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.
Smoking turkey, Chiefs and NCAA is real legal trouble
It's turkey time! If you are looking for a way to prepare your turkey, Joel offers tips on smoking your turkey to perfection.
Speaking of getting smoked, the Chiefs are in trouble. But is it fixable? Joel and Chris debate.
Finally, the NCAA is in real legal trouble. Due to their blatant violation of the anti-trust laws, now former players are seeking damages for lost NIL opportunities. And the preliminary numbers are staggering - the NCAA is facing a 4.7 billion dollar judgement. Couldn't have happened to a nice group of people.
Supreme Court’s ethics code and Taylor Swift to the Super Bowl
The Supreme Court adopted an ethics code. Don't get too excited. Apparently, it's just a written down variation of the rules it was already following, which includes no enforcement mechanisms. But Joel explains why this is still a big deal.
Also concerning to Joel was whether Taylor Swift would be able to make it to the Super Bowl considering she will be performing a concert in Tokyo the day before. Christ reassures Joel that indeed, Taylor can make it back in time.
And Chis and Joel explain the legal process of obtaining a TRO, which helps to explain why Harbaugh is still not coaching.
Trump testifies in court, Mike Johnson’s paycheck to paycheck and Michigan sign stealing is a rush to mis-judgment
The writers come off strike and immediately we get Trump testifying on the stand in NYC. Tell me our political world is not really Saturday Night Live comedy hour! As for the merits of the case, Joel and Chris debate whether fraud occurred as no bank would rely on a self-assessed valuations of property when giving a half billion dollar loan.
Mike Johnson was in the news again. Vanity Fair thought the new speaker was concealing assets by not turning over financial documents showing his wealth. Turns out he didn't disclose any documents as he didn't have any documents. He is paycheck to paycheck, just the 99% of us.
The Big 10 is about to punish the University of Michigan and its head coach Jim Harbaugh for its involvement in the sign-stealing gate. Joel questions how involved the University could really have been in Sign-gate as the coach in question bought all of these tickets in his own name. If Michigan were involved in planning Sign-gate, then they need to refund everyone the cost of their diplomas as they must be absolutely worthless. No one robs a bank after signing in their name first.
Halloween week, the Socratic Method, Mike Johnson, and the NFL powder blue lawsuit.
It's Halloween week. Do you dress your pets up?
We have a new speaker of the house, Mike Johnson. Is he an extremist or just a God-fearing, middle-American politician?
NFL bullies Houston college team on wearing powder blue uniforms. Does anyone even remember the Houston Oilers?
The Trump chronicles just keeps rolling. Is Mark Cohen a viable witness?
Jenna Ellis takes a plea of convenience, Lincoln’s last murder trial and Harmon murder part 2
Jenna Ellis, Trump's former attorney, has taken a plea deal in the Fulton County RICO trial. These plea deals guarantee that the prosecution will have witnesses to call that will truthfully say what Trump was told and what Trump did. But what these plea deals do not do is magically transform the charges into actual crimes. No matter how bad the politically motivated DA wishes otherwise, challenging an election with a hail Mary legal argument is not a criminal enterprise.
If anyone takes a plea that includes jail time, then that person is just an idiot. But so far, these pleas have not included jail time, and so are really pleas of convenience.
Joel just got back from a trip to Springfield where he tried his hand at being a sleuth - an ace investigator doing a true crimes podcast. Unfortunately, this true crime happened over 150 years ago. But since the attorney was Honest Abe Lincoln, and was his last murder trial before accepting the Republican nomination for President, it's kind of a big deal.
And finally, we unpack the conclusion of the Harmon murder trial. Was justice done? Or is this a result of prosecutorial trickery?
Sidney Powell takes a plea, texting during mass murder and Murdaugh’s new trial
Sidney Powell takes a plea deal in the Georgia RICO case. This represents the ugly in our legal system. Over prosecution leads to forced plea deals as defending yourself is worse than the plea.
In what can only be described as the signs of the times, 2 surviving college students were texting each other while a murderer went through their house killing 4 of their roommates. 911 anyone?
And Alex Murdaugh is headed toward a new trial. The County Clerk allegedly told jurors they didn't need to believe Alex Murdaugh and lied about a facebook post to get a pro-Alex juror kicked off the jury. The appeals court has stopped the appeal, and this matter is now before the trial court to see if these allegations are true.
Joel is the best at combining his love for law and his love for sports at the same time. He has a wide range of knowledge, and is funny at the same time. Great listen!
Shout out to 1031 guy!
Love listening to you guys. Always great conversation, and I hearing the discussions of the law. You made my week by saying I made your week with the mention.
Well, besides the Chiefs-Bills game. That really made my week. GOOOO CHIEEEEEFFSSS!!!
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!!!!