Jun 28, 2021 • 1HR 13M

Bundle of Sticks

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Advisory Opinions is a new podcast from The Dispatch. Hosts David French and Sarah Isgur have a weekly conversation about the law, culture, and why it matters.
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We’ve got a lot more first rate Supreme Court analysis for you in today’s pod. David and Sarah break down the most recent cert grant announcements and the court’s refusal to hear some contentious cases involving interstate conflict, transgender bathroom access, and marijuana. They then dive into the Supreme Court’s opinion in Lombardo v. City of St. Louis, which asked a lower court to reevaluate whether police used excessive force in kneeling on the back of a handcuffed suspect who later died. Also, Sarah gives her thoughts on Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid, a property law dispute involving union recruiting that divided the Supreme Court along even ideological lines. Finally, David and Sarah discuss a heated confrontation at the 5th Circuit about a case involving police officers who tased a person soaked in gasoline and set him on fire.

Show Notes:

-Thomas statement on federal marijuana laws

-John Lombardo v. City of St. Louis, Missouri

-Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid

-5th Circuit ruling on police incineration

-5th Circuit ruling on en banc petition (and Justice Willett’s dissent)