OA33: Interview With The Slants

Today’s episode begins with Breakin’ Down the Law in which we discuss the recently-enacted “Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act,” and whether the Act constitutes a significant legal protection for atheists.

During our main segment, we are excited to have on Simon Tam, founder of the band “The Slants,” for an extended interview that follows up on our discussion of Lee v. Tam from Episode 30.  Simon tells us about the history of the band, answers some tough legal questions, and also describes how he combines his music with social justice activism.

After the interview, we turn to a listener comment from friend of the show Dr. Dave Hawkes, who helps answer a plausibility question we had from Law’d Awful Movies.

Finally, we end with the answer to Thomas Takes the Bar Exam question #5 about the garnishment of wages.  For every episode going forward, TTTBE will give you a new question on Friday, followed by the answer on Tuesday.  And remember that you can play along by following our Twitter feed (@Openargs) and quoting the tweet that announces this episode along with your guess and reason(s)!

Show Notes & Links

  1. Learn all about The Slants and download authorized samples of their songs at www.theslants.com.
  2. This is the press release issued by the American Humanist Association that also contains the full text of the Frank R. Wolf Act.
  3. If you missed our initial coverage of The Slants on OA30, you should go back and listen to that episode!
  4. And if you still haven’t listened to our free episode of Law’d Awful Movies #1, you can download that here.
  5. Finally, this is a copy of the Slants’ Supreme Court brief, which is reasonably entertaining for a legal brief.

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