Post-Marks-Regime World

Episode 164 · March 10th, 2018 · 1 hr 22 mins

About this Episode

What is the legal precedent following a decision of the Supreme Court that lacks a majority opinion? For a few decades, the meta-rule has been that such as case stands for the position of those justices "who concurred in the judgments on the narrowest grounds." Or has it? And could it? Richard Re joins us to discuss the problems of the Marks rule, the meaning of precedent, and ultimately the nature of our law. This problem will be confronted in the Supreme Court in the coming weeks.

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