December 24, 2018

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From The Official Website:

Today’s special holiday episode features a long interview with Matt Donnelly of the Ice Cream Social podcast! Matt talks with the guys about growing up the son of a lawyer and the grandson of a judge… and along the way the guys talk about the Supreme Court, the state of the law, and have a ton of fun.

Integrated in the episode is an “Are You A Cop?”-style segment in which Andrew explains that no, Brett Kavanaugh did not “vote with the liberals” in an abortion case. You’ll figure out all you need to know about the Supreme Court’s denial of certiorari in Gee v. Planned Parenthood and Andersen v. Planned Parenthood… and maybe you’ll learn something about newly-minted “swing” justice John Roberts along the way.

After the lengthy interview with Matt, it’s time for the answer to Thomas (and Matt) Take The Bar Exam #106 regarding judicial notice of the difference between Kansas City and Chicago.

Show Notes & Links

  1. Check out Matt & Mattingly’s Ice Cream Social podcast!
  2. And click here to read Clarence Thomas’s blistering (and inaccurate) dissent from the Court’s denial of cert in the Planned Parenthood cases and here to check out 42 USC § 1396a(a)(23), the statute at issue.

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Law Court Thingies





  • [00:00:00] Intro
  • [00:02:50] Interview: Matt Donnelly
    • [00:10:40] Family history
    • [00:16:00] Preparing for the Supreme Court
    • [00:25:00] Matt's opinion of the court
    • [00:30:45] The Federalist Society
    • [00:41:45] Precedent
  • [00:57:25] New Patron Tuesday
  • [00:58:35] Thomas Takes The Bar Exam: Jury instruction (answer)
  • [01:07:25] Outro