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Supreme Court dissents have it all: brilliant writing, surprising reasoning, shade, puns, and sometimes historic impact. Although they are necessarily written by the "losing" side, they’re still important: they can provide a roadmap for future challenges or persuade other justices. Sometimes they're just cathartic. 
 
In Dissed, attorneys Anastasia Boden and Elizabeth Slattery dig deep into important dissents, both past and present, and reveal the stories behind them. 
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    • 4.9 • 114 Ratings

Supreme Court dissents have it all: brilliant writing, surprising reasoning, shade, puns, and sometimes historic impact. Although they are necessarily written by the "losing" side, they’re still important: they can provide a roadmap for future challenges or persuade other justices. Sometimes they're just cathartic. 
 
In Dissed, attorneys Anastasia Boden and Elizabeth Slattery dig deep into important dissents, both past and present, and reveal the stories behind them. 
Twitter: @EHSlattery @Anastasia_Esq @PacificLegal 
 
Email us at Dissed@pacificlegal.org



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    The Great Dissenter

    The Great Dissenter

    In 1883, a Supreme Court ruling signaled the end of federal efforts to protect newly freed slaves and ushered in the era of Jim Crow laws. One justice, later called the Great Dissenter, stood alone in dissent. Join us as we explore the once-forgotten dissent of John Marshall Harlan in the Civil Rights Cases and how it saw a rebirth nearly a century later.
    Thanks to our guests Peter Canellos, Christopher Green, and Melvin Urofsky. Special thanks to Judge Benjamin Beaton for embodying the substance & spirit of Justice Harlan.
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    • 55 min
    BONUS: A Supreme Court Preview

    BONUS: A Supreme Court Preview

    In this bonus episode, the Political Orphanage's Andrew Heaton joins the ladies to discuss big cases (guns, abortion, and executions, oh my!) coming up in the Supreme Court's new term. Stay tuned for a SUPREME poetry slam.

    Check out our guest's podcast here:  https://mightyheaton.com/dissed. Follow us on Twitter: @EHSlattery @Anastasia_Esq @PacificLegal
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    • 29 min
    BONUS: Pop the Champagne

    BONUS: Pop the Champagne

    In this bonus episode, the ladies discuss the cursing cheerleader case, Pacific Legal Foundation’s win in a property rights case, and two fractured, mind-boggling separation-of-powers cases. Plus, stay tuned for “Name that dissent!”
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    • 25 min
    BONUS: Justice Alito Is On Fire

    BONUS: Justice Alito Is On Fire

    In this bonus episode, the ladies discuss the Supreme Court’s recent opinions and dissents related to the Affordable Care Act and a dispute involving Catholic Charities, same-sex couples, and foster care. Plus, stay tuned for “Name that dissent!”
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    • 22 min
    Your Obedient Servant, B.R. Curtis

    Your Obedient Servant, B.R. Curtis

    This is the story of the most consequential Supreme Court case in history: Dred Scott v. Sandford. It was a catalyst for Abraham Lincoln’s famous “House Divided” speech, which catapulted him onto the national stage. It led a dissenting justice to resign in protest. And it plunged our nation into its darkest hour—a civil war that nearly tore us apart. Join us as we explore what it means for our country and our Constitution today.
    Thanks to our guests Jeffrey Rosen, Mark Graber, Earl Maltz, Tim Huebner and voice actors Steven Anderson and David Deerson.
    Special thanks to Toni Giménez for his rendition of “Yankee Doodle” on banjo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLxJR4-JNuI.
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    • 56 min
    The Right to... WERK

    The Right to... WERK

    A license to arrange flowers? Laws mandating higher prices during difficult financial times? Government lawyers defending economic regulations on the basis of possible extraterrestrial activity? Welcome to the wacky world of the constitutional right to earn a living, which since the 1930s has been relegated to the lowest level of protection by the Courts.
    In this episode, the ladies discuss the origins of the “tiers of scrutiny” that apply depending on whether you’re talking about judicially favored rights, like free speech, or other rights, like the right to earn a living. In a scorching hot dissent from the 1930s, one justice seemed to predict how this lax treatment by the courts would affect entrepreneurship, innovation, and employment today.
    Thanks to our guests Hadley Arkes, Timothy Sandefur, and Adam Thierer.
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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
114 Ratings

114 Ratings

ChicJD ,

Outstanding

The episodes are wonderfully written to concisely explain complex issues. The hosts have insightful, smart remarks. The pace is perfect to keep things interesting. The audio clips of the Justices are great; and I love the efficient use of audio clips of guests/commentators. I’m so glad I found this podcast. It’s so well done.

Keep up the excellent work!

LutherCorp ,

SCOTUS Contrarian View

If your a follower of the nation’s highest court, this is a great addition to your podcast lineup. Hearing the argument against some of the most famous decisions, many of which have now become common belief, gives you a window into the viewpoint of some of the most important people in the nation.

Christian Rodier ,

So interesting

If you are looking for a engaging podcast on law then look no further

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