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Bionic Judges

Parliament of pundits.

Judge Kevin Newsom of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals joins Sarah and David to reminisce on past times and talk nerdy topics. Let Judge Newsom explain his concurring opinions and:

Lunches spent reading Supreme Court oral arguments


-Hiring (life-saving) clerks

-Why he’s a skeptic of standing

-Jurisdiction stripping

-Why Judge Newsom can’t be a podcast host

-Over aggressive judging and why it’s bad for democracy

-What makes good writing

-Adjudicating Alabama

Show Notes:

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Sarah Isgur is a senior editor at The Dispatch and is based in northern Virginia. Prior to joining the company in 2019, she had worked in every branch of the federal government and on three presidential campaigns. When Sarah is not hosting podcasts or writing newsletters, she’s probably sending uplifting stories about spiders to Jonah, who only pretends to love all animals.

David French is a columnist for the New York Times. He’s a former senior editor of The Dispatch. He’s the author most recently of Divided We Fall: America's Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation.