On this episode, we take stock of developments in the courts and in Congress since this season began. There’s an update on the first case we talked about this season, Brownback v. King. We talk about exciting new cases that the Supreme Court is being asked to take up. Plus, some recent decisions in the lower courts that mean that federal officials are functionally—if not by name—entitled to absolute immunity from constitutional claims in D.C., Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

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Guests

Scott Michelman, ACLU-DC

Patrick Jaicomo, IJ

Anya Bidwell, IJ

Resources

Mohamud v. Weyker cert petition

Byrd v. Lamb cert petition

Black Lives Matter D.C. v. Trump

Frasier v. Evans cert petition / IJ amicus in support of cert

Oliva v. Nivar (cert denied)

Brownback v. King

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