Laws 2, Constitution 0

Posted: April 24, 2022 by Nazim in Episode!

This week’s episode covers the age-old battle of LAWS v. CONSTITUTION.  The first case is U.S. v. Vaello-Madero, in which the Supreme Court held that denying Puerto Rican residents SSI benefits did not violate Equal Protection.  The second case is City of Austin v. Reagan National Advertising of Austin, in which the Supreme Court tied the First Amendment in knots trying to resolve sign problems.  Law starts at (02:04).

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  1. Amanda says:

    Hi guys! One small thing that you guys get wrong but that might make the SSI decision make more sense: SSI is completely different than retirement social security benefits. SSI is not retirement, and nobody “pays in” to SSI. It is supplemental income for the disabled, regardless of work history or age, administered by the SSA but totally separate from what you think of as the social security retirement program.

    People on SSI have to follow strict reporting rules to continue receiving it. You check in every 6 months, explain your disability, living, and income situation,


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