In this episode, we try something a little bit different. Instead of simply analyzing a case, we let you play the role of Supreme Court Justice working your way through a difficult case that is currently pending before the Court: Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Pauley.
You’ll learn what kind of cases make their way to the Supreme Court, and, in this episode, take a look at the Petitioner’s brief seeking to overturn the lower court’s decision to deny Trinity Lutheran Church the opportunity to participate in a Missouri program that recycles tires into playground surfaces.
In our opening segment, we answer a listener question about age being a protected class. In our closing segment, “Closed Argument” returns with a Wyoming judge who’d like to remain a judge but not do her job. (That’s a bad thing.)
Be sure to turn in next week for Part 2 of “You Be The Supreme Court!” when we turn to the state’s case.
Show Notes & Links
- All of the briefs filed in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Pauley are online.
- The Petitioner’s opening brief can be found here.
- Here’s an NBC News story on Wyoming Judge Ruth Neely.
- And here’s the same story, but from the perspective of the WyomingTribuneEagle.
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