20 episodes

Settle in beside the Supreme Court bench. Explore ten recent cases that affect our daily lives. Hear ten weeks of pivotal arguments that have refined our nation's laws. Hosts and lawyers Mary Reichard and Jenny Rough break down the decisions to show us what they really mean. They'll consult with legal experts, educators, and those directly involved. They'll guide you through excerpts of the oral arguments. Peek behind the pillar at cases regarding employment and age discrimination, state funding for religious education, the insanity defense for murder, and other vital issues.

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Settle in beside the Supreme Court bench. Explore ten recent cases that affect our daily lives. Hear ten weeks of pivotal arguments that have refined our nation's laws. Hosts and lawyers Mary Reichard and Jenny Rough break down the decisions to show us what they really mean. They'll consult with legal experts, educators, and those directly involved. They'll guide you through excerpts of the oral arguments. Peek behind the pillar at cases regarding employment and age discrimination, state funding for religious education, the insanity defense for murder, and other vital issues.

    Legal Docket - Americans for Prosperity v Bonta : S2.E8

    Legal Docket - Americans for Prosperity v Bonta : S2.E8

    When the attorney general of California sought confidential information about charitable donors, charities on the left and the right fought back.

    • 34 min
    Legal Docket: Nestlé v Doe - S2.E7

    Legal Docket: Nestlé v Doe - S2.E7

    Former child slaves on West African cocoa farms sue U.S. chocolate companies. The case examines whether the Alien Tort Statute covers those claims.

    • 41 min
    Legal Docket: Mahanoy Area School District v Levy - S2.E6

    Legal Docket: Mahanoy Area School District v Levy - S2.E6

    A cheerleader’s vulgar post on social media lands her in trouble with the school, but judicial precedent from the 1960s and the First Amendment protects her right to free speech

    Legal Docket: Behind the Scenes - Clerks and Marshal's Aides - S2.E5

    Legal Docket: Behind the Scenes - Clerks and Marshal's Aides - S2.E5

    Find out what it's like to work as a law clerk for a Supreme Court justice. In this episode, hosts Mary Reichard and Jenny Rough talk with five law clerks, plus a Marshal's aide, for an inside peek at what goes on when the court is not in session.

    • 36 min
    Legal Docket: US v Cooley - S2.E4

    Legal Docket: US v Cooley - S2.E4

    Indian tribes are considered a nation within a nation. U.S. v Cooley looks at how much authority a tribe's law enforcement has to investigate crimes by non-Indians on its reservation.

    • 44 min
    Legal Docket: Fulton v Philadelphia - S2.E3

    Legal Docket: Fulton v Philadelphia - S2.E3

    Religious Liberty and emerging LGBT rights clash when the city of Philadelphia excludes Catholic Social Services from placing children with foster families.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Thankful and Thinner ,

I learn so much fromLegal Docket

This excellent show is well worth your time! I give it five stars. Every episode helps me to understand our legal system and the thorough and winsome way in which every case is approached grabs me from the moment I start to listen. Kudos to the entire team for their consistently excellent work!

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Excellent analysis

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An excellent podcast. Informative and interesting!

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