It's our annual Supreme Court term roundup, with special guest Ian Samuel. We discuss, natch, one case, Carpenter v. United States, which concerns the need for a warrant to get records from cell phone companies concerning the location of your phone. But there's much more, including: hard drive upgrades, the sum total of human writing, audio vs. text for messaging, emojis, AI and grunts, Supreme Court-packing / balancing / restructuring (16:37), what rules of procedure an enlarged Court should set for itself and what rules should be imposed on it (29:00), podcast lengths and listening habits (51:04), Carpenter v. United States(01:02:06), Batman movies, and Hold-Up.
This show’s links:
- First Mondays
- Ian Samuel’s writing
- Ian Samuel, The New Writs of Assistance
- Snopes, Did Facebook Shut Down an AI Experiment Because Chatbots Developed Their Own Language? (no, but interesting)
- Oral Argument 134: Crossover
- Christian Turner, Amendment XXVIII: A First Draft
- Ian Ayres and John Witt, Democrats Need a Plan B for the Supreme Court. Here’s One Option.
- Oral Argument 37: Hammer Blow (with Michael Dorf); Oral Argument 38: You're Going to Hate this Answer_ (with Steve Vladeck); Christian Turner, Bound by Federal Law (including links to posts by Michael and Steve on the issue of state courts' not being bound by federal circuit courts)
- Carpenter v. United States
- Radiolab, Eye in the Sky
- Ian Samuel, Warrantless Location Tracking
- Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council
- Florida v. Jardines
- Justice Souter’s discussion of Plessy and the role of history in judging (watch from minute one until about minute fourteen) and his Harvard Commencement speech on Plessy
- Hold Up!