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Learn & Laugh with the Comedian of Law. Joel reviews legal happenings, Supreme Court cases and other legal news, all with a healthy dose of humor.

Comedian of Law Joel Oster, Comedian of Law

    • Comedy
    • 5.0 • 53 Ratings

Learn & Laugh with the Comedian of Law. Joel reviews legal happenings, Supreme Court cases and other legal news, all with a healthy dose of humor.

    Will Roe v. Wade be Overturned with Dobbs v. Jackson? Plus, Maxwell, Smollett, & Holmes Trials

    Will Roe v. Wade be Overturned with Dobbs v. Jackson? Plus, Maxwell, Smollett, & Holmes Trials

    In this week’s De-Briefing the Law, Joel and Chris go over the major legal news stories of the week from Ghislaine Maxwell to Jussie Smollett to Dobbs v. Jackson. They review the recent trial news and evidence against Maxwell. They give an overview of Smollett’s staged crime as a publicity stunt and his charges for lying to the police. Next, they discuss Elizabeth Holmes’ fraud trial and whether her co-founder had manipulated her. 


    Joel and Chris review the Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization which deals with abortion and whether Roe v. Wade should be overturned. They go over various issues like viability, bodily autonomy, and how pro-life policy should include a more holistic approach. Additionally, this discuss the role of the Court, its power, and whether abortion would be a constitutional right.


    In Courtroom Quarterback (beginning 48:05), Joel and Chris talk college football, coaches Kelly and Riley shifting teams, and the SEC. Lastly, they make their picks for the upcoming games.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Ghislaine Maxwell and Elizabeth Holmes Trials

    The Ghislaine Maxwell and Elizabeth Holmes Trials

    In this episode of De-Briefing the Law, Joel and Chris discuss the Ghislaine Maxwell trial and Jeffrey Epstein. The trial explores Maxwell's involvement with Epstein's sex trafficking of young girls. A poignant question in this case is whose name is written in the "black book" and who exactly is involved given that many high-profile individuals have been linked to Epstein and Maxwell. Next, they discuss the Elizabeth Holmes trial and the fraud involved with Theranos.


    In Courtroom Quarterback (beginning 32:00), Joel and Chris discuss Thanksgiving games and rivalries. Next, they talk about rankings and the College Football Playoffs. Finally, they review their predictions for the coming games.

    • 48 min
    The Kyle Rittenhouse Trial and the Gruden NFL Lawsuit

    The Kyle Rittenhouse Trial and the Gruden NFL Lawsuit

    In this week's Debriefing the Law, Joel and Chris discuss the Kyle Rittenhouse trial. They discuss the facts of the case, the media coverage, and the trial itself. They dig into surrounding circumstances around the trial with protests and whether jury intimidation exists. Next, they review the burden of proof for self-defense and provocation. They also go over the prosecutor’s mistakes and the possibility of a mistrial. 


    In Courtroom Quarterback (beginning at 44:40), Joel and Chris discuss John Gruden’s lawsuit against Roger Goodell and the NFL. The lawsuit involves the Washington Football Team’s work environment and the emails involved. Lastly, they go over recent and upcoming games.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Religion and Capital Punishment, State Secrets, and an IVF Mix-up

    Religion and Capital Punishment, State Secrets, and an IVF Mix-up

    Joel and Chris debrief the Supreme Court cases in review this past week. In Ramirez v. Collier, the Court debates whether a prisoner facing capital punishment can have a spiritual adviser present during the time of execution. Part of this case deals with who exactly that advisor would be or whether that adviser could lay hands on the prisoner during the execution. Next, they dig into a case in which religious rights come up against state secrets privilege. Then, they review a legal scenario in which an IVF treatment resulted in the wrong embryos being given to the wrong women. After giving birth and caring for another couple's baby for months, the families switched babies and have sued the fertility clinic for emotional damages.


    In Courtroom Quarterback (beginning at 46:25), Joel and Chris review the NFL season at its halfway point. They discuss rankings, playoffs, and picks for upcoming games.


     

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Daily Update: Kyle Rittenhouse Case & the Supreme Court this Week

    Daily Update: Kyle Rittenhouse Case & the Supreme Court this Week

    In today's update, Joel breaks down the major issues facing the Supreme Court this week. In Ramirez v. Collier, the Court debates whether a prisoner facing capital punishment can have a spiritual adviser present during the time of execution. In United States v. Vaello-Madero, the Court discussed Puerto Rico's ability to receive Supplemental Security Income payments. Lastly, Joel reviews the missteps in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial.

    • 4 min
    Supreme Court Review: Women‘s Health & Gun Law Case

    Supreme Court Review: Women‘s Health & Gun Law Case

    In today's Debriefing the Law, Joel and Chris dig into the Supreme Court cases heard this week. First, they address Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the case surrounding the Texas abortion ban. While on the surface it may seem this case is about the abortion issue, this case is actually about procedure and whether lawmakers can write out the ability for federal review. Next, they discuss a 100+ year old New York gun law and whether it violates the 2nd Amendment. These conversations bring analysis around how the Supreme Court will position itself with these cases.


    In Courtroom Quarterback (beginning 30:45), they talk about the tragedy around the Henry Ruggs III car accident. They also discuss Aaron Rodgers and his conveniently-timed Covid diagnosis for the upcoming Chiefs game. Lastly, they review and place their picks!

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

greghager ,

Excellent

I've known Joel for 29 years. He's a great guy, and has been consistent in his life.

I'm glad that he's pursuing the medium as an outlet to highlight the funny aspects of "The Law."

This will prove to be entertaining and educational. I recommend the podcast, and also the person. Enjoy!!!!

Terry212am ,

okay for info, but fails at "comedy"

It's an okay summary of whatever legal news catches the host's eye that week, but...he's not really a "comedian." He chuckles while reading some legal news of the weird, but there aren't really jokes or anything resembling standup comedy. It's more like when your local news anchor chuckles while reading some odd local news story about maybe a guy being arrested for trying to cash a check at the bank while completely naked. It's not really "comedy," it's just a newscaster chuckling while they read what happened.

terryfromtonganoxie ,

Awesome!

Very good!

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