This week's episode covers topics that have roots in previous episodes, from the case of Quarles v. U.S., which covers the continued evolution of the Armed Career Criminals Act, to Nieves v. Bartlett, which covers whether probable cause defeats a retaliatory arrest claim as a matter of law, to Nazim being inappropriate, which has been in existence since episode one. Law starts at (06:51). Note: Due to scheduling issues, cases decided in the last two weeks of June will be covered in July.
As a supplement to last week's episode, Brett and Nazim cover the case of Bucklew v. Precyth, which discusses whether or not an individual can contest the death penalty on grounds that it would impose extreme pain just on him, and specifically Breyer's arguments concerning the Constitutionality of the Death Penalty. Law starts at (04:00). Note: Due to scheduling issues, all orders covered in the last week of June will be covered in July episodes.
This week's episodes cover a collection of cases that deal with everyone's slightly vanilla, left-wing centrist judge, as the cases of Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus (attorney application under the FDCA), Taggart v. Lorenzon (test for violating bankruptcy discharge), and JAM v. International Finance Corp. (evolution of immunity statutes for international organizations) all deal with our dude, Justice Breyer. Law starts at (02:35).
It's summertime, people, and what better way to ring in the season than discussing two procedural cases involving the health care system. The case of Azar v. Allina Health Services deals with administrative procedure in Medicare rules, and Merk v. Albrecht deals with legal standards for State preemption. If that isn't sexy enough for you, there's a killer Sam Cooke reference buried in the back half of the episode. Law starts at (08:22).
This year's summit on guns (covering the case of New York Rifle & Pistol Assoc. v. New York) was rudely interrupted by an abortion case (Box v. Planned Parenthood), thus creating a Voltron-like Supreme Court podcast where no one is happy. Enjoy, kind of? Law starts at (08:25).