OA613: Cipollone Prediction: Bullseye. Here’s the Next Potential Jan 6 Domino to Fall

We haven’t gotten a chance to pat Andrew on the back enough for nailing the Cipollone prediction, so let’s do so! Tuesday was the first hearing since that bombshell news, and it featured a little bit of Cipollone testimony, but also teased much more to come. Andrew takes us through the hearing, with some clips. And, he has another prediction! Given his track record, we’d better take note!
Links: Meadows docs, Cleta Mitchell docs

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OA612: The Supreme Court – How Did We Get Here?

In the wake of the Dobbs decision, Andrew gave a brilliant talk to the Houston Oasis group on how we got here and what we can do.

Note in the QnA section, the questions were not recorded, sorry. They are reasonably easy to figure out with context clues though!

Check out his slides here. 

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OA611: Cipollone to Testify! Andrew Called It! Here’s What To Expect.

Today’s episode pays off a bet Andrew made last month that the January 6 Committee would eventually secure the testimony of White House Counsel Pat Cipollone. Find out why that’s such a big deal!

In addition to explaining how the J6 Committee came to secure Pets of Belonging’s testimony, Andrew answers your questions regarding whether this is some kind of elaborate con (No), how Cipollone’s answers are likely to interact with executive and attorney-client privilege (frequently), and the likelihood that he will help round out the successful case for prosecuting Donald Trump for crimes in connection with the 1/6 Insurrection (EXTREMELY!). It’s a big deal!

After the main breakdown, we share a thoughtful and informative letter from a listener who helps put the Supreme Court’s recent (atrocious) decision in Carson v. Makin (that we broke down in Episode 608) permitting direct government aid to expressly religious schools into a fuller context. It’s an Andrew Was Wrong (About Rural Maine) and an important object lesson that you can never trust the fact section in a SCOTUS case involving religion these days.

Links:

  1. The brilliant and hilarious Merrill Markoe captured the live-captioning of Pat Cipollone’s name as Patsy Baloney (and others) on Twitter.
  2. For the background for the crime-fraud exception, check out Rule 1.2 and Rule 1.6 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct.
  3. You can check out the Senate Judiciary testimony of Jeff Rosen as well as Richard Donohue for all sorts of new goodies, some of which we covered on the show!
  4. Click here to read the Supreme Court’s opinion in Carson v. Makin., which we previously broke down in Episode 608 with Andrew Seidel.
  5. Finally, secret link! CLICK HERE to read the Kurt Olsen draft complaint for the DOJ, which we discovered in all its madness after the end of the record.

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OA610: Elon’s Twitter Deal Was a Complete Blunder. It’s Not Happening.

As Andrew flagged for us before any other sources (that I saw), Elon Musk’s deal to buy Twitter was never a guarantee. Well, now it’s moved from not a guarantee to very unlikely. Today, we look at what happened. Also, there are two interesting possibilities being debated online. For one, that he’ll be able to get out of it because of the “bots,” and on the other side, that he may be forced to buy Twitter by a judge. Are either of these possible or even likely? Find out!
In the first segment, we talk about our amazingly successful fundraiser ($160,000+ raised!) and what’s going on in Texas right now. hint: it’s not good.
Links: Interactive Map: US Abortion Policies and Access After Roe, 1925 Texas abortion law, ACLU TRO, Ken Paxton Writ of Mandamus, TX supreme court says no, Twitter agreement 4/22, Twitter 10-Q 3/31/22, Musk SEC letter, IN RE IBP INC. v. TYSON FOODS INC

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OA609: Surprise Jan. 6 Hearing – Bombshells Within Smocking Guns Within More Bombshells

Wow. What a hearing! BUT FIRST!!! We have an incredibly exciting announcement which we spend the first 11 minutes talking about! Feel free to skip it if you would like to be dead to us, it’s completely up to you. But we worked our butts off to get you this episode an entire day early to give you a little more heads up that you need to…
Join us Friday for the Aiding and Abetting Abortion fundraiser, presented by our friends, Cognitive Dissonance! The event starts at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern, but our time slot is 6:30! Here’s the link to sit there and wait for it to start streaming! To donate, head to OAfund.org!
And after all that, we still have an amazing breakdown of the hearing, and lordy there are tapes!

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OA608: Forget Church-State Separation, SCOTUS Mandates Christian Favoritism

The hits just keep on coming with this disgraceful, illegitimate Supreme Court. Andrew Seidel joins us to break down Carson v. Makin, and explains why precedent is meaningless, and the only thing that matters to this court when it comes to Church/State cases is: Christians win.
Then, Ace Associate Morgan Stringer joins us to explain why the entire internet is wrong about Biden “banning Juuls and cigarettes.”

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OA607: Will There Be Justice for Shaye Moss and Ruby Freeman? and Bye Bye Miranda Rights!

If you watched Tuesday’s hearing, you saw the heartbreaking story of how these two amazing women were viciously slandered by Rudy Giuliani and other members of the big lie insurrectionists. Their lives were absolutely turned upside down by complete racist fabrications. Do they have recourse? What will happen?
Then, Andrew breaks down the complete breakdown of the legal fabric of our society. Say goodbye to any meaningful sense in which you have the right to remain silent! The Supreme Court has gutted Miranda rights, because why the f not, apparently. Oh but they make up for it by eroding states’ ability to restrict open carry of guns. So that’s cool.

Links: environmental lawyer quote, Freeman and Moss v Giuliani, Giuliani idiot motion to dismiss, Maryland Code, Public Safety § 5-306, Vega v. Tekoh, 42 US Code § 1983 – Civil action for deprivation of rights

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OA606: How Egbert v. Boule Portends Shocking US Fascism – with Matt Cameron

You may have recently seen people posting about a disturbing Supreme Court decision (what else is new) with images of how much of the US is within 100 miles of a border, and how federal agents can basically get away with anything in most of the country. What was that about? Was it overblown? Welp. Attorney Matt Cameron is here to tell us no, actually. It was underblown, if anything. Not blown enough. Listen for the full breakdown, including classic Bivens. Before that, Andrew does a quick refresher on pocket pardons and why they… are not a thing.

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OA605: GEICO to Pay $5.2m for Car Sex?! and MORE Jan 6 Bombshells!

Today is two entire show’s worth of things somehow crammed into one! First, Jan 6 hearing #3 is in the books. Some amazing bombshells! Also, I grill Andrew on intent and how it could possibly be that we have to prove what Trump had going on in his dumb brain. It’s an extended cross examination but hopefully it will provide more understanding! THEN, you’ve likely seen the headlines: GEICO has to pay $5.2m for car sex? Really? Well, we might have another McDonald’s coffee lawsuit on our hands! Get the break down!

Links: Geico ordered to pay $5.2 million for STD in a car, RMCo 537.065, GEICO opinion

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OA604: The Jan 6 Hearings

Surprise! An early episode for everyone! Here’s why: the first Jan 6 hearing is in the books. The next one is Monday AM. Listen for Andrew’s breakdown of hearing 1, and what to look for in hearing 2!

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