All the listeners are invited to Ruchit’s July 4th Party to celebrate #America.
- Ruchit plans on passing out these pocket constitutions at his party.
- The case we refer to in the pre-show is Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer
- Ruchit Brags about his batting average
- Our current term’s batting average is:
Preview of the Supreme Court’s next term
Trump’s refugee ban has gone to the Supreme Court and they’ve granted cert, in Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project.
- The lower court provided injunctive relief to the folks fighting the refugees.
- We have talked about Trump’s refugee ban in previous episodes:
- The order of the Court is per curium
Cases from the previous term
Paven v. Smith
In the decision below, the Arkansas Supreme Court considered the effect of that holding on the State’s rules governing the issuance of birth certificates. When a married woman gives birth in Arkansas, state law generally requires the name of the mother’s male spouse to appear on the child’s birth certificate—regardless of his biological relationship to the child. According to the court below, however, Arkansas need not extend that rule to similarly situated same-sex couples
A similar case from the Texas Supreme Court, Pidgeon v. Turner.
Hernandez v. Mesa
This case involves a cross-border shooting of a Mexican child by a U.S. Border Patrol agent.
- We talked about this case in Everything We Know about Regulations
- The DOJ investigation of the shooting
Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer
- We talked about this case in Everything We Know about the Death Penalty
Maslenjak v. United States
If you lie during your citizenship application process, does that lie have to be material in order for the Government to revoke your citizenship? The Supreme Court said yes.
- We talked about this case in Everything We Know about Trumpcare.
TJ: Apple’s shot from an iPhone ad campaign requires more than just an iPhone:
Ruchit: Barbarian Days
We follow up from our bitcoin episode.