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SCOTUS Virus Update: RBG Works Out, Breyer Cooks In (PODCAST)

April 6, 2020, 8:56 AM

U.S. Supreme Court justices worked for the second straight week without taking the bench. But this time, there was a technological hitch.

“Cases and Controversies” hosts Kimberly Robinson and Jordan Rubin recap the snafu and all of the latest high court coronavirus action.

They’re joined by the lawyer who won the case in the court’s latest decision, SCOTUSblog’s Tom Goldstein.

The Goldstein & Russell partner breaks down the implications of the maritime decision in CITGO v. Frescati, whose issuance was delayed by tech issues on the court’s website. He also talks about how the justices might handle, or not handle, the spring arguments in this era of social distancing.

Kimberly and Jordan also survey what the justices have been up to. This includes concerns over Justice Ginsburg continuing her famous workout routine and Justice Breyer jogging and cooking at home.

The hosts also preview a new case, of mistaken identity and suing law enforcement, that the court will hear next term.

Hosts: Kimberly Robinson and Jordan Rubin

Guest: Tom Goldstein

Producer: David Schultz

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