Continuing our discussion from OA3, Andrew lays the background for the most tumultuous Presidential election in modern American history, discussing the politics, history, and the legal background that led us to Bush v. Gore.
Andrew and Thomas continue their discussion of the 2000 U.S. Presidential election, moving from resurrecting long-dead jokes about “hanging chads” to explaining how the legal challenge that could determine the Presidency began in a tiny county courthouse in Florida.
On the last episode of Atheistically Speaking with Andrew Torrez (AS259), Andrew teased us with the promise that he’d be back to discuss what really happened back in the 2000 U.S. Presidential election (and promised that it might have something to do with our current Presidential election)! Well, Andrew’s back, and in Part 1, he and I discuss the politics, and history of the giant mess that was the 2000 election.
In this introductory pre-episode, Thomas and Andrew talk about their backgrounds and their vision for the show. We also preview our upcoming show segments and topics, tell you how to get in touch with us, and talk a little bit about how the show got started.
Listener Questions: We field a question from Eric Brewer about the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence
“Closed Arguments”: We look at no-brainer legal “questions” raised by the news media; today, we tackle a New Jersey settlement that allows you to have “8THEIST” as a license plate.
“Are You A Cop?”: We bust debunk legal myths that “everyone knows are true,” but aren’t, like the classic myth that an undercover cop has to answer truthfully if you ask her “Are You A Cop?”
“Breakin’ (Down) the Law”: We define a common (but commonly misunderstood) legal term or phrase.