Settle in beside the Supreme Court bench. Explore ten recent cases that affect our daily lives. Hear ten weeks of pivotal arguments that have refined our nation’s laws. Hosts and lawyers Mary Reichard and Jenny Rough break down the decisions to show us what they really mean. They’ll consult with legal experts, educators, and those directly involved. They’ll guide you through excerpts of the oral arguments. Peek behind the pillar at cases regarding employment and age discrimination, state funding for religious education, the insanity defense for murder, and other vital issues.
Learn what you wish you already knew about our nation’s highest court. Hear how Supreme Court decisions directly affect you and your community. Meet the people behind the cases who are seeking to uphold freedom. Hosts and lawyers Mary Reichard and Jenny Rough take you to the scene, bringing the law to life for everyone––from appellate attorneys to high schoolers.
A jury convicted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev of perpetuating the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and imposed the death sentence. Tsarnaev argued the trial court judge made two legal errors. The first during the jury selection process and the second when it excluded mitigating evidence in the penalty phase. The court of appeals agreed, and it reversed Tsarnaev’s death sentence. The United States government then appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, who agreed to hear the case.
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