Best Supremecourt podcasts we could find (Updated April 2019)
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Brett and Nazim are two attorneys who hate being attorneys. In lieu of practicing law, they have instead developed a podcast to help make the Supreme Court more accessible to the average person. Each week, Brett and Nazim will discuss current Supreme Court cases and how they affect your daily life, while also ruminating on how their dreams of fame and fortune resulted in jokes about Star Wars and wondering how Ruth Bader Ginsburg thinks about Facebook. This Podcast is for entertainment purpo ...
 
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Opening Arguments
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Every episode, legal expert Andrew and comic relief Thomas will tackle a popular legal topic and give you all the tools you need to understand the issue and win every argument you have on Facebook, with your Uncle Frank, or wherever someone is wrong on the Internet. It's law. It's politics. It's fun. We don't tell you what to think, we just set up the Opening Arguments.
 
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Opening Arguments
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Every episode, legal expert Andrew and comic relief Thomas will tackle a popular legal topic and give you all the tools you need to understand the issue and win every argument you have on Facebook, with your Uncle Frank, or wherever someone is wrong on the Internet. It's law. It's politics. It's fun. We don't tell you what to think, we just set up the Opening Arguments.
 
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Case in Point
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Case in Point provides smart, informative conversations about the law, society, and culture. By bringing together top legal scholars with experts on politics, business, health, education, and science, Case in Point gives an in-depth look at how the law touches every part of our lives. Produced by the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
 
News, views, and insight on the future of the Supreme Court. The ragtag gang of the usual suspects returns to chat about Justice Kennedy's retirement, and the nomination process to follow. This is the second season of the show following the Garland/Gorsuch* nominations.Following in the footsteps of our prior podcasts, Advice & Consent is insightful, not stodgy… opinionated, but not dogmatic. This is a serious process, but we find some entertainment along the way too.Advice & Consent is an in ...
 
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ACA-SCoTUS
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A quick, three-day weblog as a podcast host for the United States Supreme Court's oral arguments regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.
 
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Today, we break down the just-released [REDACTED] Mueller report. The top-line analysis? This is much worse than we anticipated in Episode 264. This report may not be the end of the road for Trump -- but it almost certainly is the end of the road for Attorney General William Barr. That's it! We spend nearly 90 minutes delving through the minuti ...…
 
Today, we break down the just-released [REDACTED] Mueller report. The top-line analysis? This is much worse than we anticipated in Episode 264. This report may not be the end of the road for Trump -- but it almost certainly is the end of the road for Attorney General William Barr. That's it! We spend nearly 90 minutes delving through the minuti ...…
 
Today's episode brings you a trio of timely stories that all revolve around taxes: the Michael Avenatti indictment (for 29 courts of tax fraud), proposed legislation that some are arguing hamstrings the IRS, and (of course) the status of Congress's efforts to get Trump's tax returns. We also learned about very cool free online tax filing (Free ...…
 
Today's episode brings you a trio of timely stories that all revolve around taxes: the Michael Avenatti indictment (for 29 courts of tax fraud), proposed legislation that some are arguing hamstrings the IRS, and (of course) the status of Congress's efforts to get Trump's tax returns. We also learned about very cool free online tax filing (Free ...…
 
Look out drunks, because Wisconsin is coming for your blood. This week's episode covers the case of Mitchell v. Wisconsin, which asks whether the police can take the blood of a passed out drunk driver without a warrant. Brett and Nazim discuss oral argument in general, previous cases on this topic and which opinion of the Wisconsin Supreme Cour ...…
 
Today's episode breaks down the recent arrest of Julian Assange in England and what it means for Chelsea Manning (and Donald Trump!) We begin, however, with two separate sports-related stories: the improbable success of Marcus Rademacher in the Opening Arguments March Madness pool, and the (far sadder) saga of the Trump Administration's indefen ...…
 
Today's episode breaks down the recent arrest of Julian Assange in England and what it means for Chelsea Manning (and Donald Trump!) We begin, however, with two separate sports-related stories: the improbable success of Marcus Rademacher in the Opening Arguments March Madness pool, and the (far sadder) saga of the Trump Administration's indefen ...…
 
Today's episode revisits the topic Andrew discussed briefly in Episode 252: Article V conventions convened for the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution. Joining Andrew is Prof. Lawrence Lessig, perhaps the most vocal liberal proponent of such conventions. Andrew, you may recall, was skeptical and concerned about the risks that su ...…
 
Today's episode revisits the topic Andrew discussed briefly in Episode 252: Article V conventions convened for the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution. Joining Andrew is Prof. Lawrence Lessig, perhaps the most vocal liberal proponent of such conventions. Andrew, you may recall, was skeptical and concerned about the risks that su ...…
 
This week's case covers Kisor v. Wlkie, which specifically questions whether or not Supreme Court precedent that defers to agency interpretations of their own regulations is Constitutional. This case covers admin law in general, when a Court should overturn precedent, and whether or not the Constitution permits delegating such power to un-elect ...…
 
Today's breaking news episode takes an in-depth look at Bucklew v. Precythe, a recent Supreme Court decision that lays bare the "originalist" view of the Eighth Amendment. Is it as bad as you think it is? (Yes.) We begin, however, with a look at Texas v. U.S. and the recent news that the Trump administration "changed its mind" and "will no long ...…
 
Today's breaking news episode takes an in-depth look at Bucklew v. Precythe, a recent Supreme Court decision that lays bare the "originalist" view of the Eighth Amendment. Is it as bad as you think it is? (Yes.) We begin, however, with a look at Texas v. U.S. and the recent news that the Trump administration "changed its mind" and "will no long ...…
 
Today's classic, deep-dive Tuesday takes an in-depth look at two critical issues in the news: first, the recent effort by the Republican governor and state legislature in Florida to undo the broadly popular Constitutional Amendment passed during the 2018 midterms to restore voting rights to felons who have completed their sentences, and second, ...…
 
Today's classic, deep-dive Tuesday takes an in-depth look at two critical issues in the news: first, the recent effort by the Republican governor and state legislature in Florida to undo the broadly popular Constitutional Amendment passed during the 2018 midterms to restore voting rights to felons who have completed their sentences, and second, ...…
 
Brett and Nazim have gone big-time, as this week's episode covers Flowers v. Mississippi, a criminal Batson challenge case that's far more famous for being ripe for podcast commentary. In place of ephemeral music and gotcha journalism, Brett and Nazim talk about the criminal justice system, Batson challenges, jury selection, and Clarence Thomas ...…
 
Today's breaking news episode contains a long interview with everyone's favorite former prosecutor, Randall Eliason, who helps answer some nagging questions about what we do know about the Mueller Report (alongside all the things we don't). We begin, however, with a brief Andrew Was Right (about the Barr Summary and the news cycle!) and Wrong ( ...…
 
Today's breaking news episode contains a long interview with everyone's favorite former prosecutor, Randall Eliason, who helps answer some nagging questions about what we do know about the Mueller Report (alongside all the things we don't). We begin, however, with a brief Andrew Was Right (about the Barr Summary and the news cycle!) and Wrong ( ...…
 
Today's emergency, late-breaking episode breaks down the Barr Summary of the Mueller Report and gives you some advance warning that the narrative on the Mueller report is about to shift very quickly in the opposite direction. Get ahead of the story by listening today! Due to the length of the breakdown, we don't have our regular segments today, ...…
 
Today's emergency, late-breaking episode breaks down the Barr Summary of the Mueller Report and gives you some advance warning that the narrative on the Mueller report is about to shift very quickly in the opposite direction. Get ahead of the story by listening today! Due to the length of the breakdown, we don't have our regular segments today, ...…
 
Hold on to your butts gang, cuz Brett and Nazim are talking THE WALL! By way of background, Brett is sick with Kathleen Turner voice and Nazim has one foot on the door with busy weekend plans, so this episode is general coverage about whatever the hell is going on with the government these days, and then a quick and dirty look at Iancu v. Brune ...…
 
Today's breaking news episode contains your guide to the hotly-debated Supreme Court decision in Nielsen v. Preap, regarding how and whether aliens can be detained without due process. What does it all mean? Listen and find out! We begin, however, with a brief update on the Congressional Investigations we discussed in Episode 259 with the news ...…
 
Today's breaking news episode contains your guide to the hotly-debated Supreme Court decision in Nielsen v. Preap, regarding how and whether aliens can be detained without due process. What does it all mean? Listen and find out! We begin, however, with a brief update on the Congressional Investigations we discussed in Episode 259 with the news ...…
 
Today's episode is inspired by the 56th anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright, one of the most famous and celebrated landmark Supreme Court cases that guarantees indigent defendants the right to a court-appointed lawyer. Is it under attack from our right-wing Supreme Court? (You bet it is.) We begin with a quick update on the recent district cour ...…
 
Today's episode is inspired by the 56th anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright, one of the most famous and celebrated landmark Supreme Court cases that guarantees indigent defendants the right to a court-appointed lawyer. Is it under attack from our right-wing Supreme Court? (You bet it is.) We begin with a quick update on the recent district cour ...…
 
AKA THIS AGAIN. This week's episode takes a dive into the last four years of gerrymandering cases to suss out what the Court is talking about in the current cases of Virginia v. Bethune-Hill (2019), Lamone v. Benisk, and Rucho v. Common Cause. Come for the nuanced political discussion, stay to hear how beaten-down Nazim is on this issue compare ...…
 
Today's extra-long episode contains your guide to all of the developments involving Paul Manafort over the past week. What does it all mean and what can we expect next? Listen and find out! We begin, however, with a brief update on Episode 247 now that the Department of Defense has issued a Directive-Type Memorandum (DTM 19-004) implementing th ...…
 
Today's extra-long episode contains your guide to all of the developments involving Paul Manafort over the past week. What does it all mean and what can we expect next? Listen and find out! We begin, however, with a brief update on Episode 247 now that the Department of Defense has issued a Directive-Type Memorandum (DTM 19-004) implementing th ...…
 
In this episode of Case in Point, Distinguished Policy Fellow Richard Cordray, the Inaugural Director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), sat down with Penn Law's Cary Coglianese, the Edward B. Shils Professor of Law, to discuss consumer protection.
 
Today's episode is inspired by a law student listener question about a recent Thomas Takes The Bar Exam hypothetical, and takes a deep dive into the wonderful and wacky world of res ipsa loquitur. What does that even mean? You'll have to listen and find out! We begin with a brief Andrew Was Wrong segment about Donald Trump and drone use, follow ...…
 
Today's episode is inspired by a law student listener question about a recent Thomas Takes The Bar Exam hypothetical, and takes a deep dive into the wonderful and wacky world of res ipsa loquitur. What does that even mean? You'll have to listen and find out! We begin with a brief Andrew Was Wrong segment about Donald Trump and drone use, follow ...…
 
This week covers the recent opinions in Timbes v. Indiana (Excessive fines and the Incorporation Doctrine), Madison v. Alabama (Death Penalty Capacity, and Garza v. Idaho (Ineffective Assistance for Appeals), but more importantly, it's time for wild dissents and the Men who love them. Law starts at (5:00) and Nazim spoils Infinity War and JAWS ...…
 
Today's extra-long episode contains your guide to the Congressional Investigations, and specifically the 81 document requests sent out by Rep. Jerry Nadler to various Trump-related individuals and entities in connection with the Democratic Congress's larger investigation into corruption, ties with Russia, and general criminal behavior by the ad ...…
 
Today's extra-long episode contains your guide to the Congressional Investigations, and specifically the 81 document requests sent out by Rep. Jerry Nadler to various Trump-related individuals and entities in connection with the Democratic Congress's larger investigation into corruption, ties with Russia, and general criminal behavior by the ad ...…
 
Today's episode takes a deep dive into the latest regulations promulgated by Trump's Department of Health and Human Services regarding Title X funding. What does all this mean? Listen and find out! We begin by breaking down Title X, the only federal grant program to poor people for family planning. And -- as you might imagine -- Title X explici ...…
 
Today's episode takes a deep dive into the latest regulations promulgated by Trump's Department of Health and Human Services regarding Title X funding. What does all this mean? Listen and find out! We begin by breaking down Title X, the only federal grant program to poor people for family planning. And -- as you might imagine -- Title X explici ...…
 
This immaculately titled episode covers the case of Department of Commerce v. New York as a play in two parts. The first part discusses the policy merits of asking a citizenship question on the census, the second predicts whether the lower court's ruling removing the question will hold up. Without giving it away, there's a good chance you won't ...…
 
Today's episode continues our breakdown of ex-Trump fixer Michael Cohen's testimony before the House of Representatives and all the Yodel Mountain implications that stem from it that we started in Episode 257. What's next? Listen and find out! We begin where we left off -- with Michael Cohen. Find out how Cohen's testimony (and documents) impli ...…
 
Today's episode continues our breakdown of ex-Trump fixer Michael Cohen's testimony before the House of Representatives and all the Yodel Mountain implications that stem from it that we started in Episode 257. What's next? Listen and find out! We begin where we left off -- with Michael Cohen. Find out how Cohen's testimony (and documents) impli ...…
 
Today's episode breaks down ex-Trump fixer Michael Cohen's testimony before the House of Representatives and all the Yodel Mountain implications that stem from it. What's next? Listen and find out! We begin, however, with an update on the American Legion v. American Humanist Association case where Andrew recently spoke at the AHA's #HonorThemAl ...…
 
Today's episode breaks down ex-Trump fixer Michael Cohen's testimony before the House of Representatives and all the Yodel Mountain implications that stem from it. What's next? Listen and find out! We begin, however, with an update on the American Legion v. American Humanist Association case where Andrew recently spoke at the AHA's #HonorThemAl ...…
 
Today's episode takes a deep dive into the Bladensburg Cross case currently pending before the Supreme Court with special guest Sarah Henry of the American Humanist Association. You'll learn that Andrew is going to speak at the AHA rally on Wednesday, February 27 right before oral arguments! We bookend the interview with an Andrew Was Right seg ...…
 
Today's episode takes a deep dive into the Bladensburg Cross case currently pending before the Supreme Court with special guest Sarah Henry of the American Humanist Association. You'll learn that Andrew is going to speak at the AHA rally on Wednesday, February 27 right before oral arguments! We bookend the interview with an Andrew Was Right seg ...…
 
In honor of the Verona High School Debate Team (the East Coast's best High School Debate Team obv), Brett and Nazim debate the value of winning a boat, numbers, state flags, bacon, federalism, getting drunk, buying birth control on Amazon, Constitutional Amendments and Tennessee Wine and Spirits Assoc. v. Blair, which asks the Court whether the ...…
 
Today's episode breaks down Trump's recent declaration of a state of national emergency as a pretext to build his big, dumb wall. What's being done about it? What can be done about it? Listen and find out! We begin, however, with a trip up Yodel Mountain to observe one of its most bizarre members, Roger Stone, who recently posted a "notice of a ...…
 
Today's episode breaks down Trump's recent declaration of a state of national emergency as a pretext to build his big, dumb wall. What's being done about it? What can be done about it? Listen and find out! We begin, however, with a trip up Yodel Mountain to observe one of its most bizarre members, Roger Stone, who recently posted a "notice of a ...…
 
Today's episode features a long interview with AG, the spectacular co-host of the Mueller, She Wrote podcast. She helps break down everything in the news that's Yodel Mountain-worthy... and along the way, you'll learn what might be next, what we might be overplaying, and much, much more! After the interview, it's time for the answer to Thomas ( ...…
 
Today's episode features a long interview with AG, the spectacular co-host of the Mueller, She Wrote podcast. She helps break down everything in the news that's Yodel Mountain-worthy... and along the way, you'll learn what might be next, what we might be overplaying, and much, much more! After the interview, it's time for the answer to Thomas ( ...…
 
The case of Timbs v. Indiana poses a very outcome dependent question of whether or not civil forfeiture is unfair and poorly managed, so to keep this podcast interesting, Brett and Nazim go through each argument for and against and assign a numerical value to really see what they think at the end of the day. The law was supposed to start at (05 ...…
 
Today's episode tackles the recent Dunn v. Ray decision in which the Supreme Court used a procedural mechanism to allow the State of Alabama to execute a devout Muslim without affording him the same sorts of religious freedom they do to Christian inmates. Is it as bad as it looks? (Yes.) We begin, however, with an unfortunate Andrew Was Wrong ( ...…
 
Today's episode tackles the recent Dunn v. Ray decision in which the Supreme Court used a procedural mechanism to allow the State of Alabama to execute a devout Muslim without affording him the same sorts of religious freedom they do to Christian inmates. Is it as bad as it looks? (Yes.) We begin, however, with an unfortunate Andrew Was Wrong ( ...…
 
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