This week on Law Talk, the professors (ably herded by Troy Senik) talk about collusion — what it is, what it isn’t, who’s in danger and who isn’t. Then, activist judges make things for the Trump administration’s travel ban and Richard and John explain why. Also on the docket: gun laws in California are amongst the toughest in the country. Does the Heller decision give the state more leeway in regulating guns even more? And we re-visit the Supreme Court’s ruling on The Slants (and the Washington Redskins) and, yes, that famous selfie-taking monkey.

Have a banana, @ejhill.

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It’s Comeypalooza on this installment of Law Talk, as Richard Epstein and John Yoo react to the former FBI director’s congressional testimony. We won’t give it away here, but the professors’ diagnosis is sure to surprise you. Then: Was Robert Mueller’s appointment as independent counsel necessary?; a disagreement on the proper use of the impeachment power; Which cabinet secretary should be packing his bags?; Understanding the 25th Amendment; and the legal and political implications of withdrawing from the Paris agreement on climate change. All that, plus Yoo in the south of France, Epstein in Chicago, and Senik ties the knot.

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The Law Talk podcast is back, as Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo open up the faculty lounge for a post-spring break session. This time: Unrest on Yoo’s home turf at UC-Berkeley; a federal judge knocks down the Trump Administration’s attempt to punish sanctuary cities; the professors debate the constitutionality of Trump’s missile strikes on Syria (along with a history lesson on the War Powers Resolution); and the Supreme Court considers a potentially groundbreaking case on public funds for religious institutions.

All that plus a meditation on the depth of Howard Dean’s constitutional illiteracy, the professors’ annual World Series picks, and a lengthy digression about 19th century presidential campaign slogans.

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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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