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Episode 39 - US v. Kolsuz

5/20/2018
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This week, we examine the Fourth Circuit's decision about searching cell phones at the border.

Duration:00:10:20

Episode 38 - Naruto v. Slater

5/6/2018
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This week, we examine the Ninth Circuit's opinion about whether animals can sue under the copyright act in the so-called "Monkey Selfie" case.

Duration:00:05:59

Episode 37 - Ex Parte Jones

4/21/2018
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This week, we examine a Texas Court of Appeals case which examined the constitutionality of the State's "revenge porn" law.

Duration:00:19:49

Episode 36 - In re United States

4/7/2018
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This week, we examine the Ninth Circuit's ruling on the Government's request for a writ of mandamus, ordering the District Court to dismiss a lawsuit about climate change brought by 21 teenagers.

Duration:00:08:16

Episode 35 - EEOC v. RG & GR Harris Funeral Homes, Inc.

3/10/2018
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This week, we examine the Sixth Circuit's ruling that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects transgendered individuals and those transitioning.

Duration:00:14:11

Episode 34 - Hand v. Scott

2/26/2018
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This week, we examine the Northern District of Florida's decision in a challenge to the State's voting restoration scheme for convicted felons.

Duration:00:10:35

Episode 33 - United States v. Tigano

2/9/2018
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This week, we discuss the Second Circuit's ruling on whether the Sixth Amendment right to a speedy trial was violated by a nearly 7 year delay between arrest and trial.

Duration:00:40:10

Episode 32 - League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

1/27/2018
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This week, we examine the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision regarding partisan gerrymandering.

Duration:00:05:25

Episode 31 - Regents of the University of California v. Department of Homeland Security

1/21/2018
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This week, we look at the Northern District of California's decision to issue a nationwide injunction requiring the Department of Homeland Security to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Duration:00:18:09

Episode 30 - V.A. v. San Pasqual Valley Unified School District

1/13/2018
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This week, we examine a decision by the Southern District of California regarding the right of a student-athlete to kneel during the playing of a national anthem.

Duration:00:06:58

Episode 29 - Dassey v. Dittmann

1/6/2018
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This week, we're discussing Dassey v. Dittmann, the 7th Circuit's en banc consideration of Brandon Dassey's confession in a case made famous by Netflix's Making a Murderer documentary.

Duration:00:23:55

Episode 28 - Sims v. Labowitz

12/20/2017
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WARNING: This week's episode may not be safe for work or to listen to with young children. This week, we examine the Fourth Circuit's decision in a case in which a police detective forced a 17 year old boy to masturbate in front of him and two other armed officers, in an attempt to gather evidence in a sexting case.

Duration:00:12:39

Episode 27 - State v. Garcia Zarate

12/9/2017
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This week, we examine the jury's decision in the case involving the murder of Kate Steinle, which rocketed "sanctuary cities" to national attention.

Duration:00:07:00

Episode 26 - Signature Management Team v. Doe

12/1/2017
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This week, we discuss the Sixth Circuit's decision about unmasking an anonymous blogger who was found liable for copyright infringement.

Duration:00:11:54

Episode 25 - Tagami v. City of Chicago

11/18/2017
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This week we examine the 7th Circuit's decision regarding the City of Chicago's ordinance which bans public nudity by women. It was challenged as a violation of both the First Amendment and the Equal Protection Clause.

Duration:00:14:20

Episode 24 - Hargan v. Garza

11/10/2017
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This week, we discuss the controversial petition for certiorari filed by the Solicitor General in the Hargan v. Garza, the case of an unaccompanied minor undocumented immigrant discussed in episode 22.

Duration:00:10:55

Episode 23 - Lair v. Motl

11/4/2017
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This week, we examine the Ninth Circuit's decision upholding Montana's campaign contribution limits in the wake of Citizens United v. FEC and McCutcheson v. FEC.

Duration:00:11:06

Episode 22 - Garza v. Hargan

10/28/2017
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This week we look at the D.C. Circuit's recent en banc decision about the right of an undocumented teen immigrant to receive an abortion while being held in government custody.

Duration:00:08:36

Episode 21 - Borzilleri v. Mosby

10/20/2017
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This week's episode looks at a Fourth Circuit decision about the First Amendment rights of public employees and under what circumstances they can be fired for supporting the wrong person in an election.

Duration:00:06:19

Episode 20 - Teixeira v. County of Alameda

10/13/2017
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This week's episode examines the Ninth Circuit's en banc decision about zoning ordinances dealing with gun stores. In a divided opinion, the Court upheld Alameda County's ordinance which limited where gun stores can be opened.

Duration:00:09:53

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