Richard Epstein discusses Senator Josh Hawley’s proposal to retroactively reduce the length of Disney’s copyrights.

Richard Epstein covers the biggest leak in modern Supreme Court history and discusses the legal merits of overturning Roe v. Wade.

Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo come together for an emergency session in the faculty lounge, wherein they break down the consequences of the leaked Supreme Court abortion decision, the strengths and weaknesses of Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion, and what the decision could mean for the future of the Court and the country.

Richard Epstein parses President Biden’s possible move to forgive student loans and whether the federal government should be in the business of lending at all.

The faculty lounge has been closed for repairs, and after a long absence the men of Law Talk are back with a super-sized episode. On the agenda: the rise of KBJ and the legacy of Justice Breyer; the fallout from the end of the mask mandate; the January 6 Commission’s new effort to hem in executive power; Florida tries to undo Disney World’s legal privileges; Justice Gorsuch sounds a controversial note over the treatment of American territories; and should the government give legal personhood to … bodies of water? All that plus Yoo becomes a rock star, Epstein fends off troublesome tuba players, and Senik’s got an innovative new proposal about American statehood.

Richard Epstein discusses concerns that billionaires are too powerful in America and weighs in on the spat between Disney and Florida Governor DeSantis.

Richard Epstein hashes through Elon Musk’s possible acquisition of Twitter and the worries of possible monopoly abuse it has raised. Plus, what happens next at Amazon after a successful union vote?

Richard Epstein covers our new Supreme Court Justice’s legal background, California’s overreach on pork, Merrick Garland’s January 6th investigation, and Elon Musk’s new position on Twitter’s board.

Richard Epstein discusses mission-drift from the Securities Exchange Commission and the wider push for climate change action at executive agencies.

Days after the Senate Judiciary Committee finished its confirmation hearing for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, Richard and Adam debate whether these hearings are a tradition that has outlived its usefulness.

Richard Epstein responds to op-eds from major newspapers on free speech and cancel culture, and offers context on the current Supreme Court nomination.

Richard Epstein reacts to a recent protest at Yale’s law school and highlights the different responses by the right and the left to speakers they disagree with.

Richard Epstein discusses President Biden’s State of the Union address, which covered Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, rapid inflation at home, and the upcoming federal budget.

Richard Epstein provides an overview of how the United States should respond to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and describes how he differs from other libertarians on foreign policy.

Richard Epstein discusses an executive order that would require firms to use union labor and the likelihood that it will stand up in court.

Richard Epstein explains sensible solutions that would increase immigration while balancing national security concerns.

Richard Epstein discusses cancel culture within universities and the controversy over filling the next seat in the Supreme Court.

Richard Epstein reflects on Justice Breyer’s time on the Supreme Court and considers who should replace him—including Vice President Kamala Harris.

Richard Epstein and Adam White discuss the Supreme Court’s recent decisions in the OSHA and HHS vaccine mandate cases. Then they pan back to a broader discussion of the Roberts Court and the administrative state, before finishing with a quick preview of the Court’s newly-granted cases on race-based college admissions.

The faculty lounge moves west, as Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo both check in from sunny California (while resident cat-herder Troy Senik stays behind in frigid New York). On this installment: Did the Supreme Court’s parsing of the vaccine mandate pass muster? Have we figured out Justices Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Barrett yet? Can Donald Trump be held civilly liable for the January 6 riots? Did the Supreme Court sell the former president’s claims of executive privilege short? Is reforming the Electoral Count Act the most essential element of election reform? Is higher education a cartel (there’s a split in the faculty lounge)? And why did a Georgia sheriff trying to keep trick-or-treaters safe fall afoul of the First Amendment?