy a limited edition mug while they last: shop.heritage.org/products/scotus-101-mug. Tune in for a promo code! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/21/201916 minutes, 47 seconds
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Things are Getting Interesting

In this week’s episode, fellow Heritage scholar Cully Stimson joins Elizabeth Slattery to highlight recent opinions. From the Bladensburg Peace Cross to nondelegation to redistricting, things are finally getting interesting. Elizabeth also chats with SCOTUS short lister Third Circuit Judge Thomas Hardiman. Stay tuned for Supreme Trivia!Follow us on Twitter @scotus101 and send comments, questions, or ideas for future episodes to [email protected]. Don't forget to leave a 5-star rating!Show your love for SCOTUS 101 and buy a limited edition mug while they last: shop.heritage.org/products/scotus-101-mug. Tune in for a promo code! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/20/201940 minutes, 36 seconds
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A Supremely Soporific Slog

Heritage colleague Jason Snead joins Elizabeth Slattery to slog through recent snooze-worthy opinions. Elizabeth also chats with Ed Whelan and Chris Scalia about "On Faith: Lessons from an American Believer." Stay tuned for Supreme Trivia!You can get the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Faith-Lessons-American-Believer/dp/1984823310. Or watch the Heritage book event here: https://www.heritage.org/conservatism/event/faith-lessons-american-believer.Follow us on Twitter @scotus101 and send comments, questions, or ideas for future episodes to [email protected]. Don't forget to leave a 5-star rating!Show your love for SCOTUS 101 and buy a limited edition mug while they last: shop.heritage.org/products/scotus-101-mug. Tune in for a promo code! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/13/201934 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Man Who Made the Supreme Court

Heritage colleague Amy Swearer joins Elizabeth Slattery to highlight recent opinions and orders. Elizabeth also chats with Richard Brookhiser about his biography of John Marshall. Stay tuned for Supreme Trivia - John Marshall Edition!You can get Richard Brookhiser's book here: https://www.amazon.com/John-Marshall-Made-Supreme-Court/dp/0465096220. Follow us on Twitter @scotus101 and send comments, questions, or ideas for future episodes to [email protected]. Don't forget to leave a 5-star rating! Show your love for SCOTUS 101 and buy a limited edition mug while they last: https://shop.heritage.org/products/scotus-101-mug. Tune in for a promo code! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/6/201940 minutes, 48 seconds
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Breaking Bricks and SCOTUS Records

Elizabeth Slattery chats with D.C. Circuit Judge Patricia Millett about her record-breaking career in the Solicitor General’s Office, how she got into Tae Kwon Do, and what it was like watching her former colleague Brett Kavanaugh endure a brutal Supreme Court confirmation.Follow us on Twitter @scotus101 and send comments, questions, or ideas for future episodes to [email protected]. And don't forget to leave a 5-star rating! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/28/201943 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Tweeter Laureate of Texas

Elizabeth Slattery chats with Fifth Circuit Judge Don Willett about how he learned he was on President Trump's Supreme Court short list, where to find the best BBQ in Austin, and why he walked away from Twitter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/19/201934 minutes, 25 seconds
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Abortion, Capital Punishment & iPhones

Fellow Heritage scholar Tom Jipping joins Elizabeth Slattery to talk about abortion, capital punishment, and iPhones. Elizabeth also chats with CNN's Joan Biskupic about what goes on behind closed doors at the Supreme Court and her new book about Chief Justice John Roberts. Stay tuned for Supreme Trivia - Capital Punishment Edition. Follow us on Twitter @scotus101 and send comments, questions, or ideas for future episodes to [email protected]. And don't forget to leave a 5-star rating! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/17/201939 minutes, 55 seconds
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Bonus SCOTUS G.O.A.T.(us)

The justices are hard at work writing their opinions in the remaining cases from this term. In this bonus episode, former Solicitor General and G.O.A.T. Paul Clement discusses how each new justice changes the Supreme Court. He also shares his tips for getting the Court to overturn its past cases.Follow us on Twitter @scotus101 and send comments, questions, or ideas for future episodes to [email protected]. And don't forget to leave a 5-star rating! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/10/201914 minutes, 58 seconds
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From Robbing Banks to Teaching Criminal Law

Elizabeth Slattery briefly hits this week's SCOTUS headlines before diving into a recent interview with bank-robber-turned-law-professor Shon Hopwood. He shares about his experience writing cert. petitions from prison, clerking for Judge Janice Rogers Brown, and meeting Kim Kardashian.Follow us on Twitter @scotus101 and send comments, questions, or ideas for future episodes to [email protected]. And don't forget to leave a 5-star rating! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/30/201925 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Truth Is Out There

Fellow Heritage scholar Hans von Spakovsky joins Elizabeth Slattery to talk about the Title VII sex discrimination cases coming to SCOTUS next term and the oral argument in a case challenging the Trump Administration's plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Elizabeth also chats with 10th Circuit Judge Joel Carson about UFOs, livestock auctions, and more. Stay tuned for Supreme Trivia - Judge Carson is in the hot seat!Follow us on Twitter @scotus101 and send comments, questions, or ideas for future episodes to [email protected]. And don't forget to leave a 5-star rating! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/24/201934 minutes, 23 seconds
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"I Know It When I See It"

Kevin Daley from the Daily Caller joins Elizabeth Slattery to dispel an RBG conspiracy theory and break down a "scandalous" Supreme Court oral argument. Elizabeth also chats with Jamil Jaffer from GMU's Scalia Law School. Stay tuned for Supreme Trivia!Follow us on Twitter @scotus101 and send comments, questions, or ideas for future episodes to [email protected]. And don't forget to leave a 5-star rating! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/18/201935 minutes, 45 seconds
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Justices Clash over Death Penalty

Sean Marotta from Hogan Lovells (and #AppellateTwitter fame) joins Elizabeth Slattery to talk about the Supreme Court's death penalty decision and why the Kansas Attorney General's office will have a very busy summer. Elizabeth also chats with Brianne Gorod of the Constitutional Accountability Center about progressive originalism. Stay tuned for Supreme Trivia!Follow us on Twitter @scotus101 and send comments, questions, or ideas for future episodes to [email protected]. And don't forget to leave a 5-star rating! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/4/201937 minutes, 58 seconds
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Get Your Hovercraft Outta Storage!

Will Haun from Shearman & Sterling joins Elizabeth Slattery to talk about oral argument in the partisan gerrymandering and agency deference cases and a victory for moose hunters in Alaska. Will also shares the highlights of his clerkship with Judge Janice Rogers Brown and his first appellate argument. Stay tuned for Supreme Trivia - Stare Decisis Edition!Follow us on Twitter @scotus101 and send comments, questions, or ideas for future episodes to [email protected]. And don't forget to leave a 5-star rating! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/28/201941 minutes, 57 seconds
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Clarence Thomas Breaks His Silence

Sheldon Gilbert from the National Constitution Center joins Elizabeth Slattery to discuss Justice Clarence Thomas speaking at oral argument for the first time in 3 years, why the Ninth Circuit is having a bad week, and cases the Court will hear next term. Elizabeth also chats with Oklahoma SG Mithun Mansinghani. Stay tuned for Supreme Trivia - Thomas Speaks Edition!Follow us on Twitter @scotus101 and send comments, questions, or ideas for future episodes to [email protected]. And don't forget to leave a 5-star rating! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/21/201938 minutes, 35 seconds
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Is John Roberts the New Swing Vote?

Ilya Shapiro from the Cato Institute joins Elizabeth Slattery to discuss whether Chief Justice John Roberts is the new swing vote and other SCOTUS headlines of the week. Elizabeth also chats with Beth Williams, the head of the Justice Department's judicial nominations team. Stay tuned for Supreme Trivia - Swing Vote Edition!Follow us on Twitter @scotus101 and send comments, questions, or ideas for future episodes to [email protected]. And don't forget to leave a 5-star rating! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/7/201934 minutes, 48 seconds
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Benchslaps & the Dog's Breakfast

First Liberty Institute's Ken Klukowski joins Elizabeth Slattery to talk about the justices benchslapping the Ninth Circuit (twice!) and the oral argument for the Bladensburg Peace Cross case. Stay tuned for Supreme Trivia - Establishment Clause Edition!Follow us on Twitter @scotus101 and send comments, questions, or ideas for future episodes to [email protected]. And don't forget to leave a 5-star rating! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/28/201930 minutes, 12 seconds
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RBG is Back

Jason Snead joins Elizabeth Slattery to talk about Ruth Bader Ginsburg's return and the Court's ruling in an important 8th Amendment case. Elizabeth also chats with Judge Carlos Bea about being "the Great Dissenter of the Ninth Circuit." Follow us on Twitter @scotus101 and send comments, questions, or ideas for future episodes to [email protected]. And don't forget to leave a 5-star rating! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/21/201932 minutes, 25 seconds
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John-Michael's Irish Goodbye

John-Michael Seibler joins Elizabeth Slattery (for his farewell appearance!) to talk about the Court's first Second Amendment case in nearly a decade. They also chat with appellate litigator extraordinaire John Bursch about the future of religious liberty and abortion at SCOTUS. Stay tuned for Supreme Trivia - Firearms Edition. Elizabeth's in the hot seat!Follow us on Twitter @scotus101 and send comments, questions, or ideas for future episodes to [email protected]. And don't forget to leave a 5-star rating! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/25/201928 minutes, 14 seconds
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How to Fund SCOTUS During the Shutdown

Jason Snead joins Elizabeth Slattery to talk about the snurlough (snow day + furlough), the return of #GorsuchStyle, and creative ideas for funding SCOTUS during the government shutdown. Elizabeth also chats with Todd Gaziano about recent SCOTUS arguments. Don't miss Supreme Trivia - Silly SCOTUS edition.Follow us on Twitter @scotus101 and send comments, questions, or ideas for future episodes to [email protected]. And don't forget to leave a 5-star rating! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/18/201937 minutes, 44 seconds
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#AppellateTwitter Takeover

John-Michael Seibler joins Elizabeth Slattery to talk about RBG's absence and Kavanaugh's first SCOTUS opinion. Elizabeth also chats with the king of #AppellateTwitter, Sean Marotta. Don't miss Supreme Trivia - SCOTUS Absence edition.Follow us on Twitter @scotus101 and send comments, questions, or ideas for future episodes to [email protected]. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/10/201926 minutes, 53 seconds
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A Big Grant and a Missed Opportunity

Josh Blackman joins Elizabeth Slattery to talk about the news that the justices will hear a big case involving administrative agencies but not one dealing with Planned Parenthood. Elizabeth also chats with Paul Larkin about his many SCOTUS arguments. Tune in for Supreme Trivia - SCOTUS class photo edition.Follow us on Twitter @scotus101 and send comments, questions, or ideas for future episodes to [email protected]. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/13/201847 minutes, 27 seconds
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Christmas Gift Guide

John-Michael Seibler joins Elizabeth Slattery to discuss retired Justice Kennedy lingering at the Court and share holiday gift recommendations for the SCOTUS nerd in your life. Elizabeth also sits down with Charles Rothfeld of Mayer Brown. Stay tuned for Supreme Trivia - Christmas edition! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/6/201825 minutes, 29 seconds
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Indian Country, Incorporation & a Timid Frog

Sheldon Gilbert from the National Constitution Center joins Elizabeth Slattery to talk about recent oral arguments, the return of Coach K, and John Roberts v. Donald Trump. Elizabeth also chats with SCOTUS litigator Erin Murphy. Tune in for a game, "Judge or Just Made Up."Follow us on Twitter @scotus101 and send comments, questions, or ideas for future episodes to [email protected]. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/29/201834 minutes, 31 seconds
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Supreme Trivia LIVE!

Need something to pass the time during a Thanksgiving road trip? In this special episode, the Heritage Foundation and National Constitution Center partnered to bring you a live Supreme Trivia event. Tune in to hear Team Jefferson and Team Madison go head to head in a competition about the Supreme Court's history, scandals, and more! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/19/201845 minutes, 45 seconds
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A Very Federalist Podcast

John-Michael Seibler joins Elizabeth Slattery to recap recent SCOTUS headlines. And live from the Federalist Society's annual lawyers convention, Elizabeth sits down with Judge Kyle Duncan of the Fifth Circuit Judge. Stay tuned for Supreme Trivia - Fed Soc edition! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/15/201820 minutes, 48 seconds
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SCOTUSblog on SCOTUS101, vol. II

John-Michael Seibler joins Elizabeth Slattery to talk about a secret SCOTUS marriage proposal and recent arguments. Elizabeth also chats with SCOTUSblog founder and Supreme Court superstar lawyer Tom Goldstein. Stay tuned for Supreme Trivia - Halloween edition. Elizabeth's in the hot seat!Follow us on Twitter @scotus101 and send comments, questions, or ideas for future episodes to [email protected]. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/1/201824 minutes, 44 seconds
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4-4 Splits & Potential Rearguments

Sheldon Gilbert from the National Constitution Center joins Elizabeth Slattery to talk about Justice Kavanaugh's first week at SCOTUS and what might happen with potential 4-4 decisions. They play a round of Supreme Trivia. Elizabeth also chats with new 11th Circuit Judge Lisa Branch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/18/201832 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Sunrise Side of the Mountain

Elizabeth Slattery & John-Michael Seibler break down recent oral arguments in cases dealing with frogs, cemeteries, and an intelligible principle. Elizabeth also recently chatted with John Yoo about maintaining a sunny disposition in the face of adversity and road trips with Justice Clarence Thomas. Don't miss Supreme Trivia - Clarence Thomas Edition (John Yoo is in the hot seat!).Be sure to follow us on Twitter @scotus101 and send comments, questions, or ideas for future episodes to scotus101 [at] heritage [dot] org. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/4/201842 minutes, 54 seconds
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Frogs, Sex Offenders & Cemeteries

Kicking off Season 3, Elizabeth Slattery & John-Michael Seibler preview a few cases the justices will hear in their first week back. Elizabeth recently sat down with 10th Circuit Chief Judge Tim Tymkovich to talk about Ukrainian dishes and skiing with Neil Gorsuch. Don't miss Supreme Trivia - Beginning of Term Edition (John-Michael's in the hot seat!). Be sure to follow us on Twitter @scotus101 and send comments, questions, or ideas for future episodes to scotus101 [at] heritage [dot] org. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/27/201831 minutes, 16 seconds
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Summer Session #10: Kavanaugh and #MeToo

Elizabeth Slattery and the Judicial Crisis Network's Carrie Severino talk about sexual assault allegations lobbed at Judge Brett Kavanaugh and what happens next in his Supreme Court confirmation process. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/19/201810 minutes, 59 seconds
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Summer Session #9: A Confirmation Circus

Elizabeth Slattery and Heritage colleagues Tom Jipping & Hans von Spakovsky discuss the highlights of Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearing: protesters, obstruction, conspiracy theories, and an appearance by Coach K's b-ball team. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/7/201828 minutes, 32 seconds
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Summer Session #8: What to Watch for in Kavanaugh's Hearing

Elizabeth Slattery & SCOTUS nominations veteran Tom Jipping preview Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing: Which senators will grandstand? How much time will pass before we hear about "super-precedent" and "dark money"? Will any Democrats support Kavanaugh? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/28/201820 minutes, 22 seconds
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Summer Session #7: The 40-Year-Old Law Clerk

Senate Judiciary Committee nominations guru Mike Davis joins Elizabeth Slattery to talk about preparing for Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing (and reviewing hundreds of thousands of Kavanaugh documents). Mike also shares about his experience as an "elderly" SCOTUS law clerk to Justice Gorsuch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/23/201810 minutes, 59 seconds
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Summer Session #6: Running the BK5K

Former law clerk Justin Walker joins Elizabeth Slattery to talk about working for Judge Kavanaugh and Justice Kennedy, running the BK5K, and the single best Kavanaugh opinion. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/15/201810 minutes
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Summer Session #5: When They Go Low...

Elizabeth Slattery & John-Michael Seibler discuss how some media outlets and Senate Democrats have reached a new low when it comes to confirmation battles. They also chat with former Kavanaugh clerk Roman Martinez about trips to the dive bar My Brother’s Place and the time the judge caught him playing chess on the job. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/2/201817 minutes, 58 seconds
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Summer Session #4: Work Hard/Play Hard

Elizabeth Slattery & John-Michael Seibler talk about RBG’s retirement “plans” and Justice Kennedy’s final week on the Supreme Court. Former Kavanaugh clerk Rebecca Taibleson stopped by to share stories about working hard (writing 125 drafts of one opinion!) and playing hard (trips to watch the judge’s beloved Nationals baseball team). Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/2/201815 minutes, 28 seconds
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Summer Session #3: Apples & Oregano

In this episode of Summer Session, Above the Law's David Lat joins Elizabeth to talk about what happened with the failed nomination of Ryan Bounds and what that means for Brett Kavanaugh (spoiler alert: not much). Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/25/201815 minutes, 35 seconds
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Summer Session #2: Debunking the Myths about Kavanaugh

In this episode of Summer Session, Ed Whelan joins Elizabeth to break down myths about SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh - from the Russia investigation to being a baseball fanatic. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/17/201810 minutes, 58 seconds
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Summer Session #1: An Introduction to the Man of the Hour

SCOTUS 101 returns for a brief Summer Session. In this episode longtime fact checker John Malcolm joins Elizabeth to talk about attending the huge SCOTUS announcement at White House. They also dig into SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh's background and the highlights of his time on the D.C. Circuit. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/11/201811 minutes, 12 seconds
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#240: The Retirement Episode

Kimberly Robinson from Bloomberg Law joins Elizabeth & Tiffany to break down this week's big decisions (travel ban! Janus! NIFLA! water wars!). They also guess who will be the next Supreme Court justice. Tiffany and Kimberly are in the hot seat for Supreme Trivia - Retirement Edition. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/28/201825 minutes, 16 seconds
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#239: Is AMK Here to Stay?

Elizabeth & Tiffany talk about the decisions in Carpenter, Lucia, and Wayfair and whether Justice Kennedy is dropping hints that he won't retire. They also chat with the newest addition to the D.C. Circuit, Judge Greg Katsas. Tiffany's in the hot seat for Supreme Trivia - Criminal Clerks Edition. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/22/201829 minutes, 19 seconds
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#238: Florida Man's Second SCOTUS Success

Jess Bravin of the Wall Street Journal joins Elizabeth & Tiffany to talk about the partisan gerrymandering decisions, Fane Lozman's second win at SCOTUS, and to make predictions for the rest of the term. Tune in for Supreme Trivia - Repeat SCOTUS Players Edition. Elizabeth tries to stump Jess and Tiffany provides a lifeline. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/20/201841 minutes, 14 seconds
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#237: Bonus SCOTUS

This week, Elizabeth and Tiffany talk about the Pacific Legal Foundation's big First Amendment win and Ginsburg bench slapping the 2nd Circuit. They also interview Utah Supreme Court Justice Tom Lee about corpus linguistics, clerking for Justice Thomas and Judge Wilkinson, and family dinner with Rex Lee. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/14/201834 minutes, 37 seconds
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#236: Is Kennedy Ghosting SCOTUS?

This week, Elizabeth & Tiffany talk about a win for election integrity and a loss for one of the Constitution’s lost clauses. They also chat with Sixth Circuit Judge Jeff Sutton. Tune if for SCOTUS ghosting trivia! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/12/201831 minutes, 9 seconds
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#235: Live from the Beaches of Florida

This week, Elizabeth & Tiffany are recording live from a Heritage Foundation conference in Florida. They break down the Masterpiece cake case and chat with Judge Kevin Newsom of the 11th Circuit. Tune in for Supreme Trivia - Religious Liberty Edition. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/6/201827 minutes, 43 seconds
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#234: A Really Swell Guy

This week, Elizabeth & Tiffany break down an "easy" 4th Amendment decision and two lingering Establishment Clause cert. petitions. Former associate White House counsel Mike McGinley joins the ladies to talk about his former bosses (Gorsuch and Alito) and for a round of Supreme Trivia. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/31/201826 minutes, 14 seconds
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#233: An Epic Dissent

This week, Elizabeth & Tiffany break down the Supreme Court's arbitration decision, Ginsburg's epic dissent, and other orders. SCOTUS all-star Kannon Shanmugam stops by to reminisce about his many impressive bosses. Tune in for Supreme Trivia - Memorial Day edition! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/25/201829 minutes, 45 seconds
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#232: SCOTUSblog on SCOTUS101, vol. I

This week, Elizabeth & Tiffany review the RBG documentary and chat with SCOTUSblog's Amy Howe. They also break down recent decisions on sports betting, shackling, and more. Tune in for Supreme Trivia - Notorious RBG edition! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/17/201832 minutes, 52 seconds
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#231: SCOTUS Bingo & the Slaughterhouse Cases

This week, Sheldon Gilbert of the Institute for Justice joins the ladies to talk about why it's time for SCOTUS to overrule the infamous Slaughterhouse Cases. They also try to stump Sheldon in a round of Supreme Trivia. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/3/201840 minutes, 22 seconds
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#230: A SCOTUS Haiku and Cosmic Injunctions

This week, Elizabeth & Tiffany discuss a SCOTUS haiku, Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein's SCOTUS debut, and recent opinions. Law professor Josh Blackman joins the ladies to talk about the travel ban oral argument and meeting Lin-Manuel Miranda at SCOTUS. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/26/201830 minutes, 27 seconds
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#229: Don't Mess with Texas

This week, Elizabeth & Tiffany break down Gorsuch's "liberal" vote in an immigration case and oral argument in the internet sales tax case. Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller also joins them to talk about Anthony Kennedy, Ted Cruz, and the sweet mystery of life. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/19/201830 minutes, 54 seconds
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#228: Gorsuch's Anniversary

Elizabeth & Tiffany talk about Neil Gorsuch's first SCOTUS anniversary and judges ruling from beyond the grave. They also chat with Jenn Mascott about administrative law and clerking for Brett Kavanaugh and Clarence Thomas. Tune in for Supreme Trivia - Tiffany's in the hot seat! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/12/201820 minutes, 16 seconds
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#227: The Eyes & Ears Inside the Courtroom

Elizabeth & Tiffany talk with reporter Mark Walsh about what happens during SCOTUS oral arguments and their favorite legal dramas on TV. The ladies also break down two recent decisions on qualified immunity and the never-ending Encino Motorcars. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/5/201836 minutes, 48 seconds
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#226: Taft in the Tub

Elizabeth & Tiffany talk with Jeff Rosen about his new book on William Howard Taft. They also discuss recent oral arguments and tackle the most pressing question of our time: is a hot dog a sandwich? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/29/201840 minutes, 3 seconds
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#225: Breyer's Sauce for the Goose

This week, Elizabeth & Tiffany talk about snow days at SCOTUS and oral arguments in cases dealing with free speech and the long-lost Contract Clause. They also chat with 11th Circuit Judge Bill Pryor about prosecuting Roy Moore, why Thomas More is a model for all lawyers, and ... more. Tune in for Supreme Trivia to find out which future President turned down a seat on SCOTUS after being confirmed. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/22/201843 minutes, 56 seconds
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#224: Kentucky: 5, Michigan: 2

This week, Elizabeth & Tiffany talk about cases challenging capital punishment, Seminole Rock deference, and more! They also chat with John Elwood about SCOTUSBlog's Relist Watch and his argument pump up songs. Tune in for Supreme Trivia to find out how Kentucky is beating Michigan at SCOTUS. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/15/201831 minutes, 32 seconds
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#223: Upon Further Reflection

What happens when a new administration changes the government's legal position? Elizabeth & Tiffany discuss the Trump Administration's about-face in a few cases. Also on tap: the nondelegation doctrine, Williamson County, and an interview with SCOTUS litigator Ginger Anders. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/8/201824 minutes, 7 seconds
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#222: What Grinds John Roberts's Gears

This week, Elizabeth & Tiffany talk about a snippy exchange between Roberts and Breyer, and they break down recent decisions and oral arguments in Janus, Microsoft, and Minnesota Voters Alliance. They also chat with the queen of SCOTUS advocacy, Lisa Blatt. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/1/201830 minutes, 59 seconds
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#221: All About Clarence Thomas

This week, Elizabeth & Tiffany talk about dueling concurrences and the witch hunt against Clarence Thomas. They chat with former West Virginia SG (and G.O.A.T.) Elbert Lin. The ladies wrap up with a $10,000 question in Supreme Trivia. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/22/201829 minutes, 4 seconds
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#220: SCOTUS 101 LIVE!

In this special episode, Elizabeth & Tiffany preview cases coming up at SCOTUS this spring: free speech, internet sales tax, administrative law judges, and more! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/16/201840 minutes, 12 seconds
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#219: Dissenting in Style

This week, Elizabeth & Tiffany talk about the latest in SCOTUS fashion (an "I Dissent" handbag) and chat with Gabe Roth from Fix the Court. They also catch up on two voting-related cases from North Carolina and Pennsylvania. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/8/201832 minutes, 6 seconds
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#218: SCOTUS at SOTU

This week, Elizabeth & Tiffany look at the justices' attendance at the State of the Union, and they talk about Trump's judicial nominations with JCN's Carrie Severino. They also play Supreme Trivia - Clarence Thomas edition. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/1/201827 minutes, 4 seconds
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#217: Government Shutdowns, Ginsburned & #GorsuchStyle

This week, Elizabeth & Tiffany talk with Empirical SCOTUS founder Adam Feldman and catch up on the Supreme Court's latest opinions and grants. They also play "Judge or Just Made Up." Can you spot the fake judges? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/25/201840 minutes, 32 seconds
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#216: Mark Cuban, Scalianess, and the Sweet Mystery of Life

This week, Elizabeth & Tiffany talk about recent oral arguments (spoiler alert: no blockbusters) and a study measuring the "Scalianess" of appellate judges. They also interview SCOTUS litigator Willy Jay. In honor of the March for Life, they play Supreme Trivia - Sweet Mystery of Life edition. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/18/201830 minutes, 55 seconds
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#215: Water Wars, Curtilage, and Voter Rolls

In the first episode of 2018, Elizabeth and Tiffany talk about cases at the Court this week and a conversation between Justice Thomas and his wife. They also interview Ohio Solicitor General Eric Murphy and play Supreme Trivia - Kennedy edition. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/11/201828 minutes, 15 seconds
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#214: All We Want for Christmas

In the last episode of 2017, Tiffany & Elizabeth share their Christmas wish lists and discuss the best and worst decisions of the year. They also play Supreme Trivia. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/20/201719 minutes, 27 seconds
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#213: Shackles, Wife-Swapping & Festivus

Elizabeth & Tiffany break down the latest orders from SCOTUS (including a wife-swapping case and political gerrymandering in Maryland). They also talk with Georgia Court of Appeals Chief Judge Stephen Dillard, and play Supreme Trivia - Winter Holiday Edition. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/14/201736 minutes, 10 seconds
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#212: Sport Betting, Wedding Cakes & Lots of Bananas

This week, Elizabeth & Tiffany talk about SCOTUS advocates’ pre-argument rituals. They're joined by Alliance Defending Freedom's Jordan Lorence to talk about the wedding cake case. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/7/201731 minutes, 13 seconds
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#211: SCOTUS Suspensions & Cellphone Tracking

In this episode, Elizabeth & guest host John-Michael Seibler talk about the Court's recent orders and arguments, and they interview criminal law expert Orin Kerr about the cellphone case at SCOTUS. They also play Supreme Trivia - Fourth Amendment edition. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/1/201734 minutes, 39 seconds
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#210: What We're Thankful For

In this episode, Elizabeth & Tiffany talk about what they're thankful for and the Federalist Society convention. They interview SCOTUS litigator Nicole Saharsky and play Supreme Trivia - Thanksgiving edition. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/22/201723 minutes, 11 seconds
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#209: Free Speech Frenzy & Belated Recusals

This week, Elizabeth & Tiffany discuss recent grants, the Court's debut into the digital age, and Justice Kagan’s recusal in a case that’s already been argued. They interview Georgetown law professor, Randy Barnett, and play Supreme Trivia - Federalist Society edition. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/16/201731 minutes, 50 seconds
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#208: Thomas Interviews & SCALIA SPEAKS

This week, Elizabeth & Tiffany talk about Clarence Thomas’ interview with Laura Ingraham and the Supreme Court’s first opinions of the season. They interview Ed Whelan and try to stump him in a round of Supreme Trivia - Scalia edition. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/9/201728 minutes, 15 seconds
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#207: SCOTUS Field Trip to Harvard

This week, Elizabeth & Tiffany discuss the justices’ field trip to Harvard and courts joining the resistance. They also interview Supreme Court reporter, Kevin Daley, and play Supreme Trivia - Halloween edition. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/2/201721 minutes, 23 seconds
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#206: Is Gorsuch Ruffling Feathers?

In this week's episode, Elizabeth & Tiffany are talking about rumors of a rift on the Supreme Court and what's going on with President Trump's judicial nominations. They also interview the Buckeye Institute's Robert Alt and play a game, "Real Decision or Fake News." Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/26/201727 minutes, 26 seconds
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#205: The RBG Workout Book

In this week's episode, Elizabeth & Tiffany are talking about recent speeches by Kagan and Sotomayor, a few cases the Court declined to hear, and a new book about the Notorious RBG's workout routine. They also interview Pratik Shah, and Elizabeth tries to stump Tiffany in a round of "Supreme Trivia." Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/19/201722 minutes, 58 seconds
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#204: Ladies at SCOTUS

This week, Elizabeth & Tiffany talk about recent oral arguments, the latest action in the travel ban case, and women in the Court. They interview former Attorney General Ed Meese and play Supreme Trivia - Quotable SCOTUS Edition. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/12/201724 minutes, 32 seconds
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#203: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Peaches & Paul Clement Walk into SCOTUS

This week, Elizabeth and Tiffany talk about how Justice Gorsuch is ruffling feathers, recent oral arguments, and interview former Solicitor General, Paul Clement. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/5/201729 minutes, 2 seconds
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#202: Trump's Travel Pause & Leaving Big Law

In this episode, Elizabeth & Tiffany talk about recent grants, the fate of the travel ban, and they interview former Thomas clerk, Will Consovoy. They also play "Supreme Trivia - Clarence Thomas edition." Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/28/201724 minutes, 13 seconds
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#201: Pumpkin Spice SCOTUS

In this episode of SCOTUS 101, Elizabeth Slattery & Tiffany Bates discuss amicus briefs and the start of the Supreme Court’s next term. They talk with the New York Times reporter Adam Liptak about covering the Supreme Court and try to stump him with a game: “Judge or Just Made Up?” Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/21/201715 minutes, 28 seconds
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#102: FantasySCOTUS & Short Listers

In this episode, we’re talking about President Trump’s Supreme Court short list, and we interview FantasySCOTUS creator Josh Blackman. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/11/201724 minutes, 4 seconds
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#101: SCOTUS Friends & Feuds

In this episode, we’re talking about a budding SCOTUS friendship, what happens when presidents make bad deals on judicial nominations, and a few cases the Court will hear in its next term. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/11/201714 minutes, 23 seconds
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#108: SCOTUS on the Silver Screen

This week, Elizabeth and Tiffany talk about SCOTUS in the movies, an important 2nd Amendment case out of the D.C. Circuit, and interview the Washington Post’s Supreme Court reporter, Robert Barnes. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/8/201731 minutes, 54 seconds
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#107: Nothin' but Noms

This week, Elizabeth and Tiffany talk with senior Senate staffer and judicial nominations guru, Tom Jipping, about blue slips, “super-precedent,” the Federalist Society, and the recalcitrant Senate Democrats. They also discuss the retirement of the conservative judicial powerhouse Janice Rogers Brown from the D.C. Circuit and try to stump their guest with Supreme Trivia – Senate Edition. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/8/201727 minutes, 38 seconds
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#106: Mad Max Reenactments & Retirement Rumors

What do Supreme Court reporters do during the summer? We asked the Wall Street Journal’s Jess Bravin, and we discuss the end of the term and the latest retirement rumors in this week’s episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/8/201726 minutes, 51 seconds
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#105: SCOTUS's Out for Summer

This week’s episode Elizabeth & Tiffany talk about a big religious liberty victory, interview their boss John Malcolm about the travel ban case, and grade Justice Gorsuch’s performance in his first two months on the Court. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/8/201721 minutes, 11 seconds
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#104: You Can't Say That on a Podcast

75 years after the 'fighting words' case, where does the Supreme Court stand on offensive speech? Cato Institute's Ilya Shapiro joins Tiffany and Elizabeth to talk banned band names and explain why this bench might be the most pro-free speech SCOTUS yet. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/8/201722 minutes
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# 103: Neil Gorsuch's Maiden Opinion

In this episode, we’re talking about Neil Gorsuch’s first opinion, other justices’ early opinions, and why the Supreme Court might hear the travel ban case this summer. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/8/201716 minutes, 55 seconds