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Brett and Nazim are two attorneys who hate being attorneys. Each week, they discuss current Supreme Court cases with the intent to make the law more accessible to the average person, while ruminating on what makes the law both frustrating and interesting. This podcast is not legal advice and is for entertainment purposes only. If anything you hear leads you to believe you need legal advice, please contact an attorney immediately

The Citizen's Guide to the Supreme Court The Citizens Guide to the Supreme Court

    • Government
    • 4.4 • 196 Ratings

Brett and Nazim are two attorneys who hate being attorneys. Each week, they discuss current Supreme Court cases with the intent to make the law more accessible to the average person, while ruminating on what makes the law both frustrating and interesting. This podcast is not legal advice and is for entertainment purposes only. If anything you hear leads you to believe you need legal advice, please contact an attorney immediately

    Last RFRA-MAS, I Gave You My Heart

    Last RFRA-MAS, I Gave You My Heart

    Gather round, children, to hear the story of RFRA-MAS, as told by Brett and Nazim to a live google-hangout crowd.  RFRA Claus and Burwell the Elf discuss the history of RFRA, it's current application in the case of Tanzin v. Tanzir, and then take audience questions.  The podcast is taking a holiday break, but will return on January 24th, 2021.  Merry RFRA-MAS to all and to all a good night.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Cold News From Cold Dudes

    Cold News From Cold Dudes

    This week's episode covers last week's news stories involving the Supreme Court, including the election, COVID-19, the death penalty, and the census.  The law starts at (08:49), but you'd miss your invitation to the Citizen's Guide to the Supreme Court Holiday Party. 
    EDIT: a correction on what Nazim said about the impact of masks can be found here.

    • 45 min
    The Supreme Court is Not Reversing the Election, Part 2

    The Supreme Court is Not Reversing the Election, Part 2

    This week's episode discusses Texas v. Pennsylvania and Kelly v. Pennsylvania, the two recent failed attempts to reverse the election through the Supreme Court.  The podcast welcomes a Supreme Court expert to help analyze the heart of this issue, and then Brett and Nazim discuss Roman Catholic Diocese v. Cuomo.  Law starts basically from the beginning.

    • 46 min
    Masterpiece Cakes 2: The Cakening

    Masterpiece Cakes 2: The Cakening

    This week's case covers Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, which asks whether a Philadelphia law banning discrimination in the process of fostering children violates the First Amendment rights of a Catholic agency.  The law starts at (07:20), but you'd miss a real brain buster from Nazim.

    • 47 min
    The Annual Thanksgiving Mailbag Episode

    The Annual Thanksgiving Mailbag Episode

    Happy Thanksgiving, folks.  This year's mailbag covers everything from pandemic oral arguments to best Thanksgiving pies, with a lot of things in between.  The law never starts, and this is light on law even for our standards.

    • 55 min
    Takings Clause Me Home Tonight

    Takings Clause Me Home Tonight

    This week's amazingly-titled episode discusses the case of Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid, which asks whether a California law that grants labor organizers access to private property violates the Fifth Amendment.  The law kinda starts at (11:00), but actually starts at (13:40), which is indicative of the legal focus in this episode.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
196 Ratings

196 Ratings

trav7713 ,

I get to laugh and learn

I am a non-lawyer fan of the Supreme Court. I am enough of a nerd to listen to most oral arguments. I can grasp most of the concepts but when Brett and Nazim cover a case they provide a more clear understanding for me. Plus I get to learn about foods. Like right now for example I am craving a Butterfinger. So thanks for that.

ACT_88 ,

Good content, poor audio☹️

I really enjoy listening to the conversations. I wish the audio was better (I find myself straining to hear some of it, particularly when driving). It would be great if this technical flaw could be improved 🤞

1019374 ,

Good Stuff

Great and informational podcast!

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