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August 2011

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Podcast Series Features Landmark Supreme Court Cases


A series of audio podcasts, newly available on the federal Judiciary’s website, features landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases that have shaped American life.

Each episode of the series, at www.uscourts.gov/Multimedia/Podcasts/Landmarks.aspx, will focus on a different landmark case. The case’s background, key arguments, and court decision will be discussed by a law professor, along with why the case has continuing importance.

The first two featured cases are Mapp v. Ohio, a 1961 decision on the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable police searches, and Texas v. Johnson, a 1989 decision about flag burning and free speech. Episodes featuring other cases will be added each month..