Mike & Jay kick off the episode by speaking about a bunch of subject areas related to the Supreme Court’s Dobbs ruling of two weeks back, like President Biden’s most recent government order, condition constitutions and reproductive rights, Mike’s novel interpretation of the Takings Clause, Trey & Ken as proponents of a “living Constitution”, and a good deal far more.

Following, they switch to the Court’s conclusion in West Virginia v EPA, a situation in which Jay wrote just one of the amicus briefs just before the Courtroom. They stop up agreeing that the Courtroom bought it proper on the merits, but Mike thinks the dissenters have been ideal that the circumstance didn’t current a stay controversy for the Courtroom to listen to in the very first place.

After that it’s another Supreme Court docket situation – Biden v. Texas, about the Biden administration’s attempt to finish the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy for asylum seekers. Whilst each Jay and Mike have sympathy for Justice Alito’s dissent (at the very least in portion), they feel that the Courtroom received it proper and that the Biden administration can lawfully stop the Trump-period software.

Adhering to that is Mike’s temporary interview with Jenna Spinelle, the host of a excellent new podcast on citizen initiatives named When The People today Make a decision, additional common thoughts on the Supreme Court’s most recent time period, and a look at the newest work of the January 6th Committee.

When The People Choose

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