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Brett and Nazim are two attorneys who hate being attorneys. Each week, they discuss current Supreme Court cases with the intent to make the law more accessible to the average person, while ruminating on what makes the law both frustrating and interesting. This podcast is not legal advice and is for entertainment purposes only. If anything you hear leads you to believe you need legal advice, please contact an attorney immediately

Brett and Nazim are two attorneys who hate being attorneys. Each week, they discuss current Supreme Court cases with the intent to make the law more accessible to the average person, while ruminating on what makes the law both frustrating and interesting. This podcast is not legal advice and is for entertainment purposes only. If anything you hear leads you to believe you need legal advice, please contact an attorney immediately

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Brett and Nazim are two attorneys who hate being attorneys. Each week, they discuss current Supreme Court cases with the intent to make the law more accessible to the average person, while ruminating on what makes the law both frustrating and interesting. This podcast is not legal advice and is for entertainment purposes only. If anything you hear leads you to believe you need legal advice, please contact an attorney immediately

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English


Episodes

Tinder Profiles for a Supreme Court Justice

5/9/2021
Buckle up, because this week we're talking crack cocaine, online dating, and positive aspects of Donald Trump's presidency. This week's case is Terry v. United States, which asks whether the Supreme Court can amend a poorly-written statute on mass incarceration. Law starts at (07:25).

Duration:00:52:57

The Perks of Being a Rich, Conservative Fast Food Franchise Owner

5/2/2021
This week's episode covers the case of Thomas More Law Center v. Bontas, which covers whether a California law that requires the disclosure of charitable donors violates the First Amendment. The law starts with a sick burn on Nazim at (05:00).

Duration:00:46:19

Principal Doofus

4/25/2021
This week's episode revisits the good old days of high school, specifically the case of Mahanoy School District v. BL, where the Supreme Court must decide whether a high school that suspended a student for making a vulgar Snapchat about school sports violates the First Amendment. The law kinda generally takes shape around (11:00) but stays pretty consistent.

Duration:00:37:59

The Great Court-Packing, Google-Winning Episode of 2021

4/18/2021
This week's episode covers a proposed 13 justice Supreme Court in the context of a genie that only grants political wishes, along with Google's victory against Oracle in the realm of the Paw Patrol, sexy workplaces, and the Venus De Milo. Law starts at (05:48).

Duration:00:52:47

Previewing Wrestlemania with Personal Jurisdiction

4/10/2021
That's right, Hulkamaniacs. This week's supersized episode covers this year's Wrestelmania while covering the past, present and future implications that Ford Motor Company v. Bandemere has on personal jurisdiction. A time stamp would be pointless, but there's a surprising amount of law that is certainly more than I originally intended.

Duration:01:06:15

Jurassic World and Constitutional Law

4/4/2021
We're talking sequels and remakes this week, as the podcast covers Collins v. Mnuchin (how to destroy a real estate admin agency in one easy step) and Edwards v. Vannoy (whether a rule about unanimous jury verdicts applies retroactively), two cases that carry on the spirit of decisions from last term. In this analogy, Collins is Chris Pratt, Selia Law is Sam Neil. Law starts at a robust (09:33).

Duration:00:45:11

F@#$, Marry, Kill in Tax Law

3/28/2021
This week's episode covers the hard-hitting questions associated with CIC Services v. Internal Revenue Service and American tax law in general, including things like, does Nazim like horror movies? Would you rather kill or marry textual statutory interpretation? Is this case going to de-fang the IRS? Who is winning the NCAA bracket pool? (Law starts at 11:16).

Duration:00:46:39

Hot for Seizure

3/21/2021
We got it bad, so bad, because we're covering Torres v. Madrid, a case which asks whether or not you are seized under the Fourth Amendment when you get shot twice but are able to run away. Real practical stuff right here. Law starts at (04:58).

Duration:00:41:35

Who Will Save the Barracudas?

3/14/2021
This week's episode is brought to you by arguing with your friends, as we cover the cases and dissents in U.S. Fish and Wildlife v. Sierra Club (FOIA's application to admin law) and Uzuegbuna v. Preczewski (pursuing nominal damages in Constitutional Law violations). The law starts at (04:30).

Duration:00:43:03

Nazim's Yearly Voting Rights Case

3/7/2021
This week's episode covers the case of Arizona Republican Party v. Democratic National Committee, which asks once again whether neutral-looking voting laws that discriminate based on race violate whatever is left of the Voting Rights Act. The law starts at (2:30), but there are two food tangents we hope you enjoy.

Duration:00:46:27

Sportsball Talk Radio

2/28/2021
This week's episode is all about SPORTS! Brett and Nazim qualify their knowledge about college sports (including whether Nazim knows who Tim Tebow is) and then much later cover NCAA v. Alston, which asks whether regulations on student athlete benefits are a violation of anti-trust regulations. There's no timestamp because honestly it would be too hard to figure out when things get legal.

Duration:00:52:03

Inglorious Breyer-stards

2/21/2021
First off, you're welcome for that amazing episode title. Second, this episode covers the case of Republic of Germany v. Phillip, which covers how the Supreme Court uses the Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act to resolve property theft in the 1940s. Depending on how you view the Supreme Court, the result will probably not surprise you. Law starts at (04:50).

Duration:00:50:19

The Least Worst Things About Facebook

2/7/2021
This week's episode covers Facebook v. Duguid, a case involving allegations that Facebook violated federal law, defenses under the First Amendment, judicial interpretations of statutes, and how you could interrupt someone's dinner in the 1980s. The law starts at (10:30).

Duration:00:40:43

Access Denied

1/31/2021
You may think that Star Wars and the case of Van Buren v. U.S. have nothing in common; however, this episode strives to show how the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act should have had greater impact on Princess Leia and the Resistance at large. Brett and Nazim discuss how the Court should interpret the term access, but not before revealing their favorite Star Wars characters. Nazim's answer shouldn't surprise you. Law starts at (13:50).

Duration:00:39:17

A Nerdy Shade of Winter

1/24/2021
This week's episode involves Nazim, a Big Computer Boy, explaining the case of Google v. Oracle to Brett, a complete Luddite. In addition to explaining fair use and its application to computer language, your boys also discuss Pokemon, Jurassic Park, Akira and Nintendo to keep things extra hip and cool. The law starts at (07:20) and we're happy to see you.

Duration:00:48:17

Last RFRA-MAS, I Gave You My Heart

12/27/2020
Gather round, children, to hear the story of RFRA-MAS, as told by Brett and Nazim to a live google-hangout crowd. RFRA Claus and Burwell the Elf discuss the history of RFRA, it's current application in the case of Tanzin v. Tanzir, and then take audience questions. The podcast is taking a holiday break, but will return on January 24th, 2021. Merry RFRA-MAS to all and to all a good night.

Duration:01:01:35

Cold News From Cold Dudes

12/20/2020
This week's episode covers last week's news stories involving the Supreme Court, including the election, COVID-19, the death penalty, and the census. The law starts at (08:49), but you'd miss your invitation to the Citizen's Guide to the Supreme Court Holiday Party. EDIT: a correction on what Nazim said about the impact of masks can be found here.

Duration:00:45:43

The Supreme Court is Not Reversing the Election, Part 2

12/13/2020
This week's episode discusses Texas v. Pennsylvania and Kelly v. Pennsylvania, the two recent failed attempts to reverse the election through the Supreme Court. The podcast welcomes a Supreme Court expert to help analyze the heart of this issue, and then Brett and Nazim discuss Roman Catholic Diocese v. Cuomo. Law starts basically from the beginning.

Duration:00:46:37

Masterpiece Cakes 2: The Cakening

12/6/2020
This week's case covers Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, which asks whether a Philadelphia law banning discrimination in the process of fostering children violates the First Amendment rights of a Catholic agency. The law starts at (07:20), but you'd miss a real brain buster from Nazim.

Duration:00:47:07

The Annual Thanksgiving Mailbag Episode

11/25/2020
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.

Duration:00:55:43