OA658: Judge Slams Kari Lake Legal Team for “false, misleading, and unsupported” Claims

Yikes… We’re once again joined by the great Liz Dye! This time, she’s here to breakdown the absolute shellacking Dershowitz and co. recieved for being horrible lying pieces of sh!t and terrible lawyers. They’re not sending their best!

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OA657: Devin Nunes Defamation Suit Against Rachel Maddow Survives Motion to Dismiss. HOW!?

Everyone’s favorite 1st Amendment understander Devin Nunes has sued cow after twitter cow and it obviously has all gone nowhere. BUT, his defamation lawsuit against Rachel Maddow has survived a motion to dismiss… So… HOW?!?! Is this a big deal? What happened? Did Maddow f up? Andrew T’s got the full breakdown!

Links: Nunes complaint, Devin Nunes’ Cow Account Won’t Quit, Andrii Derkach Wikipedia

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OA656: Oath Keepers Found Guilty of Sedition!

Wow it’s almost like there really was an armed coup on January 6th on our nation’s Capital. Stewart Rhodes and Kelly Megs have been found guilty of sedition. But when it comes to their sentencing… it’s actually not very clear how much time they will do. That’s because there really isn’t much precedent for this. Andrew has the breakdown!
Before that, though, we have a follow-up on the music episode. We share further thoughts inspired by some of the response we got. And we got a lot…

Links: 18 U.S. Code § 2384 – Seditious conspiracy, 18 U.S. Code § 3553 – Imposition of a sentence, Sentencing_Table.pdf, trump-lawyers-sanctioned.pdf, Trump sanctions stayed?

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OA655: 11th Circuit Slaps Down Judge Cannon!

It’s a bit of a good news show! The Respect for Marriage Act has passed the Senate! Justice Alito was ratted out by a Rev. Schenck. And, the 11th Circuit delivered a whopper of a decision putting an end to the Judge Cannon Naro Lago nonsense.

Links: Respect for Marriage Act (HR 8404) passes, 42 U.S. Code § 416 – Determination of Family Status, NY Times Schenck-Alito story, Former Anti-Abortion Leader Alleges Another Supreme Court Breach, response from Supreme Court Legal Office, Gift Regulations (Guide to Judiciary Policy, Vol. 2C, Ch. 6), Trump motion for disclosure, Media motion for access

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OA654: The E. Jean Carroll Suit Has Not Gone Away. In Fact, It Just Got Much Worse For Trump

We’re once again joined by the incredible Liz Dye to update us (and remind us of the backstory…) on the E. Jean Carroll suit. Or now, SUITS! She has been able to file another suit against Trump due to a new law that has been passed. It’s good news for justice, bad news for Trump!

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OA653: Disney Sued Over Frozen 2 Song – MUSIC LAW!

What happens when Thomas preps a music law episode but Andrew also preps a music law episode? You get basically 2 episodes in 1! Given that we just moved to our more frequent schedule, we definitely did not intend to create such a behemoth, but there was just too much to cover!
In the first half, Andrew sketches out the legal landscape in music copyright law and it’s pretty severe limitations. We analyze the Blurred Lines/Got To Give It Up lawsuit, and the Sam Smith/Tom Petty case, complete with clips! Then in the second half, we FINALLY get to the actual case at hand, which is Grigson v Lopez. Thomas takes Andrew on a bit of a musical tour discussing different elements of the songs with even more clips!

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OA652: Another REALLY Bad Week for Alex Jones…

… and his terrible f*cking attorneys. You love to see it.

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OA651: Special Counsel Jack Smith is Bad News for Trump

The fact that Garland has appointed a Special Counsel means an indictment is not coming in the very immediate future. HOWEVER, everything we know about Jack Smith tells us that this is a very serious step that is not good for Trump. Listen in and find out why! Also, the 11th Circuit AGAIN slapped down Judge Cannon’s horrendous ruling. The oral arguments could have been a Law’d Great Media. Andrew brought some quotes and they are great.
This is the first episode of our new format, so there is no T3BE! There will be 4 episodes next week, the two smaller ones will have the T3BE question and answer. Exciting!

Links: 28 U.S. Code § 510 – Delegation of authority, 28 CFR Part 600 – GENERAL POWERS OF SPECIAL COUNSEL, 28 CFR § 600.7 – Conduct and accountability, Smith Appointment order, 28 CFR § 600.8 – Notification and reports by the Special Counsel, 11th-circuit-grants-stay.pdf, 11th-circuit-grants-stay.pdf, Trump still filing to Cannon, Another Eastman Loss, SCOTUS declines to intervene for Trump taxes

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OA650: If Fake Insulin Tweet Tanked Stock, Could Eli Lilly Sue?

A viral meme claims that a fake Eli Lilly tweet declaring insulin to be free tanked the stock to the tune of billions and billions. Ignoring for a moment the fact that it seems incredibly unlikely that an easily debunkable fake tweet on fake tweet day would send a bunch of investors into a frenzy, could Eli Lilly sue the tweeter? Or the Twitter? It’s another Section 230 deep dive!

Links: 47 U.S.C. § 230, Malwarebytes, Inc. v. Enigma Software Group, Gonzalez v. Google LLC – SCOTUSblog, Trump 9th Cir. brief

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OA649: Respect for Marriage Act Advances in the Senate!

…despite Mitch McConnell voting against codifying his own marriage into law… This is good news! Is it perfect news? As usual, no! But is it still very good? Yes! Would this have happened without Democrats controlling congress even by the slimmest possible majority? NO!
Also, MAJOR show announcement! And it’s a good one! Then Liz Dye joins to talk about a judge slapping down the Stop Woke Act.

Links: Remaining House Election Results and Race Calls – The New York Times, Bipartisan senators revive effort to pass bill codifying same-sex marriage protections, U.S. v. Windsor, 570 U.S. 744 (2013), 28 U.S. Code § 1738C – Certain acts, records, and proceedings and the effect thereof, H. R. 8404 To repeal the Defense of Marriage Act

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