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5-4 is a podcast about how much the Supreme Court sucks. It's a progressive and occasionally profane take on the ideological battles at the heart of the Court's most important landmark cases; an irreverent tour of all the ways in which the law is shaped by politics.
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Listen each week as hosts Peter, Michael, and Rhiannon dismantle the Justices’ legal reasoning on hot-button issues like affirmative action, gun rights, and campaign finance, and use dark humor to reveal the high court's biases. Presented by Slow Burn co-creator Leon Neyfakh, and hosted by Rhiannon Hamam, Peter Shamshiri, and Michael Morbius. 5-4 is a production of Prologue Projects.

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    • Government
    • 4.4 • 2.1K Ratings

5-4 is a podcast about how much the Supreme Court sucks. It's a progressive and occasionally profane take on the ideological battles at the heart of the Court's most important landmark cases; an irreverent tour of all the ways in which the law is shaped by politics.
Subscribe to our access our premium episodes & much more at fivefourpod.com/support
Listen each week as hosts Peter, Michael, and Rhiannon dismantle the Justices’ legal reasoning on hot-button issues like affirmative action, gun rights, and campaign finance, and use dark humor to reveal the high court's biases. Presented by Slow Burn co-creator Leon Neyfakh, and hosted by Rhiannon Hamam, Peter Shamshiri, and Michael Morbius. 5-4 is a production of Prologue Projects.

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    Glossip v. Gross

    Glossip v. Gross

    This episode contains graphic depictions of an execution. Please take care while listening.
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    5 to 4 is presented by Prologue Projects. Rachel Ward is our producer. Leon Neyfakh and Andrew Parsons provide editorial support. Our production manager is Percia Verlin, and our assistant producer is Arlene Arevalo. Our website was designed by Peter Murphy. Our artwork is by Teddy Blanks at Chips NY, and our theme song is by Spatial Relations.
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    • 48 min
    Utah v. Strieff

    Utah v. Strieff

    The Fourth Amendment protects you from unreasonable search and seizure by the government. Unless the government wants to unreasonably search and/or seize. In that case, the Supreme Court says "go for it babes!"
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    5 to 4 is presented by Prologue Projects. Rachel Ward is our producer. Leon Neyfakh and Andrew Parsons provide editorial support. Our production manager is Percia Verlin, and our assistant producer is Arlene Arevalo. Our website was designed by Peter Murphy. Our artwork is by Teddy Blanks at Chips NY, and our theme song is by Spatial Relations.
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    • 44 min
    Public Defenders: "Incarceration Doesn't Make Us Safe" [TEASER]

    Public Defenders: "Incarceration Doesn't Make Us Safe" [TEASER]

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    5 to 4 is presented by Prologue Projects. Rachel Ward is our producer. Leon Neyfakh and Andrew Parsons provide editorial support. Our production manager is Percia Verlin, and our assistant producer is Arlene Arevalo. Our website was designed by Peter Murphy. Our artwork is by Teddy Blanks at Chips NY, and our theme song is by Spatial Relations.
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    • 6 min
    Samuel Alito [TEASER]

    Samuel Alito [TEASER]

    Justice Samuel Alito is deeply contemptuous of those who don't share his worldview, where abortion is murder, and the cops can do whatever they want, and Jesus would have ruled against the FEC in Citizens United. If hell is real, plan to see Alito there.
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    5 to 4 is presented by Prologue Projects. Rachel Ward is our producer. Leon Neyfakh and Andrew Parsons provide editorial support. Our production manager is Percia Verlin, and our assistant producer is Arlene Arevalo. Our website was designed by Peter Murphy. Our artwork is by Teddy Blanks at Chips NY, and our theme song is by Spatial Relations.
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    • 4 min
    Bowers v. Hardwick

    Bowers v. Hardwick

    This episode quotes outdated language about homosexuality that maybe painful to hear. Please take care while listening.
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    5 to 4 is presented by Prologue Projects. Rachel Ward is our producer. Leon Neyfakh and Andrew Parsons provide editorial support. Our production manager is Percia Verlin, and our assistant producer is Arlene Arevalo. Our website was designed by Peter Murphy. Our artwork is by Teddy Blanks at Chips NY, and our theme song is by Spatial Relations.
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    • 45 min
    Independent State Legislature Theory

    Independent State Legislature Theory

    The first time the Supreme Court flirted with Independent State Legislature doctrine, George W. Bush wound up in the presidency. Next time, if conservatives on the court get their way in an upcoming case, your vote - depending on where you live - could lose all meaning.
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    5 to 4 is presented by Prologue Projects. Rachel Ward is our producer. Leon Neyfakh and Andrew Parsons provide editorial support. Our production manager is Percia Verlin, and our assistant producer is Arlene Arevalo. Our website was designed by Peter Murphy. Our artwork is by Teddy Blanks at Chips NY, and our theme song is by Spatial Relations.
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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

Lady Lawyer Listening ,

Mostly good

I love the passion and the politics and the preparation. Sometimes their capacity to see and acknowledge nuance is limited.

Thegoodgoodbadted ,

Extremely clear explanations and very entertaining

Love this podcast! I learn so
much from every episode. They break it all down, clearly defining legal terms, history, precedent, the reasoning of the rulings, the constitutional basis.

One thing I'd love would be if they were a bit more historical-tell us more about the precedents that were overturned, the prior reasoning of past justices, history of the court, etc.

The nuts and bolts of who does the arguments before the court and how would also help the listener become up to speed if they want to debate and discuss the decisions...but they put a lot into each episode so perhaps that's putting too much on their plate.

Highly recommend if you want to understand the power of the court over our lives.

ZJS3000 ,

Great show

Even when I disagree with their analysis, the show doesn’t fail to be entertaining and informative.

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