The U.S. Supreme Court issued six opinions in argued cases this week, including one supporting unanimous juries that magnified the issue of precedent. It’s a hot topic for court watchers, especially with an abortion rights case from Louisiana still to be decided.
“Cases and Controversies” hosts Kimberly Robinson and Jordan Rubin unpack the ruling in Ramos v. Louisiana. It was a stare decisis throwdown in which Justice Elena Kagan joined some of her Republican-appointed colleagues in dissent, prompting speculation about why she did so.
The hosts also recap the other opinions that included interesting vote lineups among the justices.
The special guest is Riyaz Kanji, who next month will participate in telephone arguments on behalf of the Creek Nation in McGirt v. Oklahoma. That dispute calls into question the status of tribal reservations in the eastern half of the state. Kanji explains why he believes claims by Oklahoma officials of a crisis if the justices side with the Creek Nation are overblown.
Hosts: Kimberly Robinson and Jordan Rubin
Guest: Riyaz Kanji
Producer: David Schultz
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