First Mondays

by Ian Samuel & Dan Epps

First Mondays
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 60
  • Last: 12 Mar 2018
First Mondays is an entertaining podcast about the Supreme Court, co-hosted by Ian Samuel and Dan Epps.

Episodes (60)

  • OT2017 #17: "Elephants Rarely Hide in Pajamas"
    OT2017 #17: "Elephants Rarely Hide in Pajamas"
    Play
    Published: 12 Mar 2018 Duration: 01:33:57
    While the Supreme Court takes a breather between sittings, we delve into the grants, orders, and opinions they've been churning out over the past few weeks. Good news-- at least some of them are interesting! We'll talk about everything from... Read more →
    While the Supreme Court takes a breather between sittings, we delve into the grants, orders, and opinions they've been churning out over the past few weeks. Good news-- at least some of them are interesting! We'll talk about everything from... Read more →

  • OT2017 #16: "Robots in Ireland"
    OT2017 #16: "Robots in Ireland"
    Play
    Published: 5 Mar 2018 Duration: 01:06:02
    The February sitting is over, but the argument recaps are just beginning. We welcome back Nina Totenberg to talk about four big cases from the past two weeks: Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 3... Read more →
    The February sitting is over, but the argument recaps are just beginning. We welcome back Nina Totenberg to talk about four big cases from the past two weeks: Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 3... Read more →

  • OT2017 #15: "Respected By All Sides"
    OT2017 #15: "Respected By All Sides"
    Play
    Published: 26 Feb 2018 Duration: 01:07:00
    We're switching it up and spending the whole episode on one case: United States v. Microsoft Corp. You know about storing stuff on the Cloud-- but what does it mean for your privacy when the cloud is technically located in another country? ... Read more →
    We're switching it up and spending the whole episode on one case: United States v. Microsoft Corp. You know about storing stuff on the Cloud-- but what does it mean for your privacy when the cloud is technically located in another country? ... Read more →

  • OT2017 #14: "Justice for Stormy"
    OT2017 #14: "Justice for Stormy"
    Play
    Published: 19 Feb 2018 Duration: 01:37:23
    The Supreme Court's long break is over and we're here to preview some of the most interesting cases from the February sitting. We take a deep dive into Janus v. AFSCME, Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach, Currier v. Virginia, and Ohio v. Ameri... Read more →
    The Supreme Court's long break is over and we're here to preview some of the most interesting cases from the February sitting. We take a deep dive into Janus v. AFSCME, Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach, Currier v. Virginia, and Ohio v. Ameri... Read more →

  • OT2017 #13: "Poker Face"
    OT2017 #13: "Poker Face"
    Play
    Published: 5 Feb 2018 Duration: 58:24
    In the bleak midwinter, the Supreme Court gave us three opinions to mull over while we wait for the next argument session. We'll talk about the outcomes-- and how they line up with our predictions-- in District of Columbia v. Wesby and Arti... Read more →
    In the bleak midwinter, the Supreme Court gave us three opinions to mull over while we wait for the next argument session. We'll talk about the outcomes-- and how they line up with our predictions-- in District of Columbia v. Wesby and Arti... Read more →

  • OT2017 #12: "False Idol"
    OT2017 #12: "False Idol"
    Play
    Published: 22 Jan 2018 Duration: 01:01:09
    It's a federal courts feast this week, and the main course is a conversation with Professor Stephen Vladeck of the University of Texas School of Law, who argued for the petitioner in Dalmazzi v. United States. He'll give us the answers to t... Read more →
    It's a federal courts feast this week, and the main course is a conversation with Professor Stephen Vladeck of the University of Texas School of Law, who argued for the petitioner in Dalmazzi v. United States. He'll give us the answers to t... Read more →

  • OT2017 #11: "Numbing Effect"
    OT2017 #11: "Numbing Effect"
    Play
    Published: 15 Jan 2018 Duration: 01:33:50
    This week, we start with some bad news and some good news. The bad news? The Supreme Court has a mouse problem. The good news? Serial Supreme Court litigant Fane Lozman is on Twitter, and he’s a Friend of the Show. We also have some follow-... Read more →
    This week, we start with some bad news and some good news. The bad news? The Supreme Court has a mouse problem. The good news? Serial Supreme Court litigant Fane Lozman is on Twitter, and he’s a Friend of the Show. We also have some follow-... Read more →

  • OT2017 #10: "Under the Heat Lamp"
    OT2017 #10: "Under the Heat Lamp"
    Play
    Published: 8 Jan 2018 Duration: 01:16:08
    The justices are coming out of their long winter's nap to give us some cases to talk about. We'll start off with some grants, an update on our favorite Floridian Fane Lozman, and some news about Hargan v. Garza, the ultimate hot-button case... Read more →
    The justices are coming out of their long winter's nap to give us some cases to talk about. We'll start off with some grants, an update on our favorite Floridian Fane Lozman, and some news about Hargan v. Garza, the ultimate hot-button case... Read more →

  • Amici #10 [UNLOCKED]: “Rotten Fruit Juice”
    Amici #10 [UNLOCKED]: “Rotten Fruit Juice”
    Play
    Published: 15 Dec 2017 Duration: 49:12
    Merry Christmas! This year, we at First Mondays have gotten you all the gift we know you’ve been wishing for most ardently: an unlocked bonus episode that was previously released exclusively to our Patreon backers. This summer, many of the ... Read more →
    Merry Christmas! This year, we at First Mondays have gotten you all the gift we know you’ve been wishing for most ardently: an unlocked bonus episode that was previously released exclusively to our Patreon backers. This summer, many of the ... Read more →

  • OT2017 #9: "Peak SG"
    OT2017 #9: "Peak SG"
    Play
    Published: 11 Dec 2017 Duration: 01:24:49
    The exciting December sitting may be over, but we’re still here to let you know what you missed. We catch you up on the oral argument in Masterpiece Cakeshop, everybody’s favorite cake-flavored battle between religious liberty and gay right... Read more →
    The exciting December sitting may be over, but we’re still here to let you know what you missed. We catch you up on the oral argument in Masterpiece Cakeshop, everybody’s favorite cake-flavored battle between religious liberty and gay right... Read more →

  • OT2017 #8: "Bespoke but Blank"
    OT2017 #8: "Bespoke but Blank"
    Play
    Published: 4 Dec 2017 Duration: 01:16:29
    Is cake speech? It’s time to find out. This week, we preview Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, in which the Court will decide whether a baker may be compelled to make a cake for a same-sex wedding. But before w... Read more →
    Is cake speech? It’s time to find out. This week, we preview Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, in which the Court will decide whether a baker may be compelled to make a cake for a same-sex wedding. But before w... Read more →

  • OT2017 #7: "Keys to a Valet"
    OT2017 #7: "Keys to a Valet"
    Play
    Published: 27 Nov 2017 Duration: 01:14:57
    It’s finally here: Carpenter v. United States. For months, we’ve been eagerly awaiting the argument in this hugely important case about whether the Fourth Amendment restricts the government’s ability to get location information from cellpho... Read more →
    It’s finally here: Carpenter v. United States. For months, we’ve been eagerly awaiting the argument in this hugely important case about whether the Fourth Amendment restricts the government’s ability to get location information from cellpho... Read more →

  • OT2017 #6: "Year of Munsingwear"
    OT2017 #6: "Year of Munsingwear"
    Play
    Published: 13 Nov 2017 Duration: 01:12:31
    The November sitting might be finished, but we’re still going. Ian returns to recap last week’s arguments with Dan. But first, there’s the matter of a very unusual certiorari petition that the Department of Justice filed in a hot-button cas... Read more →
    The November sitting might be finished, but we’re still going. Ian returns to recap last week’s arguments with Dan. But first, there’s the matter of a very unusual certiorari petition that the Department of Justice filed in a hot-button cas... Read more →

  • OT2017 #5: "Oglethorpe's Second Cousin"
    OT2017 #5: "Oglethorpe's Second Cousin"
    Play
    Published: 6 Nov 2017 Duration: 01:12:49
    We’re halfway through the November sitting, and while the Court didn’t grant any new cases last week, it gave us plenty of other things to talk about. Topics of discussion: Why does Chief Justice Roberts think one of his predecessors is und... Read more →
    We’re halfway through the November sitting, and while the Court didn’t grant any new cases last week, it gave us plenty of other things to talk about. Topics of discussion: Why does Chief Justice Roberts think one of his predecessors is und... Read more →

  • OT2017 #4: "Wind, Diabetes, & Voluntary Retirements"
    OT2017 #4: "Wind, Diabetes, & Voluntary Retirements"
    Play
    Published: 30 Oct 2017 Duration: 01:14:47
    For the first-ever First Mondays live show, we traveled to the University of Michigan—go Blue—and are joined by alumna Leah Litman. From Ann Arbor, we ring in the November sitting. But before we do, we discuss the important stuff: expensive... Read more →
    For the first-ever First Mondays live show, we traveled to the University of Michigan—go Blue—and are joined by alumna Leah Litman. From Ann Arbor, we ring in the November sitting. But before we do, we discuss the important stuff: expensive... Read more →

  • OT2017 #3: "Nowheresville" (ft. Nina Totenberg)
    OT2017 #3: "Nowheresville" (ft. Nina Totenberg)
    Play
    Published: 16 Oct 2017 Duration: 01:23:05
    The October sitting has ended—and we’re here to wrap it up for you. On this episode, we begin by discussing the biggest news of the month: our new microphones, brought to you courtesy of our Patreon supporters. We also break down the Decemb... Read more →
    The October sitting has ended—and we’re here to wrap it up for you. On this episode, we begin by discussing the biggest news of the month: our new microphones, brought to you courtesy of our Patreon supporters. We also break down the Decemb... Read more →

  • OT2017 #2: "Who is the River Master?"
    OT2017 #2: "Who is the River Master?"
    Play
    Published: 9 Oct 2017 Duration: 01:39:20
    The Court is one week into the new Term, and we’re here to catch you up. We recap last week’s arguments, including the major partisan gerrymandering case, Gill v. Whitford. Wisconsin Solicitor General Misha Tseytlin, who argued the case f... Read more →
    The Court is one week into the new Term, and we’re here to catch you up. We recap last week’s arguments, including the major partisan gerrymandering case, Gill v. Whitford. Wisconsin Solicitor General Misha Tseytlin, who argued the case f... Read more →

  • OT2017 #1: "A Very Nice Office"
    OT2017 #1: "A Very Nice Office"
    Play
    Published: 2 Oct 2017 Duration: 01:19:19
    It's the first Monday of the Supreme Court's October Term 2017, and the first episode of the second season of First Mondays. We'll catch up on SCOTUS news, sift through the grants that came out of the long conference, and preview some of th... Read more →
    It's the first Monday of the Supreme Court's October Term 2017, and the first episode of the second season of First Mondays. We'll catch up on SCOTUS news, sift through the grants that came out of the long conference, and preview some of th... Read more →

  • In Recess #4: "Stone Soup"
    In Recess #4: "Stone Soup"
    Play
    Published: 11 Sep 2017 Duration: 01:05:35
    We’re just three weeks from the start of a blockbuster new Term at the Court, but don’t let that fool you: the Conference remains largely inert, essentially daring us to produce an episode with the scraps they’ve handed us. Challenge accept... Read more →
    We’re just three weeks from the start of a blockbuster new Term at the Court, but don’t let that fool you: the Conference remains largely inert, essentially daring us to produce an episode with the scraps they’ve handed us. Challenge accept... Read more →

  • Amici Teaser: "Rotten Fruit Juice"
    Amici Teaser: "Rotten Fruit Juice"
    Play
    Published: 28 Aug 2017 Duration: 02:04
    We’re still about a month away from the kick-off of OT2017, and the Court has been pretty quiet. But we’ve been hard at working making some bonus episodes for our Patreon subscribers. First, we talked a little longer to John Elwood, who you... Read more →
    We’re still about a month away from the kick-off of OT2017, and the Court has been pretty quiet. But we’ve been hard at working making some bonus episodes for our Patreon subscribers. First, we talked a little longer to John Elwood, who you... Read more →