OA52: Thomas Knows Words! Thomas Has The Best Words!

In today’s episode, we look at some legal terms that our patrons asked us to define.  In a twist, however, the guys switch chairs and Andrew asks the questions while Thomas tries to offer legal definitions.  How did that work out?   Listen and find out!

We begin, however, with a listener question from Rachel Doty, who — in keeping with this episode’s theme — asks us to define “Alford plea.”

Then, based on a suggestion from patron Marie Kent, we ask Thomas to define as many legal terms as he can in half an hour.  We think this would make an awesome game show, so if any of our listeners are TV producers, please give us a call.

Next, we take a look at a listener who recommended a Facebook post from an immigration attorney, and the guys discuss the concept of “illegal” immigration.

Finally, we end with a brand new Thomas Takes the Bar Exam question #15 that asks whether eyewitness testimony can be tainted by viewing the suspect in police custody.  Remember that TTTBE issues a new question every Friday, followed by the answer on next Tuesday’s show.  Don’t forget to play along by following our Twitter feed (@Openargs) and/or our Facebook Page and quoting the Tweet or Facebook Post that announces this episode along with your guess and reason(s)!

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Show Notes & Links

  1. Check out Marie’s podcast, My Book of Mormon, by clicking here.
  2. This is the Facebook post from immigration lawyer Lily Axelrod that we discuss during the show.
  3. The one section of the US Code that Andrew found that uses the term “illegal alien” is 8 USC § 1365(b), which is very different from the colloquial use of the term.

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