Joe and I discuss statutory and other kinds of interpretation, including the distinction between textualism, intentionalism, and purposivism. No vehicles in the park! Is a burrito a sandwich? And more!
Joe and I discuss the readings on the Executive Branch, administrative agencies, and Chevron deference.
I talk with Lori Ringhand about courts, precedent, and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
Joe and I discuss regulatory takings law and the case of Pennsylvania Coal and Pennell.
Joe and I discuss the reading on distributive justice. We discuss the takings cases in the next episode.
Joe and I discuss the readings on tragedies of the commons, prisoners' dilemmas, and behavioral law and economics. (This is the only podcast episode this week.)
Joe and I discuss the reading on law and economics and the set of cases that follow it. (This is the only podcast episode this week.)
Joe and I discuss the Supreme Court's 1972 opinion, Furman v. Georgia, striking down Georgia's death penalty. Mostly, though, we talk about the issues behind and surrounding the opinion, preparing us for class discussion on the case itself.
Joe and I discuss the readings on utilitarianism, deontology, and virtue ethics.
Joe and I discuss a key school prayer case, Lee v. Weisman.
Joe and I discuss the reading on legal argument, legal systems, and rules and standards.
Joe and I discuss the foundational U.S. Supreme Court case, Marbury v. Madison.
Here's my introduction to the course - and a little of what to expect. The episode for the first week's reading is next.