August 30, 2016

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In Episodes 7 and 8, we discussed a recent decision by a federal court in Missouri dismissing a lawsuit brought by the Satanic Temple challenging certain Missouri laws that arguably restrict abortion rights. In this episode, we take a step back and look at the right to abortion itself and the sometimes-controversial Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade.

Our opening segment answers a listener question from Russ Kanjorski about the future of the Supreme Court, and fan favorite “Closed Arguments” continues with a look at the Cato Institute’s survey and ranking of states by “freedom.” (Hint: it has nothing to do with actual freedom, apparently.).

Show Notes & Links

  1. Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973).
  2. The Cato Institute’s stupid “Freedom in the 50 States” survey.

Law Talkin' Stuff

It's in the Constitution
Law Court Thingies





  • [00:00:00] Intro
  • [00:02:10] Listener Questions Do you think a liberal court would over turn Citizens United? Is the court more political now?
  • [00:10:08] Main Topic: Roe v. Wade
    • [00:12:52] Andrew responds to the statement "Considering that killing children is not a constitutional right then, no its not, neither are any of the justifications for abortive rights"
    • [00:14:40] The response from Ted Cruz
    • [00:18:35] Andrew states how the courts define 'person'
    • [00:20:40] Page 159 (the bottom of section 9) of Roe v. Wade
    • [00:25:12] Fourteenth Amendment as a defensible legal argument
  • [00:27:49] Closed Arguments The Cato Institute’s survey and ranking of states by “freedom.”
  • [00:41:00] Thanking original patrons and Patron Hall Of Fame
  • [00:42:54] Outro

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