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The Law episode 53: Janus v. AFSCME
October 03, 2019

In the 2018 case, Janus v. AFSCME, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned one of its earlier decisions, the 1977 case, Abood v. Detroit Board of Ed. The 1977 Abood decision held that unions could deduct “agency fees” from union non-members without their con...

Speakeasy Today #52: The Politics of Impeachment
October 03, 2019

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Speakeasy Today #51: Medicine, Science, & The Good Life
September 27, 2019

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The Law episode 52: Bush v. Gore
September 27, 2019

Almost 20 years ago, the presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore was decided by the results in Florida. Due to the failure of Florida to execute the election and ballot counting process in a competent manner,

The Law episode 51: Korematsu v. United States
September 19, 2019

In a dark stain on the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence, a 6-3 majority held that the fear of potential “espionage and sabotage” from American Citizens of Japanese heritage, during World War II, was enough to justify interning (a euphemism for “jailing”) ...

Speakeasy Today #50: Constitution Week
September 19, 2019

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The Law episode 50: Ray v. Blair
September 12, 2019

Lower courts have come to opposite conclusions on whether or not states can bind their Electoral College voters to rubber stamp the popular vote or if electors can use their discretion and vote how they want. If this question is not decided by the U.

Speakeasy Today #49: Theological-Political Reflections on 9/11
September 12, 2019

Show notes: The Ancient City by Fustel de Coulanges.

The Law episode 49: Guerra v. Washington
September 05, 2019

Whether or not members of the Electoral College can use their discretion when voting, or if states can require electors to vote a certain way, remains in the news. Last week, in episode 48 of The Law, we discussed the 10th Circuit’s ruling on the issue...

Speakeasy Today #48: Labor Day
September 04, 2019

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