Appointed as Cook County public defender in March 2021, Sharone Mitchell, Jr. took office with a vision to serve as “an engine for progressive systems change.” Host Dylan Platt speaks with Cook County Public Defender Sharone Mitchell, Jr. and Professor Judith Miller (U. Chicago Law) on the evolving role of public defenders at the state and federal level.
Felipe Jiménez offers a critique of folk jurisprudence, arguing that law and legal concepts depend on how legal officials—not the population at large—understand them.
A mere six votes determined the outcome of the 2020 election in Iowa's 2nd congressional district, revealing the delicate balance of power over elections shared between states and the federal government. For the inaugural episode of season five, hosts Kyra Cooper and Rachel Smith discuss the role of the federal government in state-run elections with Professors Derek Muller (University of Iowa Law) and Franita Tolson (USC Gould Law).
In this second part of a special Briefly season finale, Adam Hassanein and Professor Emily Buss (U. Chicago Law) discuss how the Supreme Court could transform students' rights to speak their minds through its first student-speech case in more than a decade.
The Supreme Court hears argument today in its first student-speech case in more than a decade. In this first part of a special Briefly season finale, Adam Hassanein digs deep with plaintiffs and attorneys from the Court's legendary speech cases, who tell their student-speech stories.
”Not in my backyard” has kept the dream of an affordable home beyond the reach of many Americans. Lee Anne Fennell joins host Taiyee Chien to explain how and why zoning rules constrict affordable housing—and which reforms could change everything.
Adam Chilton and Mila Versteeg discuss the future of empirical constitutional studies in light of their recent book, "How Constitutional Rights Matter."
Huge numbers of civil cases feature at least one party who lacks legal representation. Host Adam Hassanein and Anna Carpenter (Utah Law) discuss the ins and outs of the access-to-justice problem—and solutions sounding in law, policy, and human decency.
Margo Schlanger proposes a novel statutory pathway for disability-discrimination damages claims against federal contractors.
What on earth is the Supreme Court’s “shadow docket”? Steve Vladeck (U. Texas Law) and Kate Shaw (Cardozo Law) join host Deb Malamud to explain the Court’s unusual—and controversial—way of resolving some of our nation’s most pressing legal controversies. Twitter @uchilrev | lawreviewblog.uchicago.edu | Music from bensound.com https://soundcloud.com/uchilrev/the-shadow-docket