Three Cheers for the Supreme Court

Plus: A listener question on the potential efficacy of congressional term limits.


In this week's The Reason Roundtable, Matt Welch is back in the saddle alongside editors Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, and Peter Suderman as they discuss the recent batch of Supreme Court decisions ahead of the July 4 holiday.

1:04: The Supreme Court's decision on race-based affirmative action in college admissions

23:16: The Supreme Court's decision involving same-sex wedding websites and free expression

28:40: Weekly Listener Question

38:29: The Supreme Court strikes down President Joe Biden's student loan cancellation plan.

51:06: This week's cultural recommendations

Mentioned in this podcast:

"Purple June," by Josh Blackman

"Joe Biden's Incoherent Student Loan Logic," by Eric Boehm

"Supreme Court to Biden: You Can't Just Forgive $400 Billion in Student Loan Debt Without Asking Congress," by Emma Camp

"Supreme Court on Affirmative Action: 'Eliminating Racial Discrimination Means Eliminating All of It,'" by Emma Camp

"Thoughts on the Supreme Court's Ruling in the Harvard and UNC Racial Preferences Cases," by Ilya Somin

"The Unsurprising Affirmative Action Decision in Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard," by Will Baude

"52%-32% Support for Court's Decision 'Restricting the Use of Race as a Factor in College Admissions,'" by Eugene Volokh

"Biden Says He Will try to do Student Loan Forgiveness Under the Higher Education Act of 1965," by Ilya Somin

"Time To End Affirmative Action? Live With David Bernstein and Kenny Xu," by Nick Gillespie and Zach Weissmueller

"Colorado Can't Force a Graphic Designer To Create Same-Sex Wedding Websites, Supreme Court Rules," by Stephanie Slade

"A First Amendment for Everyone," by Dale Carpenter

"Self-Cancellation, Deplatforming, and Censorship," by Nick Gillespie

"Of Course Legacy Admissions Should Follow Affirmative Action to the Grave," by Robby Soave

"Should We Forgive Student Debt?" by Nick Gillespie

"The Immorality of Student Loan Forgiveness and Free College," by Nick Gillespie

"Exit Interviews," by Katherine Mangu-Ward and Mike Lynch

"On Independence Day, Find Common Ground Over Freedom," by J.D Tuccille

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Music: "Angeline," by The Brothers Steve