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Linchpins and Puppeteers

Democracy reaches its peak in Athens as the city reaches east to Egypt and war at last breaks out with Sparta. The power of Athens’ version of the Supreme Court is partially dissolved and returned to the people in the lower courts. Since we don’t have a lot of information on this court, we look to our own Supreme Court for help. This episode covers approximately 464 BC – 449 BC.


Show Notes:

Gallup Poll on Abortion Approval: http://www.gallup.com/poll/1576/abortion.aspx

John Scott's Appeal to the Areopagus: https://www.jstor.org/stable/1097880?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

Some of the top Supreme Court Cases: http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/completelist/0,29569,2036448,00.html

And also, an episode of West Wing because its a great show and it deals with the Supreme Court: "The Supremes, Season 5, Episode 17". It's hilarious and makes you think a bit, watch it.