Illinois Law professor and dean Vikram David Amar recently joined News-Gazette columnist Jim Dey for a podcast to discuss some of the major rulings from the recent U.S. Supreme Court session.
Dey kicked off the podcast by asking Amar if he felt that the session was a "blockbuster."
Amar said that although there were some significant cases, and the term had the potential to be momentous if certain decisions had gone the other way, he wouldn't characterize it as a "blockbuster" term.
"Compared to the previous term, where the Supreme Court was shorthanded after Justice Scalia's death and you didn't have a full complement of justices, this term had more significant cases. To the extent that the term had any big punch to it, it was in the area of the First Amendment and compelled speech.
"The term ended with a conservative bang on the speech side, but if you put that to one side for the moment, I would say it was a relatively average term going forward," Amar said.
Listen to the full podcast.