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In this episode, we plunge once again into the murky depths of American jurisprudence to induct Korematsu v. United States, the case that upheld Japanese internment, into the Supreme Court Hall of Shame. After that, we revisit the trial of Alex Jones (where we previously made a pitstop to discuss his attorney’s predilection for obscene hand gestures) to discuss how discovery works in legal proceedings, how the 1st Amendment affects defamation cases, why some people argue (wrongly, we think) that imposing a limit on punitive damages is unconstitutional, and why you should probably say more than “please disregard” if you accidentally send the opposing party’s attorney a bunch of files you really shouldn’t have.
All this, plus the debut of Captain Kangaroo Court, the new segment where we revel in the world of the legally bizarre: first up, what’s embarrassing John Bolton today? And why is a former court mediator wearing gloves while sending letters to congressmen?
Korematsu v. United States (0:02:26)
Heslin v. Jones (0:40:54)
Captain Kangaroo Court (1:03:47)