Transcript of OA476: Sidney Powell’s Defense is Even Worse Than You Think

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[Show Intro]

Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 476, and that means it’s no intro day!  Wooo!

Andrew:         Wooo!

Thomas:         Andrew and I haven’t heard it yet, because I still have to make it.

Andrew:         [Laughs]

Thomas:         But it was probably so good, thanks to everybody who gave me those amazing Simpsons and/or Futurama and/or some obscure British comedy I’ve never heard of quotes.  [Laughs]

Andrew:         [Laughs] This is one of the fun moments every 25 episodes, getting to change out the intro quote.  I know some people complain about the length of the intro, but you know?

Thomas:         If they do, I’ve never heard that.

Andrew:         It’s exactly two “skip ahead 30’s” on your Podcast-

Thomas:         I’ve never heard anyone complain about it, and if thy do you’re totally right, that’s on them, just skip it, I don’t care.

Andrew:         Yup! [Laughs]

Thomas:         Anyway, so much to talk about today.  Oh, man, I don’t even have time to summarize it!  With the Sidney Powell stuff, oh, jeez, there’s so much there.  We’ve got Derek Chauvin, big updates in the Trial, and maybe we might get to some gun control stuff?  We’ll see how that goes because this seems like a jampacked episode.

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Transcript of OA475: Citibank’s $900 Million Oopsie

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Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 475, what a number.  What a number!  Speaking of, we’ve got new intro quotes coming at you next episode!

Andrew:         Oh! [Sighs]

Thomas:         Andrew already posted the Patreon thread where you can suggest them and you can vote on your favorites.  That helps me, it helps me see who’s interested in what.  Make sure to do that, but all that aside, Andrew, how’re you doing today?

Andrew:         I am fantastic, Thomas, how are you?

Thomas:         Doing great.  What a number, 475.  We’re closing in on 500.  I guess it’ll be a few months away, but-

Andrew:         What are we gonna do for our 500th episode?

Thomas:         Probably a deep dive on something.

Andrew:         [Laughs]  

Thomas:         Carburetor law, I dunno. 

Andrew:         Carburetor law, alright.

Thomas:         It was just the first thing that came to my mind.  I’d be like well-

Andrew:         Huh.

Thomas:         Andrew’ll be like “there’s regulation on how much … carbonation?”  I don’t know what carburetors do.

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Transcript of OA474: FBI “Faked” Kavanaugh Investigation?!

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Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 474.  I’m Thomas, that’s Andrew, how’re you doing, sir?

Andrew:         I’m fantastic, Thomas, how are you?

Thomas:         I’m fantastic that you’re fantastic.

Andrew:         [Laughs]  

Thomas:         We’ve got – I mean, not only do we have a great show, I just can’t hold it in a moment longer, Andrew.  Cop Rock, with Eli Bosnick.

Andrew:         [Laughs]  

Thomas:         Coming to a Law’d Awful Movies near you this weekend.

Andrew:         Oh, gosh.  Yeah.

Thomas:         Eli Bosnick, for anyone who doesn’t know, is one of the funniest people on the planet, and Cop Rock is one of the most ridiculous things that you wouldn’t believe exists.

Andrew:         [Laughs]  

Thomas:         We’re gonna do Cop Rock episode 1.  Now, I had to get Cop Rock from, like, a guy in a parking garage.  You know, the methods that I had to use-

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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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Transcript of OA473: In Praise of John Roberts and Joe Manchin?!

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Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 473.  I’m Thomas, that’s Andrew.  How’re you doing, sir?

Andrew:         Hi!  I am fantastic, how are you?

Thomas:         Doing great, I am excited.  You teased this episode on our Stereo Q&A recently, which is every Wednesday.

Andrew:         I did, yeah.

Thomas:         I am actually very excited for this, this could be quintessential Opening Arguments, I can’t wait.  We’re gonna talk about this 8-1 decision in which Roberts was the dissent and maybe Roberts was right?  According to the teasing that you teased, teasingly.  [Laughs]  

Andrew:         [Laughs]  

Thomas:         I can’t wait, we’re also gonna talk about the Manchin news that he recently said something along the lines of he wants to make the filibuster more painful.  Anything he admits that’s gonna be a change is probably good to the filibuster, but we’re excited about that.  Alright, we’ve gotta get right into it Andrew, I can’t wait.  Tuesday deep dive, here we go!

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Transcript of OA472: The American Rescue Plan – You Made This Happen!

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Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 472.  I’m Thomas, that’s Andrew, how’re you doing, sir?

Andrew:         [Laughing] I’m fantastic, Thomas, how are you?

Thomas:         I’m doing great, I am over the moon about this COVID relief bill!  It’s such a good bill, it’s incredibly progressive.  I cannot believe that we got Joe Manchin to vote for this thing, it’s incredible!

Andrew:         It is.  And I don’t know what you’re going to wind up calling this show, because it’s a well-known secret that you get final vote on-

Thomas:         We’ll see how it goes, yeah.

Andrew:         Yeah.  I have tentatively titled this the “You Made This Happen” show, and I mean that to our listeners.  The fact that we have 50 Democrats in the Senate plus Kamala Harris as Vice President means that we passed a bill that is markedly different than what we had to go through during the Trump administration and we’re gonna break that down.

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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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