Law Day 2022

Dan’s Picks Dan Cotter

Supreme Myths. This podcast features the Supreme Court and its cases. It’s hosted by Georgia State College of Law professor Eric Segall, author of, “Supreme Myths: Why the Supreme Court is Not a Court and its Justices are Not Judges.” Recent guests have included professors Ran- dy Barnet of the Georgetown Univer- sity Law Center and Tara Leigh Grove of University of Alabama School of Law. Despite the title, the podcast takes a serious look at the Court and explores different judicial approach- es, including originalism.

5-4 Pod. This show describes itself as “a podcast about how much the Supreme Court sucks. It’s a progres- sive and occasionally profane take on the ideological battles at the heart of the Court’s most important landmark cases, and an irreverent tour of all the ways in which the law is shaped by politics.” In their own words, the hosts say they “dismantle the Jus- tices’ legal reasoning on hot-button issues like affirmative action, gun rights, and campaign finance, and use dark humor to reveal the high court’s biases.” It is entertaining, if not always completely objective.

Daniel A. Cotter is a partner at Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC.

Citizen’s Guide to the Supreme Court. “Brett and Nazim,” as they are billed, are two attorneys who hate being attorneys. Each week, they discuss current Supreme Court cases with the intent to make the law more accessible to the average person, while ruminating on what makes the law both frustrating and interesting.” The co-hosts do a de- cent job of tackling tough issues before the Court and breaking them down.

Divided Argument. Hosts Will Baude and Dan Epps come from dif- ferent perspectives and address the Court and issues before it as well as the Constitution. The podcast is interesting, but there are sometimes long gaps between episodes. A more recent one explored the nom- ination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court and an opinion by Justice Stephen Breyer.

Strict Scrutiny. This is a podcast about the Supreme Court and the legal culture that surrounds it. The show is hosted by three women, Leah Litman, Kate Shaw and Melis- sa Murray, who are law professors but “also swimmers, mothers (of humans and dogs) and celebrity gossip enthusiasts.” They add that they’ve practiced before the Court and have a different voice — “one that celebrates the contributions and opinions of women and people of color.” Irreverent at times, the three hosts work together well and provide great insights.


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