5-4 describes itself as a podcast about “how much the Supreme Court sucks.” It lives up to this description in its exploration of the many cases that have put politics before good-faith arguments. The podcast is a collaboration between three progressive lawyers who are tired of hearing about the almighty wisdom of the Supreme Court. Hosts Peter (@thelawboy on Twitter), Rhiannon, and Michael deliver a witty and intelligent look at the ways the Supreme Court fails to deliver decisions that respect the people affected by them.
Voting is super cool! At the risk of sounding like an out-of-touch politician, voting systems are intensely important. As much as I wish there was more attention on voting systems, it’s far from most Americans’ priorities. However, the debacle that was the Iowa Caucuses has given me slight hope that such a terrible system might change.