The Most Important Supreme Court Cases of 2019
July 11, 2019 5:57 AM   Subscribe

 
I love how clear and reasonable.
I also love how he completely loses it on Ace Attorney
posted by thegirlwiththehat at 6:04 AM on July 11 [2 favorites]


If you go into Ace Attorney expecting a faithful representation of the legal system, rather than the product of a passionate love affair between the Law & Order franchise, The Secret of Monkey Island, and anime, you're going to have a bad time.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 7:59 AM on July 11 [6 favorites]


Ace Attorney is one of the relatively rare opportunities for Americans to experience a mild version of the alienation of basic cultural misunderstanding. They don't even bother to set up the courtroom in the way that US courtrooms are set up, but, then, it's not like American media has ever bothered to do similarly fundamental research before making movies about ninjas or voodoo or what have you. It's probably healthy to have that turned back on us from time to time.

It's also fun if you'd like to imagine a world where 2/3 or more of the crime is committed by or against ghosts, people who love ghosts, and people who sometimes turn into ghosts.
posted by Copronymus at 8:45 AM on July 11 [4 favorites]


Ace Attorney is one of the relatively rare opportunities for Americans to experience a mild version of the alienation of basic cultural misunderstanding.

I mean, the original game is very fundamentally Japanese. The courtroom layout is accurate to the local culture, and the badges are legit. I assume the 'it's not any legal system' is to cover for any misunderstandings of the designer, and the fact that like, you can fail a trial halfway through because it's still a game really.
posted by pwnguin at 10:20 AM on July 11 [1 favorite]


It’s definitely based on the Japanese legal system (the California setting is entirely an artifact of the translation) but even then there are....considerable liberties taken.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 11:00 AM on July 11 [2 favorites]


Surprise surprise, the conservative-stacked Supreme Court ruled for republican-biased gerrymandering! Oh and another way for Trump to avoid due justice. As well as allowing Christianity to leak into Government.

His pop culture videos are great and all but this was a fantastic rundown of very important cases from the year.
posted by GoblinHoney at 1:49 PM on July 11 [3 favorites]


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