In Session is a podcast from University of the Pacific Law Review at the McGeorge School of law in Sacramento, California. Each year, the Law Review dedicates one issue of our journal to reviewing recently proposed and enacted legislation in both the California and Nevada State legislatures. That issue is called Greensheets. Why Greensheets? Well, because, historically, that issue was printed on green paper. Why green paper? Who knows, it's not important. What is important, is that this podcast is an extension of the Greensheets.
In each episode of In Session, the current Chief Legislation Editor on the Law Review will sit down with a staff-writer whose article was selected for publication, and they will discuss the bill that staff-writer wrote about. They will explore, among other things, what prompted the bill, the competing arguments for and against the bill, and whether the bill will accomplish what it is supposed to.
To learn more about the University of the Pacific Law Review, go to http://www.mcgeorge.edu/Publications/The_University_of_the_Pacific_Law_Review.htm.
In Session, Season 4 Preview
In Session is back for another season with new host Maddy Orlando. This season, guests are explaining new laws in California addressing the state’s housing crisis, climate change, and the COVID-19 pandemic. New episodes every week, starting next week.
SB 23: Attempting to Close a Loophole the Size of a Shattered Car Window
Dayra Juarez talks with Thomas Gerhart about a piece of California legislation that attempted to close a loophole that lets folks literally get away with burglary.
SB 395: The Roadkill Bill
Julie Wright talks with Thomas Gerhart about California SB 395, allowing Californians to salvage roadkill they find.
AB 302: An Idea to Help Students Experiencing Homelessness
Nicholas Stotter talks with Thomas Gerhart about AB 302, a bill that would have permitted students experiencing homelessness to sleep in their cars on the college campuses they are enrolled at.
AB 1133: Big Beer Marketing – Do We Really Need More?
Colin Nystrom talks about AB 1133 a new law that allows beer distributors to give free glassware to retailers who sell their beer and how the bill massively favors “Big Beer” brands like AB InBev and MillerCoors over local, independent, craft breweries.
Temporary Tampon Tax Relief
Arielle Percival talks with Thomas Gerhart about the recent baby step-sized victory in California to temporarily repeal the tampon tax.