Listen, if the prospect of Colorado Dept. of State v. Baca (i.e. can electoral college voters do whatever they want) brings you anxiety, allow this episode to calm you down.  Recorded in two parts because we lost part of the first version, the legal analysis has the weight and experience of two guys who talked about this twice over the weekend.  Law starts at (12:00).

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No One Owns The Law

Posted: May 17, 2020 by Nazim in Episode!

This week’s episode covers the recent decisions in Kansas v. Glover (does the 4th Amendment protect against police stops to investigate suspended licenses) and Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org (does copyright law protect annotations to the Georgia Code).  Come for the legal analysis, stay for the Sex in the City references.  Law starts at (04:12).

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Teleconferencin’ Aint Easy

Posted: May 10, 2020 by Nazim in Episode!

If there’s one overarching theme this week, it’s that technology is not easy for lawyers.  Brett and Nazim discuss US Agency for International Development v. Alliance for Open Society International (regarding free speech and government coercion), while also discussing how oral argument must go over ZOOM.  Also, we had our own technology issue, so there’s a small echo for Brett’s track that was mostly edited out, but you can hear it from time to time.  Law starts basically from the start.

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Action and Inaction

Posted: May 3, 2020 by Nazim in Episode!

The Supreme Court gives us something to write home about this week, as the podcast covers cases that are dismissed on procedural grounds, and not on the merits.  This includes City of Boise v. Martin (criminalizing homelessness), NY Rifle Assoc. v. NYC (criminalizing gun travel), and Trump v. Vance (bird-doggin’ those tax returns).  Law starts at (06:20), but the podcast ends with KING OF THE JUICES!!

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Nine Angry Justices

Posted: April 26, 2020 by Nazim in Episode!

This week’s podcast covers Ramos v. Louisiana, in which a DEEPLY DIVIDED COURT provides multiple opinions on whether the Fourteenth Amendment requires States to have unanimous jury verdicts. Law starts at (04:14).

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The Ballad of the M/T Athos I

Posted: April 19, 2020 by Nazim in Episode!

Gather ’round, podcast listeners, and lend your ears to the case of CITGO Asphalt Refining Co. v. Frescati Shipping Co, a case that is as much about “safe-berth clauses” and “strict liability”, as it is about sea monsters, the uncharted ocean, and famous treatise authors.  This episode covers more of the latter and you gotta squint real hard to see the law so time-stamps would be frivolous.

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Sharp Cheddar Epilogue

Posted: April 17, 2020 by Nazim in Episode!

Brett and Nazim address a few factual issues that were not addressed in last week’s episode on the Wisconsin voting case and discuss whether anything changes their opinion from last Sunday.

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Sharp Cheddar Democracy

Posted: April 12, 2020 by Nazim in Episode!

So check it out, this episode is not as fluffy as the last few weeks, but does cover the recent case of RNC v. DNC, in which a 5-4 majority either (1) upheld Constitutional protections against tyranny, or (2) disenfranchised Democratic voters in the midst of an emergency.  THE ANSWER MAY SURPRISE YOU!!  Law starts at (09:10), but you’d be missing a long Frozen analogy that rules.  Also, we are going to end on positive notes from here on out, so from (36:00), Brett and Nazim shared good things going on in life.

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The PTO Can GTFO

Posted: April 5, 2020 by Nazim in Episode!

This week’s episode covers PTO v. Booking.com, a case that not only discusses the application of “generic” terms to websites, but also continues are on-going efforts of covering the least-stressful cases as possible.  Enjoy this one with a cup of chamomile tea.  Law starts at (07:30).

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Kagan and the Dudes

Posted: March 29, 2020 by Nazim in Episode!

Turns out we couldn’t quit you that easily.  This week covers the recent decision in Kahler v. Kansas, which is as much about State’s rights and Due Process as it is about dogs who want you to murder people.  Law starts at (07:35).

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