Jan 20 • 1HR 15M

Maskgate at the Supreme Court

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Advisory Opinions is a new podcast from The Dispatch. Hosts David French and Sarah Isgur have a weekly conversation about the law, culture, and why it matters.
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On today’s podcast, David and Sarah break down "Maskgate," the claim that Justice Neil Gorsuch refused to show basic courtesy to Justice Sonia Sotomayor by refusing to wear a mask and find the claims wanting. They ask, "When a report seems to fall apart, what should a reporter do?" They also talk about how Sarah is setting Supreme Court precedents, wonder if a Satanist flag will soon fly over Boston, and discuss for just a few seconds Ted Cruz's very, very boring case at the Supreme Court. They close, however, with a dash of English cultural history that you won't want to miss.

Show Notes:

-Nina Totenberg’s mask story at NPR

-Statement from Justices Sotomayor and Gorsuch

-Statement from Chief Justice Roberts

-Trump v. Thompson

-Advisory Opinions: “January 6 and Executive Privilege”

-Shurtleff v. Boston oral argument transcript

-Federal Election Commission v. Ted Cruz for Senate oral argument transcript