The U.S. Supreme Court term that ended in late June was supposed to be momentous. And it was … just not precisely in the way that court watchers had anticipated.

Judge Anthony Kennedy’s retirement announcement on June 27 and the nomination of D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh have overshadowed the court’s rulings on arbitration, presidential power, political gerrymandering, free speech and privacy.

On this Legal Speak podcast, chief Washington correspondent Marcia Coyle speaks to former U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. about the Kavanaugh nomination, confirmation flashpoints and other developments at the Supreme Court. Verrilli, an appellate specialist who heads the D.C. office of Munger, Tolles & Olson, shares his views on Justice Neil Gorsuch’s first full term, the SG’s win-loss record and major cases coming up for review. 

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