Host Reagan Kapp and Professor Nathan Chapman (U. of Georgia School of Law) discuss the interplay between the First Amendment's freedom of religion and state and federal vaccine mandates.
The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the “right of the people peaceably to assemble.” Host Kyra Cooper speaks with Professor John Inazu (WashU School of Law) about the right to assemble in light of modern protest movements and a global pandemic.
In 2020, YouTube influencer Myka Stauffer received widespread criticism when she revealed that her family had placed her adopted son with another family. Host Kyra Cooper speaks with Professor Cynthia Hawkins (Stetson U. College of Law) about the unregulated custody transfer of adoptees.
Professor Emily Buss (U. Chicago Law) and ten law students co-taught a course on the constitutional rights of minors to incarcerated high school students. Host Andrew Zeller, Professor Buss, and Heidi Mueller, director of the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, discuss the rewarding and challenging aspects of the course.
Appointed as Cook County public defender in March 2021, Sharone Mitchell, Jr. took office with a vision to serve as “an engine for progressive systems change.” Host Dylan Platt speaks with Cook County Public Defender Sharone Mitchell, Jr. and Professor Judith Miller (U. Chicago Law) on the evolving role of public defenders at the state and federal level.
A mere six votes determined the outcome of the 2020 election in Iowa's 2nd congressional district, revealing the delicate balance of power over elections shared between states and the federal government. For the inaugural episode of season five, hosts Kyra Cooper and Rachel Smith discuss the role of the federal government in state-run elections with Professors Derek Muller (University of Iowa Law) and Franita Tolson (USC Gould Law).
In this second part of a special Briefly season finale, Adam Hassanein and Professor Emily Buss (U. Chicago Law) discuss how the Supreme Court could transform students' rights to speak their minds through its first student-speech case in more than a decade.
The Supreme Court hears argument today in its first student-speech case in more than a decade. In this first part of a special Briefly season finale, Adam Hassanein digs deep with plaintiffs and attorneys from the Court's legendary speech cases, who tell their student-speech stories.
”Not in my backyard” has kept the dream of an affordable home beyond the reach of many Americans. Lee Anne Fennell joins host Taiyee Chien to explain how and why zoning rules constrict affordable housing—and which reforms could change everything.
Huge numbers of civil cases feature at least one party who lacks legal representation. Host Adam Hassanein and Anna Carpenter (Utah Law) discuss the ins and outs of the access-to-justice problem—and solutions sounding in law, policy, and human decency.