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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

Amy Coney Barracuda

10/25/2020
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).

Duration:01:04:39

The Old Man and the Skateboard

10/18/2020
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.

Duration:00:46:51

GUEST EP: Gabe Roth from Fix the Court

10/11/2020
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.

Duration:01:21:23

In Memoriam Justice Ginsburg

9/20/2020
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.

Duration:00:44:17

SEASON FINALE LIVE: Fantasy Things Draft 2020

8/30/2020
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.

Duration:00:51:39

COVID Mailbag

8/23/2020
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.

Duration:00:58:07

What's the Deal with Admin Law?

8/16/2020
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).

Duration:00:44:19

Governmental Health

8/9/2020
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).

Duration:00:44:23

Vuoi la Moglie Ubriace e la Botte Piena

8/2/2020
This week's episode covers the case of Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrisey-Berru, which immunizes church schools from employment discrimination claims under the First Amendment, and also the Nevada COVID law that limits church attendance. The sound is lightly wonky in the beginning, but it doesn't continue throughout the episode. Otherwise, the law starts at (05:34).

Duration:00:39:37

God One, Montana Zero

7/26/2020
Today's unnervingly straight-laced episode covers the unnervingly chaotic decision in Espinoza v. Montana Dept of Revenue, wherein the Court takes turns yelling at each other about the Free Exercise Clause, the Establishment Clause, and Montana's apparently oppressive effort to help kids go to school. Law starts from the beginning.

Duration:00:44:39

Maybe The Supreme Court is Not That Into You

7/19/2020
The World's Greatest Podcast covers bias this week, as the incredibly handsome Brett and the always insightful Nazim discuss how our preexisting beliefs can affect decisions on the 9th Amendment, the Presidency, and the recent decision in Trump v. Vance (Brett did not know Mazars existed, so that case is covered more briefly). Law starts at (02:45) and stays pretty consistent.

Duration:00:45:15

BUZZFEED QUIZ 2020: Which Justice Are You?

7/12/2020
To celebrate the 300th episode, the podcast goes through a 2020 edition of the "Which Justice Are You" Buzzfeed Quiz from a few years ago. You can also submit your answers for review on any of our social media accounts. There is also little to no law in this episode.

Duration:00:44:59

Nazim, What Do You Think About That?

7/5/2020
This week's episode asks Nazim (specifically) what he thinks about each of the strange opinions in June Medical Services v. Russo, the recent Supreme Court decision which struck down a Louisiana law which set high medical requirements for abortion clinics. The law starts at (02:20), but there's a long tangent about the theater sometime around 40 minutes.

Duration:00:58:09

DACA Flynn Boyle

6/28/2020
This week's episode is a symposium on weird political opinions, as Brett and Nazim discuss the DACA decision in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of California, while also discussing the Flynn criminal dismissal. We also talk about the Undertaker. Law starts at (07:05).

Duration:00:47:19

Let's Talk About (Statutory Definitions of) Sex Baby

6/21/2020
In this week's episode, Brett and Nazim talk about all the good things and the bad things that may be about Bostock v. Clayton County, the recent landmark decision by the Supreme Court holding that employers cannot fire LGBT employees under Title 9. Law starts at (03:28).

Duration:00:47:11

In re Robocallers

6/14/2020
This episode is a tale in two-parts. The first is about Barr v. American Association of Political Consultants, which discusses whether a ban on political robo-calls violates the First Amendment. The second is Brett and Nazim discussing multiple questions about pasta. Even by our standards, there's a lot of tangents here. The law starts in earnest at (10:45).

Duration:00:48:23

Qualified Immunity

6/7/2020
This week's episode covers the Supreme Court's discussion around qualified immunity, which covers the recent case of Mesa v. Hernandez, plus a few of the pending cases which have not been accepted to the Supreme Court's docket. Law starts at (09:40).

Duration:00:42:39

De Facto Officer and a Gentleman

5/31/2020
This week's episode covers the collection of cases dealing with the Puerto Rico Oversight Management and Economic Stability Act, and whether or not the appointment of an oversight board complies with Article II of the Constitution. Law starts at (09:53).

Duration:00:42:55

Rules v. Outcome: Political Armageddon Edition

5/24/2020
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).

Duration:00:51:27

No One Owns The Law

5/17/2020
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).

Duration:00:33:11