It’s Not Fun to Sue with A! C! C! A!

Posted: February 9, 2020 by Nazim in Episode!

This week’s episode involves reoccurring guest the Armed Career Criminals Act, as Brett and Nazim discuss Shular v. U.S., which asks whether a categorical approach to drug crimes under the ACCA has officially renders this statute a dumpster fire, legally speaking.  Law starts at (06:17).

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Never Trust Arizona, when DEATH is on the Line

Posted: February 2, 2020 by Nazim in Episode!

This week’s episode re-visits the procedural nuances of the death penalty, by covering McKinney v. Arizona, which essentially asks whether Death Penalty review cases are stuck back in time (like Back to the Future) or can go forward in time (like Back to the Future 2).  Law starts at (05:47).

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We Improved The Sound For Chris Christie

Posted: January 26, 2020 by Nazim in Episode!

That’s right, folks.  To celebrate New Jersey’s most notorious traffic scandal, Nazim no longer sounds like hes recording from the inside of a trash can.  This week’s episode covers BRIDGE-GATE(!!), i.e. Kelly v. U.S., which asks whether or not a nefarious government traffic scheme constitutes fraud in the legal sense of the word.  Law starts at (06:55).

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MID-SEASON FINALE – Oral Argument Re-Runs

Posted: December 29, 2019 by Nazim in Episode!

Brett and Nazim revisit three cases that were covered last term through their recent oral arguments, including Bostock v. Clayton County (considering the applicability of “sex” discrimination to sexual orientation under Title VII), R.G. v. G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC (considering trans rights under the same statute), and New York Pistol and Rifle Assoc. v. City of New York (whether a repealed NYC gun law can still be considered under the Fourth Amendment.  Law starts at (02:42).  The Podcast will return on January 26,2020.

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RFRA Claus is Coming to Town

Posted: December 22, 2019 by Nazim in Episode!

It’s RFRA-MAS here at the podcast this week, as Brett and Nazim cover two cases involving religious rights before the Supreme Court, (1) Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrisey-Berru (whether the Court can decide employment discrimination cases for religious organizations) and (2) FNU Tanzin v. Tanvir (whether RFRA claims are entitled to money damages.  Law starts at (05:04).

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Anne-otations of Green Gables

Posted: December 15, 2019 by Nazim in Episode!

Listen, the amount you enjoyed/understood the pun in the title to this episode is directly proportionate to how much you’re gonna like this episode, which covers George v. Public.Resource.Org, a case that asks whether or not annotations in the State Code are protected by copyright law.  The law here starts at (07:24), but you’re going to miss subtext and themes in the opening monologue, and plus there’s some substantial condiment talk at the end.

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All (SCOTUS of) American Rejects

Posted: December 8, 2019 by Nazim in Episode!

This week’s episode covers a few cases that have stalled out before making the vaunted grounds of the Supreme Court’s docket.  These cases include Remington Arms v. Soto (Sandy Hook lawsuit on gun advertising), Trump v. Vance (the never-ending quest for Trump’s tax returns), Haidak v. University of Mass (College Due Process), and Syed v. Maryland (the Serial murder case).  Law starts at (05:10).

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There’s plenty to say, but sadly I don’t have time to say it. Please proceed directly to the ballot. Do not pass go, do not collect $200 (shouldn’t that have gone up with inflation?), and do make wondersome thanksgiving sandwiches with your leftovers.


We know you missed it. So, no jibber jabber: here’s the thing.

We’ve all been waiting for this with baited breath. We know. We’re professional breath-baiters. So, with precisely this much ado, and then this much more, here you go:

Final 2018 Scores

The winner, by a margin of 70 points, is Alyssa, who single-handedly proves that NJ judicial fantasialogisticians have everything we need to understand what’s right and wrong about the world. Kudos to Alyssa: if she keeps this up, maybe we’ll rename the league after her. Or, you know, if she purchases a sponsoring deal. We’ll take interesting food. No, seriously, you know we will.

One note, of the almost-dozen people who posted submissions twice, only one scored better the second time. The clear lesson here is to not overthink what we’re doing. Including this commentary. See you all next season.