A Terrible Feedback Loop (Episode 11)

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Less than a week, three police officers acquitted for the extrajudicial summary execution of black men. Plus we talk about Melba Mao and his questionable choices in personnel, the TSA’s new policy of reading your papers, criminal justice news from all over the country, and a #Law140 segment on the common law and whether “no doesn’t mean no” in North Carolina.

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Emoluments & Controversies & Standing, Oh My! (Episode 10)

It’s a double-length #fsck! 😱 This week we have our first-ever guest interview, plus we talk about emoluments, Papaya POTUS’s bizarre Cabinet meeting, whether or not he actually is under investigation, police and puppycide, and in the #Law140 segment we provide a primer on standing and the requirements that have to be met before someone can sue someone else in federal court.

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Leaker Liar Crony Sly (Episode 9)

Who knew a British spy novel would have so many parallels to America 2017? Listen in to this week’s episode as we review the testimony from James Comey and the peculiar defenses by Peach Perón’s surrogates, a Republican Congresscritter calls for us to support ISIS, new mandatory minimums for sexting, police practicing their new techniques for killing unarmed Americans (choking!) and for putting out fires (kicks to the face!), and for #Law140 we consider if President Trump is violating the First Amendment by blocking people who tweet him.

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BONUS EPISODE: Were Comey’s leaks illegal? (Episode 8)

We know there’s a regular episode dropping on Monday, but we wanted to bring you our second subscriber-only BONUS episode! Join us for details on former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony to the Senate, and whether Comey admitted to breaking the law when he confessed to leaking details about his conversations with our Papaya POTUS.

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Phones and the Fifth (Episode 7)

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Can the Government force you to give up your iPhone passcode? The answer might surprise you. We cover self-incrimination this week, along with the Paris Climate Agreement, Kathy Griffin, the latest London attacks, California targeting racially-biased juries, the stunning exposé on corruption in North Carolina’s prisons, and a lot more legal news from the past week!

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