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The Pleasant Garden Hedge Separating Church and State
Join us in the Wayback Machine to talk about the ever-timely issue of the separation of church and state. This episode we discuss the Enlightenment, the Wars of Religion, and what was going on in the minds of Thomas Jefferson & Co. when the Founders drafted the Bill of Rights. And because we don't want to be so serious all the time, we also talk about Rhode Island's troublemaking youth and invite you to play a drinking game.
What Happens If You're Arrested Abroad?
WNBA star Brittney Griner was detained in Russia in February after airport authorities found a marijuana vape cartridge in her luggage. The Biden administration is working on a prisoner exchange to bring her home, but what happens if you're arrested abroad and not quite as well-connected?
This episode, our hosts discuss Griner's case, extradition, and international criminal law.
Sidebar: Vigilante Justice Is for Batman
Doing anything to protect your children is understandable. But when "anything" involves attempted murder, don't be surprised when you face consequences. This sidebar episode our hosts discuss the criminal and civil cases involving Cain Velasquez, the WWE wrestler and two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion, who is now suing his child's alleged molester from behind bars.
The Supreme Court's Groundbreaking 2022 Decisions (Part 2)
We're back to wrap up the end of the U.S. Supreme Court's frantic 2021-2022 term. With no shortage of impactful decisions to choose from, this time we cover West Virginia v. EPA (taking power away from federal agencies), Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta (how state governments handle criminal matters with tribal authorities), and two First Amendment cases that emphasize the free exercise of religion (Carson v. Maikin and Kennedy v. Bremerton School District).
Read more on FindLaw:
A Touchdown for Religious Expression SCOTUS Again Extends Religious Expression Supreme Court Gives States Expanded Power Over Native Tribes SCOTUS Limits EPA Emission Control Powers
The Supreme Court's Groundbreaking 2022 Decisions (Part 1)
The U.S. Supreme Court's 2021-2022 session wrapped up in June. And while the decision that overturned Roe v. Wade arguably grabbed the most headlines, there were quite a few groundbreaking opinions from the court this term. In this episode, our hosts discuss Vega v. Tekoh (limiting Miranda rights), Biden v. Texas (ending "Remain in Mexico"), and New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen (expanding Second Amendment rights).
Learn more about these topics on FindLaw:
Miranda v. Arizona Case Summary
Despite SCOTUS Ruling, New York Aims to Restrict Gun Carrying
Supreme Court Allows Biden Administration to End "Remain in Mexico"
True Crime Without a Crime: Discussing Netflix's "Our Father" (Spoilers)
Truth is stranger than fiction, which is why Netflix's "Our Father" documentary left the DJM hosts shaking their heads. This sidebar episode our hosts tackle the legal issues involved in artificial insemination and the inexplicable actions of Donald Kline, a fertility doctor from Indianapolis who . . . well, listen to the episode. A short description doesn't do it justice.
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I like new Joe. Get that women a microphone! Thanks for the great content gang.
I don’t like how they are joking about very serious topics. This is a very one sided & biased podcast. I expected it to be unbiased just stating what the laws are & not how they feel about them.
I love the current events chosen to review. The banter is both interesting and fun. I highly recommend!! Great hosts who know their stuff.