9 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.

    Episode 8: Reasonable Searches

    Episode 8: Reasonable Searches

    Hosts Mary Reichard and Jenny Rough consider Kansas v. Glover, a case about a routine traffic stop. In 2016, a Kansas sheriff ran the plates of a truck on the road. The state database indicated that the owner of the vehicle had a suspended license. So the sheriff pulled the driver over, even though he was not breaking any other traffic regulations at the time. The nine Supreme Court justices had to decide if driver's 4th Amendment protections against unreasonable searches were violated.
    Legal Docket is a production of WORLD Radio. Support WORLD at wng.org/donate (https://donate.wng.org/).

    • 33 min
    Episode 7: Bivens Remedy

    Episode 7: Bivens Remedy

    Hosts Mary Reichard and Jenny Rough analyze Hernández v. Mesa, a case about a cross-border shooting. In 2010 a U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and killed a Mexican teenager who was standing on Mexican soil. Can the boy’s parents sue the Border Patrol agent for money damages?
    Legal Docket is a production of WORLD Radio. Support WORLD at wng.org/donate (https://donate.wng.org/).

    • 33 min
    Episode 6: Sex Discrimination

    Episode 6: Sex Discrimination

    Hosts Mary Reichard and Jenny Rough consider Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. v. EEOC, a case that had to decide whether the term "sex" in Title VII should include gender identity. Legal Docket is a production of WORLD Radio.
    Support WORLD at wng.org/donate (https://donate.wng.org/).
    This episode contains mature content.

    • 34 min
    Episode 5: The Insanity Defense

    Episode 5: The Insanity Defense

    Hosts Mary Reichard and Jenny Rough break down Kahler v. Kansas, a case that considers limits on the insanity defense. This episode features insightful interviews, memorable moments from oral argument, and some colorful history behind this complex issue.
    Legal Docket is a production of WORLD Radio. Support WORLD at wng.org/donate (https://donate.wng.org/).
    This episode contains mature content.

    • 32 min
    Episode 4: Religious Education Discrimination

    Episode 4: Religious Education Discrimination

    In 2018, the state of Montana shut down a scholarship program after it discovered parents were using the money to send children to religious schools. The state maintained that doing so was not religious discrimination. In this episode you'll hear from the petitioners on why they chose to challenge that decision all the way to the Supreme Court in Espinoza v. Montana. Hosted by Mary Reichard and Jenny Rough.

    • 34 min
    Episode 3: The Clean Water Act

    Episode 3: The Clean Water Act

    Hosts Mary Reichard and Jenny Rough follow waste water from the Supreme Court building to the Potomac River as they consider how County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund further shapes the Clean Water Act.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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778 Ratings

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Great podcast

Really enjoying this show. Its helpful to see specific examples of our legal rights being defined in practice.

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I am not an at tourney and knew little about the Supreme Court system but have learned so much and this production has enlightened me. It’s a springboard for learning!

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