OA92: The Unfortunate Application of Statutes of Limitation and Davino Watson

In today’s episode, Andrew reluctantly — but definitively — opines that the Second Circuit got the law right in dismissing out the claims of Davino Watson, who argued that he was falsely imprisoned by the U.S. government for 3 1/2 years.

In the pre-show segment, Andrew briefly introduces new FBI Director Christopher Wray as a good nominee by Donald Trump.

After that, the guys tackle a follow-up question to Episode #91; namely, isn’t “sexual orientation” already a protected class?  Doesn’t the law just prohibit discrimination in general?  (No.)

In our main segment, Andrew explains why statutes of limitation are necessary and why the Second Circuit got it right in dismissing out Watson’s false imprisonment claim even though the circumstances are awful.

Next, the guys break down Rod Wheeler’s defamation lawsuit against Fox News.  Why is this part of Yodel Mountain?  Listen and find out!

Finally, we end with an all-new (and fiendishly hard!) Thomas Takes the Bar Exam Question #35 about a hospital’s duty to third parties when releasing a patient with homicidal ideation.  Remember that you can play along with #TTTBE by retweeting our episode Tweet along with your guess.  We’ll release the answer on next Tuesday’s episode along with our favorite entry!

Recent Appearances

Andrew had a busy week!  He was on the follow shows:

Show Notes & Links

  1. You can listen to the original discussion of anti-discrimination in employment in Episode #91, as well as read the text of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq.
  2. This is the trial court’s decision in Watson v. U.S. (EDNY 2016), as well as the Second Circuit’s decision from Sept. 1, 2017.
  3. Here is the Complaint filed by Rod Wheeler against Fox News.

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