34 episodes

A lively (and often funny) look at legislation and constitutional jurisprudence by preeminent law professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo. The show is hosted by Troy Senik.

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A lively (and often funny) look at legislation and constitutional jurisprudence by preeminent law professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo. The show is hosted by Troy Senik.

    Lawyers in Lockdown

    Lawyers in Lockdown

    A flurry of legal controversies surround the Coronavirus.

    • 59 min
    Quarantined!

    Quarantined!

    Coronavirus, Supreme Court roundup, Trump’s libel lawsuit, and baseball.

    • 1 hr
    Best Supporting Lawyer

    Best Supporting Lawyer

    It may be the winter session in the faculty lounge, but things are heating up as professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo clash on a number of today’s topics. On the docket: Was Mitt Romney justified in his impeachment vote? Is President Trump wrong to override the Justice Department on the Roger Stone case? Can states punish members of the Electoral College for defying the will of the voters? Can state and local governments resist the feds’ efforts to curb illegal immigration? And do the sign-stealing Houston Astros have to pay up for ruining a pitcher’s career? All that plus the gang weighs in on Korean cinema, back tattoos, and one of the professors (shouldn’t it be obvious?) getting shushed on a film set.

    • 56 min
    Law Talk with Epstein & Yoo “The Bottle Episode”

    Law Talk with Epstein & Yoo “The Bottle Episode”

    In a Law Talk first, Professors Richard Epstein & John Yoo and host Troy Senik are gathered in the same studio to kick off their tenth year of the podcast. On this episode: Can Congress rein in President Trump’s power to pursue military action against Iran? What was Nancy Pelosi trying to accomplish by withholding the articles of impeachment? Can the Justice Department compel Apple to create a backdoor on encrypted devices? And is Utah’s effort to rescind a personalized license plate a potential First Amendment violation? All that and more as the faculty lounge reopens for 2020.

    • 57 min
    Law Talk with Epstein & Yoo: "Check Your (Executive) Privilege"

    Law Talk with Epstein & Yoo: "Check Your (Executive) Privilege"

    It’s the holiday season in the faculty lounge and the subpoenas are hung by the chimney with care. On this episode, Professors Epstein and Yoo do a deep dive into the strengths and weaknesses of the impeachment case, the shortcomings of the Inspector General’s report on the Russia investigation, and the greatest legal question of our time: can you impeach an ex-president? All that plus Richard breaks down the economics of Christmas, John calls for civil disobedience in the Berkeley food scene, and Franklin Pierce finally gets called to account.

    • 58 min
    Law Talk with Epstein & Yoo: “Nothing is Benign”

    Law Talk with Epstein & Yoo: “Nothing is Benign”

    Impeachment is on the syllabus as the faculty lounge reopens its doors. In this episode: Does the Democrats’ pivot from ‘quid pro quo’ to ‘bribery’ add up? Has the first week of witnesses changed either professor's mind? And when exactly would a White House have the authority to hold up foreign aid? All that plus analysis of what’s most likely to compel the release of the Trump tax returns (hint: it’s not the case that looks headed for the Supreme Court) and the strange case of the Equal Rights Amendment, which is either one vote away from being added to the Constitution or already dead on arrival. We’ll let the professors explain.

    • 51 min

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Consistently interesting, lively, rapid-fire, remarkably well-informed discussion of US constitutional, legal and related political issues. You learn a lot--and I mean a lot--while being entertained and stimulated. The best minds at work. Sharp, witty, articulate and genuinely probing.

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