OA830: Trump Eats it on the Witness Stand as Republicans Eat it at the Polls (feat. Joe Dye)

Liz and Andrew break down Donald Trump’s testimony in the New York civil investigation. Then, Andrew welcomes back Joe Dye to talk about Tuesday’s election results. You won’t want to miss it!

Notes
Engoron PSJ order
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/24120504-engoron-decision-sept-2023

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OA829: More on the Classified Information Procedures Act (feat. Kel McClanahan)

Today, Liz and Andrew welcome back Kel McClanahan to break down recent Classified Information Procedures Act (“CIPA”) rulings in Donald Trump’s cases in DC and Florida. What does it portend? Listen and find out!

Notes
Trump DC docket

https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67656595/united-states-v-trump/

Trump SDFL docket

https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67490069/united-states-v-trump/

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OA828: Trump Howls As His Boys Plead SO MUCH Amnesia on the Witness Stand

Liz and Andrew catch you up on all of Trump’s travails, from the civil investigation in New York to the two federal cases in DC and Florida. Oh, and we also learn more about Halloween from our listeners!

Notes
Trump DC docket

https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67656595/united-states-v-trump/

Trump SDFL docket

https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67490069/united-states-v-trump/

SDFL superseding indictment

Marcy Wheeler on Trump production
https://www.emptywheel.net/2023/10/29/the-piles-of-chris-kise-bullshit-devlin-barrett-claims-to-believe/

Jencks Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3500.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/3500

Underwear ATL

https://abovethelaw.com/2022/09/florida-federal-court-using-underwear-shop-for-phone-storage-is-most-florida-thing-ever/

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OA827: The Law of Halloween!

In an entirely Trump-free show, Liz and Andrew break down the law of Halloween! Is it illegal to be a witch? Do you have to disclose your house is haunted before selling it? Can you sue Satan? And much, much more!

Notes
Charles West, Pope Leo of Bourges, Clerical Immunity and the Early Medieval Secular, in Early Medieval Europe (2021)
https://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/169821/1/Pope%20Leo%20of%20Bourges%2C%20clerical%20immunity%20and%20the%20early%20medieval%20secular.pdf

Constitutions of Clarendon, 1164

https://avalon.law.yale.edu/medieval/constcla.asp

Mullaney v. Wilbur, 421 U.S. 684 (1975)

https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=1049931246973296361

Stambovsky v. Ackley

https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=3290684836490834623

Mayo v Satan

https://casetext.com/case/united-states-ex-rel-gerald-mayo-v-satan-and-his-staff

2016 US News article on Creepy Clown Sightings

https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2016-10-31/floridians-arm-themselves-against-creepy-clowns-on-halloween?context=amp

Richard Ellis says he represented the seller

VA Beach 23-3

https://library.municode.com/va/virginia_beach/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=CO_CH23OF_ARTIMIOF_S23-3PRTRTRAC

Forsyth, IL 94-155

Alabama can’t dress like clergy

https://law.justia.com/codes/alabama/2020/title-13a/chapter-14/section-13a-14-4/

Hollywood silly string ordinance

Fortune-telling in SF

Fortune-telling New Orleans

https://library.municode.com/la/new_orleans/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=PTIICO_CH54CRCO_ARTVIOFAFPUGE

OA 648

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OA826: Trump (Re-)Gagged, Ivanka Subpoenaed & SCOTUS Has D*cks on the Docket

Liz and Andrew tackle two stories. In the A segment, the duo discuss Trump’s civil trial in New York and his (so far unsuccessful) efforts to block the gag order entered against him in federal court in DC. Then they break down a case headed for oral argument at the Supreme Court in a few days, Vidal v. Elster, which presents the unfortunately timely question of whether someone can trademark a joke about Donald Trump’s… hands.

SHOW NOTES
Trump DC docket

https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.258148

Trump Reply Sup Stay of Gag Order

Gentile v. State Bar of Nevada, 501 U.S. 1030 (1991)

https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=12991687764638238096

In re Brunetti

https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=14505087584960254163

15 USC § 1052

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/15/1052

Vidal v. Elster petitioner’s brief

Vidal v. Elster opposition brief

OA 165

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OA825: Speech is Free, Witness Intimidation Will Cost Ya

Liz and Andrew tackle two stories today. First, they break down exactly what is going on with Trump’s various gag orders and his behavior in court in New York.

Then, it’s time for a classic deep dive about qui tam actions and how they’ve been hijacked with the help of possibly Trump’s worst judicial appointment and weaponized against women. It’s a story you need to know.

In the Patreon bonus, the duo compare and contrast legal ethics between George Santos and Donald Trump and come out in favor of… George Santos??!? You heard us!

NOTES

Trump Fulton County docket

https://www.fultonclerk.org/DocumentCenter/Index/142

False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. Subchapter III

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/31/subtitle-III/chapter-37/subchapter-III

31 U.S.C. § 3730

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/31/3730

Doe v. PP Complaint

Kacsmaryk 2022 Order denying Motion to Dismiss

George Santos Superseding Indictment

DOJ Conflicts motion- George Santos / Joseph Murray

Gentile v. State Bar of Nevada, 501 US 1030 (1991)

https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=12991687764638238096

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OA824: MAGA Mean Girl Jenna Ellis Shoves Rudy Under the Fulton County Bus

Liz and Andrew urge caution on some breaking news stories, including the ABC report that Mark Meadows has “flipped.” Then, the duo tackle the Jenna Ellis plea in Fulton County, GA and a barrage of bizarre filings by Donald Trump in his federal case in DC.

In the Patreon Bonus, Liz and Andrew analyze Jenna Ellis’s legal advice as to how to steal the 2020 Election.

Notes
Trump Fulton County docket

https://www.fultonclerk.org/DocumentCenter/Index/142

Jenna Ellis plea

Jenna Ellis original Fulton County indictment

https://www.fultonclerk.org/DocumentCenter/View/2108/CRIMINAL-INDICTMENT

Jenna Ellis superseding Accusation

Jenna Ellis sparklemagic law memos!

https://www.politico.com/f/?id=0000017d-a4d0-dac5-abff-a5ddcf600000

OCGA 16-10-1

https://law.justia.com/codes/georgia/2022/title-16/chapter-10/article-1/section-16-10-1/

OCGA § 16-10-20

https://law.justia.com/codes/georgia/2022/title-16/chapter-10/article-2/section-16-10-20/

Raffensperger letter

Trump DC Indictment

113 – MTD on Constitutional Grounds

114 – MTD on Statutory Grounds

115 – Motion to Strike

116 – MTD for Selective and Vindictive Prosecution

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OA823: Alex Jones Can’t Duck the Connecticut Sandy Hook Plaintiffs (& We’re Cheeseless!)

Liz and Andrew cover two main stories: (1) the plea bargain agreed to by Ken Cheseboro in Fulton County, Georgia, and (2) the ruling out of bankruptcy court that certain debts are “non-dischargeable in bankruptcy.” What does that mean? Listen and find out!

In the Patreon bonus, Andrew and Liz deep dive into the specific jury instructions and more to figure out why the results were different for similar plaintiffs in Texas.

Notes
Heslin v. Jones, Docket via Court Listener

https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/66982798/heslin-v-jones/

Wheeler v. Jones, Docket via Court Listener

https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/66983329/wheeler-v-jones/

11 U.S. Code § 523 – Exceptions to discharge

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/11/523

The Federalist, “Sidney Powell’s Plea Proves Fulton County Prosecutor Went Nuclear To Get Trump”

https://thefederalist.com/2023/10/20/sidney-powells-plea-proves-fulton-county-prosecutor-went-nuclear-to-get-trump/

Justice Engoron Gag Order 

https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/nyscef/ViewDocument?docIndex=jHhVNANx9_PLUS_/cjyUwT3y0zw==

US v. Trump SDFL Docket via Court Listener

https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67490069/united-states-v-trump/

US v. Trump DDC Docket via Court Listener

https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67656595/united-states-v-trump/?order_by=desc

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OA822: The Cheese Stands Alone!

Liz and Andrew break down Sidney Powell’s plea deal and much, much more!

Notes
Alliance for Fair Board Recruitment v SEC
https://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/21/21-60626-CV0.pdf

ORDER ON DEFENDANTS’ MOTIONS TO DISMISS UNDER THE SUPREMACY CLAUSE AND FIRST AMENDMENT (Cheseboro & Powell)
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/24040510-23sc188947-order-sc-1st-amend-denial

Jack Smith DC indictment
https://www.justice.gov/storage/US_v_Trump_23_cr_257.pdf

Sidney Powell Waiver of Indictment
https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/24041662/sidney-powell-deft-waiver-of-indictment.pdf

Sidney Powell Accusation
https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/24041649/23sc190370-criminal-accusation.pdf

OCGA § 21-2-597. Intentional Interference With Performance of Election Duties
https://law.justia.com/codes/georgia/2022/title-21/chapter-2/article-15/section-21-2-597/

Trump Lawyer Acknowledged Political Agenda in Election Suit, Emails Show
https://www.nytimes.com/2023/10/18/us/politics/kenneth-chesebro-trump-2020-election.html

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OA821: Trump Gagged, Lindell Dragged & Jim Jordan… Can’t Do Math?

Liz and Andrew break down the mechanics of the vote for Speaker of the House, explain the incredibly narrow gag order issued by Judge Chutkan in the DC insurrection case against Donald Trump, and finish with a hilarious story of how Mike Lindell can’t keep his terrible lawyers.

Notes
Tweet re Hannity
https://twitter.com/juliegraceb/status/1713694255841992765?s=46&t=-f7nMHlPqmL9yztYDAx_1g

Jan 6th Committee Final Report
https://www.jan-6.com/_files/ugd/acac13_ffa28ed6c2694272a265860e447122c7.pdf

Lindell  Eric Coomer Reply Supporting Plaintiff’s Motion for Sanctions 
https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cod.215068/gov.uscourts.cod.215068.210.0.pdf

Written gag order Chutkan
https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149.105.0_2.pdf

Powell Motion in Limine
https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/24032438/powell-motion-in-limine-on-legal-authority-issue.pdf

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