Today’s deep-dive Tuesday takes us back to a time in which politically-motivated revenge was actually seen as a scandal; namely, Chris Christie’s Bridgegate. There’s a new ruling out of the Third Circuit that affects two Christie staffers, and… well, you’ll just have to listen and find out!
Then, it’s time to take a long look at ongoing litigation surrounding the Trump Administration’s efforts to deter Democrats from registering for the Census, thus reducing their voting power. What does a trial in district court have to do with the Supreme Court’s recent grant of certiorari?
After that, we answer a terrific Patron listener question regarding the European loser-pays-legal fees model versus the American pay-your-own-way model. Yes, the American model seems counter-intuitive at best (and downright regressive at worst), but is shifting to a loser-pays model the answer? Andrew talks about his experiences and the guys go through a bunch of options.
And finally, we end with the answer to Thomas Takes The Bar Exam #103 on the Takings Clause! As always, remember to follow our Twitter feed (@Openargs) and like our Facebook Page so that you too can play along with #TTTBE!
Andrew was recently a guest on the David Pakman show talking court-packing and more. Give it a listen! And, as always, if you’d like to have either of us as a guest on your show, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show Notes & Links
- You can read the 3rd Circuit’s opinion in Bridgegate by clicking here.
- Click here to read the Court’s order in the Census litigation, which shows that Thomas-Alito-Gorsuch would have granted a stay.
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