Dissenting Opinions

Fractured Opinions (with Nina Varsava)

Episode Summary

Will is joined by University of Wisconsin law professor Nina Varsava, where they discuss how to make sense of fractured Supreme Court opinions in light of Marks v. United States. They also discuss the applications of Marks's "narrowest grounds" test in the recent jury-trial decision of Ramos v. Louisiana, with plenty of Dworkin along the way. Later in the episode they dig into Nina's infamous paper on judicial rhetoric.

Episode Notes

Will is joined by University of Wisconsin law professor Nina Varsava, where they discuss how to make sense of fractured Supreme Court opinions in light of Marks v. United States. They also discuss the applications of Marks's "narrowest grounds" test in the recent jury-trial decision of Ramos v. Louisiana, with plenty of Dworkin along the way. Later in the episode they dig into Nina's infamous paper on judicial rhetoric.

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