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Episode 12: “Dance Party Vol. I; The Precedent That Never Was” Learned Hands: The Official Podcast of the Westerosi Bar Association

In this episode, our hosts begin their Dance Party Series, covering the legal issues in the Dance of the Dragons. In Dance Party Vol. I, Merry & Clint ask: What precedents, if any, were created by the Great Council of 101 AC?The Episode also features:Our hosts answer the question: what the heck is a precedent!?!Clint gasses on about Montesquieu a whole bunch!A discussion of “stare decisis” with very unsubtle real world implications.Discussion of Valyrian steel swords, even lost ones like Brightroar!Everyone shits on the Electoral College!Learned Hands declares for Rhaenys Targaryen!Merry brings back her Catelyn Stark accent!A complete and thorough destruction of the false notion of an Iron Precedent which bars a woman or a man from a female line from inheriting the Iron Throne!References & Supplemental Reading:-Clint’s essay on the Great Council of 101 AC. -Jaeharys Targaryen’s family tree. -Steven Attewell’s Hollow Crowns and Deadly Thrones Essays, going into his concept of a Dracocracy. Intro/Outro music courtesy Sid Luscious & The Pants.Support the show (
  1. Episode 12: “Dance Party Vol. I; The Precedent That Never Was”
  2. Episode 11: “My Uncle Kevan”
  3. Episode 10: “Let’s Talk About Sex, Pt. II”
  4. Episode 9: “Blood On My Name”
  5. Episode 8.5: “Introducing the Westerosi Bar Association!!!”
  6. Episode 8: “Prayers for Rain”
  7. Episode 7: “The Sept Where It Happened”
  8. Episode 6: “Let’s Talk About Sex, Pt. I”
  9. Episode 5: “No Crime More Foul, Pt. II – Frey Pies”
  10. Episode 4: “No Crime More Foul, Pt. I”