Everything We Know About the American Heartland


Everything We Know about the Supreme Court

July 4, 2017

Show Notes

All the listeners are invited to Ruchit’s July 4th Party to celebrate #America.

The Current Term’s Heartlanded.com batting average:  Tom (0.709), Ruchit (0.690), AJ (0.516)

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.

Cases from the previous term

Paven v. Smith

This is a same-sex marriage case controlled by Obergefell:

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.

Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer

This case involves public funds and whether religious institutions should have access to those public funds.

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.


AJ: Pregnant women almost got to commit murder in New Hampshire

TJ: Apple’s shot from an iPhone ad campaign requires more than just an iPhone:

Shot on an iPhone equipment

Ruchit: Barbarian Days


We follow up from our bitcoin episode.