The 25th day of April marked five years since the residents of Flint, Michigan were forced to consume hazardous waste (in the form of water coming from their faucets). Flint residents have been fighting hard for justice. This past week, a federal judge ruled that residents can proceed with their lawsuits against the federal government.Read More
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In this episode, I discuss a First Amendment case out of Pennsylvania involving a rapper, Jamal Knox (aka Mayhem Mal), and a song he and a friend recorded entitled "F*ck the Police." Jamal was charged with making terroristic threats although this song isn't the first of its kind.Read More
On this episode I discuss a few cases on the Court's current docket.
Madison v. Alabama - does the 8th Amendment prevent a state from executing an inmate if the inmate is unable to remember the crime for which he is to be executed;
Gamble v. United States - should the Court overrule the separate sovereign exception of the double jeopardy rule);
This current presidential administration set out to change America’s courts – and, unfortunately, it is succeeding. This episode discusses a recent Presidential executive order and DOJ memo that changes the way Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) are hired and fired in this country.Read More
In Husted v. A Philip Randolph, the Court ruled the state of Ohio's practice of purging voters from its rolls after failing to vote didn't violate the National Voter Registration Act. I discuss how this flawed opinion ignores the history of voter suppression in this country, and why we should care that this took place in Ohio.Read More