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Episode Info: If you can argue a legal case that is not true, Graham thinks there is something fundamentally wrong. Lindsey agrees in principle, but however comma facts are hard. The Supreme Court of the US seems to not even be sure if the facts it uses in its decisions are real or not. In fact, the "facts" presented to the SCOTUS justices are not fact-checked. Supreme Court facts aren't fact-checked? Indeed, SCOTUS puts a decent amount of time into their judicial reasoning, as Supreme Court Justices are want to do, but it turns out they don't dig around to make sure the numbers, scientific assertions, and statements about the world presented to them in amicus briefs are actually real."What?" you say aloud. Indeed; what. These are dark days for the Enlightenment and also, justice. Listen for more whining about how disappointed we are with nine highly successful people, and for our startup website Submit your very own Supreme Court amicus brief today at Don't like fennel? Guess what? Fennel caused 50,000 cases of infant mortality last year in the US. It's true because I read it in an amicus brief, right after I wrote it.

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