Skip to content
Nuking the Independent Legislature Doctrine
Go to my account

Nuking the Independent Legislature Doctrine

"Nah dawgs" falling from orbit.

As the term rushes to an end, the Supreme Court wades eagerly into a mooted case in order to close the door on the “independent legislature doctrine.” But does it matter? David and Sarah disagree. Also:

-Nobody expects the Marbury v. Madison citations

-What counts as threats online? (Or: Is recklessness subjective?)

-NYT v. Sullivan holds strong

-Supreme Court bingo: The Countdown

-Supreme (court) ignorance

-“You only defend justices Thomas and Alito because they’re conservative.” Nope.

Show Notes:

Listen on your player of choice

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.