The CAP·impact podcast is production of the Capital Center for Law & Policy at McGeorge School of Law. Host Jon Wainwright talks with law professors around the United States about developments flying under the radar in law and policy at the state and local levels.
Episode 68: Voting Rights and Kamala Harris the Vice Presidential Candidate with Franita Tolson
USC Gould School of Law Vice Dean Franita Tolson talks with Jon about the historic nature of Kamala Harris's spot on the Democratic Party ticket and on the many ongoing fights related to voting rights across the U.S.
Episode 67: Jessica Levinson Explains SCOTUS's Most Politically Charged Decisions
Loyola Law School Professor, political commentator, and SCOTUS observer Jessica Levinson comes on the podcast to explain the impacts of the SCOTUS decisions on the electoral college and the President's financial documents.
Episode 66: Fracking laws and oil and gas regulations
Florida State University Law Professor and expert on laws surrounding fracking and oil & gas production, Hannah Wiseman, comes on the podcast to talk about the different levels of regulation states have on oil and gas production and where federal regulation could step up and improve.
BONUS POD! SCOTUS's June Medical Services Decision
Jon talks with Ederlina Co, Professor of Law at McGeorge School of Law, and Maggy Krell, General Counsel for Planned Parenthood Advocates of California, about the 5-4 SCOTUS decision in June Medical Services.
BONUS POD! Bostock, LGBTQ+ Rights, and Marriage Equality
Yale Law Professor William Eskridge comes on the podcast to talk about the impact of the Bostock and Obergefell decisions from SCOTUS for LGBTQ+ persons living in the United States and his new book Marriage Equality: From Outlaws to In-Laws.
BONUS POD! SCOTUS DACA Decision
Blake Nordahl, a Professor of Law at McGeorge and the supervising attorney for McGeorge's Immigration Clinic, and Set Hernandez - a documentary filmmaker, media specialist with the California Immigrant Policy Center, and DACA recipient - talk about the legal, personal, and policy impacts of SCOTUS's DACA decision last week.
I found this podcast to be extremely informative and educational! The contrast between California’s and North Carolina’s voting laws and voting districts brought a new perspective to the table. There was a clear distinction between the liberal and conservative policy approaches and how the two various sets of policies impact voters from minority backgrounds. I would highly recommend this podcast to all interested in gaining more knowledge about the law and various perspectives of the law!
Jon did a great job introducing this pod. It’s a sensitive topic and he handled it well. There is always someone there: 800 273-TALK.
Important subject matter and great host
Jon is an excellent and thoughtful host. The CAP Impact Podcast addresses important issues in a well balanced and forward looking manner. I look forward to listening more.