Voting Battles Head to Court

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

We’ve already seen record early turnout this election cycle. Our hosts have three major takeaways from the surge: 1) It means the polls are more likely to be accurate (the registered voter number is likely to reflect the actual voter number), 2) It means that we’re going to see interesting shift in how both candidates’ spend time on the campaign trail before Tuesday, 3) It means we have a record number of absentee ballots, which will lead to a concomitant surge in election litigation. In the hopper for the rest of today’s podcast: judicial oaths of office, turnout in swing states, and election litigation galore (with a close look at Wisconsin and Pennsylvania!)

Show Notes:

-Join The Dispatch for a post-election gathering featuring congressional leadership and top policy experts November 9-10: Sign up here!

-Marquette Law poll on voters’ optimism that their preferred candidate will win, Wednesday’s Morning Dispatch: “Election Litigationpalooza,” a statement on the Pennsylvania ballot deadline litigation from Justices Alito, Gorsuch, and Thomas.

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Episode 34 · 8 months ago

Justin Amash vs. Death Star

Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan joins David and Sarah to discuss his announcement that he is exploring a presidential run as a candidate of the Libertarian Party. David and Sarah then turn to the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black man, in a South Georgia neighborhood.


Show Notes:

-A Vigilante Killing in Georgia

Episode 33 · 8 months ago

Our Lady of Guadalupe Goes Supreme

David and Sarah discuss the Supreme Court's first day of oral arguments via teleconference, preview the court's May calendar, get the latest in the U.S. women's soccer team's equal pay lawsuit, and preview Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru.


Show Notes:

-Supreme Court's May argument calendar

-Feds, Northam spar over Virginia stay-at-home order’s impact on churches

-District Court opinion dismissing U.S. women's soccer equal pay claim 

-All the briefs to the Supreme Court in Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru

-2012 Hosanna-Tabor Supreme Court opinion

-“It’s after 6. What am I, a farmer?”

Episode 32 · 8 months ago

The Flynn Saga

David and Sarah discuss the latest after Michael Flynn’s defense claims FBI notes show agents tried to entrap him, the viability of third-parties as Justin Amash flirts with running for president, and some legal news updates.

Episode 31 · 8 months ago

Smothered and Covered

David and Sarah discuss the latest polls looking at the 2020 election, the Supreme Court's decision to dismiss a New York gun rights case, and talk with Steven Lehotsky, of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, about how businesses are dealing with liability as they make plans to reopen.