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Now displaying: September, 2015
Sep 29, 2015
Episode Four--with special guest Dr. Rob Orman. Roe versus Wade Historical decision establishing a constitutional right to privacy protection for abortions prior to viability of the fetus.  
Sep 22, 2015
Does an an employer have to pay employees for time spent waiting to go through security screening after the work shift ended? Integrity Staffing Solutions contracts with Amazon.com to provide warehouse workers that remove products from shelves and pack the products for shipping.  Integrity requires the workers to go through airport-style security at the end of the shift to deter employee theft, but does not pay workers for this time.  Some workers sued in federal court, claiming that they should get paid.
Sep 15, 2015
Issue Presented:  Does the judiciary of the United States have constitutional authority to find an act of Congress void for violation of the United States Constitution.   Holding:  The federal judiciary, and ultimately the Supreme Court, has final authority to determine the constitutionality of federal statutes, and the cannot enforce an unconstitutional law.
Sep 11, 2015
In this premiere episode, we discuss the first case of last year’s term,  Lopez v. Smith.  Smith was convicted of murdering his wife using a metal fireplace log roller as a bludgeon.  He claimed that he was deprived of his federal due process rights as a result of the jury being instructed on an aiding and abetting theory of liability.  
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