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5-4 is a podcast about how much the Supreme Court sucks. It's a progressive and occasionally profane take on the ideological battles at the heart of the Court's most important landmark cases, and an irreverent tour of all the ways in which the law is shaped by politics. Listen each week as hosts Peter, Michael, and Rhiannon dismantle the Justices’ legal reasoning on hot-button issues like affirmative action, gun rights, and campaign finance, and use dark humor to reveal the high court's biases. Presented by Slow Burn co-creator Leon Neyfakh, 5-4 is a production of Prologue Projects in...
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4.3 stars from 1,240 ratings
Best Podcast
This is the best podcast! I love to listen to it even though it makes me sad and angry.
woodp172 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/15/20
Not trying to trash RadioLab’s “More Perfect”, but this is the podcast to listen to if you want a new case each week (obviously with some special episodes sprinkled in). Though listeners of this may enjoy some episodes of More Perfect. I recommend the “One Nation, Under Money” episode, one of the...Read full review »
bergerryan9 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/14/20
The only law podcast I listen to
I’m a civil public defender and got hooked on the episode on Bennis v. Michigan discussing police propert seizure and civil forfeiture (aka theft). The trio are smart, funny, and keep me laughing instead of crying. And I don’t understand what all the fuss is in the comments about the hosts...Read full review »
Shoop There It Is via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/09/20
Recent Episodes
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Published 10/20/20
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Published 10/13/20
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Published 10/06/20
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