Legal Docket: Mahanoy Area School District v Levy - S2.E6

Legal Docket: Mahanoy Area School District v ...

Legal Docket: Nestlé v Doe - S2.E7

Former child slaves on West African cocoa farms sue U.S. chocolate companies. The case examines whether the Alien Tort Statute covers those claims. 

Legal Docket: Behind the Scenes - Clerks and Marshal's Aides - S2.E5

Find out what it's like to work as a law clerk for a Supreme Court justice. In this episode, hosts Mary Reichard and Jenny Rough talk with five law clerks, plus a Marshal's aide, for an inside peek at what goes on when the court is not in session. 

Legal Docket: US v Cooley - S2.E4

Indian tribes are considered a nation within a nation. U.S. v Cooley looks at how much authority a tribe's law enforcement has to investigate crimes by non-Indians on its reservation. 

Legal Docket: Fulton v Philadelphia - S2.E3

Religious Liberty and emerging LGBT rights clash when the city of Philadelphia excludes Catholic Social Services from placing children with foster families. 

Legal Docket: Jones v Mississippi - S2.E2

Hosts Jenny Rough and Mary Reichard analyze an 8th Amendment case, cruel and unusual punishment. In 2005, Brett Jones killed his grandfather. He was 15. The Supreme Court looks at what is required before a juvenile can receive a life without parole sentence. 

Legal Docket: Brownback v King - S2.E1

Hosts Mary Reichard and Jenny Rough analyze a case of simple facts and complicated law. In 2014, college student James King is beaten up by FBI agents who had the wrong guy. Now in 2021, he still hasn’t received recompense for his damages after going all the way to the US Supreme ...  Show more

Legal Docket, Bonus Episode: Mandatory Vaccine Laws

The Supreme Court first considered the constitutionality of mandatory vaccine laws in Jacobson v. Massachusetts (1905). In this episode, hosts Mary Reichard and Jenny Rough examine that decision and cases that expanded it. You will hear from legal experts, doctors, a COVID-19 pat ...  Show more

Episode 10: A Supreme Court Term Preview

Hosts Mary Reichard and Jenny Rough preview a handful of cases from the upcoming Supreme Court term: including legal questions over copyright, Catholic adoption agencies, the Affordable Care Act, and free speech on college campuses. Legal Docket is a production of WORLD Radio. Su ...  Show more

Episode 9: Admitting Privileges

Hosts Mary Reichard and Jenny Rough consider abortion law, incrementalism, and the surprising plurality opinion from the Supreme Court in June Medical Services L.L.C. v. Russo. Legal Docket is a production of WORLD Radio. Support WORLD at wng.org/donate. 

Episode 8: Reasonable Searches

Hosts Mary Reichard and Jenny Rough consider Kansas v. Glover, a case about a routine traffic stop. In 2016, a Kansas sheriff ran the plates of a truck on the road. The state database indicated that the owner of the vehicle had a suspended license. So the sheriff pulled the drive ...  Show more

Episode 7: Bivens Remedy

Hosts Mary Reichard and Jenny Rough analyze Hernández v. Mesa, a case about a cross-border shooting. In 2010 a U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and killed a Mexican teenager who was standing on Mexican soil. Can the boy’s parents sue the Border Patrol agent for money damages? Legal ...  Show more

Episode 6: Sex Discrimination

Hosts Mary Reichard and Jenny Rough consider Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. v. EEOC, a case that had to decide whether the term "sex" in Title VII should include gender identity. Legal Docket is a production of WORLD Radio. Support WORLD at wng.org/donate. This episode contains matur ...  Show more

Episode 5: The Insanity Defense

Hosts Mary Reichard and Jenny Rough break down Kahler v. Kansas, a case that considers limits on the insanity defense. This episode features insightful interviews, memorable moments from oral argument, and some colorful history behind this complex issue. Legal Docket is a product ...  Show more

Episode 4: Religious Education Discrimination

In 2018, the state of Montana shut down a scholarship program after it discovered parents were using the money to send children to religious schools. The state maintained that doing so was not religious discrimination. In this episode you'll hear from the petitioners on why they ...  Show more

Episode 3: The Clean Water Act

Hosts Mary Reichard and Jenny Rough follow waste water from the Supreme Court building to the Potomac River as they consider how County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund further shapes the Clean Water Act. 

Episode 2: Age discrimination

Hosts Mary Reichard and Jenny Rough explore oral argument and the eventual ruling in Babb v. Wilkie,an age discrimination case the Supreme Court decided in April 2020. Legal Docket is a production of WORLD Radio. Other podcasts include The World and Everything in It, Listening In ...  Show more

Legal Docket, Episode 1: Primer

Hosts and lawyers Mary Reichard and Jenny Rough take us behind the scenes of the Supreme Court as they talk with two advocates who have argued cases before the nine justices.For the next nine weeks you'll be hearing Legal Docket on The World and Everything in It on Saturdays. Epi ...  Show more