Joel and Chris debrief the Supreme Court cases in review this past week. In Ramirez v. Collier, the Court debates whether a prisoner facing capital punishment can have a spiritual adviser present during the time of execution. Part of this case deals with who exactly that advisor would be or whether that adviser could lay hands on the prisoner during the execution. Next, they dig into a case in which religious rights come up against state secrets privilege. Then, they review a legal scenario in which an IVF treatment resulted in the wrong embryos being given to the wrong women. After giving birth and caring for another couple's baby for months, the families switched babies and have sued the fertility clinic for emotional damages.
In Courtroom Quarterback (beginning at 46:25), Joel and Chris review the NFL season at its halfway point. They discuss rankings, playoffs, and picks for upcoming games.