OA 106: Elections Have Consequences! Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders & the DNC Lawsuit

In this episode, we discuss a number of political stories making the rounds.

First, “Yodel Mountain” returns with a look at the recent CNN story showing that the FBI obtained a FISA court warrant for Paul Manafort.  Does this mean Trump’s complaints about Obama “wiretapping” his campaign are true?  Listen and find out!

In the main segment, Andrew walks us through the recent ruling dismissing out the class action claims against the Democratic National Committee ostensibly by Bernie Sanders supporters.  Find out what’s really going on!

Next, we answer a listener question from Patrick Hager about whether Congress can really overrule the Supreme Court.  Learn civics with us!

Finally, we end with a new Thomas Takes the Bar Exam Question #42 about whether an expert witness can authenticate crucial pieces of evidence.  Remember that you can play along with #TTTBE by retweeting our episode Tweet along with your guess.  We’ll release the answer on next Tuesday’s episode along with our favorite entry!

Recent Appearances

Andrew was a guest on Episode 11 of the Reasonable Risk podcast; go check it out!

Show Notes & Links

  1. This is 50 U.S.C. § 1805, which governs FISA court warrants.
  2. You can read the Wall Street Journal article on how FISA warrants are “rubber-stamped” by clicking here.
  3. And this is the CNN report indicating that Manafort’s investigation had been reopened by the FBI.
  4. DON’T CLICK ON THIS Observer link!
  5. Here is a link to the original lawsuit filed against the DNC.
  6. This is the DNC’s Charter and Bylaws, which contain Article 5, Section 4.
  7. Here is the transcript of oral argument on April 25, 2017.
  8. This is the Wymbs v. Republican State Executive Committee of Florida decision discussed on the show.
  9. Here is the link to Jared Beck’s appearance on InfoWars.
  10. And this is Elizabeth Lee Beck’s interview with WorldNet Daily.
  11. Finally, this is the link to the court’s ruling.

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