Too Many Lawyers goes beyond the headlines about laws and court cases to tell listeners what developments in the law really mean, and how the stories impact real people. The hosts are each lawyers and legal analysts, but beyond that couldn’t be more different. One, Royal Oakes, is a libertarian, baby boomer and dad, who’s been offering analysis on network radio and television for decades; the other, Connor Oakes, is a progressive millennial and son of Royal Oakes, who offers a fresh take on the legal world. TML knows what podcast listeners want to hear about, and delivers – subjects include:--- Should America embrace Pete Buttigieg’s view, legalization of every drug, from grass, to meth, to heroin?--- Should the feds be bumping the tobacco purchase age to 21?--- Can we trust Twitter and Facebook to censor political opinions?--- Your devices are spying on you – should you go through life not trusting Alexa?--- The gig economy – do laws saying everybody with a side hustle is an “employee” help, or hurt?--- Should colleges be dumping SAT and ACT tests as a tool to fight discrimination? --- How can governments regulate “ghost guns” made by 3-D printers?--- Is facial recognition just another tool like fingerprints, or does it spell the end of privacy?--- Should Amazon face lawsuits for sales of unsafe products, when they just collect a slice as middleperson?
132 - All Guess the Verdict, All the Time
This entire episode is devoted to Connor’s guesses as to the outcome of a dozen unbelievable court cases. What’s the penalty for letting your iguana drive? If your Cinnabun resembles Mother Teresa’s image, can you put it on T-s***s and offer them for sale?
131 - Will Trump’s Handling of the January 6 Violence Result in His Indictment?
Alex Jones and InfoWars get crushed in court. And, if you’re wearing a mini-skirt, you can forget about attending an execution in Alabama.
130 - Is Donald Trump Looking at A Third Impeachment Trial?
As the January 6 hearings roll into the fall, could Donald Trump face a third impeachment trial? If the DOJ passes on prosecuting him, will the Atlanta DA file charges? And Connor returns to face a trivia question: In what movie did Laura Linney play a sex worker?
129 - Should Governor Newsom Be Charged with Political Perjury?
So Gavin Newsom, after spending $105,000 on Florida TV ads, says his interest in running for president is “less than sub-zero” – is there a special category of crime we can look into – “political perjury”? OK probably not. And, we’ve got the reason Donald Trump will never be indicted, for anything!
128 - America Wasn't Polarized Enough - So The Supreme Court Solves That Problem!
It’s a post-Roe world – what happened, and what’s next? Plus, a prayerful high school football coach scores a touchdown in the Supreme Court! And, did SCOTUS just gut the Miranda rule?
127 - Supreme Court Gets Out of Dodge, Leaving A Split Decision Behind
Who says bipartisanship is dead? On their last day on the job, SCOTUS makes the left happy by upholding Biden’s rejection of Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” plan, and delights the right by curbing the EPA’s ability to dream up creative ways to fight climate change.
excellent show listes to every one of the podcast
Father vs Son
I’m always rooting for Connor. Royal can eat poo (JK)
Informative and Lively Discussion
Enjoyed this podcast!!! These guys are smart, witty, and do their homework. Very well prepared and they gave a strong historical background on today’s legal issues. Highly recommend!