Today’s bonus episode takes a deep dive into the lawsuit brought by the Trump Administration to try and block the publication of John Bolton’s tell-all book. We break down the legal arguments and tell you whether you can look forward to getting that copy you ordered or not. (And seriously, you shouldn’t give money to John Bolton. He’s still a scumbag.)
We begin, however, with a quick Andrew Was Right! in that PG&E pleaded guilty to 84 counts of manslaughter; we told you PG&E was likely criminally liable way back in Episode 241!
Then, it’s time to break down the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 which just passed the House Judiciary Committee and is an unambiguously good bill. Listen and find out why!
After that, it’s time to dig in to both the Complaint and the motion for TRO filed by the United States on behalf of Donald Trump because John Bolton’s book made Trump feel bad. Do we really live in a society in which that happened? Yes. Do we live in one in which the court will grant injunctive relief? No. Listen and find out why.
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Show Notes & Links
- Although the plea agreement isn’t available, this Ars Technica article is a good timeline of PG&E’s criminal activities; we told you PG&E was likely criminally liable way back in Episode 241!
- Click here to read the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 which just passed the House Judiciary Committee.
- You can read the Supreme Court’s decision in Snepp v. U.S. 444 U.S. 507 (1980), the decision in the Pentagon Papers case, and also read the Complaint and the motion for TRO filed by the U.S. against Bolton. Injunctive relief is governed by Rule 65 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
- Finally, check out the NSA’s pre-publication procedures.
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