Today’s special, hangover-free New Years’ episode follows up on some of the things we discussed during our Episode 238 interview with Matt Donnelly of the Ice Cream Social podcast, including the never-controversial subject of libertarianism. Strap in; it’s been an interesting year!
We begin with a listener question from Ricardo, who asks some follow-up questions to our original hot take on libertarianism waaaaaay back in Episode 22. Is there a robust theory of property rights that serves as a side-constraint on government action? You’ll have to listen and find out! (Hint: no.)
After that, Andrew further explains the “Are You A Cop?”-style segment from Episode 238 regarding whether Brett Kavanaugh “voted with the liberals” in an abortion case. (Hint: no.) You’ll figure out all you need to know about the Supreme Court’s denial of certiorari in Gee v. Planned Parenthood and Andersen v. Planned Parenthood… as well as getting a deep dive into Clarence Thomas’s dissent and an explainer on the Medicaid Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1396a!
After all that, it’s time for the answer to Thomas (and Matt) Take The Bar Exam #107 regarding defamation. As always, remember to follow our Twitter feed (@Openargs) and like our Facebook Page so that you too can play along with #TTTBE!
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Show Notes & Links
- Check out Matt & Mattingly’s Ice Cream Social podcast!
- We first discussed libertarianism back in Episode 22.
- You can click here to read Clarence Thomas’s blistering (and inaccurate) dissent from the Court’s denial of cert in the Planned Parenthood cases; click here to check out 42 USC § 1396a(a)(23), the statute at issue; and click here to read the Washington Examiner article discussed on the show.
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