Making America Civil Again!
Josh Dukelow, host of "Fresh Take" on WHBY, is joined by attorney Kristen Scheuerman to guide listeners through modern American law and disorder. Each week they will discuss legal issues in the news, and hope to revive civic life by championing a renewed respect for the rule of law.
You didn't forget our anniversary did you? Josh and Kristen are interrupting their summer vacations to celebrate ONE YEAR since they launched this rule of law podcast. After some anniversary thoughts, Kristen thoroughly unpacks the Supreme Court decision on student free speech rights, Brian Anderson explores the status of rule of law in Hong Kong and Canada in the context of transitional justice, Josh celebrates the emergence (and laments the swift death) of the "bipartisan infrastructure deal" announced recently, and finally they feel better thanks to Clarence Thomas calling out America's half-baked marijuana policies. Happy Independence Day to all rule of law lovers out there!
SCOTUS Summer School
You didn't think we'd let professional Supreme Court watchers have all the fun did you? While Josh and Kristen continue to enjoy their summer hiatus, they got together on the radio this week to tackle a few recent SCOTUS decisions and we wanted to share that nerdtastic gold with Civic Revival fans. Kristen explains the NCAA student-athlete benefits ruling, the unanimous decision related to religious liberty, and a strange standing argument in the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act. This is just a taste, with more SCOTUS commentary to come!
Summer is here! It's time to soak up some sun, so Josh and Kristen have an update on the summer schedule. With blockbuster SCOTUS decisions still-to-come, and rule-of-law hotspots heating up, there's no shortage of news to discuss! It's won't be too long before they're back with special hiatus episodes (including one to mark a very special anniversary), but until then, have a great summer! And to fill some of that free time, how about leaving a nice rating and review? It really does help!
Technology Distraction, Territorial Dispute & Trash Dollars
Get comfy! You're in for a big treat this week. Josh and Kristen begin with an emerging circuit split on Section 230 liability limits for tech platforms, then Brian Anderson returns to illuminate the context of the Israel-Palestine conflict, he sticks around for leftovers to explain the Belarusian skyjacking, and there are updates on criminal justice reform efforts and the January 6 commission, before finally feeling better over lottery winnings rescued from the garbage can. You won't find better coverage (or greater comfort) anywhere else on the web!
Abortion Politics, Abandoning Principles & Alien Phenomenon
Buckle up for discussion of several hot button topics from the news this week! Josh and Kristen start with the history of American abortion law following the announcement that the Supreme Court will hear a case on that topic next term, they welcome back former Wisconsin Congressman Reid Ribble to explain the "Call for American Renewal" he helped introduce to change the direction of the Republican Party, they take up leftovers on the Congressional Commission to investigate the events of January 6, and finally feel much better after learning that the U.S. Government is just as stumped about visitors from outer space as the rest of us. Do you believe we alone in the universe? You'll have to listen to find out!
Civil Disorder, Contraband Deception & Consuming Dinner
Sometimes rule of law is messy and heartbreaking. This week is one of those times. Josh and Kristen start with lawlessness around federal restrictions on protests during civil unrest, then welcome former capital mitigation specialist Lily Engleman to explain her horrific experience being falsely accused of a crime while doing her job and the civil rights lawsuit she just filed, then clean up leftovers around George Floyd's death, federal voting reform, and Liz Cheney's ouster, and finally they clarify and feel better about an app that keeps good food from going to waste. It was hard to "feel better" after listening to Lily's ordeal, but the fight for justice marches on!
Great guests, interesting topics! Even Aaron Rodgers and Jordan Love would agree.
About Kristen on the podcast
I think Kristen does a very nice job talking and she is really good at talking about civic Revival things but she always talks about this podcast and how I can’t watch YouTube when she is talking on the podcast so I thought I would try to listen to it but it wasn’t that interesting since I am only nine years old. But maybe older people would really like it.
Love to listen to these. Very insightful commentary. Kristen does an excellent job of articulating a perspective that may not be shared by all in an intelligent, cogent fashion that makes you reconsider your own perspectives. Josh does a great job of providing his perspective in balanced thoughtful manner. This combination of these personalities, along with their guests, really gives the listener a lot to consider. Great job guys!