August 24, 2023

Short Circuit 286 | Totally Noncontroversial Issues

We wade into a hotly contested subject this week: standing law under Article III of the U.S. Constitution. The cases by which we address that […]

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August 18, 2023

Short Circuit 285 | Searching for Something

A whole lot of searching going on this week. First, Scott Regan of IJ reports on a Ninth Circuit opinion involving, among other things, an […]

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August 11, 2023

Short Circuit 284 | Betting the Election

Ari Bargil of IJ visits the Short Circuit virtual studio to take a bet. Or, rather, to tell us why some of us can keep […]

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August 09, 2023

Unpublished Opinions 1 | Swing More Freely

Welcome to Short Circuit’s new podcast! In this free ranging side of the Center for Justice Engagement we welcome two Institute for Justice attorneys, Anya […]

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August 03, 2023

Short Circuit 283 | Pennies at a Time

If someone sends you an unsolicited text message are you “injured”? In a constitutional sense, that is. Bob Belden swoops back to the podcast to […]

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July 27, 2023

Short Circuit 282 | Sexy Cops and Decades of Deference

We swing from one legal extreme to another this week. From the First Amendment protecting street entertainers in Vegas on the one hand to deference […]

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July 20, 2023

Short Circuit 281 | Bosom Buddies

We talk with a couple remarkable women who achieved something pretty remarkable for some other remarkable women in Georgia: Had the state supreme court strike […]

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July 13, 2023

Short Circuit 280 | Something’s Rotten in the State of Bivens

Scott Michelman of the ACLU-DC joins us to discuss the ins-and-outs of a recent fascinating (yet disappointing) ruling of the D.C. Circuit. Remember when President […]

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July 06, 2023

Short Circuit 279 | Cops on the Beat

It’s hard to sue the police. But it’s even harder to sue a judge. Rob Johnson returns to tell us about an Eighth Circuit case […]

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June 30, 2023

Short Circuit 278 | I’ll Take the Elevator

Who knew that is was so easy to defeat qualified immunity when you sue an elevator inspector? Wesley Hottot of IJ joins us this week […]

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June 22, 2023

Short Circuit 277 | More to Come

Short Circuit is delighted to welcome one of the “Founding Fathers” of #AppellateTwitter to our virtual studio, Sean Marotta. Sean tells the story of how […]

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June 15, 2023

Short Circuit 276 | The Concentration of Powers

We all know about the separation of powers. But this week IJ attorney Jaba Tsitsuashvili introduces us to something else: the concentration of powers. It’s […]

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June 08, 2023

Short Circuit 275 | All Constitutional Law is Procedural Nonsense

IJ attorney Paul Avelar seizes the means of production (and the Short Circuit microphone) and hosts this week’s episode, live from IJ’s annual Law Student […]

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June 02, 2023

Short Circuit 274 | 100 Years of Meyer v. Nebraska

June 4, 2023 marks exactly 100 years since the Supreme Court handed down its opinion in Meyer v. Nebraska, where the Court ruled that it […]

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May 25, 2023

Short Circuit 273 | Suing to Apportion Seats

Today we’re digging into the Fourteenth Amendment. No, not the part we usually talk about, Section 1, with its privileges or immunities, equal protection, and […]

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May 18, 2023

Short Circuit 272 | Elizabeth Warren and Jackets

If a sitting senator threatened you with censorship, would it matter what jacket she’s wearing? Although not an issue we discuss this week, it’s related […]

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May 11, 2023

Short Circuit 271 | The Cars Greatest Hits

Cars and free speech, what could be a more American combination? This week we’re playing a double-sided session that you can enjoy while honking your […]

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May 05, 2023

Short Circuit 270 | Baby Ninth Amendments

IJ attorney Josh Windham seizes the microphone and turns it around on your regular host, Anthony Sanders. Josh interviews Anthony about his new book, which […]

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April 27, 2023

Short Circuit 269 | The British Constitution

It’s Special Short Circuit time. And this time that means we don’t just investigate a special legal issue, we journey to a special place (well, […]

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April 20, 2023

Short Circuit 268 | God and Man at Harvard and Yale

Who ever said insurance isn’t interesting? Certainly not the Eleventh Circuit, and certainly not IJ’s Ben Field. He tells us a harrowing story of a […]

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April 13, 2023

Short Circuit 267 | Take It

Just compensation is a pretty basic part of the Constitution. Which is why this week’s panel is a little confused how the State of Minnesota […]

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April 06, 2023

Short Circuit 266 | School Choice Special

On a special Short Circuit IJ’s Marie Miller sits down with a trio of school choice experts to provide an overview on where school choice […]

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March 30, 2023

Short Circuit 265 | Time Travel

Wouldn’t it be fun to own a time machine? If you said yes then you’re a lot like the Fifth Circuit. Last week its full […]

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March 23, 2023

Short Circuit 264 | Evicting Innocent People

Can a city get a renter evicted for a crime they didn’t commit? Unfortunately, in cities across the country the answer is yes. On a […]

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March 14, 2023

Short Circuit 263 | A Three Hour Tour

A nostalgic tale of judicial engagement where we examine whether recess is a crime and whether it’s fine for the government to follow your every […]

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March 08, 2023

Short Circuit 262 | Shielded

A special Short Circuit Live at Georgetown University hosts Joanna Schwartz of UCLA to discuss her book Shielded: How the Police Became Untouchable. And not […]

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March 02, 2023

Short Circuit 261 | Live at Southern Methodist University!

Short Circuit speaks with the law students at SMU in our first visit to The Big D. With Anya Bidwell as your host, she introduces […]

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February 23, 2023

Short Circuit 260 | Unlimited Tariff Power

For the first time Short Circuit welcomes the Jones-Act-hating, free-trade-loving, tariff-busting, T-shirt-writing, and top-5-ranking Scott Lincicome of the Cato Institute. Scott introduces us to a […]

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February 16, 2023

Short Circuit 259 | The Rent Is Too Damn High

A qualified immunity and property rights pairing this week. But first we announce the winning answer from last episode’s “decretal language” competition. Then, Patrick Jaicomo […]

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February 10, 2023

Short Circuit 258 | And in en banc news

Our newsletter begins announcements about federal en banc decisions with the phrase “And in en banc news.” And about a year ago we had an […]

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