Oral Argument

Oral Argument

Episode 76: Brutality (guest Al Brophy)

We start with, among other things, some decidedly negative feedback. But then we’re joined by the endlessly...

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Episode 75: Air Gap (guest Mary Ellen O'Connell)

We start with some feedback and thoughts on the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, criminal law, and...

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Episode 74: Minimum Curiosity (guest Amanda Frost)

Should judges surf the web to scrutinize the truth of facts in front of them? With Amanda Frost, we discuss a recent...

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Episode 73: Looking for the Splines

We open the burgeoning mailbag. And oh what a bounty! Side A: 1. Georgia’s assertion of copyright over its annotated...

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Episode 72: The Guinea Pig Problem (guest Michelle Meyer)

With Michelle Meyer, a scholar of bioethics and law and a longtime listener of this show, we talk about human testing...

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Episode 71: Rolex Tube Socks (guest Mark McKenna)

With IP scholar Mark McKenna, we discuss a body of law we at least all agree should exist: trademark. Why is it...

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Episode 70: No Drones in the Park (guest Frank Pasquale)

Drones and robots are or soon will be watching you, driving you, delivering to you, and maybe even trying to kill...

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Episode 69: Contaminated Evidence (guest Brandon Garrett)

Brandon Garrett is one of the leading scholars on the problem of getting it wrong in criminal cases. Eyewitnesses who...

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Episode 68: Listen to My Full Point

Just Christian and Joe focusing on a few topics from listener feedback. Our discussion includes: BPA-free containers,...

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Episode 67: Monstrous Acts (guest Josh Lee)

We’re joined by long-time listener and federal public defender Josh Lee to discuss the death penalty. We talk about...

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Episode 66: You’re Never Going to Get It All Done (guest Kareem Crayton)

We talk this week about elections and markets for votes with election-law scholar Kareem Crayton. Calling in from...

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Episode 65: We Can Call It Awesome (guest Steve Vladeck)

Big week. Let’s just call this one our second annual Supreme Court round-up, where, naturally, we focus on only two...

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Episode 64: Protect and Serve (guest Seth Stoughton)

We’re back. After an introductory, warm-up conversation about swearing (in which we do not swear) and travels, we...

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Episode 63: A Struggle with Every Single One (guest Jessica Owley)

Suppose you wanted to check out how our efforts to save endangered species are going. Our guest, Jessica Owley, tried...

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Episode 62: Viewer Mail

It’s just Joe and Christian this week, clearing out viewer mail. We discuss our show, Kerbal Space Program, the bar...

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Episode 61: Minimum Competence (guest Derek Muller)

Longtime listener, first time Oral Arguer Derek Muller joins us to talk about the bar exam, through issues particular...

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Episode 60: The Wisdom of the Bartow (guest Ann Bartow)

After fighting with Skype, Ann Bartow joins us to discuss her experience living, teaching, and researching law and...

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Episode 59: Folly Bridges (guests Sarah Schindler and friends)

Friend of the show and “Freaks and Geeks” extra Sarah Schindler returns to join us live at Oral Argument World...

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Episode 58: Obscurity Settings (guess Woodrow Hartzog)

What kind of privacy do we want to have? What makes others’ knowledge about us turn from everyday acceptable to weird...

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Episode 57: Light It on Fire and Shove It into the Atlantic

We hereby deliver an evening episode comprising role-playing, word pictures, and other podcasting art forms to convey...

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