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Is the constitution in crisis? This podcast is for people who are curious about politics and the law and how the biggest political and legal issues of the moment affect you. Pull up a chair and join host Jessica Levinson, a professor at LMU’s Loyola Law School, and a rotating cast of experts. Jessica will be joined by journalists, politicians, political scientists, lawyers, and many others.

Listen to Jessica and her guests for a wry, and sometimes irreverent take on the most pressing issues of our time. What are the laws of our democracy? How are they changing? And what does that mean for your daily life?

Passing Judgment Jessica Levinson

    • Government
    • 4.8 • 153 Ratings

Is the constitution in crisis? This podcast is for people who are curious about politics and the law and how the biggest political and legal issues of the moment affect you. Pull up a chair and join host Jessica Levinson, a professor at LMU’s Loyola Law School, and a rotating cast of experts. Jessica will be joined by journalists, politicians, political scientists, lawyers, and many others.

Listen to Jessica and her guests for a wry, and sometimes irreverent take on the most pressing issues of our time. What are the laws of our democracy? How are they changing? And what does that mean for your daily life?

    So what exactly is covered under HIPAA?

    So what exactly is covered under HIPAA?

    We have you covered on all of your HIPAA FAQs.

    What can employers, business owners, and journalists ask you about your health and vaccine status?

    And a bonus new segment -- that's not how it works.

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    • 9 min
    Mississippi vs. Roe v. Wade, Tom Barrack's Indictment, & NFL Coach Rick Dennison's Firing

    Mississippi vs. Roe v. Wade, Tom Barrack's Indictment, & NFL Coach Rick Dennison's Firing

    It is Mississippi versus Roe v. Wade. Jessica and Joe talk through the state's assault on Roe.
    Jessica discusses the case law leading up to the Roe decision and whether the case is not vulnerable to being overturned.

    Joe gives an update on the indictment of Tom Barrack, the chair of former President Trump's 2017 inauguration committee.

    And Joe and Jessica talk through the implications of the firing of NFL Coach Rick Dennison for his failure to get vaccinated.

    This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

    • 24 min
    The latest on Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene, DACA, and the CA Recall

    The latest on Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene, DACA, and the CA Recall

    Is the DACA program itself now illegal? We breakdown all of the legal ins and outs and tell you what is likely become of this immigration program.

    Will CA Governor Gavin Newsom be recalled? Probably not. But there are plenty of fun legal topics surrounding the recall to discuss.

    Also, we have decided to add a new segment on called Passing Judgment called - THAT IS NOT HOW IT WORKS! (Say it with me listeners). And for our first installment of this segment, here is looking at you Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene.

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    • 27 min
    Welcome to Season 3, Year 2 of Passing Judgment!

    Welcome to Season 3, Year 2 of Passing Judgment!

    Welcome to our second year and third season of Passing Judgment.

    In this episode we look back on the biggest legal and political issues we covered in the first year of Passing Judgment and preview some of the most pressing questions we are sure to address in the coming weeks and months.

    We look back on the election, the insurrection, and the impeachment. Then we turn to talking about whether there will be meaningful legislative reform in the areas of health care, immigration, gun control, and more. We also talk about the past SCOTUS term and discuss what is ahead for the October 2021 term.

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    • 41 min
    Will Texas Democrats Save Voting Rights?

    Will Texas Democrats Save Voting Rights?

    Some Texas lawmakers have literally left town, why? Texas democrats are leaving their state to deny republicans of the quorum needed to vote on a another bill that would restrict voting rights.

    Will this be successful?
    Will it put pressure on federal lawmakers to implement new voting rights protections on the federal level?

    Jessica and Joe discuss on the latest episode.

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    • 17 min
    Trump v Facebook; Swalwell v Trump, Mo Brooks, & Guiliani; Nike v Avenatti

    Trump v Facebook; Swalwell v Trump, Mo Brooks, & Guiliani; Nike v Avenatti

    Another big week of legal news.

    We cover Trump v. Facebook; Congressman Swalwell v. Trump, Trump Jr., Guiliani, & Congressman Mo Brooks; Nike v. Avenatti, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's next gig.

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    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
153 Ratings

153 Ratings

skashhswhuwwija ,

MUST LISTEN

Great analysis and explanation from a law perspective. They do their best to stay unbiased and explain in-depth topics that are reported and bring light to topics that are not front page news!

J. Place ,

Too Partisan, Law Too Dumbed-Down

Listened to a few episodes after seeing some positive reviews. Sorry to say I was pretty disappointed. Tagged as a podcast for people who are “curious about politics and the law,” I found it to be rather partisan in its presentation even though the hosts purport to be reasonable and open-minded. More disappointing, the legal analysis is fairly dumbed-down, not much better than what you would hear on cable news. If you’re looking for a truly objective and reasonable podcast with accessible but thoughtful legal analysis, there are much better options out there.

JhollyD ,

Trump Investigation

I have relied on you both during this horrible year!
You have given me knowledge and some comfort—with your ability to explain the law in a meaningful way.
Still greatly appreciate you and Joe in these podcasts—
I have listened to every episode!
Thank you for your care and effort. I have recommended this podcast to many, many people! Thank you!

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