Today’s episode is inspired by the 56th anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright, one of the most famous and celebrated landmark Supreme Court cases that guarantees indigent defendants the right to a court-appointed lawyer. Is it under attack from our right-wing Supreme Court? (You bet it is.)
We begin with a quick update on the recent district court opinion in California v. Ross and what that means for the 2020 Census.
Then, it’s time for an Andrew Was Right segment a update on the New York appellate court’s ruling in the Summer Zervos lawsuit. As it turns out, Donald Trump does have to respond to Summer Zervos’s lawsuit — just like Bill Clinton had to respond to Paula Jones’s.
Then it’s time for a terrifying deep dive into Clarence Thomas’s dissent in the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Garza v. Idaho. What’s the case about, and why is Thomas using it as a vehicle to try and overturn one of the most basic and fundamental rights criminal defendants enjoy today? Listen and (sadly) find out.
After all that, it’s time for a fun listener question about footballer Wayne Rooney and public obscenity laws.
Then, it’s time for the answer to Thomas Takes The Bar Exam #118. Did Thomas get a dreaded real property question correct?? Listen and find out! And, as always, remember to follow our Twitter feed (@Openargs) and like our Facebook Page so that you too can play along with #TTTBE!
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Show Notes & Links
- Click here to read the recent district court opinion in California v. Ross.
- Check out the New York appellate court’s ruling in the Summer Zervos lawsuit.
- If you have the stomach for it, read Clarence Thomas’s dissent in the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Garza v. Idaho.
- In the question-and-answer section, we discussed this statute, Rooney’s arrest record, and Cohen v. California.
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