19 episodes

Elections, lobbying, voting, and campaigning today are intense and filled with increasingly complex rules and resulting legal disputes. “Early Returns: Law and Politics with Jan Baran” spotlights players on the field, including political professionals, activists, election officials, lawyers, and journalists, eliciting their insights and personal experiences. Join Jan and his guests as they tackle current controversies in law and politics. Jan Baran is a partner at Holtzman Vogel Baran Torchinsky & Josefiak PLLC.

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Elections, lobbying, voting, and campaigning today are intense and filled with increasingly complex rules and resulting legal disputes. “Early Returns: Law and Politics with Jan Baran” spotlights players on the field, including political professionals, activists, election officials, lawyers, and journalists, eliciting their insights and personal experiences. Join Jan and his guests as they tackle current controversies in law and politics. Jan Baran is a partner at Holtzman Vogel Baran Torchinsky & Josefiak PLLC.

    A Supreme Path: From Latin to Campaign Finance Law, to 38 Oral Arguments – Kannon Shanmugam

    A Supreme Path: From Latin to Campaign Finance Law, to 38 Oral Arguments – Kannon Shanmugam

    Arguing before the Supreme Court increasingly has become a specialty of an elite group of lawyers. A former Scalia judicial law clerk, Kannon Shanmugam has argued 38 cases at the court. In this episode, Jan speaks with Kannon about his Midwest upbringing, his route to being a lawyer, his exceptional career, and his times before the Supreme Court. They discuss his most memorable case, Maryland v King, involving DNA and the Fourth Amendment; he shares his observations about th...

    • 44 min
    Ambassador Jim Gilmore: From the Popular Virginia Car Tax Reimbursements to Current Foreign Affairs

    Ambassador Jim Gilmore: From the Popular Virginia Car Tax Reimbursements to Current Foreign Affairs

    In this episode of Early Returns, Jan Baran speaks with Former Virginia Governor and U.S. Ambassador, Jim Gilmore. They discuss his career in public service, his rise in Republican politics with the popular Virginia car tax reimbursement, and staying true to his roots and passion for foreign affairs and policy. As Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), he has been close to the past and current struggles throughout the world that threaten...

    • 37 min
    Deciphering Election 2024 with Charlie Cook

    Deciphering Election 2024 with Charlie Cook

    At this point in a presidential election year, the national conversation would usually be focused on which candidates are wrestling for their party nomination. But, as we know, this year is different. Even though primary elections still remain and the nominating conventions won’t occur until late summer, the 2024 candidates for president appear to be settled: President Joe Biden v. Former President Donald Trump. Charlie Cook, respected political analyst who has observed and ...

    • 48 min
    Sean Cooksey Shares FEC Menu for 2024

    Sean Cooksey Shares FEC Menu for 2024

    As with the previous two season kick-offs of Early Returns, we welcome the third season with the newly elected 2024 chair of the Federal Election Commission, Sean Cooksey, who is a republican. The FEC consists of six bipartisan commissioners with no more than three from the same political party. It takes the vote of four commissioners to take any major action. Chair Cooksey has three of his six years under his belt serving on the FEC. He and Jan discuss what the FEC is...

    • 49 min
    Bradley Smith – Deregulating Political Speech Through Campaign Finance

    Bradley Smith – Deregulating Political Speech Through Campaign Finance

    In this episode of Early Returns, Jan speaks with Bradley Smith, professor at Capital Law School, former Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) Chair, nationally recognized expert on campaign finance and the First Amendment, and the Founder and Chairman of the Institute for Free Speech (“IFS”). IFS defends rights guaranteed by the first amendment of the United States Constitution. Brad and IFS have been instrumental in modifying the debate about regulating money and politics by provi...

    • 48 min
    Jill Holtzman Vogel – A Trailblazing Woman in Politics and the Law

    Jill Holtzman Vogel – A Trailblazing Woman in Politics and the Law

    In this episode, Jan speaks with Jill Holtzman Vogel, the managing partner of Holtzman Vogel and a Virginia State Senator. Jill started her law firm 21 years ago as a sole practitioner specializing in political law. It now has over 40 lawyers in four states. Jill also has devoted 16 years of public service in the Virginia Senate. Jill speaks openly about her experiences as a woman in these two male dominated industries, and how she navigated her career, built a growing and s...

    • 43 min

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