OA525: Insurrectionist Mounts Sovereign Citizen Legal Defense, Hilarity Ensues

It’s Andrew’s favorite thing in the world! No, not Transformers porn… Ok, it’s Andrew’s second favorite thing in the world: Sovereign Citizen nutbaggery. Listen as Andrew breaks down the hilarious, nonsensical gibberish that is: the Sovereign Citizen insurrectionist!

Links: Pauline fires lawyer, Hernandez still doing her best, motion to dismiss, courts rebut nonsense

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OA524: Laurence Tribe Thinks Grendel’s Den Case Will Stop the Texas Abortion Law. Is He Right?

Andrew’s favorite Constitutional Law expert, Laurence Tribe, has written an op-ed in the Boston Globe arguing that a Massachusetts case called Larkin v. Grendel’s Den will “end the Texas abortion law.” That sounds too good to be true. So, is it too good to be true? Or is it just true? Find out! But that’s not all, infact we’ve got 2 more segments in this action packed show! There’s another glorious Kraken Sanctions update, which includes an itemized bill for $200,000 that Sidney Powell will be picking up. And in the wildcard, we break down an interesting case involving Facebook in Australia. They don’t have a pesky Section 230 down under, which leads to some very fascinating results from an American perspective. Also we briefly discuss the Merrick Garland announcement.

Links: Whitmer sanctions tab, Fink sanctions tab, Newman v. Piggie Park Enterprises, States’ Stances on Public Interest Standing, Wis law 5.90(2)

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OA523: Is the CA Recall Unconstitutional?

Andrew breaks down the state of the recall, the porked polls, and Clark v. Weber! Paffrath still seems to be some sort of Democratic frontrunner, but how much of that is real and how much is poll pork? After breaking down the interesting arguments in the suit against the recall, we answer a listener who is critical of our critical opinions of the recall. Were we wrong? Find out!

Links: Clark v Weber complaint, opposition, the ruling

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OA522: Roe v. Wade is Dead.

This is not an exaggeration. Sure, technically speaking the Supreme Court hasn’t said the magic words “we overturn Roe v. Wade” but they used the shadow docket to effectively eliminate it. This is bad. Very, very bad. So what exactly happened? What’s in the Texas law that SCOTUS allowed to stand? How completely garbage, unprecedented, and counter to the rule of law is this move? Listen the Andrew’s expert analysis and find out.

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OA521: Knowledge Fight Explains the Owen Shroyer Grift

Our friends Dan and Jordan from the Knowledge Fight podcast are here to break down a creative grift being pulled off by Owen Shroyer. Who tf is Owen Shroyer, Thomas asks? He’s an Alex Jones wannabe who has raised $250,000 to defend himself against… basically some made up BS. Listen and enjoy this hilarious breakdown!
Links: Shroyer indictment, 18 US Code § 1752, 40 US Code § 5104 – Unlawful activities, 2018 Sentencing Guidelines Manual, addendum order, 28 CFR § 50.10 reporter policy

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OA520: Kraken Lawyers Hit with Sanctions! YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Today’s episode is. So. Satisfying. It’s not just sanctions against all the Kraken lawyers. That alone would already be amazing. But it’s ALSO consequences for world’s most punchable douchebag Jacob Wohl. It’s so, so good. Take a listen. You’ve earned it.
Ok full disclosure there is a slight amount of bad news regarding Texas Democrats having to return to the state empty handed, since a couple of Democrats refuse to do the right thing and eliminate the filibuster. No sugar coating that one, but we move quickly through that and get to the awesome news!
Links: Sanctions order, Texas Dems end quorum-busting efforts, FCC PROPOSES $5 MILLION ROBOCALLING FINE AGAINST JACOB WOHL AND JOHN BURKMAN

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OA519: No, Britney Spears’ Dad Is NOT Stepping Down as Conservator

It’s another edition of Ace Associate Morgan Stringer’s Pop Law! The media widely reported that Jamie Spears intends to step down as conservator. BUT.. that’s a bad law thingy. He actually isn’t. Tune in and hear the real law talkin’! Then, we talk about some great news in the battle for trans rights. Hobby Lobby was dealt a loss by the court. On the bad news front though, the Whole Woman’s Health v. Paxton decision was horrible. But Mr. Sunshine himself, Andrew Torrez, has a positive spin for us.

Links: Hobby Lobby v. Sommerville, Texas can ban common abortion procedure in second trimester, appeals court rules, prior Fifth Circuit panel opinion, Fifth Circuit en banc

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OA518: Terpsichore Tries Her Hand at Frivolous Lawsuits

Terpsichore, who also goes by dozens of slight variations on her name, saw the Kraken nonsense that has led to nothing but sanctions hearing after sanctions hearing and figured why not do… more terrible law. She’s suing Dominion back for eleventy billion dollars. How is that damages number justified? GFY. What are the alleged counts of defamation? GFY. Where do these horrible lawyers keep coming from and how did they beat Thomas at the bar exam? We’ll never know. Hear all about it on today’s show! After that, we do some Andrew was wrong, regarding gift taxes and British courts. Plus an email from the one and only Michael Marshall on Telegram and how it does seem to be the app of choice for horrible racists.
Links: 26 US Code § 102,  Gift Taxes, House of Lords – Wikipedia, Virginia Governor’s Council, Terpsichore affidavit, Terpsichore deleted webpage, Tore Maras-Lindeman bio, complaint if you can call it that, ND vs Terp and all her names, Jones v. Trice, 360 S.W.2d 48 (1962)

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OA517: Cuomo Resigns; Dominion Lawsuit Survives Motion to Dismiss – AKA Consequences for Baddies!

It’s a consequences episode, our favorite genre! Our first bit of great news is that Cuomo resigned. Andrew has a few follow up thoughts on that and our episode on Cuomo, as well as some introductory information on who will be New York’s first ever female Governor, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul! Then we get to the great news of the Dominion Lawsuit surviving a motion to dismiss. If you’ve listened to the show for a while, you might have noticed that defamation suits tend to have a tough time surviving motions to dismiss. That’s because our 1st Amendment is very broad. But the Big Liars went so beyond the pale, they’re finding out even the 1st Amendment has limits. Yay!

Links: NY AG report on Cuomo, Kathy Hochul, Hochul’s govtrac, Hochul speaks, Survey USA poll, Emerson Poll, Dominion Opinion

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OA516: We Turned Down Ads for a Scam Company Called CrowdHealth. Other Shows May Not. Send Them This!

We bring you a somewhat unusual rapid-response Friday episode in which we break down a new startup company, CrowdHealth, Inc., that is apparently engaged in a mass ad buy across the kinds of podcasts you likely listen to. This means that within a few weeks, you’ll probably be hearing all sorts of paid testimonials for a product that does not exist right now and bears all the hallmarks of a classic (legal) scam.

This company is funded with $6 million — some (most?) of which will be spent on the advertising blitz we refused to be a part of. Would you trust an insurance company with just $6 million in reserves? (No.) Would you trust an insurance company that offered contradictory promises? (No.) Does it make any sense to pay an underfunded entity for the right to pay your own medical bills? (No.)

We explain how this is almost certainly someone who is very familiar with the kinds of Christian Health Share Ministry scams we debunked in Episode 497 and is trying to replicate that — only worse. Listen and find out why.

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  1. Websites: crowdhealth.com goes nowhere; crowdhealth.org is an unrelated company selling KN95 masks and other COVID supplies; this product is at the (unfinished) website joincrowdhealth.com.
  2. We explained why Christian Health Sharing Ministries are a scam back in Episode 497.
  3. You can search for CrowdHealth, Inc., a Texas corporation organized on April 19, 2021, on the Texas Corporations website‘s search page (it will pull up in a separate window).
  4. Here is a link to CrowdHealth’s SEC Form D filing showing it raised $6,025,800 from 23 angel investors; that story was covered in the May 10, 2021 issue of the Austin Business Journal.
  5. And if you want to know more about CrowdHealth’s founder, CEO, and (possibly?) it’s only shareholder, Andy Schoonover, you can check out: a) Andy’s LinkedIn page; b) his LinkedIn post soliciting doctors to share pricing information and promising “a bunch of uninsured folks who want to pay you quickly and $$ directly“; c) his stupid unfunny TikTok thing he shared on LinkedIn; d) his Twitter page; and e) his bio at Lion Venture Partners.
  6. Legal documents: IRS Publication 16-0051; 26 U.S.C. § 213; and 26 U.S.C § 5000A

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