Oral Argument

Oral Argument

Episode 56: Cracking and Packing (guest Lori Ringhand)

When you have election law and constitutional law scholar Lori Ringhand on your show, you start, of course, by...

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Episode 55: Cronut Lines (guest Dave Fagundes)

Why do people stand in line? Or is it “on line”? Of course it isn’t. But the question remains. We talk with Dave...

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Episode 54: No Throttling (guest Aaron Perzanowski)

Christian finds himself among two telecommunications and IP experts, Joe and guest Aaron Perzanowski, to discuss the...

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Episode 53: A Satanic Level of Entropy

We start with developments in an area at the core of expertise: speed traps. We continue with policing and, mainly,...

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Episode 52: Nihilism

Joe and Christian try to understand King v. Burwell, or Obamacare II, in light of the oral argument last week....

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Episode 51: The Faucet (guest John Pfaff)

Why have prison populations exploded? Yeah, we bet you have an opinion on this. But we’ve got someone on the show...

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Episode 50: We Have Fully Exhausted the Topic (guest Amanda Frost)

Last year’s cert denials in various same-sex marriage cases led to renewed discussion concerning the counterintuitive...

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Episode 49: The Pot Calling the Kettle Beige

From an undisclosed location, Joe phones in to talk Arsenal, cigarettes, IQ, marijuana, transcendence, IP law, the...

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Episode 48: Legal Truth (guest Lisa Kern Griffin)

With evidence and criminal procedure scholar Lisa Kern Griffin, we discuss the role of narrative, storytelling, and...

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Episode 47: Making Lisa So Mad

We clear the docket while enjoying some listener-provided coffee. Topics include coffee roasting, listener feedback,...

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Episode 46: Noncompetes on Steroids (guest Orly Lobel)

Leave your company, take your ideas, and go to jail. Ok, maybe it’s not always that extreme, but we talk with Orly...

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Episode 45: Sacrifice

After beginning with, let’s face it, nonsense, we respond to listener feedback (beginning at 8:30) on, among other...

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Episode 44: Serial (a double-sized episode with many special guests)

The Serial podcast, about the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee and subsequent conviction of Adnan Syed, has become the most...

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Episode 43: Some Stuff I Like and Some Stuff I Don’t

We’re back. Speed traps, the police, and Judge Edwards’ renewed attack on modern legal scholarship. Download |...

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Episode 42: Shotgun Aphasia (guest Orin Kerr)

When should the police be able to search your phone, your computer, your email, or your dropbox? Orin Kerr thinks...

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Episode 41: Sense-Think-Act (guest Ryan Calo)

Robots. What are they? Just a new sort of tool, qualitatively different kinds of tools that do things we neither...

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Episode 40: The Split Has Occurred

This is the week the circuits split. We discuss Judge Sutton’s opinion for a panel of the Sixth Circuit upholding...

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Episode 39: The Ayn Rand Nightmare (guest Fazal Khan)

It’s our ebola episode. You know, I think that’s description enough. Download | iTunes | RSS Feed | Email This...

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Episode 38: You're Going to Hate This Answer (guest Steve Vladeck)

Steve Vladeck joins us to dive further into federal courts and federal rights. After getting Steve’s take on our...

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Episode 37: Hammer Blow (guest Michael Dorf)

What do the federal appeals courts’ striking down of same-sex marriage bans actually mean for marriage equality in...

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