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Administrative Static is an irreverent legal affairs podcast that exposes the unlawful side of administrative power. Hosts Mark Chenoweth and John Vecchione will decry federal and state agency abuses, trot out legal arguments, grill expert guests, and bandy about the latest cases and controversies. 

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Administrative Static is an irreverent legal affairs podcast that exposes the unlawful side of administrative power. Hosts Mark Chenoweth and John Vecchione will decry federal and state agency abuses, trot out legal arguments, grill expert guests, and bandy about the latest cases and controversies. 

    NCLA Joins Suit Challenging Gov’t-Directed Social Media Censorship; Reflecting on One Year of Vaccine Mandate Cases

    NCLA Joins Suit Challenging Gov’t-Directed Social Media Censorship; Reflecting on One Year of Vaccine Mandate Cases

    NCLA Joins Suit Challenging Gov’t-Directed Social Media Censorship

    NCLA has joined the lawsuit, State of Missouri ex rel. Schmitt, et al. v. Joseph R. Biden, Jr., et al., representing renowned epidemiologists and co-authors of the Great Barrington Declaration, Drs. Jayanta Bhattacharya and Martin Kulldorff, as well as Dr. Aaron Kheriaty and Jill Hines. Social media platforms, acting at the federal government’s behest, repeatedly censored NCLA’s clients for articulating views on those platforms in opposition to government-approved views on Covid-19 restrictions.

    NCLA Litigation Counsel Jenin Younes explains the new joint lawsuit.

    Reflecting on One Year of Vaccine Mandate Cases

    Jenin and Mark reflect on the past year of Covid-19 vaccine mandate cases.
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    • 25 min
    EPA’s “Orange River” Disaster; NCLA Calls for Full Sixth Circuit to Reconsider FDIC ALJ Protections

    EPA’s “Orange River” Disaster; NCLA Calls for Full Sixth Circuit to Reconsider FDIC ALJ Protections

    EPA’s “Orange River” Disaster

    Todd Hennis spent decades building his nest egg as owner of the Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado. But seven years ago, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency destroyed the entrance to the mine causing a breach and releasing a toxic sludge of over three million gallons of acid mine drainage and 880,000 pounds of heavy metals. Referred to as the “orange (or yellow) river seen around the world”, the rush of contamination snaked down the Animus River watershed. NCLA represents Mr. Hennis in his lawsuit, Hennis v. U.S., seeking compensation for the years EPA has been squatting on his property without his permission or constitutional authority to doso without just compensation.

    Mark and NCLA Litigation Counsel Kara Rollins discuss Hennis over EPA’s land grab.

     

    NCLA Calls for Full Sixth Circuit to Reconsider FDIC ALJ Protections

    NCLA has filed an amicus brief in a case addressing whether certain Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation officers, including the agency’s ALJs, are protected by multiple layers of tenure protection in violation of the “Take Care” clause of the Constitution. NCLA asks the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to grant the petition for rehearing in Calcutt v. FDIC.

    Mark and NCLA Senior Litigation Counsel or Russ Ryan discuss the latest NCLA amicus.
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    • 25 min
    New Evidence Revealed in Social Media and Vaccine Cases; Chevron Deference and the Supreme Court

    New Evidence Revealed in Social Media and Vaccine Cases; Chevron Deference and the Supreme Court

    New Evidence Revealed in Social Media and Vaccine Cases

    Mark and Vec discuss new evidence in social media and vaccine cases.

    On March 3, the U.S. Surgeon General demanded that the tech companies turn over information about individuals who spread “misinformation” about Covid-19, a clear intimidation tactic that HHS has labeled a “Request for Information” (RFI). NCLA previously filed a Complaint in the lawsuit, Changizi, et al. v. HHS, et al., in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. The lawsuit alleges that Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, whom NCLA has sued in their official capacities, do not have the statutory authority to issue this RFI.

    Chevron Deference and the Supreme Court

    Mark and Vec speculate on Chevron deference and the Supreme Court. NCLA has two cases challenging Chevron deference pending in the U.S. Supreme Court on a petition for a writ of certiorari—Aposhian v. Garland and Buffington v. McDonough.
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    • 25 min
    NCLA Asks Fifth Circuit to Toss ATF’s Bump Stock Ban; Administrative Law, Fireworks, and Mount Rushmore

    NCLA Asks Fifth Circuit to Toss ATF’s Bump Stock Ban; Administrative Law, Fireworks, and Mount Rushmore

    NCLA Asks Fifth Circuit to Toss ATF’s Bump Stock Ban

    NCLA filed its appellant brief in the Fifth Circuit in Cargill v. Garland, which could determinewho has the constitutional authority to change the criminal law if changes are warranted. The appeals court vacated the three-judge panel’s opinion upholding ATF’s legal interpretation and granted en banc review. Mark discusses NCLA’s en banc brief in Cargill.

    Administrative Law, Fireworks, and Mount Rushmore

    Vec discusses administrative law, fireworks, and Mount Rushmore.
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    • 25 min
    NCLA Celebrates Preliminary Win in Fulbright Scholarship Discrimination Case; SEC Statements Indicate Problems with Gag Orders

    NCLA Celebrates Preliminary Win in Fulbright Scholarship Discrimination Case; SEC Statements Indicate Problems with Gag Orders

    NCLA Celebrates Preliminary Win in Fulbright Scholarship Discrimination Case

    Vec announces NCLA’s preliminary win in the Fulbright scholarship discrimination lawsuit,Lujan v. Department of Education.

    NCLA filed the lawsuit, as well as a preliminary injunction on behalf of Ms. Ahmad, challenging the U.S. Department of Education’s 1998 rule and its decision to reject her 2021 application on the basis of her Arabic-speaking heritage. The Department of Education has agreed not to apply the rule to her and other similarly situated applicants this year.

     

    SEC Statements Indicate Problems with Gag Orders

    Vec describes problems with SEC’s gag rule based on SEC statements at a sentencing hearing in Tampa, FL, this week in SEC v. Spartan Securities Group, LTD., et al.
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    • 25 min
    The False Academic Attacks on Legitimacy of Justices

    The False Academic Attacks on Legitimacy of Justices

    The False Academic Attacks on Legitimacy of Justices

    Mark and Vec discuss false academic attacks on the legitimacy of the Supreme Court justices’ appointments.
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