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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
    • 4.5 • 194 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

    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
    Brett "the Hitman" Kavanaugh

    Brett "the Hitman" Kavanaugh

    This week's episode covers the oral argument in California v. Texas, in which the Court once is asked to determine the Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.  Brett and Nazim start the law at (05:00), but get into the merits of the decision at (14:06).  Then somewhere towards the end Nazim reviews obscure Midwestern cherry candy.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Supreme Court is Not Reversing the Election

    The Supreme Court is Not Reversing the Election

    This week's episode eschews any legal analysis about the election and instead covers the somehow less stressful conversation of whether children can be sentenced to life in prison without parole in Jones v. Mississippi.  Brett's audio is lightly wonky around minute five, but it fixes pretty quickly.  The law starts at (06:17) and the Supreme Court is not reversing the election.

    • 43 min
    Delaware as an Allegory for Chaos

    Delaware as an Allegory for Chaos

    This week's extra spooky episode broadly covers the Delaware Constitutional case before the Supreme Court, Carney v. Adams, but as a mechanism for discussing the recent Supreme Court election cases in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Wisconsin.  Law starts at (04:31).

    • 52 min
    Amy Coney Barracuda

    Amy Coney Barracuda

    This week's episode takes a deep dive into the Senate Confirmation Hearings of Justice Amy Coney Barrett, as Brett and Nazim discuss the point of confirmation hearings and how they view Justice Barracuda's responses.  Law starts at (06:16).

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Old Man and the Skateboard

    The Old Man and the Skateboard

    The boys are back, folks.  This week's episode discusses the many ridiculous Voter Suppression lawsuits that have popped up over the last few weeks and whether the State action in question is valid, or just looking to stop people from voting.  The law starts at (12:45), but this episode's namesake begins at (07:10).  Also, our apologies for the sound quality this week, we plan on fixing it for next week.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
194 Ratings

194 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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