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The Problem With Multidistrict Litigation
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The Problem With Multidistrict Litigation

The O.G. Breyer, Breyer clerk.

Sarah and David invite District Judge Vince Chhabria on the pod to explain the state of multidistrict litigation and answer the question: Why does he listen to Advisory Opinions?

The Agenda:
—Justice Breyer’s jurisprudence
—Judging vs. personal value judgments
—David’s cringe a cappella group name
—Constitutionality of magistrate judges
—How to fix forum shopping
—MDLs, explained
—The pros and cons of MDLs
—How to become a judge
—Judge Chhabria’s clerk hiring process

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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.