Supreme Myths

By Eric Segall

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A podcast featuring the Supreme Court and Supreme Court cases. Hosted by Georgia State College of Law professor Eric Segall.

Episode Date
Episode 27: Professor Victoria Nourse
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Professor Victoria Nourse visits Supreme Myths to talk about statutory interpretation, originalism, and her time working with Senator and Vice-President Joe Biden.
Mar 11, 2021
Episode 26: Michael McConnell
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Professor Michael McConnell stops by Supreme Myths to talk Originalism today and yesterday, affirmative action, and his new book on Executive Power: The President Who Would not be King: Executive Power Under the Constitution.
Mar 08, 2021
Episode 25: Adam Winkler
On the 25th episode of Supreme Myths, Professors Adam Winkler and Eric Segall talk impeachment, Citizens United, Second Amendment, and Adam’s first and only movie role.
Feb 11, 2021
Episode 24: Adam Liptak
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Adam Liptak the Supreme Court reporter for the New York Times stops by Supreme Myths to discuss covering the Court, writing about big cases, Court reform, and other issues relating to how our highest Court operates.
Feb 03, 2021
Episode 23: Christopher Sprigman
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Professor Christopher Sprigman and Professor Eric Segall talk impeachment, democracy, the proper of the Supreme Court in our politics, and Chris’ excellent new article arguing Congress can and should enact legislation stripping the Supreme Court of jurisdiction over some of our most contentious constitutional law questions.
Jan 27, 2021
Episode 22: Keith Whittington
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Princeton Professor Keith Whittington joins Supreme Myths to discuss impeachment, originalism, academics on social media, and so much more.
Jan 22, 2021
Episode 21: Franita Tolson
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Professor Franita Tolson joins Supreme Myths to discuss impeachment and other current events, election law, and voter suppression among other timely issues.
Jan 12, 2021
Episode 20: Father William Dailey
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Father William Dailey joins Supreme Myths to talk about faith and agnosticism, the ban on women being priests, and the Church’s policies towards gays and lesbians among other religious topics.
Dec 04, 2020
Episode 19: Joshua A. Douglas
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Professor Joshua Douglas talks to Professor Segall about election myths, election law, current events, and his dog Rudy stops by for a quick visit as well.
Nov 19, 2020
Episode 19: Jessica Levinson
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Professor Jessica Levinson, election law and constitutional law expert, joins Professor Segall to discuss Tuesday’s ACA case, Trump’s election strategies and whether they might succeed, and the ins, outs, and absurdities of the Court’s campaign finance decisions.
Nov 11, 2020
Episode 17: Scott Shapiro
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Yale Law Professor and Twitter Star Scott Shapiro talk with Professor Segall about the election, the Court, our country, and, of course, Twitter.
Nov 04, 2020
Episode 16: Caroline Fredrickson
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Caroline Fredrickson, former Executive Director of the American Constitution Society, talks with Professor Segall about current events, Supreme Court reform, and the Federalist Society among other topics.
Oct 28, 2020
Episode 15: Geof R. Stone
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Professor Geof Stone joins Supreme Myths to discuss current events, free speech in America, the Warren Court, and why Justice Scalia boycotted the University of Chicago for a few years because of something Geof wrote.
Oct 22, 2020
Episode 14: Christopher Green
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Professor Christopher Green joins Supreme Myths for an engaging discussion of originalism and constitutional interpretation.
Oct 16, 2020
Episode 13: Lawprofblawg
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The [in]famous Lawprofblawg joins Supreme Myths to discuss legal education elitism, law reviews, commas, instapots, and our sad and increased polarization.
Oct 13, 2020
Episode 12: Clark Neily
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Clark Nelly of CATO joins Supreme Myths to talk about natural law, guns, judicial review, abortion, and our horrific and racist criminal justice system. 
Sep 23, 2020
Episode 11: Nina Sadowsky
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Nina Sadowsky, Hollywood Producer, author, and “entertainment lawyer in recovery” joins Supreme Myths to talk about the business of Hollywood, producing movies, being an author and teacher, good writing, and the joys of summer camp.
Sep 18, 2020
Episode 10: Carissa Byrne Hessick
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Professor Carissa Byrne Hessick joins Supreme Myths to talk about the gross inequities in our plea bargaining criminal justice system, how politics and prosecutions often go together, and other aspects of how justice and the search for truth play less of a role in our criminal law than most people think. At the end we also discussed law reviews, legal scholarship, and whether blog posts should “count".
Sep 10, 2020
Episode 9: Judge Stephen Dillard
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Judge Stephen Dillard of the Georgia Court of Appeals joins Professor Segall to talk about judging, legal realism, our polarized state of affairs, and social media.
Sep 02, 2020
Episode 8: Linda Greenhouse
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Linda Greenhouse former Supreme Court reporter for the New York Times joins Professor Segall to talk about covering the Court, the Bork nomination, Anthony Kennedy’s most important term, and a host of other interesting subjects.
Aug 27, 2020
Episode 7: Mike Dorf
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Professor Mike Dorf joins Eric Segall to talk about a variety of topics including legal realism, critical legal studies, how candid judges ought to be when explaining their decisions, as well as myths surrounding veganism.
Aug 20, 2020
Episode 6: Pete Dominick
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Pete Dominick joins Professor Eric Segall to talk about stand up comedy, life, and relationships in this special edition of Supreme Myths (with a bit of law thrown in).
Aug 11, 2020
Episode 5: Fred Smith
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In this podcast Eric Segall talks to Emory University Law Professor Fred Smith about being a Supreme Court clerk, the recent term, and the legal doctrine of Qualified Immunity which shields police officers and other state officials from liability for illegal acts.
Aug 07, 2020
Episode 4: Mary Ziegler
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In this podcast, Eric Segall talks to Florida State Law Professor Mary Ziegler about abortion in America. Professor Ziegler has written three books on the subject and the conversation included a back and forth on many different and controversial aspects of the abortion debates that so divide our country.
Jul 22, 2020
Episode 3: A Review of the Supreme Court’s Latest Term
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Professor Jonathan Adler and Eric Segall talk about the Supreme Court’s recent term. Adler, a prominent libertarian, and Segall frequently debate on Twitter. They discuss all the big cases this year as well as Chief Justice Roberts and his alleged penchant for moving the law slowly (except when he does not want to).
Jul 15, 2020
Episode 2: Race and Identity Capitalism
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Colorado Law professor Nancy Leong discusses her forthcoming book “Identity Capitalists.” Leong argues that we are all “identity capitalists” who use race, gender, etc., to further our own aspirations. They also discuss how Brett Kavanaugh, Colin Kaepernick, and other famous people use identity capitalism in their own lives and careers.
Jul 08, 2020
Episode 1: Constitutionalism, Originalism and the Supreme Court
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Constitutional law scholar, Yale professor Jack Balkin joins Georgia State Law professor Eric Segall for a conversation about originalism, judicial review and whether Supreme Court justices should have lifetime appointments.
Jul 03, 2020