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Legal Docket explores the Supreme Court and how the decisions affect our daily lives. In this top-ranked, seasonal program, hosts and lawyers Mary Reichard and Jenny Rough consult with legal experts, educators, and parties directly involved in cases, as they guide you through the legal process.


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Legal Docket, Bonus Episode: Mandatory Vaccine Laws

The Supreme Court first considered the constitutionality of mandatory vaccine laws in Jacobson v. Massachusetts (1905). In this episode, hosts Mary Reichard and Jenny Rough examine that decision and cases that expanded it. You will hear from legal experts, doctors, a COVID-19 patient, and a pastor who offer insightful interviews on this this complex debate.

WORLD Radio - Legal Docket, Bonus Episode: Mandatory Vaccine Laws


Episode 10: A Supreme Court Term Preview

Hosts Mary Reichard and Jenny Rough preview a handful of cases from the upcoming Supreme Court term: including legal questions over copyright, Catholic adoption agencies, the Affordable Care Act, and free speech on college campuses.

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WORLD Radio - Episode 10: A Supreme Court Term Preview


Episode 9: Admitting Privileges

Hosts Mary Reichard and Jenny Rough consider abortion law, incrementalism, and the surprising plurality opinion from the Supreme Court in June Medical Services L.L.C. v. Russo.

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WORLD Radio - Episode 9: Admitting Privileges


Episode 8: Reasonable Searches

Hosts Mary Reichard and Jenny Rough consider Kansas v. Glover, a case about a routine traffic stop. In 2016, a Kansas sheriff ran the plates of a truck on the road. The state database indicated that the owner of the vehicle had a suspended license. So the sheriff pulled the driver over, even though he was not breaking any other traffic regulations at the time. The nine Supreme Court justices had to decide if driver's 4th Amendment protections against unreasonable searches were violated.

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WORLD Radio - Episode 8: Reasonable Searches


Episode 7: Bivens Remedy

Hosts Mary Reichard and Jenny Rough analyze Hernández v. Mesa, a case about a cross-border shooting. In 2010 a U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and killed a Mexican teenager who was standing on Mexican soil. Can the boy’s parents sue the Border Patrol agent for money damages?

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WORLD Radio - Episode 7: Bivens Remedy


Episode 6: Sex Discrimination

Hosts Mary Reichard and Jenny Rough consider Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. v. EEOC, a case that had to decide whether the term "sex" in Title VII should include gender identity.

This episode contains mature content.

WORLD Radio - Episode 6: Sex Discrimination


Episode 5: The Insanity Defense

Hosts Mary Reichard and Jenny Rough break down Kahler v. Kansas, a case that considers limits on the insanity defense. This episode features insightful interviews, memorable moments from oral argument, and some colorful history behind this complex issue.

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This episode contains mature content.

WORLD Radio - Episode 5: The Insanity Defense


Episode 4: Religious Education Discrimination

In 2018, the state of Montana shut down a scholarship program after it discovered parents were using the money to send children to religious schools. The state maintained that doing so was not religious discrimination. In this episode you'll hear from the petitioners on why they chose to challenge that decision all the way to the Supreme Court in Espinoza v. Montana. Hosted by Mary Reichard and Jenny Rough.

WORLD Radio - Episode 4: Religious Education Discrimination


Episode 3: The Clean Water Act

Hosts Mary Reichard and Jenny Rough follow waste water from the Supreme Court building to the Potomac River as they consider how County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund further shapes the Clean Water Act.

WORLD Radio - Episode 3: The Clean Water Act


Episode 2: Age discrimination

Hosts Mary Reichard and Jenny Rough explore oral argument and the eventual ruling in Babb v. Wilkie,an age discrimination case the Supreme Court decided in April 2020.

Legal Docket is a production of WORLD Radio. Other podcasts include The World and Everything in It, Listening In, Effective Compassion, and The Olasky Interview. Support WORLD at wng.org/donate.

WORLD Radio - Episode 2: Age discrimination


Legal Docket, Episode 1: Primer

Hosts and lawyers Mary Reichard and Jenny Rough take us behind the scenes of the Supreme Court as they talk with two advocates who have argued cases before the nine justices.For the next nine weeks you'll be hearing Legal Docket on The World and Everything in It on Saturdays. Episode 1 is available this week.We also release Legal Docket as a stand-alone series, and we publish new episodes each Tuesday. So if you want to listen sooner or help others find this program, you can subscribe by searching for Legal Docket on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you listen.

Legal Docket is a production of WORLD Radio. Other podcasts include The World and Everything in It, Listening In, Effective Compassion, and The Olasky Interview. Support WORLD at wng.org/donate.

WORLD Radio - Legal Docket, Episode 1: Primer


Promo/Trailer: Legal Docket, Season 1

Legal Docket, Season 1 Trailer

WORLD Radio - Promo/Trailer: Legal Docket, Season 1


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