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A weekly discussion of the U.S. Supreme Court’s most recent opinions, oral arguments and grants of certiorari.
Can a company who makes genetically modified seeds limit the way farmer may use those seeds after they are purchased? What does the term "defalcation" mean in the Bankruptcy Code? Are indigent defendants who appeal their cases pursuant to the federal in forma pauperis statute permitted to amend their complaints, an allowance granted to most other litigants?
On this episode we review four notable opinions issued by the Court last month.
On this episode we reflect on the oral arguments this term and listen to the unabridged oral arguments in one of the more controversial and entertaining oral arguments of the term, Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin.
We review four cases heard in oral arguments this week. Are human genes patentable? Should a federal law that favors American Indian tribes and parents be applied to take a adoptive child from a non-Indian family to return her to a father that washed his hands of her years before? Does the Congress have the power to require a former member of the military to register as a sex offender years after he served his sentence and after leaving the military? Is a person's silence in response to police questioning prior to arrest and the giving of Miranda rights admissible as evidence against him in a subsequent trial when the defendant does not testify?
May the police bring a drug sniffing dog to the front door of your home to sniff around? May a state’s constitution ban affirmative action programs in the state?