OA483: SCOTUS Grants Absurd Privilege to Churches in New Ruling

Andrew Seidel of the FFRF joins us to discuss the absolutely terrible SCOTUS decision in Tandon v. Newsom. As you might expect, it’s a complete disgrace that further enshrines Christian Privilege into law, in total contradiction of Church State Separation.

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OA482: Justice for Daunte Wright

Officer Kim Potter was charged with 2nd Degree Manslaughter in the killing of Daunte Wright. She claims she meant to fire her taser. Could she face more serious charges? Then, Andrew breaks down Maryland’s Police Reform Bill. It’s pretty good stuff, so naturally Democrats had to override the Republican Governor’s veto. And finally, we’ve got a wildcard in which Sydney Powell responds to charges of incompetence with EVEN MORE INCOMPETENCE.
Links: Andrew’s Full Baseball Lecture, the slides, Kim Potter Charging Documents, Sec. 609.205 Man 2, MINNESOTA SENTENCING GUIDELINES, Sec. 609.20 MN Man 1, MD SB71, SB178, HB670, Evers’ brief, Powell Motion to Strike, Evers response, Powell motion to strike (actual motion)

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OA481: Sanctions Motion Obliterates Sidney Powell

Governor Tony Evers is not messing around when it comes to Sidney Powell’s evidence-free conspiracy nonsense. He has filed a motion for sanctions that just demolishes Powell for being a total hack, liar, and terrible lawyer. It’s magnificent, and Andrew breaks it down for us! After that, we’ve got some follow up on Uzuegbunam v Preczewski (the one where Andrew sided with John Roberts.) Was Andrew wrong? Find out!

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OA480: Why Both Sides of the Chauvin Trial Cite Graham v. Connor

Today’s show has everything you want from an OA episode! We start with some follow-up on the Originalism episodes. Second is a fascinating mini dive into Graham v. Connor and why both the defense and the prosecution of the Derek Chauvin Trial are citing it. Finally, we squeeze in an amazing wildcard segment about Jordan Peterson being Red Skull in the new Captain America comics!

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OA479: No, Judges Should NOT Be Originalists, Part 2

A recent episode of the Rationally Speaking Podcast featured Originalist Law professor William Baude arguing for why judges should be originalist. Needless to say, it was not a good case and strawman arguments abounded. Andrew is here to give us part 2 of the deep-dive that will set the record straight on why originalism is still bad.

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OA478: Why Biden’s Judicial Picks Are Hardball

If you’re looking for evidence that Joe Biden is ready and willing to play hardball and not give a shirt about Republican votes, his first batch of judicial nominees are a great example. Andrew breaks down for us why they signal that he isn’t messing around! Before that, we discuss the 9th circuit decision Young v. Hawaii about open carry.

Links: Memorandum on International Transgender Day of Visibility, Biden Announces Intent to Nominate 11 Judicial Candidates, Biden Won’t Give ABA Advance Role in Vetting Judicial Nominees, ABA 2019 Report: Lawyer Demographics, Examining the Demographic Compositions of US Circuit and District Courts, Biden borrowed the Federalist Society’s tactics

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OA477: No, Judges Should NOT Be Originalists

A recent episode of the Rationally Speaking Podcast featured Originalist Law professor William Baude arguing for why judges should be originalist. Needless to say, it was not a good case and strawman arguments abounded. Andrew is here to give us part 1 of the deep-dive that will set the record straight on why originalism is still bad.

Then we’ve got Ace Associate Morgan Stringer on for some pop-law! She gives us the breakdown on the lawsuits filed against DeShaun Watson which allege sexual assault.

Links: Planned Parenthood v. Casey, 505 U.S. 833 (1992), Gamble Decision with Thomas quote

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OA476: Sidney Powell’s Defense Is Even Worse Than You Think

Sidney Powell’s response to the Dominion Defamation suit is too batshirt to miss! Andrew brings us the full breakdown. Also, a jury has been selected in the Derek Chauvin trial so we’ve got some updates there. And finally, Andrew explains the gun control bills that have passed congress.

Links: Dominion response to Powell motion to extend time, Dominion complaint, Powell motion to dismiss, Minn. Sentencing Guidelines, Batson v. Kentucky (1986), Jurors In Derek Chauvin’s George Floyd Murder Trial, Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021, Texas mass shooting, Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021

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OA475: Citibank’s $900 Million Oopsie

It’s a no takesies backsies deep dive! We all know the law is pretty reasonable and there’s no way you get to keep millions of dollars that a bank wires you by accident, right? Wellllllll ordinarily yes, but sometimes no! Andrew’s got the full breakdown on Citibank’s big oopsie.

Before that, we talk about Alan Dershowitz’s (s)hit new podcast and how he’s lying about the My Pillow guy.

Links: OA198: What Is Alan Dershowitz Thinking?, Former Trump lawyer Alan Dershowitz is advising MyPillow CEO

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OA474: FBI “Faked” Kavanaugh Investigation?!

Remember sniveling weasel Brett Kavanaugh and the serious allegations against him by Dr. Ford and how he was “cleared” by an FBI investigation into the matter? Well according to Sheldon Whitehouse, that investigation might have been not just inadequate but perhaps FAKE.
In our main story, Andrew breaks down the Ohio lawsuit attempting to block the American Rescue Plan. It involves a deep dive into anti-commandeering doctrine, which might not be what you think it is.

Links: FBI facing allegation that its 2018 background check of Brett Kavanaugh was ‘fake’, Whitehouse Releases Letter to Garland on Oversight Matters, OLC Politicization, Ohio attorney general sues Biden administration over $1.9 trillion stimulus

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