Opening Arguments

Opening Arguments

By Opening Arguments Media LLC

Opening Arguments is a law show that helps you make sense of the news! Comedian Thomas Smith brings on legal analysts to help you understand not only current events, but also deeper legal concepts and areas! The typical schedule will be M-W-F with Monday being a deep-dive, Wednesday being Thomas Takes the Bar Exam and patron shoutouts, and Friday being a rapid response to legal issues in the news!

Episodes

They Finally Killed Chevron Deference

OA1050 Legal podcaster Charles Star (ALAB, Mic Dicta) joins to share his administrative law expertise as we consider the end of the Chevron doctrine and what comes next. Why is everyone so worked up about the overturning of a ruling reached by a conservative SCOTUS at the behest of Ronald Reagan, Neil Gorsuch's mom, and one of the worst polluters in world history? Why are immigration lawyers (including Matt) quietly celebrating the end of deference to administrative agencies? And how might a lesser-noticed decision from the last day of the Supreme Court’s term fuel a new era of challenges to administrative regulations? Chevron v  Natural Resources Defense Council (1984) Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo (6/28/24) Corner Post v. Board of Governors (7/1/24) If you’d like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
12/07/2456m 41s

OA Bar Prep With Heather! T3BE31

The answer for T3BE30 is coming your way, and we launch our next Bar Prep question with Heather!  Right now, the best place to play (if you aren't a patron...) is at reddit.com/r/openargs! If you’d like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
10/07/2455m 17s

No Matter How Stupid And Evil You Think Qualified Immunity Is, It's Worse

OA1049 Qualified Immunity is insane. It's one of several ways that police evade accountability for truly monstrous acts. As unpleasant as that is, we're fortunate to have an amazing guest to take us through the history of it, as well as a new case that may be cause for optimism! From her UCLA Law bio: Joanna Schwartz is Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law and the Faculty Director of the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy. She teaches Civil Procedure and a variety of courses on police accountability and public interest lawyering. She received UCLA's Distinguished Teaching Award in 2015, and served as Vice Dean for Faculty Development from 2017-2019. Professor Schwartz is one of the country's leading experts on police misconduct litigation and the author of Shielded: How the Police Became Untouchable (2023). If you’d like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
08/07/2454m 39s

It Is Impossible to Be Too Alarmed About the Immunity Decision

OA1048 This decision is absolutely outrageous. It is in the hall of fame of worst Supreme Court Decisions in our nation's history. It's that bad. As such, we recorded a ton, there is yelling involved. And cursing. And we even did an extra length patron episode to answer some of your questions. Neil Gorsuch recently promised that the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on presidential immunity would be one “for the ages,” and Chief Justice John Roberts has certainly delivered here. In this special episode recorded on the 248th anniversary of history’s most famous rejection of monarchical tyranny, we review the historical context and (alleged) legal foundations of Trump v. U.S. (July 1, 2024). How much power has the Supreme Court just given future presidents? Are the unusually stark warnings of the authoritarian consequences of this decision from the liberal dissenters as “disproportionate” as Roberts claims, or are they exactly proportionate to the broad protections against investigation and prosecution which it seems to provide? Matt shares his perspective from nearly two decades of working with people seeking asylum from failed (and failing) democracies, and we close with our hopes for a better American future. U.S. v. Trump (July 1, 2024) U.S. v. Nixon (July 27, 1974)  Trump’s motion to dismiss DC federal charges on the basis of presidential immunity Judge Chutkan’s decision denying Trump’s motion to dismiss DC Circuit’s unanimous decision affirming denial of Trump’s motion to dismiss If you’d like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
05/07/2458m 15s

Young Thug Contempt BS Part 2 (ft. Ashleigh Merchant!)

OA1047 We continue our coverage of the contempt hearing against Young Thug attorney Brian Steel with a very special guest! Attorney Ashleigh Merchant is not only the president of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, but most recently known for her work in seeking to recuse Fulton County prosecutor Fani Willis from the Trump RICO case. Attorney Merchant provides her impressions of the YSL RICO trial and why  GACDL’s has to have a special “strike force” to defend attorneys in contempt matters before giving us the play-by-play on her cameo appearance in the dramatic conclusion to the hearing which we covered in Part I yesterday.  YSL Trial Day 88, Fox 5 Atlanta (full video) Full 56-page transcript of ex parte hearing with Judge Glanville, Fulton County DAs, and witness Kenneth Copeland held June 10, 2024 Ashleigh Merchant’s bio page from the Merchant Law Firm website
04/07/2457m 21s

The Young Thug Contempt BS Was Even Worse Than We Knew

OA1046 Bit of a special schedule this week, for reasons that I over-explain in the first 5 minutes of this episode. But it's good reasons! Hope you enjoy. This is a part 1 of an extremely good Gavel Gavel episode. If you are a Gavel Gavel patron, you can listen to the full version in that feed now! Otherwise, stay tuned for part 2 tomorrow, with special guest Ashleigh Merchant!
03/07/2456m 8s

I... Hate the Supreme... COURT!

OA1045 As the Supreme Court gives itself an extension on its homework, we review two of its most recent completed assignments:  Department of State v. Munoz (6/21/2024) What rights do US citizens have to object to the arbitrary denial of a spouse’s immigrant visa? Matt explains the arbitrary perils of the consular visa processing system and Amy Coney Barrett’s dangerously misguided search for deeply rooted history and tradition in an immigration system deeply rooted in white supremacy. We also discuss Justice Sotomayor’s warning in dissent about  Snyder v. U.S. (6/26/24): In fantastic news for anyone looking to give or receive a bribe, a 6-3 conservative majority has effectively read any penalties for paying a public official off after they have given you what you wanted out of federal law. Brett Kavanaugh reminds us what he was put there for by mischaracterizing the facts, finding entirely new meanings for the word “rewarded,” and worrying way too much about soccer moms inducing violations of 18 USC 666 with gift cards and edible arrangements.   We close out with a quick review of Steve Bannon’s desperate attempts to stay out of prison, and the concerning commitments House Republicans have recently made to stand behind his argument that the entire January 6th committee was invalid. Finally for PATRONS ONLY: we read and discuss the best bits of Justice Jackson's very good Snyder dissent! If you’d like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
28/06/2449m 55s

OA Bar Prep with Heather! T3BE30

The answer for T3BE29 is coming your way, and we launch our next Bar Prep question with Heather! Right now, the best place to play (if you aren't a patron...) is at reddit.com/r/openargs! If you’d like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
26/06/2444m 10s

What on Earth Is Happening in the Young Thug Trial?

OA1044 Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has used Georgia’s RICO statute against everyone from public school teachers to environmental protesters to a former President of the United States. This week we examine Willis's massive 88-page RICO indictment of rapper Young Thug and 27 other associates of YSL, the Atlanta record label which her office alleges is also operating as a violent street gang. Matt shakes his geriatric millennial first at the scourge of mumble rap before breaking down what has already become the longest criminal trial in Georgia history and the injustice of prosecutors using an artist’s lyrics against them in court. Finally, we break down this month’s most listener-requested story: judge Ural Glanville’s inexplicable decision not only to secretly meet with a prosecutor and one of the state’s most important witnesses without defense counsel present, but to sentence Young Thug’s attorney to 20 days in jail simply for noticing that he wasn’t supposed to. What is going on here, and could there possibly be a good explanation for it? Georgia’s RICO statute RICO Indictment of “Cop City” opponents (8/29/2023) YSL Indictment (5/9/22) Young Thug’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert (7/27/2021) GA Code Rule 2.9 - Assuring Fair Hearings and Averting Ex Parte Communications Breaking Down the Origins of Mumble Rap (video), Genius.com   If you’d like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
24/06/2453m 59s

Did Biden Do a Good Immigration Thing?

OA1043 This week: good immigration news! The Biden administration announced on June 17th that it will be moving forward with a plan to offer a pathway to citizenship for immigrants married to U.S. citizens who have been in the country for more than 10 years through a special “parole-in-place” program. Why does current U.S. immigration law make it so difficult--and sometimes impossible--for so many people who are  in loving long-term relationships with U.S. citizens to “do it the right way?” Matt breaks down the legal and historical context of the most important executive action on immigration policy since Barack Obama created the DACA program in 2012. We then speak with Emily, a U.S. citizen whose husband stands to directly benefit from this policy, for a firsthand account of the realities of living in immigration limbo. Official White House announcement of the new parole-in-place program (June 17, 2024) Extreme Hardship Considerations and Factors (USCIS Field Manual) If you’d like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
21/06/2449m 30s

OA Bar Prep with Heather! T3BE29

The answer for T3BE28 is coming your way, and we launch our next Bar Prep question with Heather! Right now, the best place to play (if you aren't a patron...) is at reddit.com/r/openargs! If you’d like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!  
19/06/2444m 22s

A Critical Race Theory Analysis of Critical Race Theory Bans

OA1042 Several years ago, Christopher Rufo created a bogeyman that rallied the Right across the United States to seek bans in educational environments of "divisive concepts" such as Critical Race Theory. Since the entire effort was obviously... racist, the CRT bans themselves are just perfect for a CRT analysis, and Caroline Mala Corbin is here to lead us in a classic OA Deep Dive! Caroline is a law professor at the University of Miami, focusing on the First Amendment's speech and religion clauses, reproductive justice, and the principle of equality that should run through it all. Be sure to check out the full article that was published recently in the UC Irvine Law Review! If you’d like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!        
17/06/2456m 8s

Harvey Weinstein's NY Conviction Was Overturned. So Who Effed Up?

OA1041 NY defense attorney Liz Skeen is here to break this decision down. Did the Court mess it up? Or is something more complicated and unexpected happening? The answer might surprise you. Content note/trigger warning. For exactly what you'd think. If you’d like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
14/06/2451m 33s

OA Bar Prep with Heather! T3BE28

The answer for T3BE27 is coming your way, and we launch our next Bar Prep question with Heather! Right now, the best place to play (if you aren't a patron...) is at reddit.com/r/openargs! If you’d like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
12/06/2435m 17s

Hunter Biden's Trial Is Everything MAGA Thinks The Trump Trial Was

OA1040 We begin in Florida with yet more of Judge Aileen Cannon's efforts to delay Donald Trump's federal case, including a demand for Jack Smith to be nicer to Trump's lawyers and her decision to allow non-parties to join the fun and make arguments in an upcoming hearing about whether Smith was properly appointed to prosecute Trump at all. Hunter Biden's federal trial began this week in Delaware on charges relating to his purchase and possession of a gun which he owned for 11 days in 2018. Matt breaks down the history of this investigation, the charges, and how this case ended up going to trial before a quick time jump in which we return to review what we know one week into these proceedings. How does this trial compare to the one which concluded a week earlier with the conviction of a former President Donald Trump--and would these charges ever have been brought against someone whose last name wasn’t Biden?  11th Circuit order instructing the clerk's office to stop taking complaints about Judge Cannon Mar-A-Lago search warrant Jack Smith's Motion for Modification of Conditions of Release Quick Facts on 18 U.S.C. § 922(g) Firearms Offenses (US Sentencing Commission) Delaware indictment of Robert Hunter Biden (gun charges) “How to Think About the Hunter Biden “Laptop,” Marcy Wheeler (6/6/2024) If you’d like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
10/06/2457m 59s

Biden’s Border Action - An Objective, Nuanced Explainer

OA1039 Trump’s prosecution for election interference in Georgia was just stayed by the Court of Appeals, leaving no chance that this trial will proceed before November. What happened, and how unexpected was this delay? We investigate. We then turn to our main story: Biden administration’s executive actions to “shut down the border” and close the door to asylum for many people who would otherwise be eligible. Matt explains what’s actually going on here and how much of it was already in place before we consider the practical and political consequences of Joe Biden effectively carrying out the border bill which Trump bullied Republicans not to pass.  We end by spending a few minutes discussing a recent opinion from Judge Frank Easterbrook of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, who has very strong--and extremely appropriate--opinions about fonts. Georgia appeals court order staying Trump’s criminal trial “A Proclamation on Securing the Border” (June 4, 2024) Interim Final Rule (“Securing the Border”)(June 4, 2024) Attorney Taylor Levy’s donation page   If you’d like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
07/06/2454m 32s

OA Bar Prep with Heather! T3BE27

OA's Official Bar Tutor returns! We've got the answer to Question 26, but with Heather's signature style where we're going to learn a whole lot along the way. Then, in Question 27, we've got some Constitutional Law! Be sure to play along by submitting your answer! Use #T3BE, or play on reddit.com/r/openargs!
05/06/2444m 55s

Supreme Court To Decide If Being Homeless Can Be A Crime

OA1038 Today we're joined by Vox Senior Correspondent, Ian Millhiser! In his reporting, Ian focuses on the Supreme Court, the Constitution, and the decline of liberal democracy in the United States. Ian gives us an excellent and comprehensive breakdown of Grants Pass v. Johnson, a case that could be decided any day now. As usual with this Court, the question is: How scared should we be? Check out Ian's excellent article and other reporting here. If you’d like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
03/06/2455m 9s

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OA1037 THE JURY IS IN! Opening Arguments is coming at you LIVE AND UNEDITED today as we react in realtime to the announcement of the verdict in People v. Trump--conveniently timed for exactly the time that we had already planned to record this week! We also take a look at the lengthy closing arguments from both sides and Matt answers patron questions about some of New York’s more unusual trial practices before getting into what we can expect next. We finish out the fun with Thomas’s dramatic reading of Samuel Alito’s indignant, mendacious, and entirely unsolicited response to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s demands to speak with the Supreme Court’s manager and take a moment to appreciate his full-throated defense of a woman’s absolute right to choose (flags).  Jury instructions in People v. Trump People v. Owens, 69 N.Y.2d 585 (1987)(providing jury with written excerpt of jury instructions was reversible error) Alito’s letter to Senators Dick Durbin and Sheldon Whitehouse dated May 29, 2024
30/05/241h 12m

OA Bar Prep with Heather! T3BE26

Heather is back for another bar question! Yay! Except... it's real property... NOOOOO We only do the question on this one, since we did both the Q and A last time. So, this is just a short little uncharged episode to get us back on track. It also allows me to catch up on Patron thanks! Note: two new Gavel Gavels are out, with more coming very, very soon! If you’d like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
29/05/2420m 6s

What an Alabama Judge Is Doing to Some LGBTQ Lawyers Is Horrifying and Needs a Spotlight

OA1036 Two great stories for you today - following OA1034 on how much Alito sucks, the Law Dork himself, Chris Geidner, is on to discuss the flag habits of Samuel Alito, as well as the exclusive story he broke regarding Alito’s stock activity immediately after Libs of TikTok called for a boycott against Bud Light because…transphobia. After we vent about Alito for a bit, Chris walks us through what an Alabama judge threatened to do to a group of LGBTQ+ lawyers and it’s even worse than you could imagine. Be sure to follow Chris (@chrisgeidner/@chrisgeidner.bsky.social) and subscribe to his Substack to support independent legal journalism! Law Dork's coverage of Judge Liles Burke's orders out of the US District Court for the Northern District of Alabama If you’d like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
27/05/2454m 57s

Law School Doesn't Have to Suck

T3BE 25 I am pleased to introduce you all to Heather Varanini! In her role as Director of Academic Achievement, Heather spends her days helping students succeed in law school and prepare for the Bar. She's onboard to serve as the Official Opening Arguments Bar Tutor and teach us a lot along the way! In this episode we'll hear more about her journey and the values that she brings to her work; for this week, we do a full Bar Question and Answer to give a sense of what we're in for with her! The traditional staggered Q&A will commence next time! 
26/05/241h 13m

Benjamin Netanyahu: International Fugitive?

OA1035 A second Alito flag has hit the news, we have election results out of Fulton County, and the jury is nearly out in Donald Trump’s New York criminal trial. Matt also answers patron questions about how things could go wrong with the jury between now and the verdict, as well as why juries everywhere are so rarely sequestered anymore. After a brief detour past a very important class-action suit against Hershey’s for the insufficient jauntiness of its Halloween candy, we turn to our main story: International Criminal Court prosecutor Karim Khan’s application for arrest warrants to be issued against leaders of both Hamas and Israel. How does The Hague have jurisdiction to prosecute the prime minister of a country which has flatly refused to recognize its authority--or, for that matter, Palestinians  who carried out the attacks of October 7, 2023 in the territory of that same country? Matt explains the background and recent history of humanity’s first standing international criminal tribunal as we consider what this moment means for Israel, Palestine, and the world.   Complaint in Cynthia Kelly v. Hershey (Reese’s lawsuit) ICC expert panel findings re: investigation into “The Situation in Palestine” (5/23/2024) ICC prosecutor Karim Khan’s application for arrest warrants for leaders of Hamas and Israel (5/20/24) Christiane Amanpour interview with ICC prosecutor Kamir Khan (5/20/24) There's a new episode out on www.patreon.com/gavelpod! If you’d like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
24/05/2455m 13s

Why Is Alito Like This

OA 1034 With the recent news that a sitting Supreme Court justice was publicly displaying support for Trump’s attempted coup in the days between January 6, 2021 and Joe Biden’s inauguration, it’s time to ask: Is Samuel Alito actually worse than our very low opinion of him? Also who could have possibly known that a hard-right Reagan/Buckley conservative who has been publicly advocating for ending abortion rights since 1985 would turn out to be the ultra-right Trump/Scalia conservative who ended abortion rights in 2022? We take these questions on after a quick look at the latest low point in Rudy Guiliani’s long, steep, and often hilarious fall from grace. (N.B.: there’s so much more to talk about here than we could possibly fit into an hour, we didn’t even get to his awful decisions on the death penalty, among many other things.) Finally, we learn the answer to last week’s T3BE question and consider the multifarious liabilities of stocking a private lake full of piranhas. Alito’s 1985 memo with strategies for overturning Roe v. Wade Alito’s 1985 job application to the Office of Legal Counsel Doe v. Groody, 361 F.3d 232 (3rd Cir. 2004)(Alito dissent in qualified immunity case involving strip search of a 10-year-old girl) A Tiger on the Court: Sam Alito ‘72 at Princeton, Princeton Alumni Weekly (March 8, 2006) Justice Samuel Alito: ProPublica Misleads its Readers, Wall Street Journal (6/20/23) (Alito op-ed) Samuel Alito, the Supreme Court’s Plain-Spoken Defender, Wall Street Journal (7/28/23) (editorial drawn from 4 hours of interviews with Alito) There's a new episode out on www.patreon.com/gavelpod! If you’d like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
20/05/241h 10m

Liz Warren's CFPB Saved By... Originalism?

OA1033 We begin with a quick check-in on Trump’s trial in New York, from the recent appellate ruling on his gag order Todd Blanche's bizarrely personal  start to his cross-examination of the most important witness in one of the most important criminal trials in US history. Matt then explains why it might be a felony to run for governor in Washington State if your name is Bob Ferguson.  Then: Clarence Thomas just rejected an originalist 5th Circuit ruling to save the Consumer Protection Finance Bureau on behalf of a 7-2 court--with Alito dissenting for totally different originalist reasons. What is going here? We then stop in for a quick layover with the current state of the Boeing non-prosecution agreement before Thomas takes on a bar question about some extremely unpleasant fish. Unanimous order from the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York upholding Trump NY gag order (5/14/24) RCW 29A.84.320 (WA criminal statute addressing “Duplicate, nonexistent, and untrue names”) SCOTUS ruling in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau v. Community Financial Services Assn. of America, Ltd. (05/16/2024) DOJ letter to court overseeing Boeing nonprosecution agreement (5/14/24) There's a new episode out on www.patreon.com/gavelpod! If you’d like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
17/05/2456m 3s

Steve Vladeck's Taxonomy of Court Reform

OA1032 We're very pleased to welcome Steve Vladeck on the show to talk about what's going on with the Supreme Court these days, and how shadowy their docket has been recently. We then dig into (and debate a touch) a recent piece he wrote regarding a different way to conceptualize about court reform, and what he personally sees as viable and appropriate among the various proposals for change. Be sure to read The Shadow Docket, which will be released on paperback soon, and subscribe to One First to get more of Steve's great coverage! Then we reveal the answer to last episode's T3BE; did Thomas successfully determine the fate of Rebecca the violinist? And who from the audience will be the lucky winner?! Remember to head over to www.patreon.com/gavelpod to follow our Trump Trial coverage ahead of the public release of the show! If you’d like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
13/05/241h 9m

Cannabis Rescheduling; Judge Cannon Stops Trump Trial

OA1031 First up, BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS!!! The Trump Trial Transcript readings will now only be available on patreon.com/gavelpod! Details inside. Then: the Biden administration is moving forward with rescheduling marijuana to a lower federal classification--and Matt is not happy about it? Find out why this long-overdue acknowledgment of the over-criminalization of cannabis may not only be too little too late, but actually the wrong direction for criminal and social justice. And speaking of justice gone wrong: Aileen Cannon. Fort Pierce, Florida’s best (and only) federal trial judge has once again put off Trump’s classified documents case, this time with no end in sight. We take a closer look at what she is actually doing here before checking in on Trump’s latest success in delaying his RICO trial for election interference in Georgia. We finish up with Thomas Takes the Bar Exam, in which Thomas  find out how he did in the strange case of the arsonist who doesn't understand how fire works before wagering his eternal soul on a new question about a sick violinist. Formal HHS recommendation that cannabis be moved to Schedule III (8/29/23) “Legalize it All,” Dan Baum, Harper’s (April 2016)(source of 1994 John Ehrlichman quote as personally recorded by the author) Gonzales v. Raich, 545 U.S. 1 (2005) The Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (2022 Senate bill removing marijuana from federal drug schedules and putting it under FDA regulation reintroduced by Chuck Schumer on 5/1/2024) Judge Cannon’s Order Setting Second Set of Pretrial Deadlines/Hearings (5/7/24) If you’d like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
10/05/241h 15m

Trump's Attorney Fails To Impeach Witness So Badly He's Forced To Apologize

OA1030: Trump Trial, Week 2, Part 2! This episode centers around David Pecker's testimony and it's basically rock solid. Trump's attorneys are desperate, so Mr. Bove goes for the juggler! And then everyone has to explain it's actually "jugular" why in the world would you go for the "juggler?" Why would that be the idiom? In what world are jugglers like, crucial components of anything, at which you would want to go in order to really hurt someone or something? Maybe at circuses? They're arguably not even that important to circuses though, don't they just mess around in between way better acts to try to distract the audience a little? I just want to assure people that Matt had nothing to do with these show notes. He hasn't had a stroke or anything, don't worry. It's just that I, Thomas, now answer to NO ONE when it comes to Opening Arguments because.... SURPRISE SHOW NOTES ANNOUNCEMENT Andrew is completely out of OA! The legal bull shit is over! More details inside! If you would like to audition to read transcripts on the show in the future, go to https://openargs.com/audition and follow the directions there! If you’d like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
06/05/241h 5m

Judge Merchan: I Have Nothing BUT Contempt for This Trump

OA1029: Trump Trial, Week 2, Part 1! Lordy, there are tapes! Our special coverage of People v. Trump continues, now with readings from Juilliard-trained, Tony-winning actors Thomas and Lydia Smith! (none of that is true except possibly our names.) Donald Trump is now the first U.S. President ever to be held in contempt of court. Exactly how criminal is "criminal contempt" in New York, and what does this mean for the rest of the trial? Also, Matt takes us on a fascinating mini-dive on the National Enquirer. It has a very interesting history you might not be familiar with. Then start getting into the trial fireworks. Much more to come! Probably at least 3 parts. 1) People v. Trump Transcripts 2) Justice Merchan's contempt order 3) AMI non-prosecution agreement If you’d like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
03/05/2455m 21s

Just How Bad Were the Oral Arguments Re: Presidential Immunity?

Episode 1028 Can a former President of the United States be prosecuted for trying to overturn a democratic election? The Supreme Court just spent two hours and forty minutes (!) hearing a case in which they were supposed to be reviewing this simple question and Donald Trump’s claims of total immunity. We review the last oral argument of this term and try to cut through the bad faith, irrelevance, and misdirection to understand what is actually happening here and where it all might be going. DC Trump indictment (8/1/23) Government’s brief in Trump v. U.S Trump’s brief in Trump v. U.S. CSPAN’S complete bookmarked SCOTUS oral arguments in Trump v. U.S. (4/25/24) If you’d like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
29/04/241h 10m

Your Guide to The People v. Trump

As the first week of the first criminal trial of a former President in U.S. history wraps up, we prepare for our special coverage of People v. Trump by stepping back to remember how we got here. Why is Donald Trump being prosecuted for paying off Stormy Daniels, anyway? Who are all of these people? How good is the prosecution’s case, really? And what can we expect from the defense?  We also answer a few patron questions about the trial, after which subscribers will enjoy a dramatic rendition of the best bit of this week’s gag order violation hearing: Trump attorney Todd Blanche’s struggle to convince the court that his client’s retweets are not, as a matter of law, endorsements.  PATRON EXTRA! Beginning now, Patreon subscribers will enjoy longer episodes with special bonus content as part of our special coverage of People v. Trump: Thomas and Matt’s readings from our  favorite parts of the daily trial transcripts. Subscribe at www.patreon.law/law for the good stuff! Indictment and Statement of Facts, People v. Trump (4/4/2023) New York jury instructions for Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree (NY Penal Law 175.10) Justice Merchan’s ruling on Trump’s Motion to Dismiss (2/15/24) Daily trial transcripts in People v. Trump If you’d like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
26/04/2454m 40s

The Trump Trial Is On, and Lordy There Are Transcripts!

Episode 1026 The transcript is in! The first official written record from the first trial of a former President in U.S. history was just released hours before recording, and we dig in for a first look from the first full day of proceedings (Monday April 23rd) to find out which of the 45th president's many misdeeds the court ruled that prosecutors will be allowed to bring up during cross-examination. We also indulge in some dramatic readings of each party's opening statements, and discuss what we can learn from them about the Manhattan DA's case and Trump's defense to 34 felony counts of falsifying business records. Much more to come! We then check back on last week's round of Thomas Takes the Bar Exam to see how Thomas did on questions about a thieving magician and a lying philanthropist before turning to this week's challenge: an arsonist who doesn't understand how fire works. 1. People's Sandoval Notice filed 4/17/24 2. Transcript of proceedings in People v. Trump on 4/23/24 If you’d like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
24/04/241h 3m

Did The Supreme Court Just Make Protest Illegal In 3 States?

Episode 1025 Today we take on two law stories the media have been getting wrong recently. 1) Did the Supreme Court just "end the right to protest in three states"? We go beyond the headlines to better understand Justice Sonia Sotomayor's denial of certiorari in a negligence suit brought against Black Lives Matter organizer Deray McKesson by a police officer injured during a BLM protest in Baton Rouge. 2) Biden's border. The impeachment of DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas ended last week in the Senate before it ever began, but the lies, misinformation, and terrible reporting which fueled it are only getting worse. Matt breaks down what people who complain about Joe Biden's "open-border policies" are actually saying before getting into the facts. How do Trump's enforcement metrics compare to Biden's? How has a commitment to actually abiding by basic due process and our international and domestic obligations to people seeking protection for persecution been spun into "lawlessness at the border"? And what even are Biden's border policies anyway? 1) Justice Sonia Sotomayor's order denying certiorari in McKesson Doe (4/15/24) 2) Articles of impeachment passed by the House against DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas (Dismissed by the Senate on 4/16/2024) 3) Data Show Trump Would Have Released as Many Border Crossers as Biden, David Bier, Cato Institute (1/5/2024) 4) The Biden Administration’s Humanitarian Parole Program for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans: An Overview, American Immigration Council (10/21/2023) 5) 126 Parole Orders over 7 Decades: A Historical Review of Immigration Parole Orders, David Bier, Cato Institute (7/17/2023) If you’d like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
22/04/2458m 41s

Trump's Criminal Trial Is Moving Right Along!

Episode 1024 We have a jury! The preliminaries are nearly complete in the first criminal trial of a former president in US history, and we take this opportunity to review what we know so far about the Manhattan DA's prosecution of Donald Trump for funneling hush money to Stormy Daniels three weeks before the 2016 election. How did they pick a jury so quickly? What is DA Alvin Bragg's theory of the case? Could "retweets are not endorsements" actually be a loophole to a gag order? The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday from one of the 350 January 6th rioters charged under a 2002 statute passed by Congress in the wake of the many crimes of Enron. How did Congress's attempt to close a loophole which made it legal for some corporate criminals to destroy evidence so long as they did it by themselves open the door to the prosecution of violent insurrectionists? Is there a new, secret meaning to the word "otherwise" that only lawyers know?  Is the Supreme Court really about to agree with the defendant that the words "obstructs, influences, or impedes any official proceeding [including in Congress], or attempts to do so" clearly do not apply to him--a person clearly on video violently attempting to obstruct, influence, and/or impede an official proceeding of Congress? We also consider the potential disruption to Jack Smith's DC prosecution of Trump, of which this statute is the basis for one of the four pending charges in that case. For the first time in U.S. history, articles of impeachment brought by the House have been dismissed by the Senate without a trial. Why was the impeachment of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for doing his job in a way that Republicans didn't like (a.k.a. a "high crime" and/or "misdemeanor") so totally dead on arrival? We pay zero respects to what we can only hope will go down as by far the stupidest impeachment in the history of impeachments. (See OA bonus episode of 2/11/24 for our breakdown of the House's articles of impeachment). Meanwhile in Florida, Fort Pierce's finest (and only) federal judge has returned fire after Trump prosecutor Jack Smith had the untrammeled nerve to notice in writing that Fort Pierce's only federal judge really sucks at her job (see OA 1016 & 1020). Fortunately for everyone however, it turns out the only person responsible for her many mistakes is--Jack Smith?  1. 18 USC 1512(c) 2. Defendant/Petitioner Joseph Fischer's brief in Fischer v US 3. Government's brief in Fischer v. US 4. Audio and transcript from SCOTUS oral argument in Fischer v. US (4/15/24) 5. New York Penal Law 175.10 6. Judge Aileen Cannon's denial of Trump's motion to dismiss based on the Presidential Records Act & gratuitous reference to Jack Smith's complaints about her bizarre thought experiment re: jury instructions (4/4/2024) 7. Judge Cannon's order reconsidering her prior decision to unseal sensitive information in which she blames Jack Smith for letting her get the law wrong (4/9/24)  If you'd like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
19/04/241h 3m

T3BE Week 10! Disappearing Wallets and Fake Philanthropy

Last week's answers, this week's questions! If you'd like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
17/04/2440m 50s

11 Years Ago Today, A Brutal Act of Terror

April 15th marks two significant events in US history: the 11th anniversary of Tamerlan and Dzhokar Tsarnaev's bombing of the Boston Marathon, and the first day of jury selection in  the first criminal trial of a former US President. These two very different situations both share one important legal question: how do you select a jury from a city full of people who not only know a defendant by name but have good reasons to despise them? Boston residents Matt and Casey share their own memories of the day that changed their city forever before breaking down the trial of surviving bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev and ensuing appeals of his death sentence to the 1st Circuit and Supreme Court. We examine why the U.S. publicly announced that it would not be reading Tsarnaev his Miranda rights, and debate whether or not the defense should have been allowed to introduce evidence during the penalty phase that Tamerlan Tsarnaev may have participated in a triple homicide two years earlier to prove his influence over his younger brother. What can Clarence Thomas's decision reinstating Tsarnaev's death sentence tell us about how Trump trial judges might handle jury selection? And what might be next following the 1st Circuit's recent findings on juror bias? 1) U.S. v. Tsarnaev indictment  2) Middlesex District Attorney's report on Watertown PD's shootout with the Tsarnaev brothers 3) 1st Circuit's decision vacating Dzhokar Tsarnaev's death sentence (7/31/2020) 4) Supreme Court decision reinstating Tsarnaev's death sentence  (3/5/2022) 5) Most recent 1st Circuit decision ordering further hearing on juror bias (3/21/2024)   If you'd like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
15/04/241h 9m

Arizona Republican Party Like It's 1864

Episode 1022 Courts in Arizona and Florida have both ended abortion rights in very different (but both terrible) ways this month. Did Arizona actually resurrect a 160-year law passed decades before it was even a state? And how weird can it get when you go full originalist on a law that is younger than most people in Florida? Before we get there, Matt opens by sharing his experience with the OJ Simpson trial at the age of 14 and how it shaped his understanding of US criminal law. We then make sure to pay appropriate respects to the violent domestic abuser who (do we even have to say "allegedly" anymore?) brutally murdered Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman on June 12, 1994. Also, two different countries have committed extreme and unprecedented violations of international law involving embassies in the past week. How does the Vienna Convention protect diplomatic posts, and what actually happens when these international agreements are broken? The first of the Trump trials will finally begin in New York in one business day! How does jury selection even work in a case where everyone on the planet has an opinion about the defendant? 1) Planned Parenthood v Florida (4/1/24) 2) In Re: TW, 551 So. 2d 1186 (1989) 3) Planned Parenthood of AZ v. Mayes (4/9/24) 3) The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (1961) 4) Judge Merchan's letter to the parties in NY v. Trump outlining jury selection process If you'd like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
12/04/241h 5m

T3BE Week 9! Prescription Negligence and Breach of Contract

As usual, we've got last week's answers and this week's questions! Some fun and tricky ones... If you'd like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
10/04/2439m 56s

RERELEASE: Immigrant Workers Died Repairing Bridge Named After Slaveholder

Hey folks, due to an annoying technical glitch, I'm just re-releasing this episode. This was some weird backend problem with our hosting. The file looks completely fine everywhere that I can see, but internet goblins decide otherwise, I guess. Sorry for the trouble and I'll make sure this won't happen again! OA10121 On March 26, 2024 a container ship the size of the Eiffel Tower named for the world's most famous surrealist destroyed a bridge named after the author of the U.S. national anthem yards from one of the most notable sites of our country's least popular war. Who was Francis Scott Key anyway, and why has the man who gave the world the phrase "land of the free and the home of the brave" gotten a total pass for writing the world's worst national anthem while owning people and prosecuting abolitionists? We then honor the memories of the six Latino immigrants who lost their lives in this disaster by taking a closer look at the contributions of both undocumented and "lightly documented" workers to the U.S. economy, including the massive boost of more than $7 trillion that the Congressional Budget Office has predicted the so-called "border crisis" will bring in the coming years. But what about the most recent Republican "solution" to give the world's whitest and wealthiest a chance at the American Dream? Would Thomas be able to immigrate to the U.S. under Sen. Tom Cotton's RAISE Act? We end with a short cruise through maritime law and examine why the owners of the Dali are seeking protection under the same 209-year-old maritime law which was used to severely limit the liability of everyone responsible for the Titanic. 1. "Francis Scott Key Opposed 'Land of the Free,'" Jefferson Morley (2012) 2. Baltimore bridge collapse victims: New info on who they were – NBC4 Washington (3/28/24) 3. Baltimore Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs Key Bridge Emergency Response Fund  4. RAISE Act point system infographic  5. 20 Years Later, Undocumented Immigrants Who Aided 9/11 Recovery & Cleanup Efforts Demand Recognition | Democracy Now! (9/15/2021) 6. Oceanic Steam Navigation Co. v. Mellor :: 233 U.S. 718 (1914) (U.S. Supreme Court's application of the 1851 Limitation of Liability Act to the Titanic disaster) 7. Petition for Exoneration from or Limitation of Liability filed in federal court by the owners of the Dali (4/1/24) If you'd like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
09/04/2454m 3s

Immigrant Workers Died Repairing Bridge Named After Slaveholder

OA10121 On March 26, 2024 a container ship the size of the Eiffel Tower named for the world's most famous surrealist destroyed a bridge named after the author of the U.S. national anthem yards from one of the most notable sites of our country's least popular war. Who was Francis Scott Key anyway, and why has the man who gave the world the phrase "land of the free and the home of the brave" gotten a total pass for writing the world's worst national anthem while owning people and prosecuting abolitionists? We then honor the memories of the six Latino immigrants who lost their lives in this disaster by taking a closer look at the contributions of both undocumented and "lightly documented" workers to the U.S. economy, including the massive boost of more than $7 trillion that the Congressional Budget Office has predicted the so-called "border crisis" will bring in the coming years. But what about the most recent Republican "solution" to give the world's whitest and wealthiest a chance at the American Dream? Would Thomas be able to immigrate to the U.S. under Sen. Tom Cotton's RAISE Act? We end with a short cruise through maritime law and examine why the owners of the Dali are seeking protection under the same 209-year-old maritime law which was used to severely limit the liability of everyone responsible for the Titanic. 1. "Francis Scott Key Opposed 'Land of the Free,'" Jefferson Morley (2012) 2. Baltimore bridge collapse victims: New info on who they were – NBC4 Washington (3/28/24) 3. Baltimore Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs Key Bridge Emergency Response Fund  4. RAISE Act point system infographic  5. 20 Years Later, Undocumented Immigrants Who Aided 9/11 Recovery & Cleanup Efforts Demand Recognition | Democracy Now! (9/15/2021) 6. Oceanic Steam Navigation Co. v. Mellor :: 233 U.S. 718 (1914) (U.S. Supreme Court's application of the 1851 Limitation of Liability Act to the Titanic disaster) 7. Petition for Exoneration from or Limitation of Liability filed in federal court by the owners of the Dali (4/1/24) If you'd like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
08/04/2454m 3s

Jack Smith's Smackdown of Judge Cannon

Episode 1020! It's time for a round of Trump updates, starting in Florida with the responses to Judge Aileen Cannon's weird request that the parties try making up new law that she could try out on a jury if this case ever finally makes it to one. Is Jack Smith's response to this nonsense everything we'd wanted? And what happens when you actually try to sit down read anything that the Trump defense team has filed as if it were a serious legal document? We then turn to recent legal developments in New York, where a subprime auto lender has totally failed to post Trump's bond and Judge Merchan finally had to get around to putting in writing that the world's most famous criminal defendant isn't allowed to go after his family. 1. Trump's response to Judge Cannon's order 2. Jack Smith's response to Judge Cannon's order 3. 18 USC Sec 793 (Espionage Act) 4. Presidential Records Act 5. Trump's opposition to motion to clarify gag order 6. Judge Marchan's order expanding gag order 7. Judge MacAfee's denial of motion to dismiss Fulton County charges on 1st Amendment grounds If you'd like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
05/04/2458m 56s

T3BE Week 8! Elaborate Crimes and Psychedelics

Can you believe it, it's T3BE8! You know the drill, we answer last week's questions, honor two winners, and then ask two more questions! But Matt has a new bar exam book, and it's going to be quite fun, if these questions are any indicator. Deviously hard, needlessly complex, extremely silly... it has it all! If you'd like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
03/04/2446m 55s

Boeing Killed 346 People. So Why Did They Get a Sweetheart Deal?

Most criminal defendants can't kill 346 people and expect to get off with a light fine and three years of probation, but most criminal defendants are not The Boeing Company. In today's show, we examine the differences between different kinds of pretrial diversion agreements and why the best ones are reserved for ultra-wealthy defendants like Boeing and Jeffrey Epstein. We then take a closer look at the DOJ's routine use of deferred prosecution agreements to help our nation's most valued citizens (corporations) avoid the unpleasant inconvenience of facing actual consequences of their actions (killing people), with a special focus on the NPA which recently resolved Boeing's recent deadly fraud involving its 737 MAX. 1. Boeing Deferred Prosecution Agreement (1/7/2021) 2. "Nosedive: Boeing and the Corruption of the Deferred Prosecution Agreement," Prof. John C. Coffee (6/6/2022) 3. "Why Boeing pilot Forkner was acquitted in the 737 MAX prosecution,"| The Seattle Times (3/25/22) 4. "Blowing the Door Off Boeing’s ‘Epstein Deal’" - The American Prospect (2/9/24) 5. Fifth Circuit order dated 12/15/23 from In re Ryan et al confirming that courts have no authority to review a DPA and that families will have to wait to oppose any future motion to dismiss If you'd like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
02/04/241h

The Mifepristone Case Is an Insult to the Concept of Standing

Episode 1018 - GOOD NEWS EPISODE! It's positive vibes only as we celebrate the impending disbarment of MAGA law toadies John Eastman and Jeffrey Clark, the first but-actually-for-real-this-time Trump trial date, and some extremely real threats to your favorite President's sacred First Amendment rights to lie to the public and terrorize the families of court personnel. In more good news, the Supreme Court couldn't seem to find an actual excuse to ban medical abortions this week--or even find anyone who could even claim to have been in the same ZIP code as someone harmed by mifepristone--so we take a good look for ourselves and don't find too much to worry about.  One more bit of good news: Matt wants to give you a job! (Inquire within.)  1. John Eastman's two-page proposal to overturn the results of the 2020 Presidential election 2. Judge Yvette Roland's full 126-page decision to the CA Supreme Court recommending John Eastman's disbarment (March 27, 2024) 3. Judge Merchan's gag order (3/26/24) 4. Trump's motion to dismiss GA charges on 1st Amendment grounds (12/23/2024) 5. Transcript of oral arguments in FDA v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine (March 26, 2024)  6. Federal judge Matthew Kacsmaryk's  mifepristone ruling (April 7, 2023) 7. Application of Comstock Act to Drugs That Can Be Used for Abortion (USPS General Counsel)(12/23/2022) 8) 18 U.S. Code § 1461 - Mailing obscene or crime-inciting matter (Comstock Act)   If you'd like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
29/03/241h 1m

T3BE Week 7! Best Evidence and Contract Law

It's week 7, and it's a Next Generation of test. Make it so! Oh also, we're still dogged by controversy, #T3BEgate2.5 but we've got a fall guy and it's Matt. Question 12 was a repeat and Matt is to blame and accepts the inevitable public shaming. But 13 was new! And, now we've got an entirely new kind of test! If you'd like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
27/03/2438m 50s

Contractor Who Leaked Trump's Tax Return Gets 5 Years In Prison

Episode 1017 He had a plea agreement with the government which he thought would get him 8-14 months. He ended up with 5 years. What happened? Also, was this Democrats' version of January 6th Casey joins this week to help to answer an OA patron's question about the plea agreement reached in the prosecution of former IRS contractor Charles Littlejohn for leaking records of Donald Trump, Rick Scott, Elon Musk, and a tragically high number of other innocent and blameless billionaires who are simply far too important to have to pay their taxes. We then review the unique role of plea bargaining in U.S. law and exactly how these agreements are reached and play out in court. Did you know that approximately 98% of all federal criminal charges are resolved in a way which is portrayed in approximately 0% of law-related movies and TV show?  1. "The Secret IRS Files: Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax," Propublica (6/8/2021) 2. "How These Ultrawealthy Politicians Avoided Paying Taxes,"  Propublica (11/4/2021) 3. "Trump’s Taxes Show Chronic Losses and Years of Income Tax Avoidance," NYT (9/27/2020) 4. "Most criminal cases end in plea bargains, new study finds," NPR (2/22/2023) 5. Boykin v. Alabama :: 395 U.S. 238 (1969) 6. Padilla v. Kentucky :: 559 U.S. 356 (2010)   If you'd like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
25/03/2458m 13s

Judge Aileen Cannon Sucks - A Definitive Guide

Who is Aileen Cannon? Why is Aileen Cannon? We answer these important questions and many more in this brief review of the incomprehensible jurisprudence of the best federal judge in Fort Pierce, Florida. 1. Aileen Cannon's Senate Judiciary Committee nomination questionnaire 2. Map of federal Southern District of Florida  3. Democratic questioning at Aileen Cannon's group confirmation hearing 4. Judge Cannon's Order on Plaintiff's Motion for Judicial Oversight and Additional Relief (9/5/22) 5. 11th Circuit's reversal of Cannon's 9/5/22 order re: 100 classified documents (9/21/22) 6. 11th Circuit's reversal of Cannon's equitable jurisdiction ruling (12/1/22) 7. Jack Smith's Motion for Reconsideration & Stay (2/8/24) 8. Government's Opposition to Motion for Additional Time to File Certain Motions (2/8/24) 9. Judge Cannon's order denying Trump's motion to dismiss on vagueness grounds (without prejudice)(3/14/24) 10. Relevant portion of the Espionage Act 11. Judge Cannon's weird order demanding that the parties engage in a fantasy thought experiment about law that doesn't exist (3/18/24)
22/03/241h

T3BE Week 6 - ROCKED by Scandal #T3BEgate2

Massive controversy shakes T3BE to its core. Thomas and Matt respond to the international outcry and media firestorm generated by allegations that T3BE is using repeat questions. After that, we get two TOTALLY DEFINITELY NEW practice bar exam questions. Topics are appealing to SCOTUS re State constution vs. US constitution, and also the gender wage gap when it comes to bank robbery. If you'd like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
20/03/2438m 5s

Deported by an Immigration Court in a Strip Mall

Episode 1015 Part 2 of Azul's story Folks... I implore you. I beg of you, please listen to this one all the way through. Azul tells us the rest of her story, and talks about where she is now, and it is one of if not the most inspiring, heartwarming things I have ever had the privilege of publishing. Seriously. And please share it. Another massive thanks to Azul, and to Matt, who we are so incredibly lucky to have on the show. If you'd like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
18/03/241h 2m

We Have A Ruling In Fani Willis Case - EMERGENCY POD

Emergency Bonus Pod! - Fani Willis and the Odor of Mendacity   Judge MacAfee has issued a ruling on the Fani Willis disqualification motion. Get the OA breakdown with a full analysis and plenty of opinion and context.   If you'd like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
16/03/2442m 57s

Judge Dismisses Some Trump Charges. Should We Be Worried?

Episode 1014 We begin by pouring a Tequila Sunrise out for the charges against three memorabilia collectors charged with stealing old Eagles lyrics, in which the unexpected airing of 6,000 pages of Don Henley's dirty laundry had Manhattan prosecutors realizing last week that they truly could check out anytime they liked. Matt then takes us through Fulton County Judge Scott MacAfee's decision to dismiss 6 of the 41 pending counts against Trump and his goons. Can Trump still be prosecuted for his "perfect phone call" to GA Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger? And what does a guy have to do to solicit someone to violate an oath around here, anyway? We then turn some much-needed light on to Texas's most recent attempt to enforce federal immigration law before finishing up with some good immigration news out of--also Texas?   1. Order on Defendants' Special Demurrers (J. McAfee, 3/13/24) 2. Georgia Code Sec. 15-4-7 (Criminal Solicitation) 3. Georgia Code Sec. 16-10-1 (Violation of Oath by Public Officer) 4. Fulton County indictment of Trump et al (8/14/2023) 5. Judge David Ezra's decision in U.S. v. TX (2/29/24)(granting injunction against SB4) 6. Arizona v. U.S. (2012)(striking down most of AZ SB1070) 7. Judge Drew Tipton's decision in Texas v. DHS (finding no standing for TX to challenge Biden's CHNV parole program)   If you'd like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law!
15/03/2454m 36s

T3BE Week 5! Personal Injury and Comparative Negligence

Thomas Takes the Bar Exam Week 5!   Ok so last week revealed to us that the "hot unbreakable streak" was not, in fact, unbreakable. No one could have seen this coming though, so no use in playing the blame game. Thomas comes into the week 5-2. Will he go to 5-4? Or 7-2? Or perhaps the other possible record? Find out! Then, we get 2 new questions! It's personal injury, and also... personal injury? Maybe? We'll see!   If you'd like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law! For the time being, any profit over and above the costs of operating the show, will go towards repair and accountability.
13/03/2442m 9s

Arrested on Her 22nd Birthday. She Didn't Know She Was Undocumented.

Episode 1013   Today, we get to meet Azul Uribe. Azul lived most of her life in the US as a devout Mormon, doing her best to get by in a sea of Whiteness. She even made jokes at her own expense about being undocumented. That all changed when she was arrested at age 22 under bizarre and very unlucky circumstances. She was put in ICE detention. Treated terribly. Strip searched multiple times. She then found out those jokes... weren't. Despite being a college student, Azul faced deportation from the only home she'd ever known.   Join us as we hear Azul's fascinating and heartbreaking story, in all its raw humanity. And we learn more about our immigration system, and its raw inhumanity.   If you'd like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law! For the time being, any profit over and above the costs of operating the show, will go towards repair and accountability.
11/03/241h 7m

Did the Trump Colorado Decision Make You Feel Crazy? You’re Not Alone.

Episode 1012   Does anyone else feel like the Supreme Court decided a part of the Constitution just doesn't exist anymore? Perhaps you're like Listener Thomas S, who found this decision absolutely nuts. If so, you're in luck, because in this episode of OA, Thomas throws every argument at actual lawyer Matt Cameron for why this decision sucked. How does the actual lawyer feel? Did SCOTUS get it right actually? Find out!   If you'd like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law! For the time being, any profit over and above the costs of operating the show, will go towards repair and accountability.
08/03/2459m 8s

T3BE Week 4! Firefighters' Rule and Interstate Commerce

Thomas Takes the Bar Exam Week 4!   Thomas comes into this week on a HOT, some would say, UNBREAKABLE, streak! 5-0. So, naturally, he aced questions 6 and 7, right? You'll find out! After those answers, we get questions 8 and 9, pictured below! What the hell is the firefighters' rule? And are drycleaners interstate commerce?   If you'd like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law! For the time being, any profit over and above the costs of operating the show, will go towards repair and accountability.
06/03/2436m 30s

MAGA Fascists Try To Ban Drag and Fail. Repeatedly.

Episode 1011   Here's one for everyone who enjoys stories about terrible people losing in court! Casey stops by to review Alito's complaint to America's managers about the devastating cost of marriage equality: the exclusion of anti-LGBTQ bigots from juries. Matt breaks down the total failure of state attempts to ban drag shows and why the actual First Amendment keeps winning over the one that the kinds of people who yell the most about the First Amendment seem to think that they are yelling about.   1. Thomas/Alito statement in 2020 denial of Kim Davis's cert petition (2020) 2. Alito's concurrence in denial of cert in Missouri Dept of Corrections v. Finney (2024) 3. Trial court decision in Friends of Georges v. Mulroy (TN drag show ban) 4. Trial court decision in Florida-ORL v. Griffin (FL drag show ban) 5. Trial court decision in Woodlands Pride v. Paxton (TX drag show ban) If you'd like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law! For the time being, any profit over and above the costs of operating the show, will go towards repair and accountability.
04/03/2459m 1s

A Tale of Two Dons in Criminal Court

Episode 1010   It was the worst of Dons, it was the worst of Dons. Eagles singer Don Henley was not taking it easy in a New York City courtroom this week in his testimony against three memorabilia-collecting desperadoes who had to bring their alibis to face charges of conspiring to sell stolen (?) legal pads filled with Henley's drafts of "Hotel California"-era lyrics. Will the court find that these defendants are hiding their lyin' eyes, or is the Manhattan DA's case against them already gone? New kid in town Matt takes his legal analysis to the limit one more time.   We move on to some Trump updates, including the Supreme Court's decision to take his extremely unserious claims of  Presidential immunity for all crimes seriously and complications to the defense's effort to disqualify Fani Willis from the Fulton County prosecution. Oh also, Trump doesn't want to pay any money and is complaining to the court on account of "I don't like this." If you'd like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law! For the time being, any profit over and above the costs of operating the show, will go towards repair and accountability.
01/03/2456m 48s

T3BE Week 3! Drugs and Hearsay

Thomas Takes the Bar Exam!   It's time for the answers to last week's questions, plus two more!   If you'd like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law! For the time being, any profit over and above the costs of operating the show, will go towards repair and accountability.
28/02/2430m 21s

Project 2025 Is Terrifying

Episode 1009    The Heritage Foundation's Project 2025 has been making headlines with its promises to set the next Republican president up with a full staff of loyal civil servants and a 920-page executive branch playbook--but what is actually in this thing, and what can we learn from it? Matt takes us through some disturbing echoes of 1933 Germany, which was a famously chill and cool time, showing us how the legal system has historically been used to turn democracies into autocracies. We learn that laws with the most boring names are often the scariest, and about the administrative violence of a well-timed memo.   1. Heritage Foundation's Mandate for Leadership (2023) 2. Presidential Personnel Database (Project 2025 job application) 3. Nazi Telegram with instructions for Kristallnacht (Nov 10, 1938)   If you'd like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law! For the time being, any profit over and above the costs of operating the show, will go towards repair and accountability.
26/02/2457m 42s

Embryos Are People, My Friend

Episode 1008   Today we are serving up a tasteful pairing of radically destructive activism from one supreme court with a refreshing adherence to basic Constitutional law from another. We start in Alabama, where the state's highest court just found with no any apparent legal, factual, or moral justification whatsoever that a few hundred frozen cells are legally equivalent to a "child"--because God, probably? Unclear! We then review a recent example of the U.S. Supreme Court doing exactly what it is supposed to do: reviewing and unanimously reversing an obvious Constitutional violation, in this case one which put a man who had been acquitted on mental health grounds at risk of the death penalty.   1. Alabama Supreme Court's decision in LePage v. Center for Reproductive Medicine, P.C. 2. Ketanji Brown Jackson's decision for a unanimous court in McElrath v. Georgia, 601 U.S. ____ (2024) [PDF] 3. Free downloadable version of the Century Schoolbook typeface   If you'd like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law! For the time being, any profit over and above the costs of operating the show, will go towards repair and accountability.
23/02/2454m 4s

T3BE Week 2!

Thomas Takes the Bar Exam!   It's time for the answers to last week's questions, plus two more!   If you'd like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law! For the time being, any profit over and above the costs of operating the show, will go towards repair and accountability.
22/02/2432m 34s

The Fani Willis Hearings - Your Comprehensive Guide 2

Episode 1007   It's Part 2! Fani testifies! It is high drama. Not only that, we hear from an incredible Cohen Brothers movie character for some reason. We also hear from Fani Willis's dad, someone who has led a fascinating life. Then finally, they put Wade's ex-partner Bradley on the stand and... try to make him talk for like 4 hours. It also takes a very dark turn.   If you'd like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law! For the time being, any profit over and above the costs of operating the show, will go towards repair and accountability.
21/02/241h 10m

The Fani Willis Hearings - Your Comprehensive Guide

Episode 1006   Part 1! We watched 17 hours of Fulton Country Superior Court so you don't have to! Cohabitating lawyers Matt and Casey are here to break down many of the legal issues, from the mundane to the outright bizarre. These hearings were truly extraordinary. Some of the craziest courtroom drama to ever happen in the real world. If you'd like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law! For the time being, any profit over and above the costs of operating the show, will go towards repair and accountability.
20/02/241h 22m

What In God's Name Is Happening In Georgia

Episode 1005. So uh, yeah. About that. The news was so crazy that we recorded two different episodes and I had to stitch them together like a Frankenstein's Podster. Because WOW Georgia. In addition to that, Matt has for us a tour of the Trump legal circuit! It makes stops in DC, Florida, Georgia, and New York, with a brief layover in 1998 to reminisce about where we were the first time we heard an elected official talking about their sex life under oath. We share some initial impressions of the first day of Fulton County DA Fani Willis's disqualification hearing, debate whether Nathan Wade actually billed the county for 24 hours of work in one day, and consider what might happen next (and what probably should have earlier) in this unfortunate and entirely evitable sideshow to the single most important state criminal case prosecuted in our lifetimes. Also discussed: What's next for the stupidest impeachment in the history of impeachments? What's up with the House rule which makes tying a vote *much* worse than losing one? Is Robert Hur a doctor or does he just like playing one in special counsel reports? And we finally learn the one thing that truly makes Matt angry: FONTS.     1. Nixon v. U.S. (1993) 2. Trump's stay request to SCOTUS re: immunity claims 3. GA Defendant David Shafer's filing re: motion to disqualify 4. GA Code § 15-18-15 (2018) 5. Judge Merchan's denial of Trump's motion to dismiss If you'd like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law! For the time being, any profit over and above the costs of operating the show, will go towards repair and accountability.
16/02/241h 15m

Thomas Takes the Bar Exam Returns! T3BE Week 1

At laaaaaaaast it is the return of #T3BE! And we've got, not 1, not 2, but 3 questions! First, a question + answer to get warmed up, since we don't have any answers from previous weeks. THEN, the question everyone can play along with. AND THEN, it's the question only Patrons are elligible to win. But also, for patreons only, I've included the first question Matt and I ever did. We did some T3BE to practice, and this first one is maybe my favorite. If you'd like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law! For the time being, any profit over and above the costs of operating the show, will go towards repair and accountability. I used Dall-e for fun to create a T3BE graphic and it gave me "Thas BAR EXAM!" 10/10
14/02/2434m 49s

SCOTUS OKs Execution By Nitrogen Gas Because Evil

This episode is brought to you by Trade Coffee! Visit drinktrade.com/oa Episode 1004. "What's going wrong?" Neil Young once asked Alabama, and it's still a good question 52 years later in the wake of the unprecedented execution of Eugene Michael Smith on January 25, 2024 by nitrogen gas. Casey returns to share why learning about the death penalty made her want to be a lawyer before we review the recent history of capital punishment in the U.S. and the dangers of an originalist interpretation of a "cruel and unusual" execution. We then take a closer look at how a completely untested method of taking a human life came to be used in Alabama and find some hope for an end to state-sanctioned murder.   1. VIDEO: Spiritual advisor Jeff Hood describes the execution of Eugene Michael Smith 2. VIDEO: Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall describes Smith's execution as "textbook" 3. Bucklew v. Precythe :: 587 U.S. ___ (2019) 4. Sotomayor's dissent in Smith v. Hamm 5. Thomas and Alito's dissent in Hamm v. Smith 6. The Death Penalty in 2023: Year End Report | Death Penalty Information Center   If you'd like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law! For the time being, any profit over and above the costs of operating the show, will go towards repair and accountability. Graphic generated by Dall-e and seemed fitting.
12/02/241h 5m

Bonus! These Are Not Serious People...

Republicans thought they were going to impeach DHS Secretary Mayorkas but they didn't count on... AL GREEN!   There has been so much in the news that Matt and I thought we'd do some bonus recording, both to give you fine folks more content and also to keep practicing and getting into the groove. Matt breaks down the absurd Articles of Impeachment that some Republican intern typed up. Then we talk about the border bill Republicans demanded but then... fought against after Trump said to.   If you'd like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law! For the time being, any profit over and above the costs of operating the show, will go towards repair and accountability.
11/02/2451m 53s

The Fani Willis Thing... How Bad Is It?

This episode is brought to you by Trade Coffee! Visit drinktrade.com/oa! In Episode 1003, Thomas and Matt are joined by Matt's partner, Casey, to discuss what's been going on with District Attorney Fani Willis down in Fulton County, Georgia. Perhaps you've heard about a scandal involving a relationship and a messy divorce... But how severe is it? How much of it is real, and how much is MAGA disinfo? What is likely to happen? Find out!  Casey was a prosecutor at the state level for more than 15 years. She has extensive experience in both trial and appellate litigation, including a substantial caseload of major felony and homicide matters. So not only are they a prosecutor and a defense attorney, but Matt and Casey also bring some extra insight when it comes to relationships between lawyers, as they are a real-life married lawyer couple! If you'd like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law! For the time being, any profit over and above the costs of operating the show, will go towards repair and accountability. <!-- wp:create-block/libsyn-podcasting-block --> <!-- /wp:create-block/libsyn-podcasting-block -->
10/02/241h 8m

These Are Death Penalty Cases In Traffic Court

This episode is brought to you by Trade Coffee! Visit drinktrade.com/oa In episode 1002, we get to know Matt Cameron. He talks about his background, his legal practice and areas of expertise. I ask him about the case he is most proud of, and you will not believe what it took for him to win it! Then I ask him about the case he most regrets, and... wow. Let's just say Matt does incredibly difficult and important work.  You do not want to miss this one, these stories are so compelling, and they make me so excited going forward with OA and Matt onboard! If you'd like to support the show (and lose the ads!), please pledge at patreon.com/law! For the time being, any profit over and above the costs of operating the show, will go towards repair and accountability. <!-- wp:create-block/libsyn-podcasting-block --> <!-- /wp:create-block/libsyn-podcasting-block -->
08/02/2451m 59s

Thomas Takes the Podcast Back

<!-- wp:paragraph --> #T3PB babyyyyyy!  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Due to several good court thingies, this podcast is now hosted by Thomas Smith. Not too much can be said, but this episode contains a bit of how we got here, and the plan for the future.  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> If you'd like to support the show, please pledge at patreon.com/law and get your hands on the first lawsode with Matt Cameron! Plus lots of bonus things coming. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> For the time being, any profit over and above the costs of operating the show, will go towards repair and accountability. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:create-block/libsyn-podcasting-block --> <!-- /wp:create-block/libsyn-podcasting-block -->
08/02/2415m 26s

OA860: Goodbye

Liz says goodbye.
26/01/241m 10s

OA859: Looks Like We Won't Have DeSantis To Kick Around Any More

On the day that Ron DeSantis dropped out of the Republican presidential primary and endorsed his personal bully, Donald Trump, Liz and Andrew cover two stories that could impact the 2024 presidential election. First, we tackle the centrist group "No Labels" request that the Civil Rights Division of the Department begin a criminal RICO investigation into... people who don't like the centrist group "No Labels." Neat! Then, we break down all of the pending actual law stuff going on in Trump's civil defamation suit in New York -- since precious little of that is going on in the courtroom itself. What's the rule of completeness? When are defenses waived? Who has a duty to mitigate? And so much more! Notes Habba Letter Brief re: Mitigation https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.543790/gov.uscourts.nysd.543790.272.0.pdf No Labels https://www.nolabels.org/documents/59546/DOJ%20letter%201.11.24.pdf Co-founder of No Labels resigns https://www.wsj.com/articles/no-labels-may-re-elect-donald-trump-third-party-independent-galston-rematch-f2e7697d Semafor article on No Labels https://www.semafor.com/article/12/19/2023/the-plot-against-no-labels -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com
22/01/241h

OA858: Trump Laywers Are Tryin' It In All The Courts

Liz and Andrew dive deeply into Alina Habba and Michael Madaio's efforts to cross-examine E. Jean Carroll and her expert, Dr. Ashlee Humphreys. Plus much, much more! Notes Ameriekalinje v. Sun P. P. Assn, 226 N.Y. 1 (1919) https://casetext.com/case/norske-ameriekalinje-v-sun-p-p-assn Justice Manual 9-5.000 https://www.justice.gov/jm/jm-9-5000-issues-related-trials-and-other-court-proceedings -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com
19/01/2456m 48s

OA857: Can Elon Musk Blow Up Your Right To Join A Union?

After a roundup including the first day of the E. Jean Carroll trial, Liz and Andrew break down the latest SpaceX lawsuit and discuss what it might mean for the future of collective bargaining. Notes Nathan J. Robinson, researcher, Current Affairs, “Surely We Can Do Better Than Elon Musk,” April 7, 2021 https://www.currentaffairs.org/2021/04/surely-we-can-do-better-than-elon-musk S. Derek Turner, “Broadband Boondoggle: Ajit Pai's $886M Gift to Elon Musk,” Free Press, December 14, 2020 https://www.freepress.net/our-response/expert-analysis/insights-opinions/broadband-boondoggle-ajit-pais-886m-gift-elon-musk NLRB proceedings against SpaceX https://www.nlrb.gov/case/31-CA-307446 NLRA, 29 U.S.C. § 151 et seq.https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/29/chapter-7/subchapter-II NLRB damages chart https://www.nlrb.gov/reports/nlrb-case-activity-reports/unfair-labor-practice-cases/remedies-achieved/monetary-remedies SpaceX v. NLRB docket https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/68136196/space-exploration-technologies-corp-v-national-labor-relations-board/Paragraph -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com
17/01/241h 8m

OA856: Trump Tries To Delay Carroll Trial (But Not Campaign Rally!) For Funeral

Today, Liz and Andrew document Donald Trump's latest (failed) shenanigans in the E. Jean Carroll defamation trial set to begin in New York on Tuesday. Then, they break down in depth the motion to disappear the Fulton County, GA indictment on the grounds of DA Fani Willis's alleged relationship with special prosecutor Nathan Wade. NotesTrump DC Docket https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67656595/united-states-v-trump   E. Jean Carroll v. Trump (Carroll I) docket https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/18418220/carroll-v-trump/   Roman Motion to Dismiss GA https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/24352568/roman-motion-to-dimiss-010824.pdf   Whitworth v. State, 622 S.E.2d 21 (Ga. App. 2005) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=3050238223814330373   Paragraph   -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com
15/01/2452m 4s

OA855: Trump Fraud Trial Ends, Not With A Bang But With a Tantrum

Liz and Andrew describe the truly audacious plan cooked up by Trump and his counsel to disrupt his fraud trial's closing arguments. Then, the two break down a recent TRO entered prohibiting Ohio's social media ("anti-TikTok") law from going into effect. Notes Pew Media Poll https://www.pewresearch.org/short-reads/2023/10/31/81-of-us-adults-versus-46-of-teens-favor-parental-consent-for-minors-to-use-social-media/ NetChoice, LLC  v. Yost, 1/5 Complaint https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.ohsd.287455/gov.uscourts.ohsd.287455.1.0.pdf NetChoice, LLC v. Yost, 1/9 Order https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.ohsd.287455/gov.uscourts.ohsd.287455.27.0_1.pdf Ohio Rev. Code 1349.09 https://codes.ohio.gov/ohio-revised-code/section-1349.09 OA 767 https://openargs.com/oa767-porn-wont-someone-please-think-of-the-children-feat-ari-cohn/
12/01/2441m 32s

OA854: Trump Lawyers Discover ONE WEIRD TRICK To Get Away With Murder! (Be President.)

"So, I understand your answer to be that if the President uses Seal Team Six to assassinate his political rival, and he hasn't been impeached and convicted by the Senate, he can't be prosecuted." That really happened. Liz and Andrew break down yesterday's pivotal argument before the Court of Appeals of the DC Circuit as to whether Donald Trump has immunity from prosecution for his efforts to steal the 2020 Election because he was the President. Notes Roman Motion to Dismiss GA https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/24352568/roman-motion-to-dimiss-010824.pdf Trump brief https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cadc.40415/gov.uscourts.cadc.40415.1208582803.0_3.pdf DOJ brief https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cadc.40415/gov.uscourts.cadc.40415.1208583920.0_1.pdf American Oversight amicus https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cadc.40415/gov.uscourts.cadc.40415.1208583989.0_1.pdf 167 Cong. Rec. S607 (daily ed. Feb. 9, 2021) https://www.congress.gov/117/crec/2021/02/09/CREC-2021-02-09.pdf Kel’s CLE class https://dcbar.inreachce.com/Details/Information/9e60ed07-539c-4b48-bc8b-cb75b543d99c -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com
10/01/241h 3m

OA853: The NRA Is On Trial & The Mouse Is Loose!

In this Trump-free episode, Andrew and Liz break down the civil trial of the National Rifle Association beginning TODAY in New York. No, the NRA isn't going to be dissolved, but yes, they could be hit with a ton of restrictions & some bad actors could be forced to fork over a ton of money, so you'll want to follow this story. Then, the duo tackle the passage of Steamboat Willie into the public domain. What is the public domain? What does it all mean?  Listen and find out! Notes DC Circuit livestream Trump Appeal Tuesday Jan 9, 9:30amET https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEQ1aToavl8  Babbitt Estate v. US — Docket via Court Listener https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/68139457/estate-of-ashli-babbitt-v-babbitt/ US v. Texas — Docket via Court Listener https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/68134300/united-states-v-texas/  NY Case Search https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/nyscef/CaseSearch Appellate Docket No: 2023-06396 Trial Docket No: 451625/2020 US Copyright Office Circular 33 https://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ33.pdf Klinger v. Conan Doyle Estate (7th Cir. 2014) https://freesherlock.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/klinger-7th-circuit-opinion-c.pdf Secrecy, Self-Dealing, and Greed at the N.R.A. https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/secrecy-self-dealing-and-greed-at-the-nra  NRA Awarded Contracts to Firms With Ties to Top Officials https://www.wsj.com/articles/nra-awarded-contracts-to-firms-with-ties-to-top-officials-1543590697  Paragraph   -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com
08/01/241h 2m

OA852: Trump Asks SCOTUS To Put Him Back on the Colorado Ballot Despite 14th Amendment

Liz and Andrew break down an entirely new argument being advanced by Trump's allies to get him back on the Colorado ballot. Will it work? Listen and find out! Then, the duo break down the latest barrage of nonsense filings in DC. Notes Colorado state court ruling https://www.courts.state.co.us/userfiles/file/Court_Probation/02nd_Judicial_District/Denver_District_Court/11_17_2023%20Final%20Order.pdf Colorado Supreme Court ruling https://www.courts.state.co.us/userfiles/file/Court_Probation/Supreme_Court/Opinions/2023/23SA300.pdf Lawfare Tracker on Trump DQ https://www.lawfaremedia.org/current-projects/the-trump-trials/section-3-litigation-tracker OA 836 https://openargs.com/oa836-yes-a-court-found-that-trump-incited-an-insurrection-now-what-feat-seth-barrett-tillman/ OA 848 https://openargs.com/oa848-trump-is-off-the-ballot-in-colorado/ Socialist Workers Party of Ill. v. Ogilvie, 357 F. Supp. 109, 113 (N.D. Ill. 1972) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=13881601664092355452 Voting and Vice, 2012 Yale Law Review (Re and Re) https://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5515&context=ylj Trump report on stolen election https://cdn.nucleusfiles.com/e0/e04e630c-63ff-4bdb-9652-e0be3598b5d4/summary20of20election20fraud20in20the20swing20states.pdf Trump lawyers’ doozy of a filing on voter fraud - Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/01/03/trump-lawyers-doozy-filing-voter-fraud/  Rolling Stone on Trump turning trial into a MAGA freak show https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/trump-plot-to-turn-jan-6-trial-into-maga-freak-show-1234938951/ Trump motion for order to show cause DC https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149.192.0.pdf -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com  
05/01/241h 3m

OA851: Iowa Judge Cancel Cultures GOP Book Ban

Our first episode of 2024 is a Good News episode! First, Liz and Andrew break down a new argument that might get everything back on track in Trump's DC prosecution.   Then, the duo unpack a recent ruling enjoining Iowa's anti-LGBTQ book ban.   Notes Trump DC per curiam order https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cadc.40415/gov.uscourts.cadc.40415.1208584150.0_5.pdf Trump DC immunity brief https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cadc.40415/gov.uscourts.cadc.40415.1208582803.0_3.pdf Ed Meese amicus brief https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cadc.40415/gov.uscourts.cadc.40415.1208584119.0_1.pdf American Oversight amicus brief https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cadc.40415/gov.uscourts.cadc.40415.1208583989.0_1.pdf In re Grand Jury Investigation, 916 F.3d 1047 (2019) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=8603210867025765580 D. Iowa Order re LGBTQ book ban https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.iasd.85819/gov.uscourts.iasd.85819.65.0.pdf Iowa Senate File 496 https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/publications/LGE/90/SF496.pdf   -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com    
03/01/241h

OA850: Our Favorite Stories of the Year

After speedrunning the Year in Trump, Liz and Andrew share their favorite legal stories of 2023.   Notes MN state supreme court ruling in Growe v. Simon https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/24138784/order-dismiss-not-stipulated-entire-case.pdf ME SOS determination re: Trump https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/24245391/decision-in-challenge-to-trump-presidential-primary-petitions.pdf US v. Trump DC Docket https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67656595/united-states-v-trump/ Michael Cohen ChatGPT https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.499666/gov.uscourts.nysd.499666.104.0.pdf OA 751 https://openargs.com/oa751-chatgpt-writes-fake-opinions-real-judge-is-not-amused/ US v Trump SDFL Docket https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67490070/united-states-v-trump/?filed_after=&filed_before=&entry_gte=&entry_lte=&order_by=desc   -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com
31/12/2359m 58s

OA849: The Law Of New Year's!

As we wind down 2023, Liz and Andrew bring you an entirely Trump-free, New Year's Eve-themed show!   First, the two discuss legal weed, President Biden's pardon, and what the future holds for those who like to smoke.   Then, Liz and Andrew discuss the legal minutiae of the Ninth Circuit's reversal of the conviction of Rep. Fortenberry (pictured). Ever wanted to know the difference between venue and vicinage? You will now! Thank you for listening to us in 2023!   Notes Sessions January 4, 2018 memo re marijuana prosecutions https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-issues-memo-marijuana-enforcement   Biden October 6, 2022 statement on marijuana  https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/10/06/statement-from-president-biden-on-marijuana-reform/   21 U.S.C. § 844 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/21/844   Fortenberry Ruling https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/60659391/united-states-v-fortenberry/ -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com
29/12/2345m 3s

OA848: Trump is Off the Ballot in Colorado!

Liz and Andrew break down what the latest decision by the Colorado Supreme Court means, how it will take effect, and how a court that claims to be devoted to textualism and originalism will grapple with arguments aimed squarely at their wheelhouse. You know you want it!   In the A segment, they also break down Trump's latest efforts to convince the Supreme Court to move really, really slowly.   Notes Colorado Supreme Court declares Trump ineligible for the ballot https://www.courts.state.co.us/userfiles/file/Court_Probation/Supreme_Court/Opinions/2023/23SA300.pdf   Lawfare Tracker on Trump DQ https://www.lawfaremedia.org/current-projects/the-trump-trials/section-3-litigation-tracker   OA 836 https://openargs.com/oa836-yes-a-court-found-that-trump-incited-an-insurrection-now-what-feat-seth-barrett-tillman/   Anderson v. Griswold https://www.courts.state.co.us/userfiles/file/Court_Probation/02nd_Judicial_District/Denver_District_Court/11_17_2023%20Final%20Order.pdf   -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com
22/12/2356m 11s

OA847: Why Being A "Former" Government Official is Bad News for Mark Meadows... and Donald Trump

Liz and Andrew of course recorded this show before the big Colorado Supreme Court decision, but rest assured that breakdown is coming!   In this episode, Liz and Andrew discuss Trump's hapless legal filings across multiple jurisdictions before diving deeply into a surprising decision from the very conservative 11th Circuit regarding the scope of the federal criminal removal statute. What does it all mean? Listen and find out! There will be no show on Dec. 25 and 27th. Happy Holidays! Notes - Trump DC Cir date set - Jan 9 https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cadc.40415/gov.uscourts.cadc.40415.1208580631.0_2.pdf   -Trump - Engoron - evaluation of witness testimony, denial of motion for DV https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/nyscef/ViewDocument?docIndex=QbK_PLUS_LJnXDL9v6FtzC9ofmw==   -11th Cir - Pryor - Mark Meadows https://media.ca11.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/files/202312958.pdf -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com
20/12/231h 6m

OA846: Forget Impeaching His Dad, Will Criminal Charges Even Stick Against Hunter Biden?

Liz and Andrew react to the $148 million defamation verdict against Rudy Giuliani by pollworkers Shaye Moss and Ruby Freeman before tackling the latest barrage of motions to dismiss filed by Hunter Biden's lawyers in the Delaware gun charge case. If you need to cut through some right-wing nonsense over the holidays, this is the episode for you! Notes DOJ Order No. 5730-2023 appointing Weiss https://www.justice.gov/d9/2023-08/order.appointment_of_david_c._weiss_as_special_counsel.pdf Hunter Biden MTD - diversion agreement https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.ded.82797/gov.uscourts.ded.82797.60.0.pdf Hunter Biden MTD - Selective and vindictive prosecution https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.ded.82797/gov.uscourts.ded.82797.63.0.pdf Hunter Biden MTD - constitution https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.ded.82797/gov.uscourts.ded.82797.61.0_1.pdf Hunter Biden MTD - Exceeded authority https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.ded.82797/gov.uscourts.ded.82797.62.0.pdf OA793 https://openargs.com/oa793-the-right-wing-freakout-or-why-hunter-biden-rejected-his-plea-deal-feat-mitchell-epner/ Jury Verdict Sheet Giuliani https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.238720/gov.uscourts.dcd.238720.135.0_1.pdf Jenna Ellis Stipulation to Discipline https://www.coloradosupremecourt.us/PDF/Public/STIPULATION%20TO%20DISCIPLINE%20PURSUANT%20TO%20C.R.C.P.%20242.19.pdf -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com
18/12/231h 16m

OA845: Immunity and Rudy, Part 2

Liz and Andrew continue to cover a bunch of stories with the connected theme of how to push back against Donald Trump's efforts to use anything and everything to postpone his criminal trials. Also, there's rare good news regarding the Supreme Court and its refusal to grant certiorari in Tingley v. Ferguson, meaning that Washington state's law prohibiting conversion therapy stays in place. All that and much, much more, including a breakdown of the last day of Rudy's defamation lawsuit! NotesSCOTUS denies cert in Tingley https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/121123zor_e29g.pdf -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com
15/12/231h

OA844: Rudy and Immunity

13/12/2351m 37s

OA843: OA Field Trip! (Plus: Hunter Biden’s Taxes) feat. Kel McClanahan

Liz and Andrew welcome back friend of the show Kel McClanahan to tell us about an oral argument at the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit that you can and should attend in an effort to get the Senate Intelligence Committee’s full report on torture during the Bush administration released to the public! Then, Liz and Andrew break down what’s really going on with the Hunter Biden tax indictment. Notes Hunter Biden tax indictment https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cacd.907805/gov.uscourts.cacd.907805.1.0_1.pdf IRS Criminal Tax Handbook https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-utl/tax_crimes_handbook.pdf USSC on tax fraud https://www.ussc.gov/research/quick-facts/tax-fraud Sentencing Guidelines https://www.ussc.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/guidelines-manual/2023/GLMFull.pdf Musgrave v. Warner (DC Cir.) https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/66696476/shawn-musgrave-v-mark-warner/   -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com
11/12/231h 3m

OA842: Does John Eastman WANT To Be Disbarred? (Maybe.)

<!-- wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew tackle John Eastman's brief in his disbarment hearing arguing that the 2020 Presidential election was in fact stolen. It was not. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> In the A story, Andrew and Liz walk through Trump's latest efforts to invade the secrecy of confidential documents in the Southern District of Florida. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Moore v. Harperhttps://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=3002636935552946163 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> PA SOS final report on 2020 election https://www.dos.pa.gov/VotingElections/BEST/Pages/BEST-Election-Stats.aspx <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> CA State Bar disbar Eastman brief https://discipline.calbar.ca.gov/portal/DocumentViewer/Index/VBqEKKzWq7BHFLcNbcYFBPwEVGppqKqRVh1jPShvzLRW-TqEo4kMqYD8POcD6IXmvjC-TMQt9Ct_mI544fmjiNq7TQItUIXPLobITmdyBQk1?caseNum=SBC-23-O-30029&docType=Pleading&docName=STATE%20BAR%20S%20CLOSING%20BRIEF&docTypeId=269&isVersionId=False&p=0 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Eastman brief https://discipline.calbar.ca.gov/portal/DocumentViewer/Index/VBqEKKzWq7BHFLcNbcYFBC23fHVB3vvyF9PMGQpKVVc7_-vQjVVin5csFtC6SOfJDo4RbH-B8wXlyxxx4QUOMENofD03Bn0OynOnilZ86hY1?caseNum=SBC-23-O-30029&docType=Pleading&docName=DR.%20EASTMAN%20S%20POST-HEARING%20BRIEF&eventName=Brief&docTypeId=269&isVersionId=False&p=0 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
08/12/2353m 12s

OA841: Sometimes When The President Does It, It IS Illegal!

Liz and Andrew unpack the two recent decisions on Presidential immunity. What does it mean for the civil and criminal cases against Donald Trump?   But first, the duo unpack a recent Rule 404 filing by Special Counsel Jack Smith that reveals some (more) disturbing details of how Trump planned to hijack the 2020 Presidential election.   In the LONG Patreon bonus, Andrew and Liz parse through some seemingly-minor findings and show how they're part of the bad faith effort by Judge Aileen Cannon, FSW, to delay Trump's criminal trial for stealing national security documents.   it's a jam-packed episode you won't want to miss!   Notes Trump - Chutkan ruling on immunity https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149.171.0.pdf   Trump DC Cir ruling on immunity https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cadc.38510/gov.uscourts.cadc.38510.1208575879.0_1.pdf   Nixon v. Fitzgerald, 475 U.S. 731 (1982) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=2587191009008442950 -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com
06/12/2355m 39s

OA840: Trump Lawyer Alina Habba Speedruns the Professional Responsibility Exam

Liz and Andrew embark on a deep dive into a set of truly wild accusations against Trump's go-to lawyer, Alina Habba, who's accused of manipulating a young server into signing an illegal and one-sided settlement agreement to benefit Donald Trump's Bedminster golf course.    Was this really Alina Habba's audition to be the next Michael Cohen? Find out why this case matters and what's coming next!   Notes Bianco v. Lamington https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/24179145/bianco-v-lamington-farm-club.pdf   -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com
04/12/2347m 32s

OA839: Trump Gagged, Comer Spanked, and ... Munsingwear Vacatur??

Liz and Andrew bring you a trio of stories: first, the New York appellate court reinstated the gag order on Donald Trump, prohibiting him from attacking Justice Engoron's staff.  Next, learn how Hunter Biden outmaneuvered the GOP buffoons in Congress. Finally, geek out on the Supreme Court docket with Munsingwear! In the Patreon bonus, the two break down whether Trump has been able to sneak assets out of New York and if so, what Special Master Barbara Jones intends to do about it. <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes House Oversight Biden Subpoenas https://oversight.house.gov/release/comer-issues-subpoenas-to-biden-family-associates%EF%BF%BC/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Abbe Lowell Letter to James Comer re Hunter Biden Testimony https://www.politico.com/f/?id=0000018c-161a-dbbc-a1de-7e7e397f0000 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> NY Trump gag orders reinstated https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/nyscef/ViewDocument?docIndex=2yAOg8Zx5CTVK5fRESuAVA== <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Trump petition to 1st AD https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/nyscef/ViewDocument?docIndex=8mrJZIGwSPZTLMGpK_PLUS_pe_PLUS_g== <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Kendall v. Doster documents https://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/kendall-v-doster/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> DOJ petition in Kendall for Munsingwear vacatur https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/23/23-154/275510/20230816162454819_Kendall%20III%20et%20al.%20v.%20Doster%20et%20al.%20.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Kendall v. Doster opp cert https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/23/23-154/285403/20231018142033779_23-154%20Brief%20in%20Opposition%20Final.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Report from Barbara Jones in the Trump Org monitoring https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/nyscef/ViewDocument?docIndex=tonmcCHZaSG8Oe1NLD6eEg== <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
01/12/2358m 1s

OA838: Trump's Lawyers Blame China For Making Him Do That Coup & Oh Rudy

Liz and Andrew dissect Trump's latest request for additional discovery in the DC indictment before analyzing Rudy Giuliani having found the one thing he fears more than Judge Beryl Howell: a jury of his peers! <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Trump Motion for Discovery https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149.167.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Trump DC indictment https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.258148/gov.uscourts.dcd.258148.1.0_12.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Trump DC indictment - PDF copy (scannable) https://www.justice.gov/storage/US_v_Trump_23_cr_257.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Rudy “Trial Brief” https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.238720/gov.uscourts.dcd.238720.107.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Mwani v. Bin Laden https://casetext.com/case/mwani-v-bin-ladin <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Freeman/Moss Opp Motion for Bench Trial https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.238720/gov.uscourts.dcd.238720.109.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Rudy response to Howell Minute Order https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.238720/gov.uscourts.dcd.238720.110.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Pence told Jan. 6 special counsel harrowing details about 2020 aftermath, warnings to Trump: Sources https://abcnews.go.com/US/pence-told-jan-6-special-counsel-harrowing-details/story?id=105183391 <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
29/11/2359m 22s

OA837: BREAKING - Mike Lindell is Lying about Voting Machines (Again!)

Liz has finally beat the flu (or whatever) and makes her triumphant return breaking down a voting machine case in Georgia that is NOT crazy. So, of course, Mike "Lumpy Pillows" Lindell is lying about it. The duo also break down all the developments with Trump's various gag orders. Notes Affidavit in support of Trump gag order to NY First Judicial Department in Trump v. Engoron https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/nyscef/ViewDocument?docIndex=inVGdvHSdXKWMxr30v8AXw== Trump DC Cir. Letter re: harassment of Engoron’s clerk https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cadc.40232/gov.uscourts.cadc.40232.1208573931.0_3.pdf Curling v. Raffensperger https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/24163431/11-10-23-trial-order-denial-of-summary-judgment.pdf NAACP v. Sanders https://www.democracydocket.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Opinion.pdf 52 USC 10308 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/52/10308 <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
27/11/231h 4m

OA836: Yes, A Court Found That Trump "Incited An Insurrection" - Now What? (feat. Seth Barrett Tillman)

With Liz sidelined, Andrew welcomes back friend of the show Seth Barrett Tillman for an in-depth discussion of Anderson v. Griswold, a Colorado state court opinion that found by clear and convincing evidence that Donald Trump incited an insurrection on January 6, 2021. What implications does that have? Listen and find out! This episode was released early for our Patrons and is a paid post on Patreon. Notes Anderson v. Griswoldhttps://www.courts.state.co.us/userfiles/file/Court_Probation/02nd_Judicial_District/Denver_District_Court/11_17_2023%20Final%20Order.pdf <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
24/11/231h 4m

OA835: Why Harrison Floyd Isn't Going to Jail (& More)

Andrew and Liz tackle three updates: Elon Musk's "thermonuclear" lawsuit against Media Matters; Harrison Floyd's bond revocation hearing; and a truly terrible decision out of the 8th Circuit. Notes NAACP v. Sandershttps://www.democracydocket.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Opinion.pdf <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
22/11/2342m 55s

OA834: Elon Musk Will Save Free Speech By Suing Every Media Outlet on Earth

Andrew and an ailing Liz break down Elon Musk's latest threat to try and sue a media outlet critical of Twitter into silence - this time, Media Matters for America - through the lens of his last lawsuit, against the tiny charity the Center for Countering Digital Hate, which produced an investigative report showing that Twitter profits from weaponized antisemitism and white supremacy.   Oh, and the duo begin with a Life Comes At You Fast, where Justice Arthur Engoron has already denied the Trump motion for a new trial discussed just last episode!   Notes CCDH, Toxic Twitter https://counterhate.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/Toxic-Twitter_FINAL.pdf   Engoron order denying motion for new trial https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/fbem/DocumentDisplayServlet?documentId=e7egXMrk5KE0sOyTUjgixg==&system=prod   CCDH Motion to Dismiss https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cand.416212/gov.uscourts.cand.416212.47.0_1.pdf   NY Judicial Ethics Opinion 98-19 https://nycourts.gov/legacyhtm/ip/judicialethics/opinions/98-19.htm   OA 795 https://openargs.com/oa795-the-x-filings-elon-musks-plan-to-leave-no-lawyer-behind/   Media Matters post 11/16 https://www.mediamatters.org/twitter/musk-endorses-antisemitic-conspiracy-theory-x-has-been-placing-ads-apple-bravo-ibm-oracle   Initial letters from Musk https://counterhate.com/blog/letters-from-the-lawyers-musk-threatens-ccdh-with-brazen-attempt-to-silence-honest-criticism/   Amended Complaint, X v. CCDH https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cand.416212/gov.uscourts.cand.416212.10.0.pdf <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
20/11/2354m 47s

OA833: Trump Demands New NY Trial Because Liz Is Mean Online

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew break down the very real question of free speech versus a fair trial when viewed through the lens of (1) Donald Trump's motion for a mistrial in New York and (2) Trump's argument against the gag order to the DC Circuit. Come for the 1966 history, stay for hearing how Trump is going to lose! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Oh, and our Liz Dye might have played a role in the whole mistrial thing.... <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Trump NY motion mistrial <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/nyscef/ViewDocument?docIndex=N0PX1FMtdplL/b5Oq9DwXg== <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Trump DC Cir Brief <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:embed {"url":"https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cadc.40232/gov.uscourts.cadc.40232.1208569217.0_1.pdf","type":"rich","providerNameSlug":"embed-handler"} --> https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cadc.40232/gov.uscourts.cadc.40232.1208569217.0_1.pdf <!-- /wp:embed --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Trump gag order DC <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:embed {"url":"https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.258148/gov.uscourts.dcd.258148.105.0_2.pdf","type":"rich","providerNameSlug":"embed-handler"} --> https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.258148/gov.uscourts.dcd.258148.105.0_2.pdf <!-- /wp:embed --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> DOJ DC Cir Brief <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:embed {"url":"https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cadc.40232/gov.uscourts.cadc.40232.1208570955.0_4.pdf","type":"rich","providerNameSlug":"embed-handler"} --> https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cadc.40232/gov.uscourts.cadc.40232.1208570955.0_4.pdf <!-- /wp:embed --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> DC Local Rules <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:embed {"url":"https://www.dcd.uscourts.gov/sites/dcd/files/local_rules/Local%20Rules%20April_2023%282%29.pdf","type":"rich","providerNameSlug":"embed-handler"} --> https://www.dcd.uscourts.gov/sites/dcd/files/local_rules/Local%20Rules%20April_2023%282%29.pdf <!-- /wp:embed --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Gentile v. State Bar of Nevada, 501 U.S. 1030 (1991) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=12991687764638238096 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FRCP 26 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> https://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcp/rule_26 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> NYS Crim Pro 280.10 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> https://ypdcrime.com/cpl/article280.php <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Wheatley School alumni memo <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> http://www.wheatleyalumni.org/BlogPost/Blogpost-20220911-78.html <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
17/11/231h

OA832: The Sam Bankman-Fried Story: Math Whiz Bets He's Smarter Than Prosecutors, Loses (feat. Mitchell Epner)

Liz and Andrew welcome back Mitchell Epner to explain exactly what happened with the Sam Bankman-Fried trial. Notes SBF Superseding indictment https://www.justice.gov/media/1311286/dl?inline= <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
15/11/2354m 6s

OA831: Did Judge Aileen Cannon Really Rule Against Trump? (No.)

Liz and Andrew break down a ruling that was surprising to many - Judge Aileen Cannon, FSW, denying Trump's motion to postpone his trial. What does it really mean? Listen and find out!   Then, the two break down Trump's litigation strategy (if you can call it that) in the E. Jean Carroll defamation lawsuit.   In the Patreon bonus, the two discuss Donald Trump's plan to save America from sliding into authoritarianism!   Notes Be sure to sign up for Liz's substack!     Marcy Wheeler on Trump production https://www.emptywheel.net/2023/10/29/the-piles-of-chris-kise-bullshit-devlin-barrett-claims-to-believe/   <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
13/11/231h 13m

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 -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- wp:paragraph --><!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
10/11/2348m 48s

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/ <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
06/11/231h 7m

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 https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.flsd.648652/gov.uscourts.flsd.648652.85.0_4.pdf 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/ <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
03/11/231h 2m

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! NotesCharles 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 https://www.ellissothebysrealty.com/blog/2016/10/31/haunted-house-the-legend-of-1-la-veta-place-nyack/ 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 https://forsyth-il.gov/vertical/sites/%7B18717005-44FD-438D-B0BC-B86101984F4F%7D/uploads/Master_Copy.pdf 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 https://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2004/04-0772_ORD_176176_10-06-2004.pdf Fortune-telling in SF https://www.loweringthebar.net/2006/08/fortunetelling_.html Fortune-telling New Orleans https://library.municode.com/la/new_orleans/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=PTIICO_CH54CRCO_ARTVIOFAFPUGE OA 648 https://openargs.com/oa648-more-from-the-right-wing-war-on-free-speech/ <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
01/11/2355m 20s

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 (without his permission).   SHOW NOTES Trump DC docket https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.258148 Trump Reply Sup Stay of Gag Order https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.258148/gov.uscourts.dcd.258148.123.0_3.pdf 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 https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/22/22-704/272918/20230725195926740_22-704tsUnitedStates.pdf Vidal v. Elster opposition brief https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/22/22-704/278867/20230905184138600_Elster%20Merits%20Brief.pdf OA 165 https://openargs.com/oa165-you-heard-it-here-first-abortion-rights-gun-control-and-offensive-trademarks/   <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
30/10/231h

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 https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.txnd.343972/gov.uscourts.txnd.343972.2.0_5.pdf   Kacsmaryk 2022 Order denying Motion to Dismiss https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.txnd.343972/gov.uscourts.txnd.343972.71.0.pdf   George Santos Superseding Indictment https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nyed.497086/gov.uscourts.nyed.497086.50.0_1.pdf   DOJ Conflicts motion- George Santos / Joseph Murray https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nyed.497086/gov.uscourts.nyed.497086.51.0_2.pdf   Gentile v. State Bar of Nevada, 501 US 1030 (1991) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=12991687764638238096 <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
27/10/231h 1m

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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu7uzRFDpTY Jenna Ellis original Fulton County indictment https://www.fultonclerk.org/DocumentCenter/View/2108/CRIMINAL-INDICTMENT Jenna Ellis superseding Accusation https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/24079495/criminal-accusation-for-ellis-102423.pdf 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 https://sos.ga.gov/sites/default/files/2022-02/Letter_to_Congress_from_Secretary_Raffensperger_%281-6-21%29.pdf Trump DC Indictment https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149.1.0_7.pdf 113 - MTD on Constitutional Grounds https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149.113.0_1.pdf 114 - MTD on Statutory Grounds https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149.114.0_2.pdf 115 - Motion to Strike https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149.115.0.pdf 116 - MTD for Selective and Vindictive Prosecution https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149.116.0_1.pdf
25/10/231h 5m

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

<!-- wp:paragraph --> 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! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 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. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Heslin v. Jones, Docket via Court Listener <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/66982798/heslin-v-jones/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Wheeler v. Jones, Docket via Court Listener <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/66983329/wheeler-v-jones/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 11 U.S. Code § 523 - Exceptions to discharge <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/11/523 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> The Federalist, “Sidney Powell’s Plea Proves Fulton County Prosecutor Went Nuclear To Get Trump” <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> https://thefederalist.com/2023/10/20/sidney-powells-plea-proves-fulton-county-prosecutor-went-nuclear-to-get-trump/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Justice Engoron Gag Order  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/nyscef/ViewDocument?docIndex=jHhVNANx9_PLUS_/cjyUwT3y0zw== <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> US v. Trump SDFL Docket via Court Listener <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67490069/united-states-v-trump/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> US v. Trump DDC Docket via Court Listener <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67656595/united-states-v-trump/?order_by=desc <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
23/10/231h 5m

OA822: The Cheese Stands Alone!

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew break down Sidney Powell's plea deal and much, much more! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Alliance for Fair Board Recruitment v SEC https://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/21/21-60626-CV0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 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 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Jack Smith DC indictment https://www.justice.gov/storage/US_v_Trump_23_cr_257.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Sidney Powell Waiver of Indictment https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/24041662/sidney-powell-deft-waiver-of-indictment.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Sidney Powell Accusation https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/24041649/23sc190370-criminal-accusation.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 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/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 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 <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
20/10/231h 5m

OA821: Trump Gagged, Lindell Dragged & Jim Jordan... Can't Do Math?

<!-- wp:paragraph --> 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. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Tweet re Hannity https://twitter.com/juliegraceb/status/1713694255841992765?s=46&t=-f7nMHlPqmL9yztYDAx_1g <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Jan 6th Committee Final Report https://www.jan-6.com/_files/ugd/acac13_ffa28ed6c2694272a265860e447122c7.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 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 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Written gag order Chutkan https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149.105.0_2.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Powell Motion in Limine https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/24032438/powell-motion-in-limine-on-legal-authority-issue.pdf <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
18/10/231h 7m

OA820: Bad Judges, Bad Judges, Whatcha Gonna Do?

Liz and Andrew round up a bunch of stories, from the Speaker of the House race to the responses to various trans and drag show bans.  <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
16/10/2350m 17s

OA819: Trump's Participation Trophy

Liz and Andrew cover a bunch of stories, from the hapless Republican effort to find a Speaker of the House to this week at the Supreme Court & much, much more! <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
13/10/2355m 34s

OA818: Speaker of the House George Santos

Liz and Andrew tackle all the stories in the news, from the dysfunctional House of Representatives to the latest developments in Fulton County, Georgia. <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->  
11/10/2359m 6s

OA817: CIPA Schmeepa (feat. Kel McClanahan)

Liz and Andrew welcome back friend of the show Kel McClanahan to break down all of the national security developments in the Trump indictments. Find out what might be coming next in the document retention case.... <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
09/10/2356m 59s

OA816: Oh, Rudy!

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew try to cover all the breaking news of the past two days, including Trump's civil and criminal trials, good news out of Alabama, and check out the tire tracks on Sidney Powell's back that seem to spell "Trump." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Because it's Listener Friday, the duo answer a question about civil procedure and conflicts of laws that provides the perfect throughline to perhaps the dumbest Rudy Giuliani lawsuit yet. You won't want to miss it! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Trump MTD DC https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149.74.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Sidney Powell MTD and general demurrer https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23994770/georgia-v-powell-demurrermotion-to-dismiss.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Judge Kaplan Order on Motion in Limine in Carroll III. https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.543790/gov.uscourts.nysd.543790.217.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Trump-appointed US appeals judge calls social media 'dangerous'  https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/trump-appointed-us-appeals-judge-calls-social-media-dangerous-2023-10-03/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Giuliani’s Drinking, Long a Fraught Subject, Has Trump Prosecutors’ Attention https://www.nytimes.com/2023/10/04/us/politics/rudy-giuliani-drinking.html <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
06/10/231h 7m

OA815: Trump Gagged, McCarthy Bagged, & GOP Dragged

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Today, Liz and Andrew tackle the two biggest stories: Matt Gaetz having ousted Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House, and Donald Trump’s civil trial in New York. All that AND an Andrew Was Wrong featuring more on the 14th Amendment. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> In the Patreon bonus, the two tackle a Liz Was Not Wrong about why Trump doesn’t have a jury trial in New York. Hint: yes you can still make fun of Alina Habba! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Justice Engoron Order https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/nyscef/ViewDocument?docIndex=op8OyfqVHpc6eGTx9LOw3Q== <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OAG v. Trump appellate decision https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/nyscef/ViewDocument?docIndex=ReQsiVyUL/PE7F5_PLUS_RuqoMw== <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> CBS News story on Trump conceding to $27 million valuation for Mar-a-Lago https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/trump-mar-a-lago-1-8-billion-own-company-said-it-was-too-high/?espv=1 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SCOTUS orders 10/2 https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/100223zor_5368.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Eastman petition for cert https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/22/22-1138/267263/20230519131455424_230516%20PWC%20corrected.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Trump Fulton County docket https://www.fultonclerk.org/DocumentCenter/Index/142 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FC indictment https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23909542/23sc188947-criminal-indictment.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Seth Barrett Tillman, ‘Governor Newsom, Laphonza Butler, and the Constitution’s Plain Text,’ New Reform Club (Oct. 2, 2023, 3:54 PM), <https://reformclub.blogspot.com/2023/10/governor-newsom-laphonza-butler-and.html>;  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Josh Blackman & Seth Barrett Tillman, ‘Sweeping and Forcing the President into Section 3: A Response to William Baude and Michael Stokes Paulsen,’ 28(2) Tex. Rev. L. & Pol. (forth. circa Mar. 2024) (posted on: Sept. 12, 2023), <https://ssrn.com/abstract=4568771>. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Is There A Constitutional Right to a Jury Trial of Equitable Defenses in New York?, 74 St. Johns L. Rev. 1 (2000) https://scholarship.law.stjohns.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1421&context=lawreview <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
04/10/2358m 34s

OA814: Kevin McCarthy Is An Ex-Speaker & Scott Hall Is An Ex-Defendant

Andrew and Liz explain the recent Congressional funding bill, what it means for the country (good things!) & what it means for Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (bad things). What's a motion to vacate? Listen and find out!   Then, of course, the duo return to discuss all the recent developments in the RICO indictment in Fulton County, Georgia, including the plea deal by bail bondsman & former Donald Trump co-defendant Scott Hall. What does it all mean? We tell you!   Notes Trump Fulton County docket https://www.fultonclerk.org/DocumentCenter/Index/142   FC indictment  https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23909542/23sc188947-criminal-indictment.pdf <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
02/10/231h 10m

OA813: BREAKING - Trump Org Gets Death Penalty, Organs To Be Sold For Parts (feat. Mitchell Epner)

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew record a day early to discuss the breaking news out of state court in New York granting partial summary judgment to New York Attorney General Letitia James's civil lawsuit against Donald Trump, his kids, and his businesses over phony valuation statements. The upshot is that the Trump businesses will be dissolved as a matter of law. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Mitchell Epner guests to help break down the nuances of New York law and procedure. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> It's not a criminal conviction, but it's a hell of a start! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Justice Engoron Order https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/nyscef/ViewDocument?docIndex=op8OyfqVHpc6eGTx9LOw3Q== <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
28/09/231h 2m

OA812: Classified Information and Judge Aileen "Loose" Cannon (feat. Kel McClanahan)

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Today, Andrew and Liz welcome back to the show National Security Counselor Kel McClanahan to break down a bunch of filings pursuant to the Classified Information Procedures Act, and tell us how to keep our eyes on Judge Cannon! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Chris Geidner "Law Dork" on the Fifth Circuit https://www.lawdork.com/p/fifth-circuit-adf-training-book-ban-social-media <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> CIPA - Appendix 13 to Title 18 of the US Code https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18a/compiledact-96-456 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Trump’s motion for CIPA Section 4 scheduling https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.flsd.648652/gov.uscourts.flsd.648652.160.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> DOJ CIPA Section 3 Brief https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.flsd.648652/gov.uscourts.flsd.648652.162.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Nauta/DeOliveira CIPA Section 3 Brief https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.flsd.648654/gov.uscourts.flsd.648654.163.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> DOJ CIPA Motion Under Seal in DC ( cover page) https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67656604/59/1/united-states-v-trump/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
27/09/231h 12m

OA811: Bob Menendez is NOT Being Indicted For Bribery

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew break down the recent indictment of Sen. Bob Menendez plus much, much more. Notes Menendez indictment https://www.justice.gov/d9/2023-09/u.s._v._menendez_et_al_indictment.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> McDonnell v. US, 136 S.Ct. 2355 (2016) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=7646544289520795258 <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
25/09/231h 5m

OA810: So Major League Baseball And A Unicorn Walk Into The Supreme Court...

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew break down the week's developments before heading into a deep dive about baseball's antitrust exemption and a new petition for certiorari filed by... unicorns? Even if you're not a sports fan, you won't want to miss this one! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes OA 696 https://openargs.com/oa696-in-which-james-okeefe-pretends-to-be-a-journalist/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Fulton County GA - DA Willis Motion notifying Judge McAfee of potential conflicts https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23986592/23-0920-notice-of-potential-conflicts-of-interest-concerning-attorneys.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Anna Bower, Fake Crocodiles and Fake Electors in Fulton County https://www.lawfaremedia.org/article/fake-crocodiles-and-fake-electors-in-fulton-county <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Project Veritas Suspends All Operations Amid Devastating Layoffs and Fundraising Struggles https://www.mediaite.com/news/new-project-veritas-suspends-all-operations-amid-devastating-layoffs-and-fundraising-struggles/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Federal Baseball Club of Baltimore v. National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, 259 U.S. 200 (1922) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=5457794249908053604 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Toolson v. New York Yankees, Inc., 346 U.S. 356 (1953) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=1315902585984637212 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Flood v. Kuhn, 407 U.S. 258 (1972) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=1568944639886480553 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
22/09/231h 7m

OA809: Will This One Weird Trick Keep Trump Out of the White House? (Part 1)

<!-- wp:paragraph --> In this Episode, Andrew and Liz outline the issues underlying the recent law review article by Professors Will Baude and Michael Stokes Paulsen suggesting that Trump can be disqualified from the Presidency by virtue of Section 3 of the 14th Amendment. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> After that, the two return to the linkroll to discuss the many, many developments in and around Trumpworld, including whatever happened to that guy Ray Epps that Tucker Carlson insists is a federal agent plant? (Hint: he's not.) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> In the Patreon bonus, Liz and Andrew describe more of the sad legal trevails of David Shafer, cosplay elector. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes OA 35 https://openargs.com/oa35-emoluments-clause-wseth-barrett-tillman-part-1/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 36 https://openargs.com/oa36-emoluments-clause-wseth-barrett-tillman-part-2/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Baude & Paulsen, “The Sweep and Force of Section Three”, 172 U. Pa. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2024) https://deliverypdf.ssrn.com/delivery.php?ID=995103073068092081092071118086002065023073053045056031120084030066073022088005028078011036036121038023044082013118012025083101019006033017032126091082092002112010046001043008098085115025107069005116107119092023024116117112126020097081101012025127123&EXT=pdf&INDEX=TRUE <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> In re Griffin (Griffin’s Case), 11 F. Cas. 7 (1869) https://law.resource.org/pub/us/case/reporter/F.Cas/0011.f.cas/0011.f.cas.0007.html <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> US v. Ray Epps docket https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67807327/united-states-v-epps/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Anna Bower, On Clerks and Caimans: Jeffrey Clark’s Removal Hearing  https://www.lawfaremedia.org/article/on-clerks-and-caimans-jeffrey-clark-s-removal-hearing <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
20/09/2352m 14s

OA808: Ken Paxton Acquitted & You Won't Believe Who's Stumping for Trump's Lawyers

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew talk about the surprising acquittal of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on all 16 articles of impeachment before discussing the companion efforts to gum up the works in the attempt to hold Donald Trump and his co-conspirators responsible for trying to steal the 2020 Presidential Election. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> In the Patreon Bonus, Liz and Andrew set the record straight on Michael Flynn in light of the government's recent motion to dismiss Flynn's attempt to sue for wrongful prosecution. (Hint: he was not wrongfully prosecuted.) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Middlebrooks order dismissing Trump's motion to disqualify https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.flsd.610157/gov.uscourts.flsd.610157.342.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> DOJ motion to dismiss in Flynn v. US https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.flmd.411523/gov.uscourts.flmd.411523.38.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> DOJ’s reply to Trump’s motion for Chutkan recusal https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149.54.0_2.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Trump reply brief supporting DQ Chutkan https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.258148/gov.uscourts.dcd.258148.58.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Clark reply sup removal https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.gand.319419/gov.uscourts.gand.319419.41.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Meese amicus in lawsuit against MLB https://theacru.org/wp-content/uploads/Job-Creators-Network-Amicus-Brief.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Axios, “Scoop: How GOP pressured Texas senators over Paxton's impeachment trial” https://www.axios.com/2023/09/17/ken-paxton-texas-impeachment-gop <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
18/09/2357m 55s

OA807: Hunter Biden Indicted, Cheese Gets Cut & Rudy... Is Still Rudy

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Hunter Biden was indicted; what does it mean? Liz and Andrew bring you that, plus an extra-length linkroll today to cover all the week's developments, all before tackling a listener question about the federal removal statute. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> In the Patreon bonus, the two talk more about the social media case of Missouri v. Biden, which heads to the Supreme Court. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes SCOTUS administrative stay in Missouri v. Biden https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/63290154/333/missouri-v-biden/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Trump SDFL Docket https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.flsd.648652/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Cannon order granting protective order https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.flsd.648652/gov.uscourts.flsd.648652.150.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Willis brief on federal removal https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.ca11.84175/gov.uscourts.ca11.84175.20.0_4.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 2018 GAO gun report https://www.gao.gov/assets/gao-18-440.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph -->  OA 778 https://openargs.com/oa778-geese-ganders-affirmative-action-are-we-overreacting-to-sffa-v-harvard-feat-guha-krishnamurthi/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 790 https://openargs.com/oa790-the-trump-prosecutions-a-tale-of-two-courtooms/ <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
15/09/2353m 31s

OA806: Person Woman Man Camera... RICO

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew begin with a discussion of Kevin McCarthy's efforts to impeach Ice Cream Joe before the linkroll roundup of all the major developments over the past few days. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Then, in the main segment, the two discuss the fate of the right-wing nonsense suit in Missouri v. Biden, in which a Trump-appointed judge essentially prevented the Biden administration from reporting nonsense on social media. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Did the Fifth Circuit save the day?? Listen and find out! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> In the Patreon bonus, the duo dive deeply into the Fulton County Special Purpose Grand Jury report that Donald Trump tried so hard to disappear. What... good news for Trump might it hold?? <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes OA 713 https://openargs.com/oa713-state-ags-sue-anthony-fauci-for-booting-them-off-twitter/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 739 https://openargs.com/oa739-5-million-says-mike-lindell-is-full-of-stuffing/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 771 https://openargs.com/oa771-trump-judge-burns-down-first-amendment-to-save-free-speech/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> In re Lindell Mgmt LLC Litigation Docket https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67410449/in-re-lindell-management-llc-litigation/?order_by=desc  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Trump DC Docket https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67656595/united-states-v-trump/  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Trump Motion to recuse Chutkan https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149.50.0_10.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Chesebro MTD Fulton County https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/23972733-23sc188947-motion-13-chesebro-mtd <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Missouri v Biden docket https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67563473/state-of-missouri-v-biden/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Missouri v Biden 5th Circuit opinion https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.ca5.214640/gov.uscourts.ca5.214640.238.1.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz ATL on Trump’s Motion to Recuse Chutkan https://abovethelaw.com/2023/09/trump-quits-shitposting-about-federal-judges-to-demand-they-recuse-to-promote-faith-in-judiciary/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 2019 OLC Memo on Impeachment https://www.justice.gov/d9/opinions/attachments/2020/01/20/2020-01-19-impeach-invest.pdf  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
13/09/2352m 28s

OA805: Why Mark Meadows Getting Tossed Back To State Court Is Very Bad News For Trump

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew break down all the latest developments before taking a deep dive into the significance of Mark Meadows's stunning loss in trying to remove his criminal indictment from state court in Fulton County, Georgia to federal court. What does that mean for Donald Trump? Listen and find out! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> In the Patreon bonus, Liz and Andrew discuss the testimony of a key upcoming witness who definitely has the goods on Donald Trump. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes OA 785 https://openargs.com/oa785-all-gerrymandering-is-local-feat-joe-dye/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Coomer v. Lindell Docket https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/63296393/coomer-v-lindell/?filed_after=&filed_before=&entry_gte=&entry_lte=&order_by=desc  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> State of GA v. Clark, Docket  https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67713789/the-state-of-georgia-v-clark/?filed_after=&filed_before=&entry_gte=&entry_lte=&order_by=desc  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Order granting injunctive relief in Milligan v. Allen https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.alnd.179302/gov.uscourts.alnd.179302.272.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Giuliani Motion for Indictment Perfect in Form https://cms.themessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Giuliani-motion-9.8.23.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Donaghue Jan 6th testimony https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/GPO-J6-TRANSCRIPT-CTRL0000034600/pdf/GPO-J6-TRANSCRIPT-CTRL0000034600.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
11/09/2355m 7s

OA804: Trump Lawyers Enter the Find Out Phase

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew try a lightning round segment, answer a listener question, and then update you on the travails of Trump's lawyers as defendants in Fulton County, Georgia and as conflicted-out scoundrels in the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Hunter Biden Docket https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67511701/united-states-v-biden/?order_by=desc  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> US v. Abbott Docket https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67630985/united-states-v-abbott/?order_by=desc <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Rejection Trump Boys’ Motion for Stay  https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/fbem/DocumentDisplayServlet?documentId=7VeIswUTaqJ_PLUS_2jqwndUGqQ==&system=prod <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Fulton County docket https://www.fultonclerk.org/DocumentCenter/Index/142 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Chesebro Motion to dismiss https://www.fultonclerk.org/DocumentCenter/View/2159/MOTION-TO-DISMIS-UNDER-THE-SUPREMECY-CLAUSE---CHESEBORO <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> DA Fani Willis letter to Jim Jordan https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23941366/jim-jordan-letter.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
08/09/231h 8m

OA803: Will Trump Get To Ditch Those Other 18 Losers Who Got Indicted With Him??

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Okay, so it's an all-Trump episode... but you won't want to miss Liz and Andrew breaking down whether Donald Trump can sever his case from his co-defendants in Fulton County, along with updates on the Trump DC case and the impending disbarment of Trump's little buddy and insurrectionist mastermind, John Eastman. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> In the Patreon bonus, the duo update you on Day 1 of Trump lackey Pete Navarro's trial for failure to comply with the January 6th Committee's congressional subpoena. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Trump DC docket https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67656595/united-states-v-trump <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> DOJ reply Opp Motion to Vacate https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.258148/gov.uscourts.dcd.258148.49.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Perry DC Cir docket https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/66700176/in-re-sealed-case/?filed_after=&filed_before=&entry_gte=&entry_lte=&order_by=desc <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Willis Motion to Advise Defendants https://www.fultonclerk.org/DocumentCenter/View/2143/MOTION-08-31-2023-111043-39243051-4DD6F39C-4CF9-485F-B790-F0FC73AC40C5 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Trump Motion to Sever https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23933074/23sc188947-motion-6.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Jan 10 2021 Eastman email to Valerie Moon https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cacd.841840/gov.uscourts.cacd.841840.350.8_4.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz Wonkette on Gohmert https://www.wonkette.com/p/dumbest-man-in-congress-files-election-lawsuit-that-would-make-a-krakenhead-blush <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
06/09/2358m 58s

OA802: The Case Against Fani Willis? (feat. Andrew Fleischman)

Today's show welcomes Georgia criminal defense and appellate attorney Andrew Fleischman to the show to help answer Liz and Andrew's questions about the case against Donald Trump and his criminal enterprise in Fulton County, Georgia.  You might be surprised at some of the things the major news outlets aren't getting right.... Notes DA Fani Willis’s Motion to Advise Defendants https://www.fultonclerk.org/DocumentCenter/View/2143/MOTION-08-31-2023-111043-39243051-4DD6F39C-4CF9-485F-B790-F0FC73AC40C5 Chesebro’s Response to Motion to Advise Defendants https://www.fultonclerk.org/DocumentCenter/View/2152/23SC188947-RESPONSE-TO-STATES-MOTION-KENNETH-JOHNS-CHESEBRO <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
04/09/231h 13m

OA801: MAGAworld Prepares to BUT HER EMAILS Biden; Trump Lawyers Turn on Each Other

Liz and Andrew tackle the latest right-wing nonsense freakout talking point: that Joe Biden, as Vice-President, used secret email accounts to backchannel his criminal plotting to his son Hunter. Learn how every bit of this claim is complete nonsense as we break down the latest FOIA lawsuit filed by the Southeastern Law center. After that, the two discuss Sidney Powell's hilarious motion to sever her criminal indictment from everyone else in Fulton County, Georgia AND the ongoing saga of Trumpland lawyers and their conflicts. And if all that isn't enough, in the Patreon bonus, Liz and Andrew talk about the most recent developments with Trump lackey Peter Navarro. <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes New York Post story on Biden's emails https://nypost.com/2023/08/29/biden-sent-5400-secret-emails-under-different-pseudonyms/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SLF v. NARA complaint https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.gand.319627/gov.uscourts.gand.319627.1.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SLF docket https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67738744/southeastern-legal-foundation-inc-v-national-archives-and-records/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Sidney Powell Motion to Sever https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23932460/23sc188947-motion-4-powell-sever.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Sidney Powell J6 Testimony https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/GPO-J6-TRANSCRIPT-CTRL0000082296/pdf/GPO-J6-TRANSCRIPT-CTRL0000082296.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Fulton County indictment https://www.fultonclerk.org/DocumentCenter/View/2108/CRIMINAL-INDICTMENT <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph -->  De Oliveira opposition to Garcia https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.flsd.648652/gov.uscourts.flsd.648652.137.0.pdf <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
01/09/2352m 55s

OA800: Mark Meadows Forfeits The Fifth; Will He Soon Flip on Trump?? (feat. Mitchell Epner)

<!-- wp:paragraph --> It's our 800th Episode! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Surprisingly, Mark Meadows testified at his removal hearing in Georgia, which means that he has likely waived his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination. To understand what happened and why, Liz and Andrew welcome back friend of the show Mitchell Epner. Could this mean that Meadows will flip on Trump -- and if so, when?? Listen and find out! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes GA v. Meadows federal docket https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67694389/the-state-of-georgia-v-meadows/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Judge Jones order re: supplemental briefing in Meadows https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.gand.319225/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Meadows emergency motion for removal https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.gand.319225/gov.uscourts.gand.319225.17.0_1.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Meadows motion to dismiss on supremacy clause grounds https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.gand.319225/gov.uscourts.gand.319225.16.1.pdf <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:embed -->
30/08/231h 10m

OA799: Trumpland: Come for the Federal Court Follies, Stay for the Glaring Ethical Conflicts

Today, Liz and Andrew tell you everything you need to know about Mark Meadows's efforts to remove the Fulton County, GA RICO indictment to federal court; about Sidney Powell's efforts to demand a speedy trial; and about the rising tension between Donald Trump and the rest of his co-conspirators.   After that, the duo break down the impending ethics crisis in the Southern District of Florida documents retention case, and discuss how Judge Aileen Cannon, FSW, is on the verge of ignoring very real conflicts that could prevent Trump's two co-defendants from getting a fair trial.   Notes Fulton County GA docket https://www.fultonclerk.org/DocumentCenter/Index/142   Georgia v. Meadows removal (federal) docket https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67694389/the-state-of-georgia-v-meadows/   State of Georgia v. Clark (federal removal docket) https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67713789/the-state-of-georgia-v-clark/   GA v. Latham federal removal docket https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67730534/the-state-of-georgia-v-latham/   Latham removal https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.gand.319599/gov.uscourts.gand.319599.1.0.pdf   Chesebro speedy trial motion https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23925099/23sc188947-demand-for-speedy-trial.pdf   Sidney Powell speedy trial motion https://www.fultonclerk.org/DocumentCenter/View/2126/DEMAND-FOR-SPEEDY-TRIAL-SIDNEY-POWELL   Meadows reply sup removal https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.gand.319225/gov.uscourts.gand.319225.45.0_1.pdf   Ulbrich v. State, 870 S.E.2d 859 (2022) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=8364812589412216761   CNN on identity of 30 unindicted co-conspirators https://www.cnn.com/2023/08/17/politics/trump-georgia-30-unindicted-co-conspirators/index.html   <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
28/08/231h 7m

OA798: Mugshotpalooza: And Trump Makes 19!

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Today is a good day. Liz and Andrew enjoy the string of losses dealt to the Trump criminal enterprise in Fulton County, Georgia and then follow that up with some listener questions! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> If you wonder why it matters whether Mark Meadows can remove the case to federal court, this show is for you! If you're curious as to why some defendants want a speedy trial while others (*cough* Donald Trump) want to wait a decade, this show is for you! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> And if you just want to kick back and enjoy the criminal justice system at work, this show is definitely for you. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> In the Patreon bonus, Andrew and Liz break down the law of severance and discuss whether Trump will be able to get out from his 18 cronies. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Fulton County, GA docket https://www.fultonclerk.org/DocumentCenter/Index/142 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Georgia v. Meadows removal (federal) docket https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67694389/the-state-of-georgia-v-meadows/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 5 U.S.C. § 7323 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/5/7323 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
25/08/231h 5m

OA797: All My Indictments - As the Trump Turns

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew check in on the latest developments from the Trump indictments in Fulton County, GA with a RICOsplainer and a gaggle of removals; in Washington, DC with a complaint about a Statue of Liberty-sized mountain of discovery; and in the Southern District of Florida with an argument so bad it took Stan Woodward to make it. In the Patreon bonus, the duo tackle yet another chimera bred by Jeff "Oil Spill" Clark. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Georgia v. Trump (Fulton County) docket https://www.fultonclerk.org/DocumentCenter/Index/142  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> State of GA v. Meadows, federal docket https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67694389/the-state-of-georgia-v-meadows/?filed_after=&filed_before=&entry_gte=&entry_lte=&order_by=desc <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> US v. Trump, DC Docket https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67656595/united-states-v-trump/?order_by=desc  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Trump DC Opposition to trial date https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149.30.0_4.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> US v. Trump (SDFL documents) docket https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.flsd.648652/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> DOJ Motion for Garcia hearing https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.flsd.648652/gov.uscourts.flsd.648652.123.0_1.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Nauta/Woodward opp Garcia hearing https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.flsd.648653/gov.uscourts.flsd.648653.126.0_2.pdf <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
23/08/231h 4m

OA796: Will Trump's Big Mouth Land Him In The Big House? (feat. Chris Regan)

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew discuss developments in the Fulton County, Georgia indictment with respect to Mark Meadows before welcoming guest Chris Regan to discuss the "two systems of justice" in our country: one for every other criminal defendant, and one for Donald Trump. The interview ends with a discussion of West Virginia politics and the future of Joe Manchin that you don't want to miss! Notes Meadows motion to dismiss on supremacy clause https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.gand.319225/gov.uscourts.gand.319225.16.1.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:block {"ref":1378} /--> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:block {"ref":1378} /-->
21/08/231h 7m

OA795: The X Filings - Elon Musk's Plan to Leave No Lawyer Behind

Liz and Andrew bring you a (mostly) Trump-free show discussing all things Twitter, including the recent sanctions imposed for failure to comply with a search warrant, a lawsuit against the former Twitter lawyers, and a truly oppressive lawsuit designed to deter a charity that's critical of... Elon Musk's policies.   NotesX v. Wachtell, Complaint https://fingfx.thomsonreuters.com/gfx/legaldocs/dwvkdolbxpm/X%20Corp%20v%20Wachtell%20-%2020230705.pdf<!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> X v. CCDH Amended Complaint https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cand.416212/gov.uscourts.cand.416212.10.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> July 20, 2023 X Cease and Desist letter to CCDH https://counterhate.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/07.20.2023-Letter-to-Imran-Ahmed.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Twitter search warrant trial transcript https://www.dcd.uscourts.gov/sites/dcd/files/23sc31%20Attachment%20A%20-%20Documents%20unsealed%20with%20redactions.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> New York Times reporting on hate speech on Twitter https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/02/technology/twitter-hate-speech.html <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> CCDH, Toxic Twitter https://counterhate.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/Toxic-Twitter_FINAL.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
18/08/2356m 4s

OA794: Trump Has 91 Problems, And A RICO Is One

<!-- wp:paragraph --> It's here! Liz and Andrew break down the 41-count, 19-defendant indictment of Donald Trump on state criminal charges in Fulton County, Georgia. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Trump Fulton County, GA indictment https://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000189-f730-dc32-ab89-f7fc1f760000 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
15/08/231h 6m

OA793: The Right-Wing Freakout, Or, Why Hunter Biden Rejected His Plea Deal (feat. Mitchell Epner)

Liz and Andrew welcome back friend of the show Mitchell Epner for an episode dedicated to understanding the right wing's latest distractions, including their bizarre and wrong argument that the DOJ corruptly agreed to funnel a sweetheart deal to Hunter Biden. Find out the truth - including why Hunter Biden's lawyers rejected the plea deal! - in this episode.  You won't want to miss it! <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
13/08/2357m 8s

OA792: Eastman & The Cheese - The Anatomy Of Co-Conspirators Two and Five

<!-- wp:paragraph --> We're back to a Trump show as Liz and Andrew break down the latest Trump filing in the Southern District of Florida documents case before moving on to DC to discuss Co-Conspirators 2 and 5, John Eastman and Ken Chesebro, particularly in light of the latest email discovered in which the Cheese suggests everybody ought to do some light criming! Notes  US v. Trump (SDFL documents) docket https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.flsd.648652/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SDFL order striking GJ evidence https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.flsd.648652/gov.uscourts.flsd.648652.100.0_1.pdf  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Trump Objection to Proposed Protective Order https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.flsd.648652/gov.uscourts.flsd.648652.104.0.pdf  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Eastman motion to stay disbarment https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23901160/sbc-23-o-30029-respondents-motion-for-abatement-of-state-bar-disciplinary-proceeding-declaration-of-zachary-mayer.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph -->  Trump DC docket https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67656604/united-states-v-trump/?filed_after=&filed_before=&entry_gte=&entry_lte=&order_by=desc <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Greg Jacob Jan 6 testimony https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/GPO-J6-TRANSCRIPT-CTRL0000040479/pdf/GPO-J6-TRANSCRIPT-CTRL0000040479.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Chesebro Dec. 6 memo https://int.nyt.com/data/documenttools/chesebro-dec-6-memo/ce55d6abd79c2c71/full.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 782,  Debunking Hawaii 1960 Precedent https://openargs.com/oa782-no-shut-up-republicans-do-not-get-to-steal-elections-because-of-hawaii-in-1960/ <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
11/08/231h 7m

OA791: Trump Judge Orders Religious "Sensitivity" Training From A Hate Group

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Yes, you read that correctly. This is a classic OA deep dive, in which Liz and Andrew break down a disturbing sanctions order issued by a Trump-appointed judge in Texas who, all on his own, decided to order Southwest Airlines to fly out a bigot from the Alliance Defending Freedom to teach their lawyers how to be bigots.   It's bad. Notes Geidner substack https://www.lawdork.com/p/judge-orders-adf-religious-liberty-training <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Carter Amended Complaint https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.txnd.292215/gov.uscourts.txnd.292215.9.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Carter Jury verdict https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.txnd.292215/gov.uscourts.txnd.292215.348.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Court Dec. 5, 2022 Order https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.txnd.292215/gov.uscourts.txnd.292215.374.0_1.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Southwest email of “Recent Court Decision” https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.txnd.292215/gov.uscourts.txnd.292215.383.2.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Southwest Opposition https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.txnd.292215/gov.uscourts.txnd.292215.394.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPLC on ADF https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/group/alliance-defending-freedom <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> ADF intervention brief https://www.splcenter.org/sites/default/files/adf-ap-and-others-v-france-echr-brief.pdf <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
10/08/2346m 22s

OA790: The Trump Prosecutions: A Tale of Two Courtooms

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew compare and contrast procedural motions in both the Southern District of Florida (the document retention case) and the District of Columbia (the conspiracy to overthrow the elections case). What does a motion for a protective order tell us about how Special Counsel Jack Smith intends to prosecute both cases? Listen and find out! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> In the Patreon bonus, Liz updates us on developments in the E. Jean Carroll trial. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes US v. Trump (SDFL documents) docket https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.flsd.648652/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Cannon 8/7 order striking pleadings https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.flsd.648652/gov.uscourts.flsd.648652.100.0_1.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> TRUMP RESPONSE TO PROTECTIVE ORDER https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149.14.0_5.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Fed R. Crim. P. 6 https://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcrmp/rule_6 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 788 https://openargs.com/oa788-all-my-conflicts-a-discussion-of-trumps-lawyers-more-feat-mitchell-epner/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
08/08/2354m 19s

OA789: Trump Lawyer Defends 'Aspirational' Coup Attempt

<!-- wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew break down the weekend's developments in Trump's criminal case in DC for conspiring to steal the 2020 election, including a rundown of the terrible arguments being made by his newest lawyer, John Lauro. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes U.S. v. Trump docket https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67656604/united-states-v-trump/?filed_after=&filed_before=&entry_gte=&entry_lte=&order_by=desc <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> US v. Trump motion for protective order https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149.10.0_11.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph -->  Proposed DOJ protective order - tracks Judge Nichols order https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149.10.1_6.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Trump motion for extension of time https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149.11.0_2.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> DOJ opposition to Trump motion https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149.12.0_1.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Hammerschmidt v. US, 265 U.S. 182 (1924) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=1069163203100596643 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Rolling Stone, Jack Smith Has an Indictment. Trump Has a Massive Plan for Revenge  https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/donald-trump-jack-smith-indictment-jan6-justice-department-1234800968/ <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
07/08/231h 3m

OA788: All My Conflicts: A Discussion of Trump's Lawyers & More (feat. Mitchell Epner)

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew welcome back to the show Mitchell Epner, who helps break down today's arraignment of Donald Trump in DC, with a particular focus on the conflicts of interest surrounding Stan Woodward (in Florida) and Todd Blanche (in DC). Notes US v. Trump (DC) docket https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67656604/united-states-v-trump/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Blanche PHV https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149.7.0.pdf US v. Trump (SDFL) Garcia motion https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.flsd.648654/gov.uscourts.flsd.648654.97.0.pdf US v. Garcia, 517 F.2d 272 (1975) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=2468718350509973831 Liz's Wonkette on “Free Speech” defense https://www.wonkette.com/p/no-shut-up-new-york-times-the-first <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
04/08/2355m 41s

OA787: Trump Indictment 3 - Because It's Still A Big Lie Even If You Pretend to Believe It

It's INDICTMENT DAY! Liz and Andrew release an emergency episode one day early that tells you everything you need to know about the just-released Trump DC indictment! <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes TRUMP DC Indictment https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149/gov.uscourts.dcd.258149.1.0_2.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> J6 committee report https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/GPO-J6-REPORT/pdf/GPO-J6-REPORT.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Ricky Vaughn Complaint https://www.justice.gov/d9/press-releases/attachments/2021/01/27/mackey_complaint_0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
02/08/231h 12m

OA786: Can Donald Trump Really Overturn New York Times v. Sullivan?

Liz <!-- wp:paragraph -->and Andrew begin by discussing the latest developments in Fulton County, Georgia. No, it's not a Trump indictment - but it is the next best thing! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> After that, the duo break down Trump's latest LOLsuit loss in Trump v. CNN, and discuss how Trump may aim to leverage that loss into an argument to overturn the most important Supreme Court case in terms of press freedom: New York Times v. Sullivan. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes OA 744 https://openargs.com/oa744-georgia-fake-electors-scheme-gets-real-feat-lawfares-anna-bower/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> McBurney order denying Motion to Quash, Preclude, and Recuse https://www.fultonclerk.org/DocumentCenter/View/2057/EX-PARTE-FILING-7-31-23 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Fulton County docket http://www.fultonclerk.org/DocumentCenter/Index/94?Grid-orderBy=LastModifiedDate-desc <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Trump v. CNN complaint https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.flsd.621239/gov.uscourts.flsd.621239.1.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Order dismissing Trump v. CNN https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.flsd.621239/gov.uscourts.flsd.621239.31.0_1.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> State v. Lampl, 770 S.E.2d 629 (Ga. 2015) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=13555564276998303856 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Roth v. United States, 354 U.S. 476, 484 (1957) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=14778925784015245625 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Carson Holloway, “Overturn New York Times v. Sullivan”, The American Conservative, Sep. 9, 2022. https://www.theamericanconservative.com/overturn-new-york-times-v-sullivan/ <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
01/08/2350m 50s

OA785: All Gerrymandering is Local (feat. Joe Dye)

<!-- wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew welcome a very special guest expert to break down redistricting in Alabama, Miami, and elsewhere in light of Allen v. Milligan. This is an unpaid post on Patreon. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Grace, Inc. v. Miami https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.flsd.625372/gov.uscourts.flsd.625372.94.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Merrill v. Milligan (2022) https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/21a375_d18f.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Allen v. Milligan (2023) https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/22pdf/21-1086_1co6.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
31/07/2352m 39s

OA784: Trump Sends Goons To Destroy The Evidence: Is That Bad?

HERE IT IS! Liz and Andrew break down a rapid response to the superseding indictment of Donald Trump in the Mar-a-Lago documents case. As a bonus, the duo also discuss today's DOJ filing for a protective order and what it tells us about Trump's strategy (hint: it's greymail). <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Trump Superseding Indictment https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.flsd.648653/gov.uscourts.flsd.648653.85.0_1.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Trump Superseding indictment summary https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.flsd.648653/gov.uscourts.flsd.648653.86.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
28/07/2351m 59s

OA783: Hunter Biden Plea Goes Sideways, Fox News Goes Nuts

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew break down the latest developments in Hunter Biden's plea deal and help inoculate you against the coming right-wing storm of misinformation suggesting something nefarious. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> In the Patreon bonus, Andrew and Liz take a deep look at the Trump SDFL docket and discover something very interesting about Special Counsel Jack Smith. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Liz’s ATL on Giuliani https://t.co/CN4aal5bx9 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> DOJ Press release https://www.justice.gov/usao-de/pr/tax-and-firearm-charges-filed-against-robert-hunter-biden <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> DOJ Information 2 - tax https://www.justice.gov/d9/2023-06/rhb_information_2.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> DOJ Information 1 - firearm https://www.justice.gov/d9/2023-06/rhb_information1.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> DOJ Agreement to produce Weiss https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23886334/doj-letter-weiss-testify.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Fed R. Crim. Pro. 11 https://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcrmp/rule_11 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Jason Smith amicus brief https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.ded.82801/gov.uscourts.ded.82801.7.3.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Email correspondence between Kittila and Biden's counsel https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.ded.82801/gov.uscourts.ded.82801.8.1_1.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Ted Kittila's (Jason Smith's counsel) letter to the Court https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.ded.82801/gov.uscourts.ded.82801.8.0_1.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Clerk's office email to Ted Kittila (Jason Smith's counsel) https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.ded.82801/gov.uscourts.ded.82801.13.0_1.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Salerno letter in response to show cause order https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.ded.82801/gov.uscourts.ded.82801.14.0_3.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Affidavit of Jessica Bengels, the litigation specialist: https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.ded.82801/gov.uscourts.ded.82801.14.1_4.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Unsealed Search Warrant Order https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.flsd.617854/gov.uscourts.flsd.617854.146.0_2.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 26 U.S.C. § 6531 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/26/6531 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> NY Times on Hunter Biden Plea Deal Hearing https://www.nytimes.com/2023/07/26/us/politics/hunter-biden-plea-deal-charges.html?smid=url-share <!-- wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:block {"ref":1378} /--> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
27/07/2357m 42s

OA782: No, Shut Up, Republicans Do Not Get To Steal Elections Because of Hawaii in 1960

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Indictment Watch(TM) continues as Liz and Andrew update you as to what's new with Bernard Kerik before debunking the false arguments being made in defense of the fake electors who plotted with Trump to try and steal the 2020 election. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> If you've ever heard anyone dishonestly suggest that "Hawaii in 1960" justifies generating fake electoral certificates, this is the episode for you! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Judge Howell Discovery Order re Kerik Motion to Compel https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.238720/gov.uscourts.dcd.238720.82.0_1.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Joint Stipulation re Kerik Discovery https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.238720/gov.uscourts.dcd.238720.83.0_1.pdf  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Chesebro-Troupis Dec. 9, 2020 memo https://int.nyt.com/data/documenttools/trump-electors-memo-december/eb149df1a68cc512/full.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Todd Zywicki, “The Law of Presidential Transitions and the 2000 Election,” BYU L. Rev. https://digitalcommons.law.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2031&context=lawreview <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Zywicki 2023 declaration https://reason.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/Todd-Zywicki-Declaration-07.11.2023.pdf <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
25/07/231h 2m

OA781: Fulton County DA Fani Willis Rosins Up Her Bow; Maybe This Time It Really Is RICO?

<!-- wp:paragraph --> As Indictment Watch(TM) continues, Liz and Andrew turn their eyes to Fulton County, Georgia. Will DA Fani Willis beat Jack Smith in the race to indict Donald Trump for a third set of crimes? Will Trump's new lawyer, John Lauro, be less of a dipshit? (No.) And what about the fake cosplay electors who helped Trump try to steal Georgia? What's going to happen to them? Listen and find out! In the Patreon bonus, Liz explains that yes, sometimes it is RICO, and gives us a very special Lizdive into the Georgia standardized test scandal of 2009. Trust us, it's all a seamless web! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Lauro on Fox News https://www.foxnews.com/video/6331632263112 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 3 U.S.C. § 5 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/3/5 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 3 U.S.C. § 15 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/3/15 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPREME COURT Petition for Writs of Mandamus and Prohibition https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23875842/s23o1134_-_original_petition-copy.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPERIOR COURT Petition for Writs of Mandamus and Prohibition https://www.fultonclerk.org/DocumentCenter/View/2046/2023CV382670 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Trump Amendment to Petition for Writs of Mandamus and Prohibition https://www.fultonclerk.org/DocumentCenter/View/2051/AMENDED-COMPLAINT <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Judge Glanville order https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23883767/2023cv382670-order-of-recusal.pdf <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
24/07/231h 3m

OA780: SCOTUS Blocked Biden From Cancelling Student Loans Because F--- You Is Why

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew provide a brief update as we continue to wait with bated breath on Trump indictments in DC (for the January 6th insurrection) and possibly in Fulton County, Georgia (for trying to falsify Georgia's election results). <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> In the main segment, Liz and Andrew break down the Supreme Court's recent decision in Biden v. Nebraska on the so-called "major questions" doctrine as to why we can't have nice things like student loan forgiveness. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> This is a paid post on Patreon. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Biden v. Nebraskahttps://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/22pdf/22-506_nmip.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Dep’t of Education v. Brown https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/22pdf/22-535_i3kn.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
21/07/231h 2m

OA779: Trump's a Target, MI Electors are Defendants & Judge Cannon Keeps Rolling (feat. Mitchell Epner)

Liz and Andrew invite back friend of the show Mitchell Epner to discuss the breaking news today that Jack Smith's Washington, DC grand jury has issued a "target letter" informing Donald Trump that he is likely to be indicted in connection with the January 6 investigation. Find out exactly what all that means & much, much more! This episode is an unpaid post on Patreon & was released a day early for  all Patrons! NOTESMichigan AG Dana Nessel's press release https://www.michigan.gov/ag/news/press-releases/2023/07/18/michigan-attorney-general-dana-nessel-charges-16-false-electors <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
20/07/2350m 10s

OA778: Geese, Ganders & Affirmative Action: Are We Overreacting to SFFA v. Harvard? (Feat. Guha Krishnamurthi)

Liz and Andrew welcome Prof. Guha Krishnamurthi to the show to discuss his forthcoming law review article about the future of affirmative action in light of the Supreme Court's recent decision in SFFA v. Harvard. Notes SFFA v. Harvard https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/22pdf/20-1199_hgdj.pdf <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
18/07/2348m 5s

OA777: Who is Gal Luft? (Or, How I Learned Everything Republicans Say About Hunter Biden is Nonsense)

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew break down Trump's latest doomed efforts to try and suppress the Special Purpose Grand Jury Report in Fulton County, Georgia (because he's probably going to be indicted in the next few weeks). <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Then, the two tackle the supposed "whistleblower" who can link Hunter Biden to Joe Biden to piles of cocaine to China to... something. Except that's all nonsense and the whistleblower has been indicted for the stuff they accuse Biden of doing. Neat! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> This is an unpaid post on Patreon. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes SUPREME COURT Petition for Writs of Mandamus and Prohibition https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23875842/s23o1134_-_original_petition-copy.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPERIOR COURT Petition for Writs of Mandamus and Prohibition https://www.fultonclerk.org/DocumentCenter/View/2046/2023CV382670 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Fulton County docket http://www.fultonclerk.org/DocumentCenter/Index/94?Grid-orderBy=LastModifiedDate-desc Trump motion to quash https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/23718113-ex-parte-fulton-county-grand-jury-03-20-2023-102331-37306996-f8b43da6-144b-4544-ab53-4095c1c5f36d <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Order on briefing https://www.fultonclerk.org/DocumentCenter/View/1941/SPGJ-ORDER-ON-ADDITIONAL-BRIEFING <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Trump Motion for Reconsideration https://www.fultonclerk.org/DocumentCenter/View/1953/EX-PARTE-FILING-5-24-23A <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> In re Floyd County Grand Jury Presentments for May Term 1996 https://casetext.com/case/in-re-floyd-county-etc <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Anna Bower Lawfare explainer on SPGJs https://www.lawfareblog.com/everything-you-ever-wanted-know-about-georgia-special-purpose-grand-juries-were-afraid-ask <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Woolsey article https://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/exclusive-fallout-1-billion-biofuel-scam-could-decimate-polygamist-sect/ <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
17/07/231h 6m

OA776: Ray Epps to Fox News: I'm an Insurrectionist, Not a Fed!

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew give a few updates on Trump's scheduling and the E. Jean Carroll litigation before diving into Ray Epps's defamation lawsuit against Fox News. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes OA 704 https://openargs.com/oa704-democrats-play-offense-on-january-6/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Trump docket https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67490071/united-states-v-trump/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> DOJ opp Trump motion for continuance https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.flsd.648654/gov.uscourts.flsd.648654.76.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Epps v. Fox News lawsuit https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.ded.83032/gov.uscourts.ded.83032.1.1_1.pdf <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
14/07/231h 7m

OA775: Is This Overlooked Filing the Rosetta Stone for Trump's Defense Strategy??

Liz and Andrew take a deep look at the U.S. v. Trump docket and explain how some minor-seeming procedural filings may tell us more than you'd think about how Donald Trump intends to mount a defense for crimes that he's definitely guilty of. You won't want to miss this one! <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Trump docket https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67490071/united-states-v-trump/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Trump opp Motion for Continuance https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.flsd.648654/gov.uscourts.flsd.648654.66.0.pdf Trump Speedy Trial Act report https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.flsd.648654/gov.uscourts.flsd.648654.72.0.pdf DOJ Denney case file https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/defendants/denney-lucas <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> United States v. Hatfield, 466 F. App’x 775, 777 (11th Cir. 2012) https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/23870839-us-v-hatfield <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> In re Grand Jury Investigation (Mueller Challenge) https://casetext.com/case/in-re-investigation-5442 -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
13/07/2348m 50s

OA774: Trump Premieres Trial Strategy: Delay, Delay, Delay

<!-- wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew break down the developments in the Trump documents case, including a deep dive into the relationship between Trump's co-defendant Walt Nauta and Nauta's lead counsel -- who's being paid by Trump's PAC. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> In the (LONG!) Patreon bonus, Liz recaps Alina Habba's greatest hits before bidding her a fond farewell. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes OA 771 https://openargs.com/oa771-trump-judge-burns-down-first-amendment-to-save-free-speech/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 772 https://openargs.com/oa772-classified-documents-in-court-beyond-the-feing-socks-case-feat-kel-mcclanahan/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> CIPA https://law.justia.com/codes/us/2021/title-18/appendix-18/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Missouri v. Biden motion to stay https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.lawd.189520/gov.uscourts.lawd.189520.301.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Walker v. Sons of Confederate Veterans (2015) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=14885642386066449353 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> US v. Trump docket  https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67490071/united-states-v-trump/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Mar-a-lago less-redacted affidavit https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23867738/trump-search-affidavit-highlghted-2023-07-05-192253.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Trump/Nauta indictment SDFL https://www.justice.gov/storage/US_v_Trump-Nauta_23-80101.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Cassidy Hutchinson Jan. 6th testimony https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23506946/cassidy-hutchinson-jan-6-committee-transcript.pdf <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
11/07/2358m 50s

OA773: Sixth Circuit Swings at Trans Kids, Bashes Scotus

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew break down two stories in the news. First, Republicans are taking aim at Target for its Pride line of products for the dumbest reasons. Second, the Sixth Circuit's has entered a stay of a district court order, effectively allowing Tennessee SB 1 -- prohibiting gender-affirming care -- to go into effect. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes L.W. v. Skrmetti https://www.opn.ca6.uscourts.gov/opinions.pdf/23a0146p-06.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Miller v. California (1973) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=287180442152313659 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Indiana AG Rokita letter to Target https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/INAG/2023/07/06/file_attachments/2546257/Target%20Letter%20Final.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Erin in the Morning  https://www.erininthemorning.com/p/republican-ags-declare-lgbtq-merchandise?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email  <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
10/07/231h 1m

OA772: Classified Documents in Court – Beyond the F@€£ING ‘Socks’ Case (feat. Kel McClanahan)

While Donald Trump rants incoherently about "vital caselaw, of which there is much," Liz and Andrew welcome back actual national security law expert and friend of the show Kel McClanahan to discuss what will actually happen under the Classified Information Procedures Act (CIPA) in the Trump documents trial. <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Trump Less Redacted Search Warrant https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23867738/trump-search-affidavit-highlghted-2023-07-05-192253.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> DOJ Synopsis of Classified Information Procedures Act https://www.justice.gov/archives/jm/criminal-resource-manual-2054-synopsis-classified-information-procedures-act-cipa <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
07/07/231h 12m

OA771: Trump Judge Burns Down First Amendment to Save "Free Speech"

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew break down the absolutely bonkers ruling by Judge Terry Doughty enjoining the Biden Administration from talking to social media. Yes, it's even worse than you think! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Missouri v. Biden docket https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/63290154/missouri-v-biden/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Doughty opinion in Louisiana v. Becerra (COVID vaccine mandate injunction) https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.lawd.185837/gov.uscourts.lawd.185837.28.0_1.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 551 https://openargs.com/oa551-trump-may-out-of-office-but-his-federal-judges-are-not/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
06/07/231h 7m

OA770: Supreme Court Declares Racism Over, Will Not Be Taking Questions

Liz and Andrew break down the Supreme Court's gutting of what little remained of affirmative action in the just-released decision of SFFA v. Harvard. <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes SFFA v. Harvard https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/22pdf/20-1199_hgdj.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SFFA complaint http://sblog.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Harvard-lawsuit-11-17-14.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 93 https://openargs.com/oa93-affirmative-action-best-legal-brief-ever-written/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 219 - you may be surprised just how minor affirmative action was https://openargs.com/oa219-harvard-and-affirmative-action/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Henry Etkowitz et al, “The Paradox of Critical Mass for Women in Science” https://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/faculty/uzzi/ftp/paradox.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> African American wealth https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/06/19/why-racial-wealth-gap-persists-more-than-years-after-emancipation/ <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph -->   <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
03/07/231h 3m

OA769: Rudy Leaks, Trump Freaks, and ... Jack Smith Just Keeps Showing Up and Building His Case

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew catch you up on all the news breaking surrounding the Trump indictments, including potential new charges, new cooperating witnesses, and much, much more. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Trump docket https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67490070/united-states-v-trump/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Indictment https://www.justice.gov/storage/US_v_Trump-Nauta_23-80101.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Kastigar v. United States, 406 U.S. 441 https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=4825377966245261401 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> NARA statement https://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2022/nr22-001#June-9-2023-statement <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Giuliani Jan 6 depo https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23559233/transcript-of-rudy-giulianis-interview-with-house-january-6-committee.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Independent article re superseding indictments https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-giuliani-more-charges-b2366597.html <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Exclusive: CNN obtains the tape of Trump’s 2021 conversation about classified documents https://www.cnn.com/2023/06/26/politics/trump-classified-documents-audio <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Trump weighs in on recording of him showing off 'secret' government info: 'It's bravado' https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-weighs-recording-showing-off-secret-government-info/story?id=100420427  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Inner City Press reporting on Motion to Remand https://www.innercitypress.com/sdny107fhellersteintrumpbraggicp062723.html <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Top Trump campaign aide identified as key individual in classified docs indictment https://abcnews.go.com/US/top-trump-campaign-aide-identified-key-individual-classified/story?id=100452600  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Trump 2024 aide who allegedly saw classified map works for China lobbying firm https://nypost.com/2023/06/29/trump-aide-who-allegedly-saw-classified-map-works-for-lobbying-firm-that-serves-china/  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Exclusive: Rudy Giuliani interviewed in special counsel’s 2020 election interference probe https://www.cnn.com/2023/06/27/politics/rudy-giuliani-special-counsel-meeting/index.html  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Giuliani Sat for Voluntary Interview in Jan. 6 Investigation https://www.nytimes.com/2023/06/28/us/politics/giuliani-jan-6-investigation.html  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Investigation of Trump Documents Case Continues After Former President’s Indictment https://www.nytimes.com/2023/06/29/us/politics/trump-documents-indictment-subpoenas.html  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> The Attention Was All on Mar-a-Lago. Some of the Action Was at Bedminster. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/06/27/us/politics/trump-investigation-bedminster.html  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Bloomberg FOIA  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-06-29/doj-odni-have-no-record-of-trump-standing-order-to-declassify <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
30/06/231h 5m

OA768: Moore v. Harper and the Permanent Republican Minority

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Today, Andrew and Liz take a deep dive into the Supreme Court's recent decision in Moore v. Harper rejecting the independent state legislature theory & why we still need to be on guard against John Roberts and the Supreme Court. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Moore v. Harper https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/22pdf/21-1271_3f14.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 618 https://openargs.com/oa618-the-case-that-could-allow-republicans-to-steal-2024/ <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
29/06/231h 9m

OA767: Porn - Won't Someone PLEASE Think of the Children?? (feat. Ari Cohn)

Today, Liz and Andrew welcome back First Amendment expert Ari Cohn to break down Texas HB 1181, an anti-porn bill that will require websites to verify your age and also append a bunch of lies in the form of made-up "disclaimers" about the supposed harms of pornography. We also break down the latest in the Trump documents case and make fun of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for more than just the porn thing.  You won't want to miss it! NotesTexas HB 1181 https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=88R&Bill=HB1181 <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
27/06/2354m 40s

OA765: Kathy Griffin SLAPPs Back At Being Sued in Faraway Places (feat. Ari Cohn)

Liz and Andrew welcome First Amendment lawyer Ari Cohn to help break down an important lawsuit involving Kathy Griffin, personal jurisdiction, and frivolous SLAPP lawsuits. NOTESJohnson v. Griffin Docket https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/63264613/johnson-v-griffin/ Johnson v. Griffin Complaint https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.tnmd.90242/gov.uscourts.tnmd.90242.1.0.pdf Trial Court Opinion https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.tnmd.90242/gov.uscourts.tnmd.90242.32.0.pdf TechFreedom writeup https://techfreedom.org/protect-internet-users-from-slapps-techfreedom-tells-sixth-circuit/ <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
23/06/231h 3m

OA 764: ProPublica Reveals Sam Alito Is Exactly As Corrupt As You Thought He Was

Liz and Andrew break d<!-- wp:paragraph -->own the bombshell ProPublica article about Samuel Alito's corruption, and along the way remind you of the right wing's complicity in the false narrative that abortion violence is a "both sides" issue. It isn't. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes OA 749 https://openargs.com/oa749-clarence-thomas-grifts-kari-lake-sinks-stewart-rhodes-comes-to-the-end/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 739 https://openargs.com/oa739-5-million-says-mike-lindell-is-full-of-stuffing/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> ProPublica, “Justice Samuel Alito Took Luxury Fishing Vacation With GOP Billionaire Who Later Had Cases Before the Court,” https://www.propublica.org/article/samuel-alito-luxury-fishing-trip-paul-singer-scotus-supreme-court <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> ProPublica on Thomas/Crow  https://www.propublica.org/article/clarence-thomas-scotus-undisclosed-luxury-travel-gifts-crow <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> DOJ, Recent Cases on Violence Against Reproductive Health Care Providers https://www.justice.gov/crt/recent-cases-violence-against-reproductive-health-care-providers <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> DOJ, Anti-Abortion Violence Movement Increases (1996) https://www.ojp.gov/ncjrs/virtual-library/abstracts/anti-abortion-violence-movement-increases <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Ruth Sent Us www.ruthsent.us <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Jane’s Revenge Superseding Indictment https://www.justice.gov/d9/press-releases/attachments/2023/03/29/unsealed_superseding_indictment_0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 5 U.S.C. § 13104 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/5/13104 <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
22/06/2348m 56s

OA763: Did Merrick Garland Treat Donald Trump With Kid Gloves? Does It Matter?

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew lead off with the blockbuster Washington Post story that the FBI and DOJ had to be browbeaten into investigating Donald Trump. After that, the duo tackle a bunch of stories surrounding the Trump indictments, including developments in both the Florida and New York cases, Rudy Giuliani being a jerk, and much, much more. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> In the Patreon bonus, Andrew and Liz duo answer one of your burning questions: how exactly is the Trump documents case going to go to trial if only a handful of people can see the documents he's charged with having willfully retained? The answer is the Classified Information Procedures Act, and we start to break it down for you! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes FBI resisted opening probe into Trump’s role in Jan. 6 for more than a year https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/2023/06/19/fbi-resisted-opening-probe-into-trumps-role-jan-6-more-than-year/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Freeman/Moss Motion to Compel https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.238720/gov.uscourts.dcd.238720.65.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Giuliani May 30 Motion for Reconsideration https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.238720/gov.uscourts.dcd.238720.61.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Freeman/Moss Opposition https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.238720/gov.uscourts.dcd.238720.64.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Trump Indictment https://www.justice.gov/storage/US_v_Trump-Nauta_23-80101.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> CIPA, 18 U.S.C. Section 96-456 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18a/compiledact-96-456 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
20/06/2349m 57s

OA762: Trump's Lawyers So Confident of Their Case They All Quit At Once

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew first discuss developments in the other Trump indictment -- remember that one in New York? After that, they break down the breakdown in Trump's legal team. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Happy Father's Day! Notes  NY Penal Law 175.10 https://casetext.com/statute/consolidated-laws-of-new-york/chapter-penal/part-3-specific-offenses/title-k-offenses-involving-fraud/article-175-offenses-involving-false-written-statements/section-17510-falsifying-business-records-in-the-first-degree <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> GA Code 21-2-562 https://casetext.com/statute/code-of-georgia/title-21-elections/chapter-2-elections-and-primaries-generally/article-15-miscellaneous-offenses/section-21-2-562-fraudulent-entries-unlawful-alteration-or-destruction-of-entries-unlawful-removal-of-documents-neglect-or-refusal-to-deliver-documents <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Bragg Motion to Remand https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.598311/gov.uscourts.nysd.598311.19.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Trump Lawyers Consider Revenge for Former Colleague https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-lawyers-consider-revenge-for-former-colleague  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Seth Barrett Tillman, ‘Tillman on Plagiarism in the Trump Litigation Briefs,’ New Reform Club (June 16, 2023, 13:55 PM) https://reformclub.blogspot.com/2023/06/tillman-on-plagiarism-in-trump.html <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
19/06/2358m 42s

OA761: Judge Cannon Prepares to Do Trump a Solid, As Republicans Aim to Kneecap Biden

It's a grab bag of stories, mostly Trump-adjacent. After some great news on judges, Liz explains that the House GOP is so desperate to smear President Biden they've made like Rudy Giuliani and leaked. Stick around for the end, when the duo breaks down exactly what can (and can't!) be done about Judge Aileen Cannon, FSW. <!-- wp:paragraph --> In the Patreon bonus, Liz and Andrew discuss a recent Judge Cannon order in some detail. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Dep’t of Commerce v. New York, 139 S.Ct. 2551 (2019) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=2540889926931166997 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Ho Letter https://fingfx.thomsonreuters.com/gfx/legaldocs/gdpzymywgvw/ho-letter-lawfirms.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph -->  Trump search warrant docket https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/64872441/united-states-v-sealed-search-warrant/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Trump Mar-a-Lago search warrant https://openargs.com/wp-content/uploads/Reinhart-Mar-a-Lago-less-redacted-affidavit.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Sample Warrant https://evawintl.org/wp-content/uploads/18-Appendix-B-Search-Warrants.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Comer Subpoena Wray https://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Grassley-Comer-letter.pdf  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 28 U.S.C. § 455 - Recusal Statute https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/28/455 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
16/06/2357m 5s

OA760: Trump's Arraignment - Judge Aileen Cannon Returns to the Scene of the Crime (feat. Mitchell Epner)

Liz and Andrew welcome back Mitchell Epner to the show to break down today's indictment of Donald Trump & Walt Nauta... and also figure out just how much mischief Judge Aileen Cannon can cause. <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->  
15/06/231h 4m

OA759: The "Socks" Case - Don't Take Legal Advice From Judicial Watch! (feat. Kel McClanahan)

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Republicans are saying that the "Clinton sock drawer case" - Judicial Watch v. NARA - means that Trump didn't violate the Espionage Act and can just declare anything he wants to be a "personal" record. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> That's nonsense, of course. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Judicial Watch, Inc. v. National Archives and Records Administration, 845 F.Supp.2d 288 (D.D.C.2012) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=15818036517066124081 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Donate to National Security Counselors! https://donate.democracyengine.com/NationalSecurityCounselors/contribute OR <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=QQY2ZQMWC6PX6 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
13/06/231h 16m

OA758: Re-Indicted And It Feels So Good!

<!-- wp:paragraph --> THIS IS IT! Liz and Andrew break down the federal indictment of Donald Trump in connection with his retention of Presidential documents. This is your guide to everything so you'll stay one step ahead of the media coverage. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Jack Smith appointment order https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/1552896/download <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Fed. R. Crim. Pro. 6 https://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcrmp/rule_6 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Trump docket https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67490070/united-states-v-trump/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Trump Indictment https://www.justice.gov/storage/US_v_Trump-Nauta_23-80101.pdf <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
11/06/231h 9m

OA757: Did Oklahoma Just Hand Public Education Over To St. Isidore?

Yes, this was recorded before the Trump indictment!   Liz and Andrew take a deep dive into the last stand of the separation of church and state as Oklahoma formally lets the Catholic Church run a public school. <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes OA 256 https://openargs.com/oa256-the-bladensburg-cross/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 295 https://openargs.com/oa295-a-bladensburg-post-mortem-with-monica-miller/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 608 https://openargs.com/oa608-forget-church-state-separation-scotus-mandates-christian-favoritism/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> Lemon v. Kurtzman https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=6993086659963510613 <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> American Legion v. American Humanist Associationhttps://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/18pdf/17-1717_4f14.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> CDS cert petition https://fingfx.thomsonreuters.com/gfx/legaldocs/zdvxomkmnpx/frankel-peltiervcharterday--certpetition.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> Biden opp cert https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/22/22-238/267405/20230522154832551_Charter%20Day%20School%20CVSG%20No.%2022-238.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> Title 70 of the Oklahoma Statutes, § 70-3-136 https://law.justia.com/codes/oklahoma/2022/title-70/section-70-3-136/ Henry Abbot testimony, NC Ratifying Convention https://archive.csac.history.wisc.edu/henry_abbot7.30.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> Oklahoma Statewide Virtual Charter School Board meeting minutes https://svcsb.ok.gov/board-meetings <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
09/06/2359m 25s

OA756: Twitter's Lawyers Dunk on Musk in Trump LOLsuit

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew break down the latest filing by Twitter proving that the Twitter Files don't say anything like what Elon Musk said they did. So, to summarize: Twitter still isn't in cahoots with the Deep State to censor conservatives. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Then, it's time for some great news out of Florida as a federal judge blocks Florida's obscene law prohibiting the prescription of puberty blockers for three trans kids. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> In the Patreon bonus, Liz and Andrew further debunk that Twitter is being paid $$$BILLIONS$$$ to... censor conservatives. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Trump Motion for Indicative Ruling https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cand.387133/gov.uscourts.cand.387133.191.0.pdf  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Trump Motion for Relief From Judgment https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cand.387133/gov.uscourts.cand.387133.191.1.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Twitter reply to Indicative Motion https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cand.387133/gov.uscourts.cand.387133.195.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> O’Handley v. Weber https://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2023/03/10/22-15071.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FL PI Injunction https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.flnd.460963/gov.uscourts.flnd.460963.90.0_1.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Twitter Admits in Court Filing: Elon Musk Is Simply Wrong About Government Interference At Twitter www.techdirt.com/2023/06/05/twitter-admits-in-court-filing-elon-musk-is-simply-wrong-about-government-interference-at-twitter/  <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
08/06/2354m 36s

OA755: Alan Dershowitz Would Like New Ethics Rules To Benefit... Alan Dershowitz

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew update you with breaking news about the ChatGPT case, Mata v. Avianca, as well as developments in the Trump documents and George Santos cases. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> But all of that is mere appetizer for the main course: Alan Dershowitz's ongoing tilting at windmills to convince a court to rewrite the attorney sanctions rules so that Alan Dershowitz can continue to represent monsters and idiots without consequences. Learn how Dersh is continuing to peddle the lie that he was merely "of counsel" to Kari Lake and therefore shouldn't be held responsible for the fact that her complaint was a grab-bag of lies wrapped in more lies. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Lake v. Fontes docket https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/63260463/lake-v-fontes <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
06/06/2354m 46s

OA 754: Trump Drags Bragg To Federal Court; Bragg Drags Back (feat. David Lurie)

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew welcome NY practitioner David Lurie to the show to discuss Trump's efforts to remove his New York indictment to federal court.   Notes NY Crim Law 175.10 https://casetext.com/statute/consolidated-laws-of-new-york/chapter-penal/part-3-specific-offenses/title-k-offenses-involving-fraud/article-175-offenses-involving-false-written-statements/section-17510-falsifying-business-records-in-the-first-degree <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 28 USC 1442 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/28/1442 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> In re Commonwealth, 790 F.3d 457 (3d Cir. 2015) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=5539437264593415986 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Trump notice of removal https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.598311/gov.uscourts.nysd.598311.1.0_2.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Bragg Motion to Remand https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.598311/gov.uscourts.nysd.598311.19.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Morgan Lewis White Paper https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.598311/gov.uscourts.nysd.598311.1.1_1.pdf <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:block {"ref":1378} /-->
05/06/231h 5m

OA753: Gonzalez v. Google: The Case That (Didn't) Break The Internet (feat. Corbin Barthold)

Liz and Andrew break down the recent Supreme Court decisions in Gonzalez v. Google and Twitter v. Taamneh with help from Corbin Barthold. <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Section 230 - 47 U.S.C. § 230 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/47/230 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 698 https://openargs.com/oa698-will-clarence-thomas-break-the-internet-probably-not/ <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->   
02/06/231h 4m

OA752: Ticket, Boarding Pass... Weight Check??

After discussing some breaking news, Liz and Andrew break down that viral "hey, are the airlines forcing passengers to step on scales before boarding the plane" story. Then, the duo update you on the impeachment of Texas AG Ken Paxton. In the Patreon bonus, Andrew gets angry as we talk about the latest maneuvering by the guy who sold out his country for Donald Trump, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Mata v. Avianca - Motion for Extension of Time Granted in Part, Denied in Part https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.575368/gov.uscourts.nysd.575368.38.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> New Zealand Civil Aviation Act of 1990 https://legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1990/0098/latest/DLM214687.html <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> United States v. Virginia, 518 U.S. 515 (1996) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=1428365285620704265 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> State v. Loomis, 881 N.W.2d 749 (Wis. 2016) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=3222116451721963278 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Paxton Articles of Impeachment  https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/88R/billtext/pdf/HR02377I.pdf#navpanes=0  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Senate Resolution Impeachment https://legiscan.com/TX/text/SR735/2023 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> ProPublica article on COMPAS https://www.propublica.org/article/machine-bias-risk-assessments-in-criminal-sentencing <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
01/06/2349m 28s

OA751: ChatGPT Writes Fake Opinions; Real Judge Is Not Amused

Today, Liz and Andrew tackle the case that's burning up the Internet: did a lawyer really use AI to write a legal brief? Turns out no, it's even worse!   The duo also update you on the latest from Peter Navarro's (losing) efforts to protect Donald Trump, and in the Patreon bonus, we learn what the legal architect of the January 6th Insurrection, John Eastman, has been up to.   It's a super-sized episode!   <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes OA 748 https://openargs.com/oa748-everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-the-debt-ceiling-but-were-afraid-to-ask/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 707 https://openargs.com/oa707-peter-navarro-gets-spanked-by-government-in-presidential-records-case-with-major-implications-for-trump/  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Mata v. Avianca dockethttps://www.courtlistener.com/docket/63107798/mata-v-avianca-inc/?filed_after=&filed_before=&entry_gte=&entry_lte=&order_by=asc <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Mata v. Avianca complaint https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.575368/gov.uscourts.nysd.575368.18.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Mata v. Avianca Opposition to Motion to Dismiss https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.575368/gov.uscourts.nysd.575368.21.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Mata v. Avianca First Show Cause Order https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.575368/gov.uscourts.nysd.575368.25.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Mata v. Avianca  4/25 LoDuca affidavit https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.575368/gov.uscourts.nysd.575368.29.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> LoDuca affidavit, Exhibit 1, “Varghese v. China Southern Airlines Co., Ltd.” https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.575368/gov.uscourts.nysd.575368.29.1.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Mata v. Avianca defense counsel letter 4/26 https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.575368/gov.uscourts.nysd.575368.30.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Mata v. Avianca Second Show Cause Order https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.575368/gov.uscourts.nysd.575368.31.0_1.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Mata v. Avianca, LoDuca affidavit 5/25 https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.575368/gov.uscourts.nysd.575368.32.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Mata v. Avianca, Schwartz affidavit 5/25 https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.575368/gov.uscourts.nysd.575368.32.1_1.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Mata v. Avianca, Court Third Show Cause Order https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.575368/gov.uscourts.nysd.575368.33.0_1.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
30/05/231h 3m

OA750: Carroll v. Trump III ??!? (feat. Mitchell Epner)

On today's show, Mitchell Epner returns to help Andrew and Liz break down two New York stories: first, the allegations surrounding Trump's media company that produces "Truth Social," and second, E. Jean Carroll's efforts to amend her pending defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump to add claims related to Trump's comments at the CNN "Town Social" in light of the prior verdict. Oh, and the "Truth Social" story involves Devin Nunes because of course it does. <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes OA 732 https://openargs.com/oa-732-court-calls-bullsht-on-devin-nunes-cowsuit/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> E. Jean Carroll Motion to Amend https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.543790/gov.uscourts.nysd.543790.156.0_1.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> TMTG v. WP Company https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/23819045-trump-media-v-wapo-complaint <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Nunes v. Guardian https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23828415/nunes-v-guardian-complaint.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> WaPo article, “Trust linked to porn-friendly bank could gain a stake in Trump’s Truth Social” https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/05/13/trump-truth-social-loan-questions/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Guardian Article https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/mar/15/trump-media-investigated-possible-money-laundering  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
29/05/231h 13m

OA749: Clarence Thomas Grifts. Kari Lake Sinks. Stewart Rhodes Comes To The End

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew update you on a bunch of stories, including today's breaking news regarding the sentencing of Stewart Rhodes and the Texas Legislature committee referring out articles of impeachment for AG Ken Paxton. Notes OA 693 https://openargs.com/oa693-mike-pence-cant-testify-against-trump-cause-hes-a-senator-now/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 698 https://openargs.com/oa698-will-clarence-thomas-break-the-internet-probably-not/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 723 https://openargs.com/oa723-right-wing-judges-take-the-money-and-run-away-with-your-civil-rights/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 746 https://openargs.com/oa746-derp-off-dersh-off-2-sidney-powell-vs-kari-lake/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Investigators detail years of alleged misconduct by Texas AG Ken Paxton in stunning House committee hearing https://www.texastribune.org/2023/05/24/ken-paxton-abuse-power-house-investigation-texas/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Kari Lake ruling https://www.democracydocket.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/CV2022-095403-926-05222023-PDF.pdf Kari Lake War Room tweet 5/23 tweet https://twitter.com/KariLakeWarRoom/status/1661095473695035392?s=20 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> May 8 Senate Judiciary Letter to Harlan Crow https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/May%208,%202023%20letter%20to%20Harlan%20Crow16.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph -->  May 22 letter from Gibson Dunn to Durbin re Harlan Crow https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23822175/crow-letter.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 5 U.S.C. § 13103 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/5/13103 <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:block {"ref":1378} /--> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
26/05/2353m 30s

OA748: Everything You Wanted To Know About the Debt Ceiling (But Were Afraid to Ask)

<!-- wp:paragraph --> This is it! Liz and Andrew break down the debt ceiling and what can be done about it, including the Fourteenth Amendment. You'll want to share this far and wide! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> In the Patreon bonus, Liz and Andrew tackle a stupendously bad article arguing against the application of the 14th Amendment. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> NOTES OA 736 https://openargs.com/oa736-scotus-tees-up-rancid-herring-case-to-gut-the-administrative-state/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 31 U.S.C § 3101 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/31/3101 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Congressional Research Service, Debt limit votes 1978 to present https://sp.fas.org/crs/misc/R41814.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Congressional Research Service, The Gephardt Rule https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/RL/RL31913 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> HR 3877 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/3877/text <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Perry v. U.S., 294 U.S. 330 (1935) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=3388791031923623137 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> EO 6102 notice https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a1/Executive_Order_6102.jpg <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Laurence Tribe, “A Ceiling We Can’t Wish Away,” New York Times, July 7, 2011 https://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/08/opinion/08tribe.html <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
25/05/231h 2m

OA747: Ready For Ron (DeSantis)? NOT SO FAST

<!-- wp:paragraph --> In this (almost entirely!) Trump-free episode, Liz and Andrew break down two major steps backwards for Meatball Ron DeSantis: an own goal in his ongoing losing Woke War Against Disney, and a major setback by a group looking to aid his (doomed) 2024 Presidential bid. You won't want to miss it! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> In the Patreon bonus, Liz and Andrew give an update on the ongoing efforts to hold MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell accountable for his $5 million "Prove Mike Wrong" challenge when he was, in fact, very very wrong. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes OA 734 https://openargs.com/oa-734-disney-v-desantis-you-mess-with-the-mouse-you-get-the-ears/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 717 https://openargs.com/oa717-lock-him-up-4-trump-gets-indicted-desantis-gets-spanked/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 614 https://openargs.com/oa614-the-fec-is-corrupt-and-broken-biden-has-inexplicably-neglected-to-fix-it/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Disney MTD CFTOD complaint https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23816386/disney-mtd.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Federal Election Campaign Act, 52 U.S.C. §§ 30101 et seq. https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/52/30101 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 11 C.F.R. § 100.72 https://www.fec.gov/regulations/100-72/2022-annual-100 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Ready For Ron v. FEC docket https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/65639515/ready-for-ron-v-federal-election-commission/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Ready For Ron complaint https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.248664/gov.uscourts.dcd.248664.1.0_1.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Ready For Ron rulinghttps://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.248664/gov.uscourts.dcd.248664.30.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Carey v. FEC, 791 F.Supp.2d 121 (D.D.C. 2011) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=2459277047400624208 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> (Hilariously, the Ready for Ron complaint manages to cite the wrong Carey case and also gets the year wrong.) <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
23/05/2347m 2s

OA746: Derp Off Dersh Off 2: Sidney Powell vs. Kari Lake

<!-- wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> It's Sanctions Day! After a quick listener question, Liz and Andrew discuss the recent attorney grievance complaint against the Krakenlawyers in Michigan and what everyone's favorite li'l election-denying weirdo, Kari Lake, has been up to. (Spoiler alert: nothing good.) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes OA 673 https://openargs.com/oa673-dont-sanction-me-im-old-dersh/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 678 https://openargs.com/oa678-dershs-sanctions-defense-somehow-keeps-getting-worse/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 728 https://openargs.com/oa728-fox-blinks-first/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> King v. Whitmer sanctions video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWiuX9CPOSA <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> King v. Whitmer sanctions transcript https://openargs.com/wp-content/uploads/Sanctions-hearing-transcript.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> King v. Whitmer sanctions ruling https://casetext.com/case/king-v-whitmer-7 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> King v. Whitmer docket https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/18693929/king-v-whitmer/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Texas attorney grievance procedures https://www.texasbar.com/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Disciplinary_Process_Overview&Template=/CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm&ContentID=29470#reciprocal <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Lake v. Hobbs state docket https://www.clerkofcourt.maricopa.gov/records/election-2022/cv2022-095403 Lake v. Hobbs complaint https://www.clerkofcourt.maricopa.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/4151/638064516668500000 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Arizona Supreme Court ruling in Lake v. Hobbs https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23720629/orderrepetitionforreview-4731530-0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Lake v. Fontes https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.azd.1294569/gov.uscourts.azd.1294569.3.0_1.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Lake v. Fontes Sanctions order https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.azd.1294569/gov.uscourts.azd.1294569.106.0_2.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Lake v. Fontes attorneys’ fees https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.azd.1294569/gov.uscourts.azd.1294569.107.6.pdf <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
22/05/2346m 22s

OA745: Not Even Republicans Are Buying What John Durham is Selling

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew break down Special Counsel John Durham's report, which resulted in zero convictions in four years and makes no new recommendations for any change to any FBI policy - but continues to peddle long-debunked conspiracy theories about how the FBI is in cahoots with Hillary Clinton. Sure, Jan. Notes Durham report https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23813392/durhamreport.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Durham Appointment Order https://www.justice.gov/d9/fieldable-panel-panes/basic-panes/attachments/2021/02/26/durham.order_.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Durham Statement On IG Report  https://www.justice.gov/usao-ct/pr/statement-us-attorney-john-h-durham <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> New York Times, “How Barr’s Quest to Find Flaws in the Russia Inquiry Unraveled” https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/26/us/politics/durham-trump-russia-barr.html <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
19/05/2358m 25s

OA744: Georgia Fake Electors Scheme Gets Real (feat. Lawfare's Anna Bower)

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew welcome Lawfare's Anna Bower to the podcast to break down everything going on with the potential indictment of Donald Trump in Fulton County, Georgia, with a focus on Trump's recent motion to quash the Special Purpose Grand Jury report, DA Fani Willis's response, and more! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Fulton County docket http://www.fultonclerk.org/DocumentCenter/Index/94?Grid-orderBy=LastModifiedDate-desc Anna Bower, Lawfare, "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Georgia Special Purpose Grand Juries But Were Afraid to Ask" https://www.lawfareblog.com/everything-you-ever-wanted-know-about-georgia-special-purpose-grand-juries-were-afraid-ask <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Anna Bower's columns: https://www.lawfareblog.com/contributors/abower <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
18/05/231h 5m

OA743: Trump Hallucinates Gag Order as DOJ Blocks Testimony in Strzok Suit

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew update you on the latest developments in Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg's criminal case against Donald Trump as well as Peter Strzok's ongoing civil suit against the DOJ. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes OA 700 https://openargs.com/oa700-rumors-of-trumps-testimony-in-strzok-suit-may-be-greatly-exaggerated/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 716 https://openargs.com/oa-716-jim-jordan-is-not-alvin-braggs-daddy/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Trump Protective Order https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23807787/protective-order-5-8-23.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Trump notice of removal https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.598311/gov.uscourts.nysd.598311.1.0_1.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 5 U.S.C. § 552a https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/5/552a <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 28 U.S.C. § 1442 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/28/1442 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 28 U.S.C. § 1455 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/28/1455 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph -->  In re Commonwealth,  790 F.3d 457 (3d Cir. 2015) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=5539437264593415986 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Jordan 3/20 Letter to Bragg https://judiciary.house.gov/sites/evo-subsites/republicans-judiciary.house.gov/files/evo-media-document/2023-03-20-jdj-bs-jc-to-bragg-re-trump-investigation.pdf <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
16/05/2356m 10s

OA742: Twitter Can't Violate the First Amendment, But Fox Can Definitely Defame a Gov't Official

<!-- wp:paragraph --> In light of Linda Yaccarino being named CEO of Twitter, Liz and Andrew break down Trumpworld's never-ending lawsuits against social media, and yet another defamation suit against Fox News, this one by Nina Jankowicz. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Happy Mother's Day! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> For the Patreon bonus, we discuss beer, the Superbowl, and Rule 62.1 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, because of course we do. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes OA 551 https://openargs.com/oa551-trump-may-out-of-office-but-his-federal-judges-are-not/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Donato dismissal Trump v. Twitter https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cand.387133/gov.uscourts.cand.387133.165.0_6.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Trump v. Twitter, Motion for Indicative Ruling https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cand.387133/gov.uscourts.cand.387133.191.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FRCP 62.1 https://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcp/rule_62.1 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Jankowicz federal docket https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67365497/jankowicz-v-fox-news-network-llc/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Jankowicz complaint https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/23809394-jankowicz-v-fox-complaint <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
15/05/2355m 51s

OA 741: It's a Derp-Off! Trump vs. Santos vs. Dersh

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew break down the latest developments in Fulton County, GA; some truly terrible takes on the E. Jean Carroll verdict by Alan Dershowitz; and the indictment of Congressman Astronaut Rabbi George Santos. Be there, will be wild! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> NotesOA 738 https://openargs.com/oa-738-trump-flops-proud-boys-drop/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Surveillance footage of Cathy Latham https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/2022/09/20/coffee-county-georgia-cathy-latham/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPGJ report sections made public http://www.fultonclerk.org/DocumentCenter/View/1706/EX-PARTE-ORDER-OF-THE-JUDGE-2-16-2023-Report <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Willis Modification of Motion to Disqualify Debrow http://www.fultonclerk.org/DocumentCenter/View/1918/SPGJ--STATES-MODIFICATION-OF-MOTION-TO-DISQUALIFY-5-10-23 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Shafer letter Fulton County https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23800972/shafer-final-march-26-letter-to-da-willis-w-exhibits.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FEC Complaint - Santos https://campaignlegal.org/sites/default/files/2023-01/Campaign%20Legal%20Center%20-%20Santos%20Complaint%20%28Final%29.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Santos indictment https://www.justice.gov/d9/2023-05/santos.indictment.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 18 U.S.C. § 1343 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/1343 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Federal Sentencing Guidelines https://www.ussc.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/guidelines-manual/2021/GLMFull.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
12/05/231h

OA740: BREAKING - E. Jean Carroll, $5 Million; Trump, ZERO (feat. Mitchell Epner)

Liz and Andrew bring on former sex crimes prosecutor and New York attorney Mitchell Epner for a discussion of the breaking civil verdict awarding E. Jean Carroll $5 million for Trump's assault and subsequent defamation. We go WAY beyond the regular media coverage; you won't want to miss this episode! This episode is a paid post on Patreon and was released early to supporters. Notes Carroll verdict form (blank) https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23808239/carrollvtrumpverdictform.pdf Screenshots of actual verdict form (Pagliery tweet) https://twitter.com/Jose_Pagliery/status/1656020932031389697?s=20 Trump depo testimony - full video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkU49iYkw2A <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
10/05/231h 8m

OA739: $5 Million Says Mike Lindell Is Full Of Stuffing

Today, Liz and Andrew interview Cary Joshi and Brian Glasser of Bailey Glasser, who successfully won a $5 million arbitration award against Mike Lindell for claims of election fraud data.   Notes Prove Mike Wrong Challenge Official Rules https://openargs.com/wp-content/uploads/Prove-Mike-Wrong-Challenge-Official-Rules.pdf   Arbitration Award  https://www.washingtonpost.com/documents/a68b42f4-d5dc-4ff9-b34e-84d52fa3fc32.pdf?itid=lk_inline_manual_11 <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
09/05/2358m 59s

OA 738: Trump Flops, Proud Boys Drop

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Today, Liz and Andrew check in on three stories we've previously covered: the conclusion of the E. Jean Carroll lawsuit against Donald Trump; the recent convictions of the Proud Boys in connection with the January 6 insurrection; and what's going on in Fulton County, Georgia. It's a whirlwind and you don't want to miss it! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> In the Patreon bonus, Andrew and Liz discuss what really happened in Hawaii in 1960 and why it doesn't help the insurrectionists no matter what John Eastman tells you. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> NOTES OA 728 https://openargs.com/oa728-fox-blinks-first/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Wikipedia on Georgia post-election lawsuits https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-election_lawsuits_related_to_the_2020_United_States_presidential_election_from_Georgia <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Fake electors transmittal https://www.archives.gov/files/foia/ga-full.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Fulton County docket http://www.fultonclerk.org/DocumentCenter/Index/94?Grid-orderBy=LastModifiedDate-desc <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> July 2022 Motion to Quash subpoenas http://www.fultonclerk.org/DocumentCenter/View/1222/MOTION-TO-QUASH-AND-DISQUALIFY---Copy <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Oct. 2022 1st Motion to Disqualify Debrow and Pierson http://www.fultonclerk.org/DocumentCenter/View/1430/SPGJ-MOTION-TO-DISQUALIFY-ATTORNEYS-HOLLY-A-PIERSON---KIMBERLY-BOUROUGHS-DEBROW-10-3-22 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> April 18, 2023 2nd Motion to Disqualify Debrow http://www.fultonclerk.org/DocumentCenter/View/1905/SPGJ-MOTION-TO-DISQUALIFY-ATTY-KIMBERLY-BOURROUGHS-DEBROW <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Opposition to Motion to Disqualify Debrow http://www.fultonclerk.org/DocumentCenter/View/1917/EX-PARTE-FILING-5-5-23 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Barr Jan 6th testimony https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/GPO-J6-TRANSCRIPT-CTRL0000083860/pdf/GPO-J6-TRANSCRIPT-CTRL0000083860.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 3 USC 12 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/3/12 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
08/05/2359m 46s

OA 737: Bad Judges, Bad Judges, Whatcha Gonna Do?

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Today, Liz and Andrew discuss the latest ethical lapse from Clarence Thomas, as well as the horrible activism of the next Republican Supreme Court nominee, Stu Duncan. In the Patreon bonus, Liz and Andrew break down the latest sanctions issued against Donald Trump in New York. -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
05/05/2357m 9s

OA 734: Disney v. DeSantis: YOU MESS WITH THE MOUSE, YOU GET THE EARS

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew break down the just-filed lawsuit by Disney with respect to Ron DeSantis and his Republican buddies' shenanigans in Florida. Who will prevail? Listen and find out! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> This photograph of a Famous Mouse was taken 21 April 2009 by Marcus Quigmire of Florida and originally posted to Flickr. It was downloaded by Opening Arguments Media, LLC on April 27, 2023 from Wikimedia Commons and is used without modification under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) license, which is linked below. No endorsement by any other party than Opening Arguments Media, LLC is implied. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> CC License of Famous Mouse https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/legalcode <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Original source for Famous Mouse (Wikimedia Commons) https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Famous_mouse_%283463764209%29.jpg <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes OA 717 https://openargs.com/oa717-lock-him-up-4-trump-gets-indicted-desantis-gets-spanked/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Disney v. DeSantis complaint https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23789600/file-stamped-disney-complaint1.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Disney-RCID Feb. 8, 2023 Contract https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23734248/disney-board-covenant.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> CFTOD 4/26 meeting minutes https://www.rcid.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/CFTOD-4-26-23-BOS-Packet-FINAL-revised-4-24-23.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> RCID Comprehensive Plan Approval https://www.rcid.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/2032-RCID-Comprehensive-Plan.pdf  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Florida HB 9B https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Documents/loaddoc.aspx?FileName=_h0009Ber.docx&DocumentType=Bill&BillNumber=0009B&Session=2023B <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Florida SB 1604 https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2023/1604/BillText/e1/PDF <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
01/05/2356m 20s

OA 733: Trump Phones A Friend As Document Indictment Looms (feat. Kel McClanahan)

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew take a look at a letter sent by Donald Trump's lawyers to House Republicans and bring back expert National Security Lawyer Kel McClanahan to help answer all their questions about Trump's dubious assertions about how the National Archives should have handled the Mar-a-Lago documents. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes In re Sealed Case (Pence-Boasberg) https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67164305/in-re-sealed-case/?order_by=desc <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Parlatore Trump letter https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23789802/read-trump-lawyers-letter-to-congress-reveal-foreign-leader-briefings-may-be-among-classified-documents-taken-from-white-house.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Less-redacted search warrant https://openargs.com/wp-content/uploads/Reinhart-Mar-a-Lago-less-redacted-affidavit.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> NARA Oct. 11, 2022 statement https://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2022/nr22-001#october-11-2022 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Debra Steidel Wall 1/17/23 letter to Jim Comer https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23575130/nara-response-to-rep-james-comer.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 18 USC §793(e) https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/793 <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
28/04/231h 1m

OA 732: Court Calls Bullsh*t on Devin Nunes Cowsuit

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew give a brief update on how it's going for Donald Trump in the E. Jean Carroll defamation lawsuit. (Spoiler alert: not good! Like, contempt of court not good.) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Then, the duo break down the trial court's grant of summary judgment in favor of Ryan Lizza in the LOLsuit filed by former Representative and guy-who-sued-an-Internet-cow-and-lost, Devin Nunes. It's informative AND hilarious! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> In the Patreon bonus, we tell you how the omniversal fear of Antonin Scalia created modern supplemental jurisdiction law! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Nunes v. Lizza Order https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.iand.55763/gov.uscourts.iand.55763.149.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph -->  Eighth Circuit holding https://ecf.ca8.uscourts.gov/opndir/21/09/202710P.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Devin Nunes’s Family Farm Is Hiding a Politically Explosive Secret https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a23471864/devin-nunes-family-farm-iowa-california/ <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
27/04/2352m 51s

OA 731: And the Loser of the Week Award Goes to TUCKER CARLSON, With Runner-Up Mike Lindell

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew break down the other Fox News lawsuit (by Abby Grossberg) that probably contributed to Tucker Carlson's firing, and then a hilarious arbitration loss for The Pillow Guy. You won't want to miss it! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes OA 715 https://openargs.com/oa715-fox-blunders-into-dumpster-fire-lawsuit-no-a-different-one/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> New Grossberg 2nd Amended Complaint https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23774175/grossberg-de-court-second-amended-complaint-and-exhibit-a-1.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Grossberg federal complaint https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.595940/gov.uscourts.nysd.595940.1.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Grossberg DE docket https://courtconnect.courts.delaware.gov/cc/cconnect/ck_public_qry_doct.cp_dktrpt_frames?backto=P&case_id=N23C-03-180&begin_date=&end_date= <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Arbitration award against Mike Lindell https://www.washingtonpost.com/documents/a68b42f4-d5dc-4ff9-b34e-84d52fa3fc32.pdf?itid=lk_inline_manual_11 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
25/04/2357m 58s

OA730: You Wouldn't Like Sam Alito When He's Angry (Or Ever)

Liz and Andrew update a bunch of stories they've been tracking before breaking down exactly what the Supreme Court's Friday night stay in the mifepristone case means... and exactly how unhinged Samuel Alito's dissent was.   In the Patreon bonus, Liz and Andrew do a deep dive on the shady behaviors of Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk.<!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes OA 712 https://openargs.com/oa712-lock-him-up-3-rise-of-the-machines/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 714 https://openargs.com/oa714-gonna-be-hard-for-steve-bannons-sugar-daddy-to-write-those-checks-from-prison/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 717 https://openargs.com/oa717-lock-him-up-4-trump-gets-indicted-desantis-gets-spanked/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 729 https://openargs.com/oa729-bragg-loses-a-round-trump-loses-five/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> SB 1604 Amendment https://myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Documents/loaddoc.aspx?FileName=603230.DOCX&DocumentType=Amendments&BillNumber=1604&Session=2023 <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> DOJ Letter Motion re: protective order https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.595325/gov.uscourts.nysd.595325.49.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> The Jurisprudence of the Body https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxwJ7kjwYA7FeXNoZUZaTjlmWms/view?resourcekey=0-SCB5U127telKXA00Hr9TEQ <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> SCOTUS order in Danco v. Alliance https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/22pdf/22a901_3d9g.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
24/04/2348m 5s

OA729: Bragg Loses A Round, Trump Loses Five

Today, Liz and Andrew disagree over a recent ruling from Judge Vyskocil denying Alvin Bragg's motion for injunctive relief, and then break down recent developments in the E. Jean Carroll litigation. <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes OA 724 https://openargs.com/oa724-alvin-bragg-no-longer-chickensht/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Judge Vicodin’s order https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.597015/gov.uscourts.nysd.597015.44.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Bragg motion for stay https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.597015/gov.uscourts.nysd.597015.46.0_1.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Bragg Reply https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.597015/gov.uscourts.nysd.597015.41.1.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Second Circuit ruling on stay https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.ca2.60324/gov.uscourts.ca2.60324.7.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Letter Memo rebuking Tacopina re jury selection https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.590045/gov.uscourts.nysd.590045.117.0.pdf  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Order re attendance https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.590045/gov.uscourts.nysd.590045.104.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Carroll response re attendance https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.590045/gov.uscourts.nysd.590045.116.0.pdf  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Trump request for jury instruction re attendance https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.590045/gov.uscourts.nysd.590045.118.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Carroll response to Trump requested jury instruction re attendance https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.590045/gov.uscourts.nysd.590045.119.0.pdf  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Judge Kaplan response re Trump jury attendance instruction https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.590045/gov.uscourts.nysd.590045.125.0_1.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Trump response to denial of jury instruction https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.590045/gov.uscourts.nysd.590045.127.0.pdf  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> McGrain v. Dougherty, 273 U.S. 135 (1927) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=8194274097278523278 <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->  
21/04/2355m 17s

OA728: FOX Blinks First!

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew update you on three stories stealing all the headlines: the Dominion-Fox settlement, what's going on at the Supreme Court with mifepristone, and a tale of two.. Fulton Counties?? <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> For the Patreon bonus, Liz and Andrew pop open the hood and check out two demonstrable lies in Alliance's briefing before the Supreme Court. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Alliance docket - SCOTUS orders https://www.supremecourt.gov/search.aspx?filename=/docket/docketfiles/html/public/22a902.html <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Alliance opposition https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/22/22A902/263824/20230418120347639_2023.04.18%20Opposition%20to%20Emergency%20Application.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FDA Reply in Alliance https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/22/22A902/263892/20230418232614640_FINAL%20Alliance%20SCOTUS%20Reply.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> PA Supreme Court order - Fulton County https://www.pacourts.us/Storage/media/pdfs/20230419/134653-appealdismissed.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Fulton County GA docket http://www.fultonclerk.org/DocumentCenter/Index/94?Grid-orderBy=LastModifiedDate-desc <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Fulton County GA Motion to Disqualify  https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23782506/spgj-motion-to-disqualify-atty-kimberly-bourroughs-debrow.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Fox Corp financials https://investor.foxcorporation.com/static-files/3b2bdb74-8ebe-4173-9f0f-ac18831ff094 <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
20/04/2353m 7s

OA727: No, Dominion Did Not Just 'Walk Away' From Half a Billion Dollars

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Today, Liz and Andrew go out on a limb and discuss reasons why the Dominion v. Fox defamation trial scheduled to start today was postponed for a day. Along the way, they break down Fox's latest motion for "clarification" and what it means for the network that brought us Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, and Donald Trump's insane claims of a stolen election that they knew to be false. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes OA 243 https://openargs.com/oa243-build-that-wall-2/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 718 https://openargs.com/oa718-why-fox-news-has-a-nuanced-approach-to-falsity/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Fox Motion for Clarification https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23780752/fox-motion-for-clarification.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Delaware Court of Chancery Rules https://courts.delaware.gov/forms/download.aspx?id=160908 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Sun Printing & Publ’g Ass’n v. Schenck, 98 F. 925 (2d Cir. 1900) https://cite.case.law/f/98/925/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Marinaccio v. Town of Clarence, 20 N.Y.3d 506, 986 N.E.2d 903 (2013) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=17916567453327988927 <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
18/04/2351m 49s

OA726: Will SCOTUS Abort the Fifth Circuit's Insane Mifepristone Ruling??

Liz and Andrew work through the best arguments being raised by the DOJ in its emergency Supreme Court petition to stay the 5th Circuit's mifepristone ruling. Will any of them work? Listen and find out!   The duo also break down Trump's latest LOLsuit against Michael Cohen. In the Patreon bonus, Liz and Andrew discuss the intricacies of the most recent SCOTUS standing decision, TransUnion, LLC v. Ramirez. You won't want to miss it!   Notes Trump v. Cohen Docket  https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67175870/trump-v-cohen/   Trump v. Cohen Complaint https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.flsd.645291/gov.uscourts.flsd.645291.1.0_2.pdf   Alito stay order  https://www.supremecourt.gov/search.aspx?filename=/docket/docketfiles/html/public/22a901.html   DOJ SCT admin stay application  https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/22/22A902/263491/20230414103258942_Alliance%20for%20Hippocratic%20Med%20%20application.pdf   Danco Stay application  https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/22/22A901/263483/20230414093601611_SCOTUS%20Stay%20Application%204-14-23%20Final.pdf   -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- wp:paragraph --><!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
17/04/231h 3m

OA725: The Future of Mifepristone

<!-- wp:paragraph --> In this SUPER-SIZED episode, Liz and Andrew look beneath the headlines and correct misimpressions regarding both E. Jean Carroll's defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump and the 5th Circuit's mifepristone ruling. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> In the Patreon bonus, Liz and Andrew discuss an important certified question to the DC Court of Appeals. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> If you’re not following us on Twitter, you’ve missed out on a lot of updates. We’re @openargs and Liz is @5dollarfeminist. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Habba 4/13 Letter Motion https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.590045/gov.uscourts.nysd.590045.109.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Kaplan 4/13/2023 Letter Response https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.590045/gov.uscourts.nysd.590045.109.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> CNN article on E. Jean Carroll https://www.cnn.com/2023/04/13/politics/trump-carroll-case-delay-request/index.html <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Court ruling in E. Jean Carroll https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.590045/gov.uscourts.nysd.590045.110.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> CWA 2002 Petition https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.txnd.370067/gov.uscourts.txnd.370067.1.14.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Complaint Exhibit 30 https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.txnd.370067/gov.uscourts.txnd.370067.1.31.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Washington v. FDA ruling https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.waed.102225/gov.uscourts.waed.102225.91.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Alliance v. FDA 5th Cir. ruling https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.ca5.213145/gov.uscourts.ca5.213145.183.2_1.pdf <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
14/04/231h 11m

OA724: Alvin Bragg, No Longer Chickensh*t?

After updating you on a bunch of cases, Liz and Andrew break down Alvin Bragg's just-filed lawsuit against Jim Jordan. In the Patreon bonus, Liz and Andrew break down a recent D.C. Circuit ruling with huge implications for hundreds of 1/6 defendants and possibly Trump! <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes OA 705 https://openargs.com/oa705-can-dominion-really-take-down-fox-news/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 716 https://openargs.com/oa-716-jim-jordan-is-not-alvin-braggs-daddy/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 718 https://openargs.com/oa718-why-fox-news-has-a-nuanced-approach-to-falsity/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Bragg v. Jordan https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.597015/gov.uscourts.nysd.597015.1.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> NFIB v. Sebelius https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=12815172896965834886 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Younger v. Harris https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=2453423928277325927 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Pomerantz Resignation Letter https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/23/nyregion/mark-pomerantz-resignation-letter.html?action=click&module=RelatedLinks&pgtype=Article  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Pomerantz Subpoena Letter https://judiciary.house.gov/sites/evo-subsites/republicans-judiciary.house.gov/files/evo-media-document/2023-04-06-jdj-to-pomerantz-subpoena_0.pdf <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
13/04/231h 2m

OA723: Right-Wing Judges Take the Money and Run… Away With Your Civil Rights

Liz and Andrew tackle three stories: an update on the dueling mifepristone rulings in Texas and Washington, Clarence Thomas's latest corrupt activities, and (for patrons) an update on Steve Bannon's sugar daddy. <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes OA 594: Impeach Clarence Thomas https://openargs.com/oa594-impeach-clarence-thomas/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph -->  OA 714 on Kwok https://openargs.com/oa714-gonna-be-hard-for-steve-bannons-sugar-daddy-to-write-those-checks-from-prison/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Kwok superseding indictment https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.595325/gov.uscourts.nysd.595325.19.0_1.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Ethics in Government Act of 1978, 5a U.S.C. §§ 101 et seq. https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/5a/compiledact-95-521/title-I <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Washington v. FDA Motion for Clarification https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.waed.102225/gov.uscourts.waed.102225.81.0_3.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Washington v. FDA Motion to Expedite https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.waed.102225/gov.uscourts.waed.102225.82.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FDA 5th Circuit Motion to Stay https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.ca5.213145/gov.uscourts.ca5.213145.20.0_4.pdf?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Intervenors 5th Circuit Motion to Stay https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.ca5.213145/gov.uscourts.ca5.213145.22.1_1.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Robert EOY report on the Supreme Court 2021 https://www.supremecourt.gov/publicinfo/year-end/2021year-endreport.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> NPR on 2022 state supreme court races https://www.npr.org/2022/11/05/1134514218/money-is-pouring-into-state-judicial-campaigns-this-year <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph -->  ProPublica Thomas story https://www.propublica.org/article/clarence-thomas-scotus-undisclosed-luxury-travel-gifts-crow <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Wall Street Journal on federal judges violating the ethics laws https://www.wsj.com/articles/131-federal-judges-broke-the-law-by-hearing-cases-where-they-had-a-financial-interest-11632834421 <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
11/04/2352m 59s

OA722: Right-Wing Judge Appointed to the Bench to Ban Abortion... Bans Abortion

Today, Liz and Andrew break down Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk's late-night Friday stay order that essentially overrules the FDA and removes mifepristone (the abortion pill) from the list of approved drugs. How bad is it? Is a parallel decision from a federal court on Washington part of the solution? What's next?  Listen and find out! <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes OA 707 on Kacsmaryk https://openargs.com/oa707-peter-navarro-gets-spanked-by-government-in-presidential-records-case-with-major-implications-for-trump/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Kacsmaryk Order  https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.txnd.370067/gov.uscourts.txnd.370067.137.0_14.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Washington v. FDA https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.waed.102225/gov.uscourts.waed.102225.80.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> United States v. One Package https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=14734857310809857501 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FDA on REMS https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/risk-evaluation-and-mitigation-strategies-rems <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FDA on unapproved drugs https://www.fda.gov/drugs/enforcement-activities-fda/unapproved-drugs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Comstock Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1461 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/1461 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 5 U.S.C. § 705 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/5/705 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
10/04/2353m 50s

OA721: Lock Him Up 6: Evaluating the NY Charges Against Trump

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew evaluate the Trump indictment and answer listener questions as well as a Just Security article critiquing their position.   The Patreon bonus contains a deep dive into an Andrew Weissman statement on MSNBC on lesser-included offenses. Notes INDICTMENT https://www.manhattanda.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Donald-J.-Trump-Indictment.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> STATEMENT OF FACTS https://thehill.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2023/04/Donald-J.-Trump-SOF.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> NY Crim Proc. § 30.10 (Statute of Limitations) https://codes.findlaw.com/ny/criminal-procedure-law/cpl-sect-30-10.html <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> NY Crim Law § 175.05 https://codes.findlaw.com/ny/penal-law/pen-sect-175-05.html NY Crim Law § 175.10 https://codes.findlaw.com/ny/penal-law/pen-sect-175-10.html <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> People v. Hankin https://casetext.com/case/people-v-hankin <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> People v. Saporita https://casetext.com/case/people-v-saporita-stevenson <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Just Security article https://www.justsecurity.org/85831/the-broad-scope-of-intent-to-defraud-in-the-new-york-crime-of-falsifying-business-records/ <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
07/04/231h 11m

OA720: LOCK HIM UP 5: No, Really, Just Lock Him Up Already

THIS IS IT! We finally have a copy of the 34-count indictment against Donald Trump by Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg, as well as the supporting Statement of Facts. Liz and Andrew break it ALL down for you, including all the stuff the rest of the media missed! NotesINDICTMENT https://www.manhattanda.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Donald-J.-Trump-Indictment.pdf STATEMENT OF FACTS https://thehill.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2023/04/Donald-J.-Trump-SOF.pdf NY Penal Law 175.10 https://codes.findlaw.com/ny/penal-law/pen-sect-175-10.html NY Penal Law 175.05 https://codes.findlaw.com/ny/penal-law/pen-sect-175-05.html Just Security article critiquing us https://www.justsecurity.org/85831/the-broad-scope-of-intent-to-defraud-in-the-new-york-crime-of-falsifying-business-records/ <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
05/04/231h 12m

OA719: Serial's Adnan Syed & the Elected Prosecutor: A Match Made in Baltimore

<!-- wp:paragraph --> On the cusp of Former President Donald Trump's arraignment, Liz and Andrew break down the recent Maryland Appellate Court's decision in Lee v. Maryland concerning Adnan Syed and the Baltimore State's Attorney's Office decision to petition to vacate his conviction and drop all charges against him. What's really going on? Why have so many media outlets gotten this wrong?? Listen and find out! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes OA 107 https://openargs.com/oa107-adnan-syed-obviously-also-can-learn-patents/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 633 https://openargs.com/oa633-why-adnan-was-released/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Lee v. Maryland https://www.mdcourts.gov/data/opinions/cosa/2023/1291s22.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Md. Code, Crim. Pro. Art., § 8-301.1 https://law.justia.com/codes/maryland/2021/criminal-procedure/title-8/subtitle-3/section-8-301-1/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Md. Code, Crim. Proc. § 11-102 https://casetext.com/statute/code-of-maryland/article-criminal-procedure/title-11-victims-and-witnesses/subtitle-1-general-provisions/part-i-definitions-rights-available-throughout-proceedings/section-11-102-victims-right-to-attend-proceedings <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
04/04/2344m 5s

OA718: Why Fox News "Has a Nuanced Approach to Falsity"

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Today, Liz and Andrew break down the latest ruling in Delaware granting Dominion partial summary judgment in its defamation lawsuit against Fox. Learn exactly why this is a devastating ruling and what it means for the future of everyone's favorite "Fair and Balanced" news channel. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> In the Patreon bonus, Liz and Andrew update everyone on the latest between Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg and clueless goon Gym Jordan. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes OA 705 https://openargs.com/oa705-can-dominion-really-take-down-fox-news/  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Summary Judgment Order https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23738695/dominion-fox-summary-judgment-order.pdf  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Pitch Deck https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23731963/dominion_3-21-23_hearing_slides-used-at-hearing_redacted.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 3/31 Bragg Letter https://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000187-37d2-dd77-a1cf-7ff7d0920000 <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
03/04/2355m 38s

OA717: LOCK HIM UP 4: Trump Gets Indicted, DeSantis Gets Spanked

<!-- wp:paragraph --> HERE IT IS! Liz and Andrew begin the show by reacting to the news of Trump's indictment while we await the actual copy of the document. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> After that, the team breaks down how Disney outmaneuvered that dumpy Trump knockoff (Ron DeSantis) with the aid of every law student's worst nightmare: the Rule Against Perpetuities! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes OA 710 https://openargs.com/oa710-lock-him-up/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 711 https://openargs.com/oa711-lock-him-up-2-the-secret-of-the-ooze/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 712 https://openargs.com/oa712-lock-him-up-3-rise-of-the-machines/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Text of “Don’t Say Gay” law, HB 1557 http://laws.flrules.org/2022/22 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FL Stat. Ch. 189 http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0100-0199/0189/Sections/0189.012.html <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> RCID Charter https://www.rcid.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/RCID-Charter.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph -->  HB 9B https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Documents/loaddoc.aspx?FileName=_h0009Ber.docx&DocumentType=Bill&BillNumber=0009B&Session=2023B <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Reedy Creek Declaration of Restrictive Covenants https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/23734248-disney-board-covenant <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
31/03/231h 2m

OA 716: Jim Jordan is Not Alvin Bragg's Daddy

<!-- wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew break down several developments in the ongoing effort to hold Trump accountable, including the back-and-forth between Jim Jordan's "Committee on Oversight" and Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg. Oh, and is Mike Pence going to testify to Jack Smith's Grand Jury? Listen and find out! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Along the way we take a deep dive into Congress's power to conduct investigations, the Tenth Amendment, how bad originalism is, and much, much more! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes OA 708 https://openargs.com/oa708-stormy-daniels-strikes-back/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Politico: Manhattan Trump grand jury set to break for a month https://www.politico.com/news/2023/03/29/manhattan-trump-grand-jury-set-to-break-for-a-month-00089422 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> AMI non-prosecution agreement https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/press-release/file/1119501/download <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz Wonkette https://www.wonkette.com/new-house-committee-to-answer-burning-questions-what-did-nancy-pelosi-coup-and-when-did-she-coup-it <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Jordan 3/20 Letter to Bragg https://judiciary.house.gov/sites/evo-subsites/republicans-judiciary.house.gov/files/evo-media-document/2023-03-20-jdj-bs-jc-to-bragg-re-trump-investigation.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Bragg Response Letter March 23, 2023 https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23720988/20230323-letter-response-from-manhattan-da.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Jordan Response Letter March 25 https://judiciary.house.gov/sites/evo-subsites/republicans-judiciary.house.gov/files/evo-media-document/2023-03-25-jdj-bs-jc-to-bragg-re-subpoena-and-response.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Watkins v. US, 354 U.S. 178 (1957) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=562722361999206621 <!-- /wp:paragraph -->-Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
30/03/231h 7m

OA715: Fox Blunders Into Dumpster Fire Lawsuit. No, A Different One.

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Today, Liz and Andrew break down (former) Fox News producer Abby Grossberg's lawsuit against Fox, and what implications it may have for Dominion's pending $1.6 billion defamation suit against Fox. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes OA 694: Dominion v. Fox: Defamation Suits Are Hard But Shutting Up is Harder https://openargs.com/oa694-dominion-v-fox-defamation-suits-are-hard-but-shutting-up-is-harder/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 705: Can Dominion Really Take Down Fox News?? https://openargs.com/oa705-can-dominion-really-take-down-fox-news/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FMLA https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/29/chapter-28 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Upjohn v. US, 449 U.S. 383 (1981) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=5153750416071396937 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Front, Inc. v. Khalil, 24 N.Y.3d 713 (2015) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=12991806128851668843 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Dominion MSJ https://int.nyt.com/data/documenttools/redacted-documents-in-dominion-fox-news-case/dca5e3880422426f/full.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Fox TRO Motion v. Abby Grossberg https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/nyscef/ViewDocument?docIndex=qP3YkE2tdjchZ45eMXvjLA== <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Fox Emergency Motion to Seal https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.595940/gov.uscourts.nysd.595940.9.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Order Denying Motion to Seal https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.595940/gov.uscourts.nysd.595940.11.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Grossberg Amended Complaint v. Fox https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.595940/gov.uscourts.nysd.595940.12.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Grossberg Original Complaint v. Fox https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.595940/gov.uscourts.nysd.595940.1.0.pdf <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
28/03/231h 1m

OA714: Gonna Be Hard for Steve Bannon's Sugar Daddy to Write Those Checks From Prison

<!-- wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew break down the strange criminal indictment of Guo Wengui a.k.a. a lot of other names, grifter to the stars and patron to Steve Bannon, and discuss the larger implications of the far-right merger with anti-CCP grifters. You won't want to miss it! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes OA700 https://openargs.com/oa700-rumors-of-trumps-testimony-in-strzok-suit-may-be-greatly-exaggerated/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Steve Wynn indictment https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/63317117/attorney-general-of-the-united-states-of-america-v-wynn/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Guo Wengui bankruptcy docket (CT) https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.ctb.307068/gov.uscourts.ctb.307068.78.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Guo Wengui indictment https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/press-release/file/1574491/download <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
27/03/2348m 47s

OA713: State AGs Sue Anthony Fauci For... Booting Them Off Twitter??

<!-- wp:paragraph --> With a slight break from Trump, Liz and Andrew turn to the pernicious effects of Trump's many, many appointments to the federal judiciary and how it's almost impossible to distinguish nonsense from reality any more. Specifically, the two break down Missouri v. Biden, an absolutely insane lawsuit that somehow has convinced the attorneys general of two states to sign on with a cavalcade of weirdo anti-vax COVID deniers and losers. We talk about what that development means for the future of the rule of law. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes OA 25 https://openargs.com/oa25-jill-stein-decide-presidency-no/ OA 689 https://openargs.com/oa689-lawsuit-or-interpretive-dance-why-not-both/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 707 https://openargs.com/oa707-peter-navarro-gets-spanked-by-government-in-presidential-records-case-with-major-implications-for-trump/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 708 https://openargs.com/oa708-stormy-daniels-strikes-back/ OA 710 https://openargs.com/oa710-lock-him-up/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Doughty opinion in Louisiana v. Becerra (COVID vaccine mandate injunction) https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.lawd.185837/gov.uscourts.lawd.185837.28.0_1.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Missouri v. Biden Complaint https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.lawd.189520/gov.uscourts.lawd.189520.84.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Missouri v. Biden Order Denying Motion to Strike https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.lawd.189520/gov.uscourts.lawd.189520.219.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Missouri v. Biden Plaintiffs’ Supplemental Brief Supporting PI https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.lawd.189520/gov.uscourts.lawd.189520.214.0.pdf Missouri v. Biden Plaintiffs’ Exhibit 1 (Proposed Findings of Fact) https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.lawd.189520/gov.uscourts.lawd.189520.214.1_1.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Defendants’ Motion to Strike in Missouri v. Biden https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.lawd.189520/gov.uscourts.lawd.189520.219.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Order in Missouri v. Biden Denying Motion to Strike https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.lawd.189520/gov.uscourts.lawd.189520.224.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Washington Post debunking Media Research Center and “The Polling Company” https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/02/21/lawmakers-cite-fishy-poll-suggest-laptop-tale-would-have-swayed-vote/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Pew Research 2021 survey https://www.pewresearch.org/journalism/2021/06/14/facebook-posts-in-early-days-of-biden-administration-reflect-ideological-divide/ <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
24/03/2351m 21s