Weekly Recap (Podcast): The Death Penalty Wars

May 15, 2019, 1:38 AM

As the U.S. Supreme Court enters the “flood season"—that time of the year when the justices try to get out all the outstanding opinions before wrapping up the term at the end of June—Cases and Controversies will bring you weekly updates of the latest happenings at One First Street.

This week, hosts Kimberly Robinson and Jordan Rubin discuss the three cases the justices handed down, including Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s first solo cross-over vote to give the liberal justices a victory in a 5-4 antitrust case.

They also discuss the growing chasm between the court’s conservative and liberal blocs over the death penalty, which was exposed this week in unusual dueling opinions in a previously decided matter.

With 32 decisions down and 37 left to go, stay tuned for more Cases and Controversies.

Hosts: Kimberly Robinson and Jordan Rubin.

Producer: Nicholas Anzalotta-Kynoch.

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To contact the reporters on this story: Jordan S. Rubin in Washington at jrubin@bloomberglaw.com; Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson in Washington at krobinson@bloomberglaw.com

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Jessie Kokrda Kamens at jkamens@bloomberglaw.com

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