There’s no such thing as spring break in the faculty lounge. In the newest installment of the Law Talk podcast, Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo are analyzing the controversies over the Trump Administration’s alleged ties to Russia (including real-time reaction to breaking news about Michael Flynn), exploring the Trump/Obama wiretap controversy, reacting to new legal setbacks to the president’s executive order on travel restrictions, and predicting the future of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ crackdown on sanctuary cities.

Then, will California’s attempt to prosecute the makers of the Planned Parenthood videos succeed? And can state governments force Donald Trump to release his tax returns to get on the 2020 ballot? All that plus Yoo gets tough on the Oakland Raiders, Epstein goes soft on Trump, and an unhealthy amount of time is spent discussing the merits of poutine.

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Another week of interchangeable hosts as Law Talk co-host John Yoo sits in for Rob Long and Ricochet Editor-In-Chief Jon Gabriel subs for the ailing Peter Robinson. Nonetheless, it’s full show with Avik Roy on the Republican’s take on affordable health care and National Review’s Andrew McCarthy on FISA courts, wiretapping, and those pesky Russians. Also, what makes a truly great Philly cheese steak? Our wiz on topic, Professor Yoo, spreads it on thick.

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In this episode of the Power Line Show, Steve Hayward converses with John Yoo about the early days of the Trump Administration, the immigration order, the Gorsuch nomination, and especially how the time is ripe for the obvious Broadway sequel to “Hamilton,” namely, a hip-hop ode to that great advocate of limiting executive power—James Madison. In this episode of the Power Line Show, Steve Hayward converses with John Yoo about the early days of the Trump Administration, the immigration order, the Gorsuch nomination, and especially how the time is ripe for the obvious Broadway sequel to “Hamilton,” namely, a hip-hop ode to that great advocate of limiting executive power—James Madison.

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What happens when the men of Law Talk use somebody else’s faculty lounge? You’re about to find out. In a rare live installment of the show, Professors Epstein and Yoo visit Cal State San Bernardino for a wide-ranging discussion on everything from Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination to President Trump’s executive order on immigration to whether the filibuster is worth preserving. Then we turn the microphone over to the audience for an interactive Q&A session (maybe one of the questioners will be able to coax Richard out of his shell). All that plus already-discredited Super Bowl picks, Richard takes sides in the Southern California area code wars, John throws shade at the Senate, and a debate over just how much of an OG Andrew Jackson was. It’s basically like “Frampton Comes Alive,” but with more references to the Dormant Commerce Clause.

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On an Inauguration Day installment of Law Talk, Professors Epstein and Yoo are casting one last glance toward the Obama Administration and taking on the big questions around the dawning of the Trump era.

First, the professors react to President Obama’s clemency for Chelsea Manning — and explore why the Founding Fathers gave the president such sweeping pardon powers anyway. Then, they take the long view: how will history remember the Obama years? (Spoiler alert: neither professor is anticipating Abe Lincoln being bumped off the $5 anytime soon).

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It’s the end of the year and Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo are in a globetrotting mood. First, what effect will the Obama Administration’s acquiescence to the UN’s anti-Israel motion have on the future of the Middle East? Then, is the White House doing enough to sanction Russia — and is President-Elect Trump taking the threat seriously enough? Then, closer to home, will President Obama’s last-minute executive actions be able to survive the Trump Administration? Can your Alexa be used against you in a murder case? And what 2016 passing has John Yoo the most depressed? (SPOILER ALERT: it’s culinary in nature).

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It’s the first post-election Law Talk, and Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo are here to answer all your questions about the Trump Administration: are there legal consequences for the incoming president’s potential conflicts of interest? Could a President Trump really strip flag-burners of their citizenship? Will Attorney General Jeff Sessions thwart marijuana legalization in the states?

Plus, what Obama Administration initiatives will be hardest to undo? And exactly what responsibility do members of the Electoral College have to voters? Then stick around to hear Epstein on California’s bizarre new IMDB law and Yoo on gambling in the Caribbean. In other words, just another day in the faculty lounge.

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It’s Halloween in the faculty lounge (how do we explain to the professors that “the undead constitution” is too high-concept a costume?). This time around, Richard Epstein and John Yoo cover the scariest topic of all: the 2016 election. First, a deep dive into the new revelations about Hillary’s e-mail. Then, Is it time to ditch early voting, the electoral college, and ballot initiatives? Is there a grain of truth to the “this election is rigged” talk? Are we stuck with an 8-member Supreme Court for the foreseeable future? And, most terrifying of all, would a President Clinton have the ability to pardon herself? All that and more in the final pre-election Law Talk.

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After an extended absence, Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo deliver one of the most energetic shows in the history of the faculty lounge. First up: was President Obama justified in trying to keep 9/11 families from suing the Saudi government? Then, will an Asian rock band from Portland hold the key to the Washington Redskins’ dispute with the federal government? (Believe us, it will make sense when you hear it.) Then a trip around the country, from school choice in Nevada to the rights of African-American criminal suspects in Massachusetts to the use of Snapchat in New Hampshire voting booths.

All that plus Yoo’s Korean bbq tips, Epstein’s unlikely hat-tip to Sex and the City, and a member of the faculty lounge who’s deeply confused about how selfies work.

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Summer school may be wrapping up, but the elbows are still sharp in the faculty lounge. In this episode, Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo debate whether the prospect of losing the Supreme Court is reason enough to vote for Donald Trump; analyze whether the Republican nominee’s proposal for “extreme vetting” for immigrants has any chance of surviving; weight the merits of Texas allowing concealed carry on college campuses; and ask whether it’s too hard to hold abusive government officials accountable. Also, because 2016 America is a hellscape, there’s some obligatory Ryan Lochte chatter. Epstein and Yoo, having perfected the bleached hair and Speedo look long ago, aren’t fans.

Nice hair, EJHill.

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This week on Law Talk, the Professors Epstein and Yoo (ably guided by Troy Senik) revisit the bad choice they will have to make this November and delve into who they might (or might not vote for), whether or not we should change the way we elect vice-presidents, the legalities of hacking and the alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election process, the Texas voter ID law, John and Richard weigh in on James Comey’s press conference, and a quick opinion on the curious comments by Justice Ginsberg.

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It’s a full session of summer school with Professors Epstein and Yoo. In this episode: What does Brexit mean for Europe (and could America use some nationwide referendums of its own)?; Should conservatives curb their enthusiasm on the Supreme Court’s handling of the immigration case?; Why the SCOTUS affirmative action case may mark the end of an era; Can the gun control restrictions proposed in the aftermath of the Orlando shooting pass constitutional muster? And why is Richard throwing shade at the Bay Area? Tune in to find out.

Bloody good, EJHill.

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As the spring semester comes to a close, Professors Epstein and Yoo wrestle with the big questions in the faculty lounge: Should Donald Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees pacify nervous conservatives? Is an 8-member SCOTUS a crisis? Have Republicans finally figured out a way to beat Obamacare in the courts?

And, most important, who do the boys predict will be competing in the World Series? (Even though we spotted them a couple of months in the regular season, they’re still probably wrong).

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They’re remodeling the Ricochet School of Law faculty lounge this month, so this edition of Law Talk was recorded next door in the men’s room. That’s fitting as our esteemed professors (that’s John Yoo and Richard Epstein) take a look at North Carolina’s new transgendered bathroom law, some thoughts on Trump, and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s Texas Plan with nine constitutional amendments (and the reality of getting even one them passed).

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