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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COVID Mailbag

Posted: August 23, 2020 by Nazim in Episode!

In this week’s episode, Brett and Nazim answer questions which include; but are not limited to, the Constitutionality of State mask regulations, the cancelled bar exam, sad sports defeats, a Federal law on masks, whether ice cream is soup, Kavanaugh one-year report card, COVID employment law, and being a terrible banquet-hall employee.

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What’s the Deal with Admin Law?

Posted: August 16, 2020 by Nazim in Episode!

This week’s episode covers two administrative law decisions that were not covered in previous podcast episodes, including Selia Law v. CFPB (separation of powers concerns cut the head, but not the body of the Consumer Financial Protection Board), and Little Sisters of the Poor v. PA (Presidential interpretation of ACA which limits contraceptives doesn’t violate the law).  Law starts in earnest at (04:40), but goes on a long salad dressing tangent from (08:38-16-:18).

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Governmental Health

Posted: August 9, 2020 by Nazim in Episode!

This week’s podcast covers three cases involving the government, including Colorado v. Baca (the faithless electors case), US Agency for International Development v. Alliance for Open Society International (the First Amendment to international corporations case), and Land of Lincoln Mutual Health Ins. v. United States (the government is a deadbeat case).  Law starts at (07:39).

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