OA26: Second Amendment Masterclass, Part 2

This week’s super-sized episode is literally jam-packed with five all-new segments for our listeners; six if you haven’t heard both parts of the Second Amendment Masterclass already.  And make sure you stay tuned all the way to the end for our exciting new segment!

First, you get an all-new introduction with new quotes, many of which were suggested by you, our listeners!

Second, we have some fun news about patron rewards and upcoming goodies.

Third, our opening segment sees the return of “Breakin’ Down the Law,” with a discussion of stare decisis and what really makes for an activist judge.  The right’s favorite charge whenever a court decision doesn’t go their way is that the judge was a “left-wing activist” — what exactly does that mean, and what is judicial activism?  Stay tuned.

Fourth, our main segment concludes the masterclass on the Second Amendment begun in OA21; even if you’ve heard it before, we think it’s worth another listen to try and figure out exactly what the Second Amendment means and where the future lies for this thorny political and constitutional issue.

Fifth, we follow that with a weekly listener question, this one from Brian Osborne who asks for some clarity about what exactly recounts are and how they proceed.

And sixth — and we’re really excited about this one! — we introduce an all new segment, “Thomas Takes The Bar,” in which our intrepid co-host answers real-life bar exam questions and you, the listener, get to play along!

Show Notes & Links

  1. District of Columbia v. Heller, 128 S. Ct. 2783 (2008).
  2. United States v. Miller, 307 U.S. 174 (1939).
  3. Here’s a Slate article about the Green Party’s refusal to post the $1 million appeal bond in Pennsylvania.

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