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

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.
23/02/24·54m 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.
22/02/24·32m 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.
21/02/24·1h 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.
20/02/24·1h 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.
16/02/24·1h 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
14/02/24·34m 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.
12/02/24·1h 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.
11/02/24·51m 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.
10/02/24·1h 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.
08/02/24·51m 59s

Thomas Takes the Podcast Back

#T3PB babyyyyyy!  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.  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. For the time being, any profit over and above the costs of operating the show, will go towards repair and accountability.
08/02/24·15m 26s

OA860: Goodbye

Liz says goodbye.
26/01/24·1m 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
22/01/24·1h

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
19/01/24·56m 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
17/01/24·1h 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
15/01/24·52m 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/
12/01/24·41m 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
10/01/24·1h 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
08/01/24·1h 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  
05/01/24·1h 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    
03/01/24·1h

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
31/12/23·59m 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
29/12/23·45m 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
22/12/23·56m 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
20/12/23·1h 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
18/12/23·1h 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
15/12/23·1h

OA844: Rudy and Immunity

13/12/23·51m 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
11/12/23·1h 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 -->
08/12/23·53m 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
06/12/23·55m 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
04/12/23·47m 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 -->
01/12/23·58m 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 -->
29/11/23·59m 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 -->
27/11/23·1h 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 -->
24/11/23·1h 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 -->
22/11/23·42m 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 -->
20/11/23·54m 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 -->
17/11/23·1h

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 -->
15/11/23·54m 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 -->
13/11/23·1h 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 -->
10/11/23·48m 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 -->
06/11/23·1h 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 -->
03/11/23·1h 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 -->
01/11/23·55m 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 -->
30/10/23·1h

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 -->
27/10/23·1h 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
25/10/23·1h 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 -->
23/10/23·1h 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 -->
20/10/23·1h 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 -->
18/10/23·1h 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 -->
16/10/23·50m 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 -->
13/10/23·55m 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 -->  
11/10/23·59m 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 -->
09/10/23·56m 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 -->
06/10/23·1h 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 -->
04/10/23·58m 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 -->
02/10/23·1h 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 -->
28/09/23·1h 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 -->
27/09/23·1h 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 -->
25/09/23·1h 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 -->
22/09/23·1h 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 -->
20/09/23·52m 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 -->
18/09/23·57m 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 -->
15/09/23·53m 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 -->
13/09/23·52m 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 -->
11/09/23·55m 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 -->
08/09/23·1h 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 -->
06/09/23·58m 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 -->
04/09/23·1h 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 -->
01/09/23·52m 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 -->
30/08/23·1h 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 -->
28/08/23·1h 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 -->
25/08/23·1h 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 -->
23/08/23·1h 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} /-->
21/08/23·1h 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 -->
18/08/23·56m 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 -->
15/08/23·1h 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 -->
13/08/23·57m 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 -->
11/08/23·1h 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 -->
10/08/23·46m 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 -->
08/08/23·54m 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 -->
07/08/23·1h 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 -->
04/08/23·55m 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 -->
02/08/23·1h 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 -->
01/08/23·50m 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 -->
31/07/23·52m 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 -->
28/07/23·51m 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 -->
27/07/23·57m 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 -->
25/07/23·1h 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 -->
24/07/23·1h 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 -->
21/07/23·1h 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 -->
20/07/23·50m 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 -->
18/07/23·48m 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 -->
17/07/23·1h 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 -->
14/07/23·1h 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 -->
13/07/23·48m 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 -->
11/07/23·58m 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 -->
10/07/23·1h 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 -->
07/07/23·1h 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 -->
06/07/23·1h 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 -->
03/07/23·1h 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 -->
30/06/23·1h 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 -->
29/06/23·1h 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 -->
27/06/23·54m 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 -->
23/06/23·1h 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 -->
22/06/23·48m 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 -->
20/06/23·49m 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 -->
19/06/23·58m 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 -->
16/06/23·57m 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 -->  
15/06/23·1h 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 -->
13/06/23·1h 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 -->
11/06/23·1h 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 -->
09/06/23·59m 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 -->
08/06/23·54m 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 -->
06/06/23·54m 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} /-->
05/06/23·1h 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 -->   
02/06/23·1h 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 -->
01/06/23·49m 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 -->
30/05/23·1h 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 -->
29/05/23·1h 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 -->
26/05/23·53m 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 -->
25/05/23·1h 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 -->
23/05/23·47m 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 -->
22/05/23·46m 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 -->
19/05/23·58m 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 -->
18/05/23·1h 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 -->
16/05/23·56m 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 -->
15/05/23·55m 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 -->
12/05/23·1h

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 -->
10/05/23·1h 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 -->
09/05/23·58m 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 -->
08/05/23·59m 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 -->
05/05/23·57m 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 -->
01/05/23·56m 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 -->
28/04/23·1h 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 -->
27/04/23·52m 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 -->
25/04/23·57m 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 -->
24/04/23·48m 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 -->  
21/04/23·55m 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 -->
20/04/23·53m 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 -->
18/04/23·51m 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 -->
17/04/23·1h 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 -->
14/04/23·1h 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 -->
13/04/23·1h 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 -->
11/04/23·52m 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 -->
10/04/23·53m 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 -->
07/04/23·1h 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 -->
05/04/23·1h 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 -->
04/04/23·44m 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 -->
03/04/23·55m 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 -->
31/03/23·1h 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 -->
30/03/23·1h 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 -->
28/03/23·1h 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 -->
27/03/23·48m 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 -->
24/03/23·51m 21s

OA712: LOCK HIM UP 3: Rise of the Machines

<!-- wp:paragraph --> In our third of three episodes about potential criminal charges against Donald Trump, Liz and Andrew break down recent developments in the Jack Smith grand juries, including an order by Judge Beryl Howell requiring one of Trump's lawyers to testify against him, as well as an update on those other cases. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> In the Patreon bonus, Liz and Andrew break down the recent Report and Recommendation by Special Master Barbara Jones in the search warrant of James O'Keefe and Project Veritas. <!-- /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/ NY Article 175 https://ypdcrime.com/penal.law/article175.php NY CPL 30.10(2)(b) https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/laws/CPL/30.10 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Bobb certification https://openargs.com/wp-content/uploads/2022.08.30-DOJ-Exhibits.pdf DC Circuit Notice on Preferred Typeface https://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/home.nsf/Content/Announcement+-+Notice+-+Preferred+Typefaces+for+Briefs/$FILE/noticePreferredTypefacesForBriefs.pdf FRAP 35 https://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frap/rule_35 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Special Master Barbara Jones Report and Recommendation https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.569993/gov.uscourts.nysd.569993.52.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> NYT on Manhattan GJ https://www.nytimes.com/2023/03/22/nyregion/trump-grand-jury-delay.html?smid=tw-share <!-- 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 -->
23/03/23·40m 13s

OA711: LOCK HIM UP 2: The Secret of the Ooze

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Yesterday, Liz and Andrew brought you a bit of a bummer - but an accurate one - regarding the pending indictment of Donald Trump in New York. Today, they bring you the good news about yet another pending indictment in Fulton County, Georgia and Trump's desperate (and likely failing) attempts to stop it. You won't want to miss it! Notes Anna Bower Lawfare explainer https://www.lawfareblog.com/everything-you-ever-wanted-know-about-georgia-special-purpose-grand-juries-were-afraid-ask Atlanta Journal-Constitiution interview with foreperson https://www.ajc.com/politics/exclusive-behind-the-scenes-of-the-trump-grand-jury/6CXLKTFMKNDU7O6TER4B7UTZPE/ Georgia RICO statute, Title 16, Chapter 14 https://law.justia.com/codes/georgia/2021/title-16/chapter-14/ Ga. Code 16-14-3 https://law.justia.com/codes/georgia/2021/title-16/chapter-14/section-16-14-3/ Ga. Code 16-10-20 https://law.justia.com/codes/georgia/2021/title-16/chapter-10/article-2/section-16-10-20/ 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 State v. Lampl, 770 S.E.2d 629 (Ga. 2015) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=13555564276998303856 Connally v. General Construction Co., 269 U.S. 385, 391 (1926) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=9143673394692693115 Reno v. ACLU, 521 U.S. 844 (1997) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=1557224836887427725 Skilling v. U.S., 561 U.S. 358 (2010) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=6709078768346680936 State v. Bartel, 479 S.E.2d 4 (1996) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=2075548165303328436 Kenerly v. State, 715 S.E.2d 688 (Ga. App. 2011) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=3363311285530927015 <!-- 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 -->
21/03/23·57m 51s

OA710: LOCK HIM UP (?!)

<!-- wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> THIS IS IT! Liz and Andrew answer all your legal questions regarding the anticipated imminent indictment of Donald Trump. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes OA 708 https://openargs.com/oa708-stormy-daniels-strikes-back/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 621 https://openargs.com/oa621-the-fbi-goes-to-mar-a-lago-this-is-big/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 18 U.S.C. § 2071 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/2071 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> NY Section 570  https://ypdcrime.com/cpl/article570.php <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph -->  CPL 190.50 https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/laws/CPL/190.50 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 18 U.S. Code § 3056 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/3056 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Tekni-Plex v. Meyner & Landis, 674 NE 2d 663 (NY 1996) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=10926959041167260833 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz ATL on Tacopina https://abovethelaw.com/2023/03/trump-lawyer-joseph-tacopina-formerly-consulted-with-stormy-daniels-whoopsie/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Rice and Nuzzi New York Magazine article https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/hunter-biden-laptop-investigation.html <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Seth Barrett Tillman, ‘Who Can Be President of the United States?: Candidate Hillary Clinton and the Problem of Statutory Qualifications,’ 5(1) British Journal of American Legal Studies 95 (2016) (peer review) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Seth Barrett Tillman, ‘Secretary Clinton Can Relax Because Section 2071 Disqualification Does Not Apply to the Presidency: A Response to Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey and Cause of Action (with a Short Reply from Attorney General Mukasey)’ (2015) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> –Subscribe to the YouTube Channel and share our videos! <!-- /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 -->
20/03/23·1h

OA709: The Law of "March Madness!"

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Today, Liz and Andrew take a break from the world of politics (except for Patrons) to bring you the history and law surrounding "March Madness," including whether it was legal to fill out your bracket and how the NCAA approaches its trademarks. Along the way, we'll learn how the current right-wing Supreme Court is going to use a gambling decision to further its activist agenda. If you like basketball -- and even if you don't! -- you won't want to miss it! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> The Patreon bonus is all about Jenna Ellis and Trump's legal team, and Liz brings the funny. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes NBC Sports, History of March Madness https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/where-did-march-madness-name-come <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> NCAA Trademarks https://www.ncaa.org/sports/2013/12/2/ncaa-trademarks.aspx <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 15 U.S.C. § 1125 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/15/1125 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Kizzang lawsuit https://dlbjbjzgnk95t.cloudfront.net/0899000/899955/https-ecf-insd-uscourts-gov-doc1-07315826374.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Mitchell Stabbe https://www.broadcastlawblog.com/2023/03/articles/march-madness-and-advertising-use-of-ncaa-trademarks-2023-update-part-1/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> NCAA Brackets guidelines https://www.ncaa.com/_flysystem/public-s3/images/2021/10/12/2021-22_Use_of_NCAA_Championship_Brackets_and_Limits_on_Advertising.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 28 U.S.C. § 3701 et seq. https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/28/part-VI/chapter-178 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 49 U.S. Code § 41713 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/49/41713 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, 138 S. Ct. 1461 (2018) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=6336903476694992840 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> –Subscribe to the YouTube Channel and share our videos! <!-- /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 -->
17/03/23·45m 26s

OA708: Stormy Daniels Strikes Back!

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Today, Liz and Andrew tackle the rumors swirling around the Manhattan DA's office that Donald Trump is about to be indicted in connection with the 2016 payment of hush money to adult film star Stormy Daniels. Will Stormy indeed be the one to take down Trump? Listen and find out! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> In the Patreon bonus, Liz and Andrew update you on Alex Jones's bankruptcies. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes OA 154: Stormy Daniels is a Legal Genius! https://openargs.com/oa154-stormy-daniels-is-a-legal-genius/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> DB Story https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-an-offer-to-testify-before-a-new-york-grand-jury-signals-trouble-for-trump <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Karen McDougal story https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/23/596257288/former-playboy-model-spills-alleged-affair-details-trump-tried-to-pay-her <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> AMI non-prosecution agreement https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/press-release/file/1119501/download <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 52 U.S.C., Subchapter I https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/52/subtitle-III/chapter-301/subchapter-I <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph -->  NY Penal Law 175.05 https://law.justia.com/codes/new-york/2022/pen/part-3/title-k/article-175/175-05/ New York Penal Law 65.10 https://casetext.com/statute/consolidated-laws-of-new-york/chapter-penal/part-2-sentences/title-e-sentences/article-65-sentences-of-probation-conditional-discharge-and-unconditional-discharge/section-6510-conditions-of-probation-and-of-conditional-discharge <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> N.Y. Penal Law 255.17 https://law.justia.com/codes/new-york/2022/pen/part-3/title-o/article-255/255-17/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> NY CPL 30.10 https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/laws/CPL/30.10 11 USC § 523 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/11/523 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Subscribe to the YouTube Channel and share our videos! <!-- /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 -->
16/03/23·46m 4s

OA707: Peter Navarro Gets Spanked By Government In Presidential Records Case With Major Implications For Trump

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Today, Liz and Andrew break down the DOJ's sweeping win "in replevin" against Trump loyalist goon Peter Navarro. What's replevin? Why do we care? Listen and find out for this case that has significant implications for the Presidential Records Act, which in turn may have significant implications for any former Presidents who have refused to give back their Presidential records. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> We begin with a terrifying development in Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. FDA, currently on the desk of Liz's sworn enemy, Judge Kacsmaryk. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. the FDA https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/65768749/alliance-for-hippocratic-medicine-v-us-food-and-drug-administration/?order_by=desc <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Cato Institute on Navarro https://www.cato.org/commentary/spectacular-economic-ignorance-peter-navarro <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Presidential Records Act, 44 U.S.C. § 2201 et seq. https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/44/chapter-22 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Stern Letter to Navarro  https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.245941/gov.uscourts.dcd.245941.1.4_1.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> DOJ Civil Division Letter to Navarro https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.245941/gov.uscourts.dcd.245941.1.6_1.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Irving Letter https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.245941/gov.uscourts.dcd.245941.1.5_3.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> US v. Dean, 989 F.2d 1205 (D.C. Cir. 1993) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=1562611946262688408 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Fisher v. United States, 425 U.S. 391 (1976) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=10520682160164643446 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Subscribe to the YouTube Channel and share our videos! <!-- /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 -->
14/03/23·52m 47s

OA706: Flynn "Sold Out" His Country... and Now He's Suing It!

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew break down the latest LOLsuit from Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> You may recall Gen. Flynn from screeching "Lock Her Up!" on the campaign trail while surreptitiously serving as an unauthorized lobbyist for Turkey's brutal authoritarian regime. You may recall him as a pro-Russian stooge who lied about being a pro-Russian stooge. And you may recall him as having been pardoned by Donald Trump after Bill Barr tried to rig the Department of Justice in his favor. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> However you remember this bozo, you'll be shocked to discover that he now thinks he deserves FIFTY MILLION DOLLARS for... having friends in high places. Fortunately, his lawsuit doesn't stand a chance in hell of succeeding, as Liz and Andrew make clear. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Flynn complaint https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.flmd.411523/gov.uscourts.flmd.411523.1.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OA Amicus Brief http://openargs.com/wp-content/uploads/2020.06.09-Amicus-Brief.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OA Amicus Show (Episode 394) https://openargs.com/oa394-the-amicus-show/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 689 https://openargs.com/oa689-lawsuit-or-interpretive-dance-why-not-both/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 22 U.S.C. § 618 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/22/618 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 18 U.S.C. § 371 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/951 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 2019 DOJ Report on Crossfire Hurricane https://www.justice.gov/storage/120919-examination.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 28 U.S.C. Chapter 171 https://t.co/sFiQAXafWI <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 28 U.S.C. § 2401 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/28/2401 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Form 95 https://www.gsa.gov/forms-library/claim-damage-injury-or-death <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 28 U.S.C. § 2675 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/28/2675 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Sconiers v. US, 896 F.3d 595 (3d Cir. 2018) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=8262809632148475317 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Flynn v. Pelosi https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/61634816/flynn-v-pelosi/?filed_after=&filed_before=&entry_gte=&entry_lte=&order_by=desc <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 696 https://openargs.com/oa696-in-which-james-okeefe-pretends-to-be-a-journalist/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Subscribe to the YouTube Channel and share our videos! <!-- /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 -->
13/03/23·1h

OA705: Can Dominion Really Take Down Fox News??

<!-- wp:paragraph --> THIS IS AN EPISODE YOU'LL WANT TO SHARE! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Today, Liz and Andrew break down the latest developments in Dominion Voting Systems defamation lawsuit against Fox News. You know some of the salacious details that have been leaked, but you don't know just how badly Fox has mangled the law. You won't want to miss it! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Bartiromo-Fratto emails https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/23697625-bartiromo-fratto-summary-redacted <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Exhibits - Delightfully mad emails https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23698221/redacted-149-200.pdf <!-- /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 --> Dominion Reply Supporting SJ https://deadline.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/2023-03-08-PUBLIC-Dominion-SJ-Reply-Brief-Fox_Redacted.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Fox News Reply Brief Supporting SJ https://deadline.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/25-FNN-SJ-Reply-Brief.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Edwards v. National Audobon Society, 556 F.2d 113 (1977) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=515638952298472646 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Hogan v. Herald Co., 84 A.D.2d 470 (N.Y. 4th App.Div. 1982) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=14598091554089425482 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Brian v. Richardson, 660 N.E.2d 1126 (N.Y. 1995) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=15437079674012061938 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> BONUS! Page v. Oath Inc., 270 A.3d 833 (Del. 2022) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=3804284272223089234 <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Subscribe to the YouTube Channel and share our videos! <!-- /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 -->
10/03/23·58m 14s

OA704: Democrats Play Offense On January 6!

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Today, Liz and Andrew break down how the Democrats are playing offense with respect to Republican efforts to gaslight America and whitewash the findings of the January 6th Committee. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Specifically, they tell you about the 316-page report on GOP Witnesses that Jim Jordan is trying (and failing) to call whistleblowers. You won't want to miss this breakdown! But first, Andrew has to update you on the latest right-wing lies about that dingus Raland Brunson and his nonsense pleadings in the Supreme Court. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes OA 668 https://openargs.com/oa668-a-new-case-right-wing-sources-are-blatantly-lying-about/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 692 https://openargs.com/oa693-mike-pence-cant-testify-against-trump-cause-hes-a-senator-now/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> AP, “Supreme Court Will Not Hear Case to Oust Biden, Reinstate Trump” https://apnews.com/article/fact-check-supreme-court-trump-biden-election-850929590422 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> House Judiciary Report on GOP Witnesses https://democrats-judiciary.house.gov/uploadedfiles/2023-03-02_gop_witnesses_report.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 5 U.S.C. § 2303 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/5/2303 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 18 U.S.C. § 1752  https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/1752 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> D.C. Code § 10–503.16 https://code.dccouncil.gov/us/dc/council/code/sections/10-503.16 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Subscribe to the YouTube Channel and share our videos! <!-- /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 -->
09/03/23·54m 17s

OA703: You Win a Toy Yoda! And 100 Grand!

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Today, Liz and Andrew provide an update on the new Republican broadside against Fani Willis in Georgia before breaking down the law around bad April Fool's Day jokes. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes New York Times article on Indiana legislation https://www.nytimes.com/2023/03/05/us/republicans-district-attorneys-trump.html <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Georgia SB 92 https://www.legis.ga.gov/api/legislation/document/20232024/216780 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> GA Constitution Art. VI, Sec. VIII, Paragraph II https://law.justia.com/constitution/georgia/conart6.html <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> McLaughlin v. Payne, 761 S.E.2d 289 (Ga. 2014) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=18437690967547452063 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 29 U.S. § 216 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/29/216 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Fast v. Cash Depot, Ltd. http://hr.cch.com/ELD/FastCash110718.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Gill lawsuit https://openargs.com/wp-content/uploads/100-Grand-lawsuit.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Subscribe to the YouTube Channel and share our videos! <!-- /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 -->  
07/03/23·47m 55s

OA702: Will Donald Trump Be Held Civilly Liable for Inciting the January 6th Insurrection?

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Today, Liz and Andrew break down the latest developments in Blassingame v. Trump, a set of consolidated cases pending in the DC Circuit that will affect whether Donald Trump will have to compensate the victims of his attempted January 6th coup. You won't want to miss this one! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes US amicus brief in Blassingame v. Trump https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cadc.38510/gov.uscourts.cadc.38510.1218497852.0_4.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 42 U.S.C. 1985 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/42/1985 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:block {"ref":1378} /--> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Subscribe to the YouTube Channel and share our videos! <!-- /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 -->
06/03/23·51m 38s

OA701: Fox's Defamation F-Tussle and the Texas Broodmare Tax

<!-- wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Today, Liz and Andrew break down two stories that are all over the news: a proposed new bill in Texas that is an assault on both marriage equality and families. And then we have an update on how Dominion is doing in its defamation lawsuit against Fox News. You won't want to miss it! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Texas HB 2889 https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/88R/billtext/html/HB02889I.htm <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> TX Biennial Property Tax Report 2020-2021 https://openargs.com/wp-content/uploads/Biennial-Property-Tax-Report-Texas.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 2005 IRS bulletin - Frivolous Tax arguments https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-irbs/irb05-14.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 2007 IRS bulletin - more frivolous Tax arguments https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-irbs/irb07-14.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Flora v. US, 362 U.S. 145 (1960) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=13305625317215905 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Helvering v. Mitchell, 303 U.S. 391 (1938) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=1082206999326140100 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> US v. Windsor, 570 U.S. 744 (2013) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=15904210835021146815 <!-- /wp:paragraph -->Equal Dignity for  Married Taxpayers Act https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/3833/text?r=98&s=1 -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Subscribe to the YouTube Channel and share our videos! <!-- /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 -->
03/03/23·57m 31s

OA699: Will Scumbag Payday Lenders Use the Supreme Court to Crush Liz Warren's Dreams??

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Today, Liz and Andrew take a deep dive into Consumer Financial Protection Bureau v. Community Financial Services Association of America, a case that the Supreme Court just granted certiorari to review. Is the conservative Roberts court going to gut Liz Warren's signature accomplishment, the CFPB? Listen and find out! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> (Yes, Andrew screwed up the numbering so you got episode #700 before #699... now everything should be good!) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes CFPB v. CFSAA cert petition and 5th Circuit opinion https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/22/22-448/246429/20221114155607407_No.%20CFPB%20et%20al.%20v.%20CFSA%20et%20al.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Responsible lending https://www.responsiblelending.org/research-publication/fact-v-fiction-truth-about-payday-lending-industry-claims <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> The Victims of Payday Lending https://www.responsiblelending.org/issues/victims-payday <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 126 https://openargs.com/oa126-mick-mulvaney-consumer-financial-protection-bureau/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 12 C.F.R. § 1041.8 https://www.consumerfinance.gov/rules-policy/regulations/1041/8/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 12 U.S.C. § 5511 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/12/5511 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Seila Law, LLC v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 591 U.S. 207 (2020) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=14557349188638541514 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 12 U.S.C. 5497 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/12/5497 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OPM v. Richmond, 496 U.S. 414 (1990) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=1013607894853666546 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Kate Stith, Congress’s Power of the Purse, 97 Yale L.J. 1343 (1988) https://openyls.law.yale.edu/bitstream/handle/20.500.13051/16554/62_97YaleLJ1343_June1988_.pdf?sequence=2 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Subscribe to the YouTube Channel and share our videos! <!-- /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 -->
02/03/23·47m 26s

OA700: Rumors Of Trump's Testimony In Strzok Suit May Be Greatly Exaggerated

<!-- wp:paragraph --> You may have seen the news accounts that a court ordered Donald Trump (and FBI director Chris Wray) to be deposed in connection with a lawsuit. Well, today, Liz and Andrew break down the DOJ's ongoing battle with Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. Why is the government still fighting this? Will they really get to depose Trump? Listen and find out! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes 5 U.S.C. 552a https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/5/552a <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Lisa Page's story to Molly Jong-Fast https://www.thedailybeast.com/lisa-page-speaks-theres-no-fathomable-way-i-have-committed-any-crime-at-all <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Hatch Act https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/USCODE-2015-title5/html/USCODE-2015-title5-partIII-subpartF-chap73-subchapIII.htm#:~:text=%C2%A77321.,political%20processes%20of%20the%20Nation <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Strzok response https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.209963/gov.uscourts.dcd.209963.88.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> EO 13233 https://sgp.fas.org/news/2001/11/eo-pra.html <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Strzok opposition https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.209963/gov.uscourts.dcd.209963.100.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Strzok filing re motion to quash subpoenas for Trump and Wray, apex doctrine https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.209963/gov.uscourts.dcd.209963.88.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:block {"ref":1378} /--> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Subscribe to the YouTube Channel and share our videos! <!-- /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 -->
28/02/23·54m 47s

OA698: Will Clarence Thomas Break the Internet? (Probably Not.)

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz and Andrew break down a much-requested case, Gonzalez v. Google, that the Supreme Court just heard on oral argument. Will it break the Internet? Listen and find out! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Legal Eagle video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzNo5lZCq5M&ab_channel=LegalEagle <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph -->  OA 390 https://openargs.com/oa390-trumps-war-on-twitter-a-deep-dive-on-section-230/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OA 451 https://openargs.com/oa451-section-230-and-tulsis-transphobia/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 47 U.S.C. § 230 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/47/230 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Malwarebytes, Inc. v. Enigma Software, 5902 U.S. ____ (2020) https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/19-1284_869d.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Google Opp. Brief https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/21/21-1333/252127/20230112144706745_Gonzalez%20v.%20Google%20Brief%20for%20Respondent%20-%20FINAL.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Petitioners’ Brief https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/21/21-1333/247780/20221130182721608_GonzalezPetMerits.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Respondents’ Brief https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/21/21-1333/252127/20230112144706745_Gonzalez%20v.%20Google%20Brief%20for%20Respondent%20-%20FINAL.pdf Petitioners’ Reply https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/21/21-1333/254251/20230207191257813_GonzalezRepyMeritsPrinted.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Government Brief https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/21/21-1333/249441/20221207203557042_21-1333tsacUnitedStates.pdf <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Subscribe to the YouTube Channel and share our videos! <!-- /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 -->
27/02/23·51m 24s

OA697: Feelin' the Brn(ovich)

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Today is one of those good news/bad news episodes. In good news, Arizona has shined some light on a report that election denier Mark Brnovich tried to bury regarding (nonexistent) voter fraud and the 2020 election. In bad news, Florida is trying to overturn the Supreme Court because Ron DeSantis hates the press. And in great news... well, you'll just have to listen and find out! Notes OA 688 https://openargs.com/oa688-oh-no-the-privilege-is-mine/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Florida HB 951 https://flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2023/951/BillText/Filed/PDF <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Florida HB 991 https://flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2023/991/BillText/Filed/PDF <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Branzburg v. Hayes, 408 U.S. 665 (1972)https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=11598860258825518787 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Federal flag bill https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/STATUTE-120/pdf/STATUTE-120-Pg572.pdf#page=1 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FL flag bill http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0700-0799/0720/Sections/0720.304.html <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> AZ Appellate decision in Lake v. Hobbs https://www.democracydocket.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Lake-COA-Ruling.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph -->  Liz Wonkette on Kari Lake and Ryan Heath https://www.wonkette.com/breaking-kari-lake-still-not-governor <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Executive Summary https://mcusercontent.com/cc1fad182b6d6f8b1e352e206/files/4ca5c5d9-3254-2b94-dbd8-bd2a6ea8b7c3/Election_Review_Summary.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Email draft correcting Brnovich https://mcusercontent.com/cc1fad182b6d6f8b1e352e206/files/8295e52f-b336-c17e-8cbd-3c0255c99ab6/Kanefield_Fann_Document.01.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Subscribe to the YouTube Channel and share our videos! <!-- /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 -->
24/02/23·59m 0s

OA696: In Which James O'Keefe Pretends to Be A Journalist

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Today, Liz and Andrew visit the strange world of James O'Keefe and his agitprop outfit, Project Veritas. Along the way we'll learn about a bunch of cases, the law of prior restraint, and much, much more! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Project Veritas $22 million https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/organizations/272894856 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Federal Docket O'Keefe v. Twitter https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/59899639/okeefe-iii-v-twitter-inc/?filed_after=&filed_before=&entry_gte=&entry_lte=&order_by=desc <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> NY Appellate docs - O’Keefe v. Twitter https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/nyscef/ViewDocument?docIndex=OihBJQsmc7aFb4qIIdOKeA== <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz ATL on O’Keefe-CNN https://abovethelaw.com/2021/04/project-veritas-gonna-sue-twitter-for-defamatory-section-230-censorship-and-first-amendment-assault-or-something/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Project Veritas Docket (00813) https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/61377333/parties/in-re-search-warrant-dated-november-5-2021/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Project Veritas Board of Directors https://www.projectveritas.com/news/statement-from-the-project-veritas-board-of-directors/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Subscribe to the YouTube Channel and share our videos! <!-- /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 -->
23/02/23·55m 52s

OA695: Ken Paxton Isn't the Boss of You

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Today, Liz and Andrew tackle some listener feedback, resume their discussion of the crime-fraud exception, and end with perhaps Ken Paxton's craziest lawsuit (and that's saying a lot)! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Federalist Papers No. 68 https://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/fed68.asp <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Crime/fraud NYT story https://www.nytimes.com/2023/02/14/us/politics/trump-lawyer-classified-documents-investigation.html <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz ATL of Paxton’s ethics and counter-investigation https://abovethelaw.com/2022/05/tx-ag-ken-paxton-launches-bogus-investigation-of-state-bar-still-winds-up-with-ethics-lawsuit/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Texas v. Garland https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.txnd.373284/gov.uscourts.txnd.373284.4.0_1.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Subscribe to the YouTube Channel and share our videos! <!-- /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 -->
21/02/23·52m 49s

OA694: Dominion v. Fox: Defamation Suits Are Hard But Shutting Up is Harder

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Today is one of those shows you'll want to share around. EVERYONE is talking about the bombshell revelations from Fox News, but only Liz and Andrew can help you understand how we got here and what it all means! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Original Dominion-Fox Complaint https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/20527880-dominion-v-fox-news-complaint <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Dominion lawsuit against OAN https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/21039565/dominion-oan-complaint.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Dominion Motion for Summary Judgment (MSJ) https://int.nyt.com/data/documenttools/redacted-documents-in-dominion-fox-news-case/dca5e3880422426f/full.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> DE State docket https://courtconnect.courts.delaware.gov/cc/cconnect/ck_public_qry_doct.cp_dktrpt_docket_report?case_id=N21C-03-257&begin_date=&end_date=#dockets <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Fox Corp MSJ https://deadline.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/Redacted-Public-Version-Fox-Corp-Opening-MSJ-Brief.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Fox News MSJ https://deadline.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/Redacted-Public-Version-FNN-Opening-MSJ-Brief.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Fox News anti-SLAPP counterclaim https://deadline.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/PUBLIC-VERSION-FNNs-First-Amended-Counterclaim-Accepted.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Subscribe to the YouTube Channel and share our videos! <!-- /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 -->
20/02/23·55m 24s

OA693: Is It A Good Thing When Your Lawyer Is Subpoenaed by a Grand Jury to Testify Against You? (No.)

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Today is a Rapid Response Friday, and Liz and Andrew break down all the developments with the two grand juries convened by Jack Smith to investigate Donald Trump's various crimes. Oh, and we also analyze the released portions of the Fulton County grand jury report which reveals a bit more than you might think! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> We've also learned that a bunch of Trump lawyers have been subpoenaed to testify or otherwise the subject of grand jury questions, and you may be wondering how that's possible, and we walk you through when privilege is.. not privilege! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Unredacted portions of Fulton County SPGJ Report https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23683158/2022-ex-000024-ex-parte-order-of-the-judge-5.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FRE 501 https://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/fre/rule_501 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Bobb says she’s not a lawyer in documents case https://www.salon.com/2022/10/03/attorney-lawyers-up--and-says-shes-willing-to-cooperate-with-doj-in-mar-a-lago-case-report/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph -->  NYT Epshteyn story https://www.nytimes.com/2023/02/14/us/politics/trump-lawyer-classified-documents-investigation.html <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Subscribe to the YouTube Channel and share our videos! <!-- /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 -->
17/02/23·1h 6m

OA693: Mike Pence Can't Testify Against Trump, 'Cause He's a Senator Now!

<!-- wp:paragraph --> In today's episode, Andrew and Liz briefly discuss the breaking news that Mike Pence intends to assert the "speech or debate clause" as a reason to protect insurrectionists, delve into Ken Paxton's latest settlement, and update you on the World's Dumbest Supreme Court litigants! Notes Paxton settlement https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/23607998-211027_mtn-to-abate Whistleblower Petition https://thetexan.news/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Paxton-Whistleblower-Lawsuit-Documents-Through-Feb.-9-Filing.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Appellate court decision https://cases.justia.com/texas/third-court-of-appeals/2021-03-21-00161-cv.pdf?ts=1634818950 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Paxton bar complaint https://drive.google.com/file/d/1D8OH23E-E4hD7Bgn0cY_zEQxdqFtF8u5/view Webster dismissal https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/sites/default/files/images/executive-management/SBOT%20v.%20BW%20Letter%20Ruling.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Raland J. Brunson cert petition https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/22/22-380/243739/20221027152243533_20221027-152110-95757954-00007015.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Petition for Rehearing https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/22/22-380/253190/20230126114616761_rehearing%2022-380.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Supreme Court Rule 44 https://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/supct/rule_44 <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Subscribe to the YouTube Channel and share our videos! <!-- /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 -->
16/02/23·1h 2m

OA691: Donald Trump and the Magical Classified Nightlight

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Today, Liz and Andrew break down a number of stories, all of which are bad news for Donald Trump, and we put all of them into the context of Trump's crimes. We also preview the forthcoming release of part of the Fulton County, GA special purpose grand jury report. Phew! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> First, Liz continues to update us on the E. Jean Carroll litigation, this time focusing on Trump's post-discovery stunt in which he now is willing to offer his DNA. Find out why this is a disingenous stunt and find out all the law explaining why. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Then we learn more -- much more -- than you ever wanted to learn about Trump's document retention and destruction policies. Hint: it involves nightlights and toilets, and no, we are not making that up. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes Carroll II Docket https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/65895581/carroll-v-trump/?order_by=desc <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Jan 6 Committee Report https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/GPO-J6-REPORT/pdf/GPO-J6-REPORT.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Feb 10 Trump "Truth" https://truthsocial.com/users/realDonaldTrump/statuses/109844321125474837 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> McBurney order https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23608438/2022-ex-000024-ex-parte-filing-12.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:block {"ref":1378} /--> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Subscribe to the YouTube Channel and share our videos! <!-- /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 -->
15/02/23·59m 42s

OA690: Jack Smith Speaks Softly but Carries a Big Subpoena

<!-- wp:paragraph --> In today's episode, Liz and Andrew break down all the developments in the two federal criminal investigations pending about former President Donald Trump that have been delegated to Special Counsel Jack Smith. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> First, in the documents case, Liz and Andrew discuss why -- all of a sudden -- Trump's team seems to be voluntarily turning over documents, along with a grand jury appearance by Trump's lawyer, Evan "the Cork" Corcoran. Is this normal? (No.) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Then, Andrew and Liz break down the bombshell news that Mike Pence has been subpoenaed to appear before Smith's grand jury, presumably to discuss 1/6-related issues. Liz brings her journalistic instincts to bear and Andrew tells us all about that other executive privilege case involving a certain former President who also definitely was not a crook. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes CNN Trump handover of docs https://www.cnn.com/2023/02/10/politics/trump-classified-records-laptop/index.html <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> 18 USC § 793 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/793 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Washington Post on Judge Howell https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/12/08/trump-contempt-mar-a-lago-records/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Trump Subpoena Issued https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/feb/12/trump-was-issued-subpoena-for-folder-marked-classified-evening-briefing-discovered-at-mar-a-lago <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OA13 https://openargs.com/oa13-hillary-clintons-damned-emails/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> NYT Article on Pence Search ​​https://www.nytimes.com/2023/02/10/us/politics/pence-fbi-home-search.html <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Bloomberg article on Evan the Cork testifying https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-02-11/trump-lawyer-in-mar-a-lago-search-appeared-before-grand-jury <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Washington post on Trump’s hiring of Evan the Cork https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/08/23/trump-records-mar-a-lago-fbi/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Order appointing Jack Smith - Appointment Order 5599-2022 https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/1552896/download <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Pence subpoenaed https://www.nytimes.com/2023/02/09/us/politics/pence-subpoena-trump.html <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> US v. Nixon, 418 U.S. 683 (1974) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=5132513257326080850 <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Subscribe to the YouTube Channel and share our videos! <!-- /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 -->
13/02/23·55m 15s

OA689: Lawsuit or Interpretive Dance? Why Not Both!

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Today's episode begins with a brief mention of the breaking news about Mike Pence that we will be covering in depth as soon as we know more! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Then, we look at a couple of lawsuits and learn why Liz isn't always a fan of the OA "read the complaint backwards" method. Does she convince Andrew? Listen and find out! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> We break down the latest conspiracy counterclaims from One America Network News, while learning the difference between the conservative persecution complex worldview -- that Big Tech is censoring conservatism because reasons -- and the reality: that big companies are funding and propping up garbage conservative outlets like OANN. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> After that, we move on to arguably the Worst People in the World: anti-vaxxers. Specifically, we look at a lawsuit by RFK, Jr. and a whole bunch of weirdos against All the Media for kicking them off YouTube and Twitter. It's... something, all right. But! At least we learn a little something about the Trusted News Initiative anti-trust and the media along the way. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SOTU Fact-check https://www.nytimes.com/2023/02/08/us/politics/fact-check-biden-state-of-the-union.html <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Dominion complaint against OAN https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.234315/gov.uscourts.dcd.234315.1.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> OAN California Lawsuit https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/21410177/oann-lawsuit.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> RFK lawsuit https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.txnd.371829/gov.uscourts.txnd.371829.1.0.pdf <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz Backgrounder at Wonkette https://www.wonkette.com/antivaxx-loons-rfk-jr-jim-hoft-other-idiots-sue-news-outlets-for-booting-them-off-twitter <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> J.W. Howard Attorneys: We Have A Big Pirate Ship! https://jwhowardattorneys.com/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Trusted News Initiative https://www.bbc.co.uk/beyondfakenews/trusted-news-initiative/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Associated Press v. United States, 326 U.S. 1 (1945) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=12116214944985887583 <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
10/02/23·48m 31s

OA688: Oh No, the Privilege is MINE!

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Today, Liz and Andrew have two stories for us, each touching on executive privilege. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> We begin with a quick fun Liz story where what comes around, goes around, particularly in Georgia. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Then, for the first main story, Liz gives us a detailed update in the E. Jean Carroll litigation, where Trump has finally replaced Alina Habba with an actual lawyer. How's that going to go for him? Hint: probably still not great. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> After that, Andrew picks up a story involving the January 6th Committee, the New York Times, Politico, Judge Beryl A. Howell, executive privilege, and the world's longest minute order. It's a deep dive and a breaking news story all in one! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Notes It's okay to vote while black in Georgia! https://www.gpb.org/news/2023/02/08/black-volunteers-passing-out-water-at-2020-albany-voting-site-cleared-of-wrongdoing <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Facts about Georgia's restrictions https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2021/mar/29/josh-holmes/facts-about-georgias-ban-food-water-giveaways-vote/ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Clinton v. Jones, 520 U.S. 681 (1997) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=1768307810279741111 The world's longest minute order https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/65636836/application-of-the-new-york-times-company-and-charlie-savage-for-access-to/?order_by=desc Fed. R. Crim. Pro. 6 https://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcrmp/rule_6 McKeever v. Barr, 920 F.3d 842 (D.C. Cir. 2019) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=3726944855474329424&q=mckeever+v+barr&hl=en&as_sdt=2006 <!-- /wp:paragraph --><!-- wp:paragraph --> -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> -Subscribe to the YouTube Channel and share our videos! <!-- /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 -->
09/02/23·52m 50s

Andrew Torrez - Apology

This is my apology for recent events.
07/02/23·6m 9s

OA687: Trump Sues Woodward, Gets Close to Making a Valid Legal Argument

<!-- wp:paragraph --> A new record for him! Today Liz Dye has two stories for us. First, Trump has sued Bob Woodward for profiting off of his voice in his new book. Does he have a case? Well, almost assuredly not. But he happens to come close to a real argument, and you know, that's like really impressive! Then, Liz breaks down new news on Hunter Biden's laptop. It's still so confusing but Liz helps us make sense of it! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:block {"ref":1378} /-->
03/02/23·50m 20s

OA686: The Robot Lawyers Are Coming! ...Or Are They?

<!-- wp:paragraph --> It's Liz ThursDYE! Lots has been made of the robots coming for the lawyer jobs... But is it all it's cracked up to be? Should a human use a lawyer to argue in front of the Supreme Court? Or is that... the single stupidest idea in history? Find out, with Liz Dye! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:block {"ref":1378} /-->
02/02/23·50m 52s

OA685: The Alec Baldwin Charges

<!-- wp:paragraph --> It's the return of Mo's Poplaw Lawpod! Ace associate Morgan Stringer breaks down the tragic death of up-and-coming cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Charges were filed against Alec Baldwin and armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:block {"ref":1378} /-->
31/01/23·54m 35s

OA684: Why We Haven't Seen the Georgia Grand Jury Report Yet

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Some people are pissed about this, but should they be? What's happening and will Trump be charged in Georgia over his "perfect phone call?" Find out! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Click here for full links and show notes! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:block {"ref":1378} /-->
30/01/23·47m 43s

OA683: Peter Navarro Pursues Executive Privilege Through the Sands of Time

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Lots of news today! Secret documents found in Mike Pence's house and also in your house and your spouse is actually secret documents. Then Andrew brings us some really interesting speculation on why Ken Cuccinelli was called in to before Jack Smith's grand jury that no one else has talked about. And finally, asshole Peter Navarro has pulled out all the stops in pursuit of his executive privilege claim, including now... time travel? <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Click here for full links and show notes! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:block {"ref":1378} /-->
27/01/23·57m 12s

OA682: Trump Forced to Pay SO Many Other People's Legal Fees...

<!-- wp:paragraph --> It's Liz WednesDye! Liz brings us the delightful schadenfreude of Trump's many vexatious lawsuits blowing up in his face, resulting in paying a lot in legal fees for other people's lawyers. But is it enough? <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:block {"ref":1378} /-->
26/01/23·47m 45s

OA681: The New Republican House Rules Are... Yikes.

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Action packed show today! The House Jan 6 Committee still has effects from beyond the grave. Fireball whiskey is making knockoffs of itself? And yeah, those new Republican House Rules are garbage and should feel like garbage. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Click here for full links and show notes! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:block {"ref":1378} /-->
24/01/23·1h 4m

OA680: The Pathetic SCOTUS Leak Investigation Fizzles

<!-- wp:paragraph --> THEY DIDN'T EVEN ASK ALITO about the allegations of him leaking a prior decision. These weren't like, tabloid Occupy Democrats allegations either. These were in the New York gdamn Times. Didn't even look into it. Then, Reynal not sanctioned in CT but like, he might as well have been. And Dersh is STILL lying his ass off. This isn't a repeat. It's a new more pathetic set of lies every episode almost. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Click here for full links and show notes! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:block {"ref":1378} /-->
23/01/23·48m 51s

OA679: Norm Can't Stop Effing Up at Lawyering

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Plus, commingling secret documents with personal things: bad when Trump does it, but not when Biden does it? Is the left being hypocritical on that? And, EVEN MORE lawyer sanctioning as Reynal gets slapped down in Texas. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Here are the entire show notes and links. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:block {"ref":1378} /-->
20/01/23·1h 2m

OA678: Dersh's Sanctions Defense Somehow Keeps Getting Worse

<!-- wp:paragraph --> It's just so bad and so dumb. Somehow these people are lawyers. Their arguments make T3BE look like a legal master class. Listen in for the hilarious details! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Here are the show notes! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:block {"ref":1378} /-->
19/01/23·57m 26s

OA677: Our Critical Hit (Piece) On the Gizmodo's Critical Hit (Piece) on Wizards of the Coast

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Hooo boy! Lots of very energetic feedback on our DnD episode. Spoiler: many, many people think Andrew totally biffed the analysis. So, he's gone through a ton of it and has some fresh analysis for you. Is this an Andrew was wrong? Find out! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Here's the fb thread where you can insult Andrew. Here are the original show notes! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:block {"ref":1378} /-->
17/01/23·1h 16m

OA676: Kel McClanahan on the Biden Docs

<!-- wp:paragraph --> The story of the classified documents found in various Biden related locations is still developing, but National Security Counselors Executive Director Kel McClanahan joins us to give his expert opinion on what we know so far! For full links and show notes, go here! To find Kel on whatever Mastodon is, go to https://mstdn.social/@NatlSecCnslrs <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:block {"ref":1378} /-->
16/01/23·1h 1m

OA675: Gizmodo's Critical Hit (Piece) on Wizards of the Coast

<!-- wp:paragraph --> The internet is aflame over a leaked draft of Wizards of the Coast new licensing agreement for Dungeons and Dragons. But, should they be? Our resident legal expert Andrew says no and calls the Gizmodo piece that started all of this "irresponsible fear mongering." Listen in to find out why! For full links and show notes, click here! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:block {"ref":1378} /-->
13/01/23·1h 10m

OA674: Norm Pattis Is Taking A Little Mandated Break From Lawyering

<!-- wp:paragraph --> You know the deal, Liz Dye Wednesday! Wednesdye! Liz breaks down Norm's little mandated vacation... <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:block {"ref":1378} /-->
12/01/23·53m 56s

OA673: "Don't Sanction Me, I'm Old!" – Dersh

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Definitely not anyone that we know of's Ethics Professor Alan Dershowitz has responded to his sanctions motion with a bunch of feeble lies. In other words, more unethical stuff. Listen in for why his defense is terrible. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> For full links and show notes, click here! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:block {"ref":1378} /-->
10/01/23·53m 46s

OA672: How Conservative Courts Rewrite History

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Andrew takes us back into Citizens United to illustrate for the umpteenth time just how glaringly dishonest originalists are, and the rabbit trail takes us all the way to 1910's Montana and elections bought and paid for at $750 a pop. In the first segment, is Clint Curtis f@cking crazy? Yes. So, despite what Andrew said in a past episode, he will NOT be following up with him. Then, Thomas AND Chat GPT take the bar exam! For full links and show notes, click here! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:block {"ref":1378} /-->
09/01/23·47m 53s

OA671: Speaker McLOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Sorry this is just so funny and we all deserve to enjoy it. We recorded this early due to a cyclone that wasn't very bomb, and yet everything Andrew said and researched remains perfectly timely as of release due to the fact that McCarthy has failed EVEN MORE VOTES. It's so great. But Andrew has for us a deep-dive on the history of this, and just how unprecedented it really is. PLUS an update – Elon Musk is still an idiot. And SO bad at business. Just... so, so bad. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> For full show notes including links, click here! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:block {"ref":1378} /-->
06/01/23·1h 6m

OA670: Cassidy Hutchinson's Lawyer Was Working Against Her

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Liz Dye joins us to break down the J6 bombshell news that Cassidy Hutc