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

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 process and more. For the first time all five member of the ragtag gang of the usual suspects alumni association are on the same pod… enjoy, and thank you for … Read more

Justice Gorsuch*

Advice & Consent 31: Justice Gorsuch*

April 7, 2017

Yadda yadda yadda, he got confirmed. And the seat is stolen. And he always should be referred to as Justice Gorsuch*   Direct download:  Advice & Consent 31: Justice Gorsuch* (mp3) http://traffic.libsyn.com/scotuscast/ac31.mp3 The Senate votes, Justice Gorsuch* confirmed *Seat stolen by GOP, 2016-2017. Before reactions… a toast to Sen. Merkley for his voice filibuster this week. … Read more

oppose Judge Gorsuch

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

April 3, 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 intend to vote no on cloture. We’re probably going nuclear. So perhaps its time for listener mail? Also, three principled reasons to oppose Judge Gorsuch as Associate Justice. Direct download:  … Read more

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

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

March 28, 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? We’re less than a week away from the committee vote and less than two from the promised floor vote. Direct download: Advice & Consent 29: A Hearing Wrap-up + a Political … Read more

Advice & Consent 28: Gorsuch before the Judiciary Committee

March 21, 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 and while we have him under oath for a lifetime appointment to the highest court in the land, what does he think of Chevron? The ragtag gang of the usual … Read more

Advice & Consent 27: Judiciary Committee Hearing Preview

Advice & Consent 27: Judiciary Committee Hearing Preview

March 15, 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 on the Hill? The ragtag gang of the usual suspects previews the hearings!   Direct download: Advice & Consent 27: Judiciary Committee Hearing Preview (mp3) http://traffic.libsyn.com/scotuscast/ac27.mp3 (Still) not much news, but … Read more

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

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

March 5, 2017

This episode we take a closer look at Judge Gorsuch on social issues, privacy and how it relates to larger notions of substantive due process. Plus, should the process for lifetime appointments be suspended pending investigation into foreign influence on the election?   Direct download: Advice & Consent 26: Gorsuch on Social Issues (and more) (mp3) … Read more

Advice & Consent 25: The Questionnaire

February 15, 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 supersede a Supreme Court nomination process for political coverage these days? Take a break from firings and international intrigue with a deep dive into the judge’s record on siding with corporate … Read more

Advice & Consent: The Supreme Court Nomination Podcast

Following in the footsteps of our prior Supreme Court nomination podcast (Supreme Court Watch if you weren’t in on the year-long Miers-Roberts-Alito nomination string), Advice & Consent will be insightful, but not stodgy… opinionated, but not dogmatic. This is a serious process, but we find entertainment along the way too.