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LRI Podcast - Episode 30: The Beginning of the End of Rome, Daye v. Garland, & Prosecuting a Corpse

Updated: May 4, 2023

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In this episode, we continue our Fall of Rome series with special guest Alex Bostic, the Lex Rex Institute’s resident Roman history buff. This time around, we’ll discuss Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus and the way their careers exposed flaws in the Roman constitutional system. After that, David and Alexander talk about a case that may or may not end up being heard by the Supreme Court (we think it shouldn’t be, but that’s just us), Daye v. Garland. We explore the meaning of “crimes of moral turpitude” and talk through the concept of unconstitutional vagueness.

Finally, we wrap things up with Captain Kangaroo Court, taking a special look at court cases with an inanimate object as the defendant. (Spoilers: inanimate objects usually don’t offer brilliant defenses.)

  • Fall of Rome – the Gracchi Brothers (0:40)

  • Daye v. Garland (33:00)

  • Captain Kangaroo Court (47:25)





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