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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

    Inglorious Breyer-stards

    Inglorious Breyer-stards

    First off, you're welcome for that amazing episode title.  Second, this episode covers the case of Republic of Germany v. Phillip, which covers how the Supreme Court uses the Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act to resolve property theft in the 1940s.  Depending on how you view the Supreme Court, the result will probably not surprise you.  Law starts at (04:50).

    • 50 min
    The Least Worst Things About Facebook

    The Least Worst Things About Facebook

    This week's episode covers Facebook v. Duguid, a case involving allegations that Facebook violated federal law, defenses under the First Amendment, judicial interpretations of statutes, and how you could interrupt someone's dinner in the 1980s.  The law starts at (10:30).

    • 40 min
    Access Denied

    Access Denied

    You may think that Star Wars and the case of Van Buren v. U.S. have nothing in common; however, this episode strives to show how the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act should have had greater impact on Princess Leia and the Resistance at large.  Brett and Nazim discuss how the Court should interpret the term access, but not before revealing their favorite Star Wars characters.  Nazim's answer shouldn't surprise you.  Law starts at (13:50).

    • 39 min
    A Nerdy Shade of Winter

    A Nerdy Shade of Winter

    This week's episode involves Nazim, a Big Computer Boy, explaining the case of Google v. Oracle to Brett, a complete Luddite.  In addition to explaining fair use and its application to computer language, your boys also discuss Pokemon, Jurassic Park, Akira and Nintendo to keep things extra hip and cool.  The law starts at (07:20) and we're happy to see you.

    • 48 min
    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

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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