First Monday 2018: Bellwether Cases And The State Of SCOTUS

Oct 1, 2018

While controversy continues over Brett Kavanaugh's nomination for the Supreme Court, the 2018 term starts Monday. Our Legal scholars join us to talk about the docket and the state of SCOTUS.

All eyes on are on the continuing controversy over Brett Kavanaugh as President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court. But let’s not forget that the 2018 term starts Monday with 8 justices. Legal scholar Amy Wildermuth says that the cases on the docket – addressing issues like the Endangered Species Act, the Death Penalty, and Double Jeopardy – are a barometer of what to expect in the coming years. Wildermuth joins us, along with RonNell Andersen Jones, to talk about the state of SCOTUS.


  • Amy Wildermuth is Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Utah's SJ Quinney College of Law.
  • RonNell Andersen Jones is a Professor of Law at the U's SJ Quinney College of Law.