GianCarlo and Amy examine surprising data collected by Empirical SCOTUS about telephonic oral arguments, a new Roe v. Wade documentary, and emergency petitions to the Court by churches challenging stay-at-home orders. GianCarlo interviews veteran legal journalist Stuart Taylor, Jr., and they discuss his career and the state of the modern news media. Finally, your hosts fill in for ESPN by doing Supreme Court sports trivia. It’s sportsball time!


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  1. Hank Rhody, Badgeless Bandito Contributor

    There’s a principle in the Military, that you never give an order that you know won’t be obeyed. Doing so inevitably undermines your own authority when it isn’t obeyed, and it escalates the conflict because now you’ve added ‘disobeying orders’ to whatever problem you already had.

    If thousands of churches defy governor’s orders, whether or not the churches or the governors are right you end up with a huge societal problem. Legally speaking that might not be an accepted argument, but then again the law allows arguments that aren’t scientifically rigorous either. 

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    • May 29, 2020, at 11:49 PM PDT
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  2. Hank Rhody, Badgeless Bandito Contributor

    Also, and I say this as the kind of nerd who won a (small, masked) Magic: the Gathering tournament earlier tonight, stop saying “sportsball”. You don’t have to follow sports, but don’t be a jerk about it.

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    • May 29, 2020, at 11:59 PM PDT
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