The (Not So) Grand Jury is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by two attorneys, Mike and Geoff, who examine the law as it's presented in popular culture.
Episode 011: Marshall
Overall Ratings Mike Geoff Legal Ratings Mike Geoff At long last, our much-promised episode on the Chadwick Boseman-led biopic, Marshall, recounting the real-life criminal case State of Connecticut v. Spell, in which Thurgood Marshall, long before he would become Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, defends a man falsely accused of assaulting the […]
Ep. 010: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
This episode, Mike and Geoff use Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan to discuss the need for waivers when filming live events, the common law right to privacy, and the statutory right to publicity. The case discussed is Bosley v. WildWetT.Com, 310 F. Supp. 2d 914 (N.D. Ohio 2004).
Notably, the guys manage to entirely avoid discussing Rudy Giuliani, which is sure to be a disappointment to someone who so loves being the center of attention.
Oh, and a shout out to the great people at Unchained at Last, an organization working tirelessly to end forced and child marriage in the United States.
Ep. 009: Love, Guaranteed
In this super-sized episode, Geoff and Mike are joined by Derrick Moore, founder of Moore Law, PLLC. Derrick and the guys discuss the atrocious Netflix film, Love, Guaranteed and its portrayal of solo legal practice, contract law, deceptive business practices, (in)effective trial advocacy, and much, much more. During the dicussion we give a shoutout to […]
Ep. 008: The Devil's Advocate
This episode, Mike and Geoff discuss the ridiculous film trope of the “undefeated lawyer,” some of the downsides of big-firm life, and the First Amendment case Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye v. City of Hialeah, as well as its successor case, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, and a related case that will be […]
Ep. 007: Knives Out
Overall Ratings Mike Geoff Legal Ratings Mike Geoff A quick but necessary note up front: We recorded this episode on August 15, 2020, prior to the tragic loss of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Mike and I will discuss her illustrious career and the ramifications of replacing her in an upcoming episode. We’re back! Our […]
Ep. 006: The Social Network
This episode, Geoff and Mike discuss The Social Network, which is both a fictionalized portrayal of the start of the company that now owns all your personal information as well as a object lesson in how not to conduct a deposition. In addition to depositions, the guys use the film to discuss intellectual property and […]
Really like the insights and banter between these two. Learned a lot about the law, especially con law.
Excellent series. Worth your time
Love the interplay here and enjoy the actual legal analysis and how they tie it into the movie without destroying the need of the film to actually tell an interesting story (or at least try).
Interesting, Entertaining, and Educational
Not just for lawyers, but also for the everyday person. Only a few episodes in, but Geoff and Mike provide some thought provoking conversation on some very well known movies, while also being very entertaining. If nothing else, it’s yet another reason to rewatch some great old(ish) movies!