Amicus

Everybody Wants to Be Scalia

A significant jurisprudential theme is emerging at the Supreme Court, with big implications for the climate and the environment.

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Episode Notes

Host Dahlia Lithwick is joined by leading environmental lawyer and Harvard professor Richard Lazarus , author of The Rule of Five: Climate History at the Supreme Court, to discuss cases currently flying under many court-watchers’ radar, which could have a huge impact on our ability to respond to climate change.

In our Slate Plus segment, Slate’s senior jurisprudence editor Nicole Lewis joins Dahlia to discuss the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict, the criminal trial of Gregory and Travis McMichael and William Bryan in Georgia for the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, and the federal civil trial in Charlottesville of white supremacist groups, and what all three cases tell us about whiteness and justice in America.

Podcast production by Sara Burningham.

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A show about the law and the nine Supreme Court justices who interpret it for the rest of America.

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