First Mondays

Ian Samuel & Dan Epps

Government & Organizations

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First Mondays is a seasonal podcast about the Supreme Court, co-hosted by Ian Samuel and Dan Epps.

To kick off our summer schedule, we're pleased to rebroadcast the episode of Oral Argument we appeared on, which originally aired May 6th, 2017. We joined Christian Turner and Joe Miller to talk about physics conundrums, the politics of Supreme Court nominations, and radically changing the rules governing the Supreme Court’s docket.

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It’s the finale of our first season! To celebrate all that was OT2016, and to look to the year ahead, we went to the queen of SCOTUS radio herself: Nina Totenberg. We also dish out superlatives— best dig at an advocate, best quip in an argument, worst opinion, etc. And you’ll notice that we replaced the theme music with something a little more,...

We couldn't possibly keep it short for the last recap episode of OT16. We all know the last week of the term means all the blockbuster opinions get announced, and we're here to help you make sense of them. And for Trinity Lutheran and the travel ban, we call in the big guns in the form of Professor Marty Lederman. So while you're driving to a...

It’s the penultimate recap for the term, wherein the justices hath bestowed upon us twelve (12) new opinions in one week. Time for a lengthy—but spirited—Opin-o-rama! We pick out a few of our favorites to go in depth, and then we institute Lightning Round Rules to cover the rest. Then, it’s time for some game theory, so they say, as we try to...