Archive for the ‘Episode!’ Category

The Annual Thanksgiving Mailbag Episode

Posted: November 25, 2020 by Nazim in Episode!

Happy Thanksgiving, folks.  This year’s mailbag covers everything from pandemic oral arguments to best Thanksgiving pies, with a lot of things in between.  The law never starts, and this is light on law even for our standards.

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Takings Clause Me Home Tonight

Posted: November 22, 2020 by Nazim in Episode!

This week’s amazingly-titled episode discusses the case of Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid, which asks whether a California law that grants labor organizers access to private property violates the Fifth Amendment.  The law kinda starts at (11:00), but actually starts at (13:40), which is indicative of the legal focus in this episode.

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Brett “the Hitman” Kavanaugh

Posted: November 15, 2020 by Nazim in Episode!

This week’s episode covers the oral argument in California v. Texas, in which the Court once is asked to determine the Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.  Brett and Nazim start the law at (05:00), but get into the merits of the decision at (14:06).  Then somewhere towards the end Nazim reviews obscure Midwestern cherry candy.

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The Supreme Court is Not Reversing the Election

Posted: November 8, 2020 by Nazim in Episode!

This week’s episode eschews any legal analysis about the election and instead covers the somehow less stressful conversation of whether children can be sentenced to life in prison without parole in Jones v. Mississippi.  Brett’s audio is lightly wonky around minute five, but it fixes pretty quickly.  The law starts at (06:17) and the Supreme Court is not reversing the election.

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Delaware as an Allegory for Chaos

Posted: November 1, 2020 by Nazim in Episode!

This week’s extra spooky episode broadly covers the Delaware Constitutional case before the Supreme Court, Carney v. Adams, but as a mechanism for discussing the recent Supreme Court election cases in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Wisconsin.  Law starts at (04:31).

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Amy Coney Barracuda

Posted: October 25, 2020 by Nazim in Episode!

This week’s episode takes a deep dive into the Senate Confirmation Hearings of Justice Amy Coney Barrett, as Brett and Nazim discuss the point of confirmation hearings and how they view Justice Barracuda’s responses.  Law starts at (06:16).

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The Old Man and the Skateboard

Posted: October 18, 2020 by Nazim in Episode!

The boys are back, folks.  This week’s episode discusses the many ridiculous Voter Suppression lawsuits that have popped up over the last few weeks and whether the State action in question is valid, or just looking to stop people from voting.  The law starts at (12:45), but this episode’s namesake begins at (07:10).  Also, our apologies for the sound quality this week, we plan on fixing it for next week.

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GUEST EP: Gabe Roth from Fix the Court

Posted: October 11, 2020 by Nazim in Episode!

Good morning.  This week, Brett is joined by Gabe Roth from Fix the Court, an organization aimed at Supreme Court reform.  Brett and Gabe discuss term limits, the proper role of the Supreme Court in democracy and ethical obligations of the justices.  Gabe can be reached at @FixtheCourt on twitter.  The regular show will return next week.

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In Memoriam Justice Ginsburg

Posted: September 20, 2020 by Nazim in Episode!

This week’s episode covers the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an American icon both on and off the Court.  Brett and Nazim discuss the impact Justice Ginsburg had on American jurisprudence and discuss the impact of appointing her replacement.

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SEASON FINALE LIVE: Fantasy Things Draft 2020

Posted: August 30, 2020 by Nazim in Episode!

It’s the end of the term, so Brett and Nazim are coming at you LIVE over ZOOM, covering topics like (1) judging predictions from last year, (2) picking story lines for next year, and (3) re-visiting the whole “cutting your sandwich” debate.  The Citizen’s Guide to the Supreme Court will return in October 2020.

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