“The Roy Moore Style of Accountability” (Episode 36)

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President Trump tweets his annoyance about not being praised enough, as his FCC votes to limit internet access for poor people. And in criminal justice news we talk about massive settlements in Georgia and Colorado, politicians behaving badly, and extended police f*ckery in Texas.

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GOP: Gross Old Pedophiles (Episode 35)

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Join us this week as we cover Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore’s taste for underage girls, some good news out of the Baltimore PD, and Los Angeles police confirming both the 1st and 3rd Rules of Fsck at the exact. same. time. Then in our #Law140 section we go over the basic tenets of contract law!

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Malicious Incompetence Everywhere (Episode 34)

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Has the GOP become the anti-family party? We talk about their planned elimination of the adoption tax credit and other questionable decisions. In criminal justice news, we cover several police officers under federal indictment as well as a truly crazy story out of Guantanamo Bay. Then in our #Law140 segment we review the law governing anonymous speech on Twitter and the Government trying to identify you.

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CORRECTION (11/06/17 @ 10:38am): For some reason we had the University of Hartford listed as New Hampshire; it’s in Connecticut! Apologies to our Connecticut listeners for the flub!

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In Memory of Samson (Episode 32)

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We’re taking the week off from regular podcasting as I process the passing of my beagle Samson. Our normal #Fsck episodes will return next week.

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The First Rule of Fsck: Confirmed! (Episode 31)

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This week we get scientific confirmation of the First Rule of Fsck, see the Third Rule of Fsck in action as police across the country sexually assault kids, and in our #Law140 segment we look at the constitutional rights students have when they’re searched for drugs at school.

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“The Balkanization of America is Real” (Episode 30)

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This week we talk about the President’s silence on Green Berets ambushed in Niger, a profanity-laden voicemail left for a college professor by a Fox News viewer (and probation officer), plus a wide-ranging political discussion with two of my closest friends from college. Then in our #Law140 segment, we discuss the law on citizen warrants and the arrest of DeAndre Harris.

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Separating Our Country from Chaos (Episode 29)

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We’re back! This week in political news we cover Melba Mao’s spat with Senator Bob Corker, and in our criminal justice segment we go over an excellent analysis of how the War on Drugs contributes to mass incarceration, an Arkansas judge pleads guilty to offering leniency in exchange for nude photos, a Georgia sheriff is indicted for sexually abusing high school students, and much (much) more!

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WTFsck, Volume 4 (Episode 28)

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We turn the show over to you! Join us as we answer your questions about the use of race in college admissions, the NFL #TakeAKnee protests, my “goals” (such as they are) for doing a podcast, and what tools you may want to start a podcast of your own.

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  • 1st Question: Prospects for race-conscious college admissions? (Twitter)
  • 2nd Question: Thoughts about the #TakeAKnee NFL protests?
  • 3rd Question: What are my “goals” for the podcast?
  • 4th Question: What tools do you need to start your own podcast?
  • WTFsck, Volume 3:
    • Podcast details?
    • Why did I leave computer science to become a lawyer?
    • How does “qualified immunity” compare between employees and police?
    • Why does “Congress” now include all governments?
  • WTFsck, Volume 2:
    • How and when to hire a lawyer?
    • Can Congress undo constitutional laws?
    • What type of gun do I carry?
    • Why do lawyers think precedent is so great?
  • WTFsck, Volume 1:
    • Segregated Graduation at Harvard?
    • What do I think about Citizens United?
    • How will Gorsuch compare to Scalia?
    • Why am I a conservative?

Majoring in Minor Events (Episode 26)

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The Copper Kaiser spent the week feuding with sports figures instead of governing the country, Oklahoma police kill a deaf man for being deaf while another Oklahoma officer is arrested for helping a carjacking ring, and in Oregon all Hispanic people look alike (to ICE anyway). Then in our #Law140 segment we talk about Government employees retaliating against citizens for First Amendment-protected expression.

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The Cuckening (Episode 25)

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This past week we hit 50,000 downloads! *THANK YOU* for helping us grow!

This week we talk about Bonespur Brezhnev abandoning his base, a Michigan student physically assaulted by a teacher over the Pledge of Allegience, yet another white cop going unpunished for killing an unarmed black man in Missouri, and a uniquely Texan dispute between a criminal wanting to run for judge and a criminal running the District Attorney’s Office.

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