Oral Argument

Oral Argument

Episode 195: Based

We dip back into the mailbag to discuss verdicts, unpublished opinions, "based off," canons and...

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Episode 194: Topoi

With Zahr Said and Jessica Silbey, we discuss new narrative forms, their setting, and their influence on law and...

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Episode 193: A Giant Thunderstorm

Fast on the heels of her last appearance, Carissa Hessick joins us to talk about corpus linguistics, which means......

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Episode 192: Precisification

At long last, we discuss originalism with one of its foremost proponents, Lawrence Solum. In this conversation, we...

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Episode 191: Dynasty

After discussion of failing memory, mispronunciation of names, and legal scholarship, we turn to a very serious topic...

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Episode 190: Why We Write

Just Joe and Christian talking about, inter alia, a paper about judicial writing and practice by the late Judge Wald....

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Episode 189: Repugnance

Kim Krawiec rejoins us to discuss "repugnant" transactions. One common target of this adjective is trade in...

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Episode 188: Common Law Crimes

If you were charged with a crime, would you rather it be one written down by a legislature and codified in the tomes...

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Episode 187: Both Sides of the V

Jocelyn Simonson returns to the show to wake us up to the many public interests on both sides (and no sides and all...

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Episode 186: Ephemeral

Exactly five years after our first show, we record a conversation on the ephemeral or perduring nature of podcasts...

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Episode 185: Embassy Suites

Brexit, China, international trade, security, distribution, resentment, madness, and coffee with Tim Meyer. Tim...

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Episode 184: Bleep that Bleep

Here's your Thanksgiving Holiday episode, perfect for travel and your other holiday needs. If you listen only for...

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Episode 183: West Coast Model

Episode 183: West Coast Model (guest Chris Elmendorf) Why is housing so expensive in major West Coast and...

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Episode 182: An Editorial Board of Dodsonians

The publication of legal scholarship is, compared with that in other academic disciplines, is, well, weird. Almost...

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Episode 181: The Dragon

We talk with our colleague Sandy Mason about the use of algorithms in criminal law decisionmaking - and especially...

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Episode 180: Spectral

Just Joe and Christian on: listener feedback (01:09), the Supreme Court confirmation crisis and constitutional...

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Episode 179: Snowglobe

Joe becomes the guest guest and Mike Madison the guest host, as we talk about Joe's new research into the web of...

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Episode 178: Dear Bushrod

This week, it's the latest edition of "Things Haven't Always Been Like This". Farah Peterson...

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Episode 177: The Hard Drive Has Always Been the Enemy

It's our annual Supreme Court term roundup, with special guest Ian Samuel. We discuss, natch, one case, Carpenter...

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Episode 176: Ultimate Monday

A full hour of pre-roll before our extended conversation (in the next episode) with Ian Samuel. Opening topics:...

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