OA459: Trump’s 143 Pardons – the Good, the Bad, the WTF?

Andrew went through the ENTIRE list of 143 people pardoned by Trump in his final act as president, and he’s got the full breakdown for us! He also answers some questions on a lot of people’s minds – Can pardons be revoked? And could Trump have ‘secret pardoned’ himself? Listen and find out!

Links: Legal Eagle Can Pardons Be Revoked or Rescinded?, 1937 Fordham article The Pardoning Power, Rose’s notes on the Constitution 1904, Trump’s Pardons, 44 US Code § 2201, 44 U.S. Code § 2203

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OA458: Biden’s Amazing First Day

In case you missed it, we have a president now! Andrew gives us the full deep dive on his first day in office and all the harm reduction the administration has already achieved!

Links: All the Biden Executive Orders, Trump’s stupid Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs and Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda and Evaluating and Improving the Utility of Federal Advisory Committees, Board of Scientific Counselors – ATSDR, Trump Promoting the Rule of Law order, Executive Order 13,891 Sub-Regulatory Guidance Document Portal Tops 70,000 Entries, 18 U.S. Code § 207, FACT SHEET: President-elect Biden’s Day One Executive Actions

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Transcript of OA457: Lin Wood Smacked Down by Judge; Interview with Jamil Favors!

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[Show Intro]

Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 457.  I’m Thomas, that’s Andrew, how’re you doing, Andrew?

Andrew:         I’m fantastic, Thomas, how are you?

Thomas:         Yeah, I am as well! 

Andrew:         [Laughs]

Thomas:         For the last, like, two weeks, just been fantastic.  Over the moon, so happy, and I think we get even more good news in today’s episode.  We’ve got an update on more consequences.  Lin Wood, couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

Andrew:         [Laughs]

Thomas:         Consequences for Lin Wood, and also we are interviewing Jamil Favors, who you would’ve seen and heard from if you saw or listened to our election fundraiser, swung the election, by the way, in Georgia.  [Laughs] I think we can say we made the difference there, and Jamil was a fantastic interview and we decided we wanted to have him back on as soon as possible, and we are!  I can’t wait for that.

Andrew:         I’m super excited about it.

Thomas:         Alright, but first, consequences!

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OA457: Lin Wood Smacked Down by Judge; Interview with Jamil Favors!

More consequences! This time it’s for Lin Wood, absolute clownhorn and terrible attorney responsible for some of the worst election suits. A judge in Delaware issued him quite the smackdown, by lawyer standards. Then we talk with Jamil Favors, who you will remember from our Georgia Election Fundraiser! Jamil was the Deputy Voter Protection Director for the DSCC. We talk about how election night went for him and also what the future holds. Which state might be the next Georgia?

Links: Page sues Oath, Inc, Wannabe Biglaw Firm Closes Its Doors, Dallas-Based Attorney To Represent Kenosha Shooter, Lin Wood Argues Kenosha Shooting Was Justified By … Second Amendment?, Delaware Judge sua sponte order, Judge glorious smackdown

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Transcript of OA456: Insurrections Have Consequences

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Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 456.  Oh, 4-5-6!  Cool.  I’m Thomas, that’s Andrew, how’re you doing, Andrew?

Andrew:         I am fantastic on a level that has not been seen since we did episode 1-2-3!

Thomas:         [Laughs]

Andrew:         There you go.

Thomas:         Yeah, we’re gonna complete the set.  This is the middle.  Normally I name the shows, but I have to give you full credit for this episode, “Insurrections Have Consequences.”

Andrew:         [Laughs]

Thomas:         Fantastic show name, amazing content.  I’m seeing a lot of bullet points, but they’re so good that I’m like, we’ll see!  Maybe we go long, I don’t care.  This show’s gonna be amazing.  Consequences, everybody!  Can we have some of them?  [Laughs]

Andrew:         It would be nice, don’t you think? 

Thomas:         We already have some, in that the President was impeached.  I don’t know if you’ve heard all this.  [Laughs] This just in!

Andrew:         [Laughs]

Thomas:         First President to ever be impeached twice.  Pretty cool.

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OA456: Insurrections Have Consequences

Due to recent political victories and incredible hard work, consequences DO exist! First, Andrew breaks down that viral tweet which really misrepresented what the results of an impeachment conviction would be. While there will be consequences if Trump is convicted, the viral tweet doesn’t capture it correctly. But that’s not all! Many people have been talking about using the 14th amendment to expel traitorous Republicans, but Andrew is here to… CONFIRM THAT WE CAN! It’s great news, and the case history is super fascinating.

Links: The resolution, 25th amendment resolution, former presidents act, 3 US Code § 102, 14th Amendment history, FORGOTTEN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW OF TREASON, Morton Stavis, Berger v. U.S., 255 U.S. 22 (1921), Powell v. McCormack, 395 U.S. 486 (1969), Voting and Vice: Criminal Disenfranchisement and the Reconstruction Amendments, The Forgotten Constitutional Law of Treason, Standard Form 86, @NatlSecCnslrs

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Transcript of OA455: Trump is Going to Prison in Georgia

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Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 455.  I’m Thomas, that’s Andrew, we’re Misters Fantastic.  [Laughs]  How’re you doing, sir?

Andrew:         [Laughs] Fantastic & Fantastic, Attorneys at Law.  There we go.  [Laughs]  

Thomas:         You know, last episode was so happy, so joyous in the end.  I wonder, you know, how could we even top it?  And, you know, some people may be wondering well that means we’re gonna set up a depressing Tuesday episode, not so! 

Andrew:         [Laughing] No!

Thomas:         We’ve got another, another great episode.  We’ve already seen the title that Andrew wants and I’m going with.  Donald Trump is going to prison in Georgia.  I cannot wait to talk about this.  So it’s good news for a whole week, everybody!

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OA455: Trump is Going to Prison in Georgia

Just when you think shows can’t get any more positive, we’ve got another happy one for ya! It’s perfect phone call #2 (that we know about) and Andrew thinks there is a rock solid case for Trump for prison!
Before that we discuss Marcus’s motion to withdraw. He wrote a conspiracy BS article in the Federalist that we can’t even link on Twitter because it gets blocked.

Links: Trumps full phone call, Turley: It’s legally absurd to claim Trump committed crime in call with Georgia election officials, Georgia Code 21-2-604, 21-2-562, § 45-11-1

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Transcript of OA454: GEORGIA!!! (oh and a fascist coup)

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Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 454.  I’m Thomas, that’s Andrew, how’re you doing, Andrew?

Andrew:         I am fantastic, Thomas, and I really, really am!  We are coming off of the strangest day in American history yesterday, and I’m back to feeling really good about Tuesday’s election results and about where we’re headed as a country.

Thomas:         Why don’t you ask me how I am?

Andrew:         How are you, Thomas?

Thomas:         I’m fantastic!

Andrew:         Wooo!

Thomas:         I just wanted to also be fantastic.

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OA454: GEORGIA!!! (oh and a fascist coup)

We are SO happy about the election results in Georgia that not even that fascist scum who invaded our nation’s capitol can keep us down! Today Andrew gives us a refresher on the 25th Amendment, we also discuss the timing of the Senate seats and when they take effect. On the treason side of things, the Gohmert lawsuit was dismissed.

Then we gush about the Georgia news and share some tear-jerking stories of how our listeners came through in a huge way for Democracy!

Links: Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) publicly called for 25th, OLC memo 1985

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