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13 minutes | Jul 22, 2018
Episode 42 - Iowa v. Ingram
This week we examine a decision by the Iowa Supreme Court interpreting both the Fourth Amendment and the parallel provision under the Iowa Constitution and determining that the latter prevents warrantless inventory searches of impounded vehicles.
10 minutes | Jul 1, 2018
Episode 41 - Osorio-Martinez v. Sessions
This week, we examine the Third Circuit's recent decision about whether a jurisdiction-stripping statute in the Immigration and Nationality Act violates the Suspension Clause of the Constitution.
18 minutes | Jun 3, 2018
Episode 40 - Knight First Amendment Institute v. Trump
This week, we examine a Southern District of New York decision about the President's decision to block his critics on Twitter and whether that offends their First Amendment rights.
14 minutes | May 20, 2018
Episode 39 - US v. Kolsuz
This week, we examine the Fourth Circuit's decision about searching cell phones at the border.
9 minutes | May 6, 2018
Episode 38 - Naruto v. Slater
This week, we examine the Ninth Circuit's opinion about whether animals can sue under the copyright act in the so-called "Monkey Selfie" case.
11 minutes | Apr 20, 2018
Episode 37 - Ex Parte Jones
This week, we examine a Texas Court of Appeals case which examined the constitutionality of the State's "revenge porn" law.
11 minutes | Apr 7, 2018
Episode 36 - In re United States
This week, we examine the Ninth Circuit's ruling on the Government's request for a writ of mandamus, ordering the District Court to dismiss a lawsuit about climate change brought by 21 teenagers.
18 minutes | Mar 10, 2018
Episode 35 - EEOC v. RG & GR Harris Funeral Homes, Inc.
This week, we examine the Sixth Circuit's ruling that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects transgendered individuals and those transitioning.
13 minutes | Feb 25, 2018
Episode 34 - Hand v. Scott
This week, we examine the Northern District of Florida's decision in a challenge to the State's voting restoration scheme for convicted felons.
20 minutes | Feb 9, 2018
Episode 33 - United States v. Tigano
This week, we discuss the Second Circuit's ruling on whether the Sixth Amendment right to a speedy trial was violated by a nearly 7 year delay between arrest and trial.
9 minutes | Jan 27, 2018
Episode 32 - League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
This week, we examine the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision regarding partisan gerrymandering.
23 minutes | Jan 21, 2018
Episode 31 - Regents of the University of California v. Department of Homeland Security
This week, we look at the Northern District of California's decision to issue a nationwide injunction requiring the Department of Homeland Security to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
13 minutes | Jan 13, 2018
Episode 30 - V.A. v. San Pasqual Valley Unified School District
This week, we examine a decision by the Southern District of California regarding the right of a student-athlete to kneel during the playing of a national anthem.
22 minutes | Jan 6, 2018
Episode 29 - Dassey v. Dittmann
This week, we're discussing Dassey v. Dittmann, the 7th Circuit's en banc consideration of Brandon Dassey's confession in a case made famous by Netflix's Making a Murderer documentary.
13 minutes | Dec 19, 2017
Episode 28 - Sims v. Labowitz
WARNING: This week's episode may not be safe for work or to listen to with young children. This week, we examine the Fourth Circuit's decision in a case in which a police detective forced a 17 year old boy to masturbate in front of him and two other armed officers, in an attempt to gather evidence in a sexting case.
9 minutes | Dec 9, 2017
Episode 27 - State v. Garcia Zarate
This week, we examine the jury's decision in the case involving the murder of Kate Steinle, which rocketed "sanctuary cities" to national attention.
10 minutes | Dec 1, 2017
Episode 26 - Signature Management Team v. Doe
This week, we discuss the Sixth Circuit's decision about unmasking an anonymous blogger who was found liable for copyright infringement.
12 minutes | Nov 18, 2017
Episode 25 - Tagami v. City of Chicago
This week we examine the 7th Circuit's decision regarding the City of Chicago's ordinance which bans public nudity by women. It was challenged as a violation of both the First Amendment and the Equal Protection Clause.
14 minutes | Nov 10, 2017
Episode 24 - Hargan v. Garza
This week, we discuss the controversial petition for certiorari filed by the Solicitor General in the Hargan v. Garza, the case of an unaccompanied minor undocumented immigrant discussed in episode 22.
15 minutes | Nov 4, 2017
Episode 23 - Lair v. Motl
This week, we examine the Ninth Circuit's decision upholding Montana's campaign contribution limits in the wake of Citizens United v. FEC and McCutcheson v. FEC.
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