• Show Notes

In this special episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, Joyce Vance interviews Michael Dreeben, while Preet is out. Dreeben served in the Solicitor General’s office for over 30 years, including 24 years as the Deputy Solicitor General in charge of the federal government’s criminal docket. He is one of only eight people to have ever argued over 100 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

In this excerpt from the show, Dreeben discusses the rightward shift of the Supreme Court and the justices’ high-profile rulings from the 2022-2023 term on issues including race, LGBTQ+ rights, and student loans.

In the full episode, Dreeben breaks down:

  • Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s impact during her first term on the Court;
  • Dissenting opinions written by Justices Sotomayor and Kagan, which they read aloud from the bench; and
  • Cases on the Court’s docket for next term.

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