Aug 12, 2021
SCOTUS has been handing down summary decisions without public deliberation (sometimes in the middle of the night) regularly for the last several years. Law professor William Baude coined these procedurally variant decisions the Supreme Court's "shadow docket." FindLaw's new Sr. Editor Vaidehi Mehta joins the show for the first time to offer a look at what the shadow docket is and how the increasing use of the practice is raising questions.
Laura's blog on the Supreme Court's 2020 term is here: https://bit.ly/2XnuVxH