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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 • 215 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

    The 2022 SCOTUS Fall Line-Up

    The 2022 SCOTUS Fall Line-Up

    This week's episode previews some of the cases that will be covered next term, including cases about Delaware, Voting Rights, the Chevron Doctrine, Andy Warhol, Native American Sovereignty, the Independent State Legislature Theory and Affirmative Action.  Your boys also discuss next week's Live Season Finale Episode.  The law startst at (06:30).

    • 46 min
    Last Call for Criminal Law

    Last Call for Criminal Law

    It's the end the term, so this week's episode ties up loose ends, which include: a mea culpa on cannon ownership (2:00); the plan so far for the Season Finale episode (5:00); discussion on Concepcion v. U.S. (how judge's should interpret the First Step Act), Hemphill v. NY (whether there are exceptions to the Confrontation Clause, and Ruan v. U.S. (mens rea requirements for doctors violate drug distribution laws).

    • 44 min
    Gorsuch and Tribal Sovereignty

    Gorsuch and Tribal Sovereignty

    This week's episode covers three cases which discuss recent Supreme Court decisions on Native American Law and Tribal Sovereignty, including Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta (holding that State law has criminal jurisdiction on tribal land), Denezpi v. U.S (holding that the Double Jeopardy clause does not bar successive prosecutions involving CFR courts) and Yselta Del Sur Pueblo v. Texas (holding that Texas does not have jurisdiction to regulate gaming activities on reservations).  Law starts at (1:30).

    • 55 min
    Administra-VAGANZA!!!!

    Administra-VAGANZA!!!!

    This week's celebration of administrative law features two John Roberts Opinions; one of which suggests the Supreme Court is OK with the end of the world (West Virginia v. EPA) and also favors Biden's half-baked use of Admin Law over Trump's even-less baked use of Admin Law (Biden v. Texas).  Law starts at (3:15).

    • 48 min
    The Hyperbole Police

    The Hyperbole Police

    This week's episode discusses two cases in which the Supreme Court prioritized Free Exercise Clause rights over Establishment Clause rights.  Carson v. Makin states that Maine cannot provide a voucher system that excludes religious schools and Kennedy v. Bremerton School District states that a football coach cannot be barred from saying a silent prayer after a football game.  Brett and Nazim discuss both cases in detail and try to determine how influential these cases are from a big picture perspective.  Law starts from the beginning.

    • 48 min
    Calvinball and the Second Amendment

    Calvinball and the Second Amendment

    This week's episode covers New York Rifle and Pistol Assoc. v. Bruen, where the Supreme Court struck down a New York City gun law on grounds that it violated an new interpretation of the Second Amendment.  Brett and Nazim discuss how this case amends the standard and how much it affects States' abilities to regulate guns. Law starts at (04:40).

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
215 Ratings

215 Ratings

lah111 ,

These guys are great

Randomly stumbled upon these guys and this is a surprisingly easy and fun listen. I have no law background and still love their law banter, and the non sequiturs, “NFL quarterbacks look like giant babies with diapers on.”

ophir 9136 ,

Disappointing

Tried to find a nonpartisan podcast on the constitution. All was well for 6 months until the latest episode which accuses Republican senators of questioning the recent Supreme Court appointee to specifically gain favorability with the Q anon crowd (with 0 evidence). Had a fan of the show. Just lost one. Disappointing.

Laranotbarb ,

Smart yet entertaining!

Love their banter and the way they break down these complex opinions for anyone to understand.

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