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Advice & Consent 2017 Holiday Special

November 21, 2017

Six months into our hiatus, we return just in time for your Thanksgiving dinner conversation! How about an update on the Trump administration, the GOP… Read more

Advice & Consent 32: One Last Time (the season finale)

May 31, 2017

The ragtag gang of the usual suspects returns “one last time” (for this season anyway) to discuss the new Justice, the politics of the nomination… Read more

Advice & Consent 31: Justice Gorsuch*

April 8, 2017

Nuclear option and the asterisked Associate Justice Yadda yadda yadda, he got confirmed. And the seat is stolen. And he always should be referred to… Read more

Advice & Consent 30: Almost to nuclear, listener mail and 3 principled reasons to oppose Gorsuch

April 4, 2017

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted on a party line vote to refer Judge Gorsuch to the full Senate. Most whip counts show 41 Senators who… Read more

Advice & Consent 29: A Hearing Wrap-up & a Political Assessment

March 29, 2017

The Senate Judiciary Committee hearings have concluded, and we’re now counting votes. What’s the ragtag gang of the usual suspects (ha, that’s “RGOTUS”) political assessment?… Read more

Advice & Consent 28: Gorsuch before the Judiciary Committee

March 22, 2017

The Senate Judiciary Committee grilled Judge Gorsuch for nearly 10 hours today. What was the biggest fish he ever caught? Do he and his family ski? Oh… Read more

Advice & Consent 27: Judiciary Committee Hearing Preview

March 16, 2017

The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to question Judge Gorsuch next week. What’s the process look like and is there a likelihood of high drama… Read more

Advice & Consent 26: Gorsuch on Social Issues (and more)

March 6, 2017

Not much news.   Gorsuch quietly meeting with Senators.   “Hey I’ve got an idea that DEFINITELY wasn’t a part of a season 5 episode… Read more

Advice & Consent 25: The Questionnaire

February 16, 2017

Judge Gorsuch’s questionnaire answers for the Judiciary Committee brought Washington to a halt this week… oh wait, is there anything else going on that can… Read more

Advice & Consent 24: So-called judges and framing the Neil Gorsuch debate

February 8, 2017

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before… a President walks in a room and criticizes a federal judge, suggesting that said judge is possibly… Read more

Advice & Consent 23: Neil Gorsuch, Nuclear Nominee

February 3, 2017

Judge Neil Gorsuch is the SCOTUS nominee, and early indication suggests this will be a contentious process. The ragtag gang of the usual suspects give their thoughts… Read more

Advice & Consent 22: Nominee Neil Gorsuch

February 1, 2017

Donald Trump has named Judge Neil Gorsuch for the SCOTUS vacancy. On this special edition, our initial impressions… Neil Gorsuch nominateed to SCOTUS Neil Gorsuch is a… Read more

Advice & Consent 21: The SCOTUS shortlist

January 19, 2017

Regarding Episode 20? As we predicted, never mind. Since then… Dan met Dahlia Lithwick! Lena met Khizr Khan! And Adam and Tim watched hockey, bemoaning… Read more

Advice & Consent 20: January 3, 2017

December 30, 2016

The end of the year special… a viable, Constitutional path to confirming Merrick Garland on January 3, 2017. But is it practical? Or even a good… Read more

Advice & Consent 19: Transition turmoil + SCOTUS

November 23, 2016

It’s transition season now that the election is over and a few questions remain for the Garland nomination… notably, has the Senate waived its advice… Read more

Advice & Consent 018: What's Next?

November 11, 2016

Welcome to the Advice & Consent Podcast: news views and insight on the future of the supreme court. Shownotes and more are available at scotuscast.com.… Read more

Advice & Consent 17: The two-month-long podcast that may last five years?

November 4, 2016

The show that should have lasted a couple of months during a relatively controversy-free set of hearings may now be relevant for four more years? The… Read more

Advice & Consent 16: One Last Time for the debates and increased obstructionism in 2017?

October 21, 2016

In this episode we chat about our the SCOTUS action in the third presidential debates and explore the new forms of obstructionism on the horizon. Direct download: Advice & Consent… Read more

Advice & Consent 015: Debate SCOTUS questions + Election Speculation: Celebrity Edition

October 14, 2016

In this episode we chat about our the SCOTUS questions in the second and upcoming third presidential debates and then America’s favorite gameshow returns—Election Speculation: Celebrity Edition! Direct… Read more

Advice & Consent 14: Post-debate SCOTUS talk and more election speculation

September 28, 2016

In this episode we chat about our surprise at no SCOTUS talk in the first presidential debate and then revisit America’s favorite gameshow: Election Speculation! Direct download: Advice… Read more

Advice & Consent 13: Election speculation

August 16, 2016

In this episode we present America’s favorite gameshow: Election Speculation! The roundtable doles out different SCOTUS nomination scenarios based on three electoral outcomes. Spoiler alert: one of them… Read more

Advice & Consent 12: SCOTUS politics

July 27, 2016

In this episode…  the major party political conventions inject some SCOTUS politics into the national dialogue. Plus… the Notorious RBG drops a mic on one of… Read more

Advice & Consent 11: "What Did I Miss?" – SCOTUS wraps up the term

June 28, 2016

On this episode…  SCOTUS wraps up the term with a bang – do any of the rulings impact the Scalia vacancy? Three big holdings end the SCOTUS term Fisher… Read more

Advice & Consent 10: Remands and politics

May 26, 2016

On this episode…  Supreme Court remands and politics of the POTUS election impacting the SCOTUS vacancy.       Direct download: Advice & Consent 10:… Read more

Advice & Consent 9.5: Garland Forum & Trump's SCOTUS shortlist

May 19, 2016

Tim handles the show solo this week, but the ragtag gang of the usual suspects shall return next week  as we’ll tackle the latest news in depth and bring part 4 of… Read more

Advice & Consent 09: Questionnaire filings + Clarence Thomas 1991

May 11, 2016

On this episode…  Merrick Garland’s submits a questionnaire nobody technically asked for, and continuing our series on the ghosts of nominations past: Clarence Thomas 1991.… Read more

Advice & Consent 08: Will Trump's rise kickstart Garland + Robert Bork 1987

May 6, 2016

On this episode… does the likely Trump nomination help Merrick Garland’s chances? And continuing our series on the ghosts of nominations past: Robert Bork 1987.… Read more

Advice & Consent 07: Nominations Past Vol. 1 – Rehnquist/Powell 1971

April 28, 2016

On this episode… With the airing of Confirmation on HBO, the ghosts of nominations past have been brought back to the public eye. The next several… Read more

Advice & Consent 06: What does a 4-4 Court mean?

April 20, 2016

   What does a 4-4 Court mean?   Adam Fisher v. University of Texas, the affirmative action case. Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt (abortion in… Read more

Advice & Consent 05: Trump's list, Grassley's chairmanship and tortured NFL draft analogies

April 13, 2016

   An all Mic Drop edition Lena: Donald Trump’s “WHAT?” moment.“I’m going to announce that these are the judges, in no particular order, that I’m going to… Read more

Advice & Consent 04: Wait, we take it all back

April 7, 2016

    Direct download: Advice & Consent 04: Wait, we take it all back (mp3) The Chatter   USA Today (aka McPaper): Senators remain at stalemate… Read more

Advice & Consent 03: Is everybody acting Constitutionally around here?

March 30, 2016

This Week “Dan’s Uncle Joe” (not his actual uncle) addresses Georgetown Law School… Syracuse makes the Final Four. Coincidence? (#sportsball reference to a fierce basketball… Read more

Advice & Consent 02: A shorthanded Supreme Court

March 24, 2016

On the second edition of Advice & Consent… the ragtag gang of the usual suspects tackles what it means for American jurisprudence and policy to… Read more

Advice & Consent 01: It’s Merrick Garland and McConnell’s gonna McConnell

March 17, 2016

It’s nomination season, so the ragtag gang of the usual suspects returns with a new podcast: Advice & Consent. For those that followed the Roberts… Read more