Politicians Behaving Badly (Episode 53)

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We skip the political discussion this week, because so many politicians ended up in the criminal justice news! A Republican governor is indicted for invasion of privacy, a married Democratic mayor pays her police bodyguard overtime so they could have sex in a cemetery, a Republican senator extorted a page for sex, a Democratic Sheriff terrorizes minorities, and on and on it goes. Plus: a #Law140 on the free speech rights of school students!

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Aмерикa первая (Episode 52)

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It’s an abridged Fsck this Monday, as T. Greg spends the episode talking politics: the gun control debate following the school shooting in Parkland FL, and Special Counsel Robert Mueller unveiling a 37-page indictment confirming the Russians bought the American Presidency (for cheap!). Plus: Rick Gates agrees to plead guilty in order to help the Trump-Russia probe.

Our weekly summary of criminal justice f*ckery will be out this Thursday!

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[CORRECTION (02/19/18 @ 3:46pm EST): On the podcast, I said “Robert” Gates is pleading guilty in Mueller’s Russia probe; it’s actually *Rick* Gates (Robert Gates was a former Secretary of Defense). The show notes are correct now! Thanks to @gortok for the correction!]

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“Never help anyone. Ever. Or Get Shot.” (Episode 51)

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Join us this week as two separate wife-beaters resign from the Trump White House, judges in Kentucky and Texas face indictment, two deputies in Durham NC face DWI charges, and police in Georgia and Missouri flip the Parable of the Good Samaritan on its head by arresting one and shooting the other. Then in our #Law140 segment we give you an overview of the overbreadth doctrine, and how a North Carolina law was ruled unconstitutional last week in one of my cases!

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“Would You Like Some Drugs With That?” (Episode 50)

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It’s a shorter-than-normal Fsck this week because T. Greg had the flu, but we still fit in stories about the Nunes meh-mo, totally bonkers testimony about Maryland’s corrupt Gun Trace Task Force, more ICE stupidity, and the wide variety of police getting charged with dealing drugs.

Episode 49, a #Law140 on how the First Amendment applies to the Executive Branch, is on our Patreon page exclusively for our patrons! We’ll hopefully be back to regular episodes next week!

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