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Episode 73: Looking for the Splines: The Oral Argument mailbag runneth over.

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Episode 73: Looking for the Splines: The Oral Argument mailbag runneth over.

From Oral Argument

Length: 89 mins


We open the burgeoning mailbag. And oh what a bounty! Side A: 1. Georgia’s assertion of copyright over its annotated statutes. 2. Law school application, rankings, and preparation. 3. The utility for law of having a Ph.D. 4. Substantive due process and Lochner. 5. Would law school be better without the study of the Supreme Court or constitutional law? Side B: 6. Voting rights and proportional representation. 7. Whether we’ve had a fair discussion of the death penalty. 8. What makes legal writing good or bad? 9. Other podcasts. 10. Race and the law. 11. The utilitarian case for manual override of driverless cars. 12. Facebook’s ability to create “bad” desires and preferences. Drugs and entertainment. 13. The rogue Kentucky clerk and the difference between civil disobedience and sabotage or revolution.

This show’s links:

Oral Argument on Twitter and on Facebook
About Carl Malamud
Georgia Accuses Public Records Activist of Information “Terrorism”
Episode 68: Listen to My Full Point and Episode 12: Heart of Darkness
Episode 62: Viewer Mail
Episode 30: A Filled Milk Caste
Episode 66: You’re Never Going to Get It All Done (guest Kareem Creighton) and Kareem Creighton’s tweet to us about this question
Chris Elmendorf, Making Sense of Section 2: Of Biased Votes, Unconstitutional Elections, and Common Law Statutes
Episode 56: Cracking and Packing (guest Lori Ringhand)
Episode 67: Monstrous Acts (guest Josh Lee)
Callins v. Collins (Scalia’s concurrence citing the brutality of a murder in a case in which the defendant was later proved innocent)
Danielle Allen, Our Declaration; Robert Cover, Violence and the Word ; Jedediah Purdy, After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene
Undisclosed: The State v. Adnan Syed, a podcast recommended to us
Episode 69: Contaminated Evidence (guest Brandon Garrett); see also Episode 45: Sacrifice, Episode 64: Protect and Serve (guest Seth Stoughton)
The Our National Conversation about Conversations about Race podcast
Episode 70: No Drones in the Park (guest Frank Pasquale)
Episode 72: The Guinea Pig Problem (guest Michelle Meyer)
A youtube of David Foster Wallace talking about drugs and entertainment in Infinite Jest (2m23s)
Anthony Kreis’s tweet about civil disobedience
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