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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 - United States v. Arthrex: S2.E10

Patent law and administrative law intersect in this case that raises a question about the Appointments Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

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Legal Docket - Supreme Court Preview: S2.E9

The new 2021-2022 term of the US Supreme Court is upon us. Today, you’ll hear previews of several cases the justices will decide this term. Those include decisions about abortion, free speech, unequal treatment of religious schools, second amendment rights, and more.

WORLD Radio - Legal Docket - Supreme Court Preview: S2.E9


Legal Docket - Americans for Prosperity v Bonta : S2.E8

When the attorney general of California sought confidential information about charitable donors, charities on the left and the right fought back.

WORLD Radio - Legal Docket - Americans for Prosperity v Bonta : S2.E8


Legal Docket: Nestle v Doe - S2.E7

Former child slaves on West African cocoa farms sue U.S. chocolate companies. This case examines whether the Alien Tort Statute covers those claims.

WORLD Radio - Legal Docket: Nestle v Doe - S2.E7


Legal Docket: Mahanoy Area School District v Levy - S2.E6

A cheerleader’s vulgar post on social media lands her in trouble with the school, but judicial precedent from the 1960s and the First Amendment protects her right to free speech

WORLD Radio - Legal Docket: Mahanoy Area School District v Levy - S2.E6


Legal Docket: Behind the Scenes - Clerks and Marshal's Aides - S2.E5

Find out what it's like to work as a law clerk for a Supreme Court justice. In this episode, hosts Mary Reichard and Jenny Rough talk with five law clerks, plus a Marshal's aide, for an inside peek at what goes on when the court is not in session.

WORLD Radio - Legal Docket: Behind the Scenes - Clerks and Marshal's Aides - S2.E5


Legal Docket: US v Cooley - S2.E4

Indian tribes are considered a nation within a nation. U.S. v Cooley looks at how much authority a tribe's law enforcement has to investigate crimes by non-Indians on its reservation.

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Legal Docket: Fulton v City of Philadelphia - S2.E3

Religious Liberty and emerging LGBT rights clash when the city of Philadelphia excludes Catholic Social Services from placing children with foster families.

WORLD Radio - Legal Docket: Fulton v City of Philadelphia - S2.E3


Legal Docket: Jones v Mississippi - S2.E2

Hosts Jenny Rough and Mary Reichard analyze an 8th Amendment case, cruel and unusual punishment. In 2005, Brett Jones killed his grandfather. He was 15. The Supreme Court looks at what is required before a juvenile can receive a life without parole sentence.

WORLD Radio - Legal Docket: Jones v Mississippi - S2.E2


Legal Docket: Brownback v King - S2.E1

Hosts Mary Reichard and Jenny Rough analyze a case of simple facts and complicated law. In 2014, college student James King is beaten up by FBI agents who had the wrong guy. Now in 2021, he still hasn’t received recompense for his damages after going all the way to the US Supreme Court.

WORLD Radio - Legal Docket: Brownback v King - S2.E1


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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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


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