Best Supporting Lawyer

It may be the winter session in the faculty lounge, but things are heating up as professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo clash on a number of today’s topics. On the docket: Was Mitt Romney justified in his impeachment vote? Is President Trump wrong to override the Justice Department on the Roger Stone case? Can states punish members of the Electoral College for defying the will of the voters? Can state and local governments resist the feds’ efforts to curb illegal immigration? And do the sign-stealing Houston Astros have to pay up for ruining a pitcher’s career? All that plus the gang weighs in on Korean cinema, back tattoos, and one of the professors (shouldn’t it be obvious?) getting shushed on a film set.

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There are 25 comments.

  1. colleenb Member
    colleenb Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Always learn so much in the faculty lounge. Thanks for the podcast.

    • #1
    • February 13, 2020, at 9:12 AM PST
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  2. Jeffery Shepherd Member

    Ridiculous take on the Astros equating it to the blacksocks. It’s nothing like that. The Astros took sign stealing new level – maybe. But when Carlos Beltran came to the Astros and said their sign stealing methods are behind the times that implies other teams do it. And, by other teams you should read: all of them. Sign stealing, tipping, plunking, ball doctoring are all part of baseball.

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/new-details-in-astros-cheating-scandal-put-carlos-beltrans-legacy-in-jeopardy-230153436.html

     

    https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2855354-you-cant-trust-nobody-inside-mlbs-war-on-high-tech-sign-stealing

    • #2
    • February 13, 2020, at 10:29 AM PST
    • 1 like
  3. Taras Coolidge

    Reading Polybius’ Roman Constitution, it struck me that Republican Rome, not democratic Athens, was the model for the American Constitution.

    That’s why I look askance at the idea that having both a House and Senate was nothing more than a compromise. They look suspiciously like Rome’s Assemblies of the People and Senate.

    • #3
    • February 13, 2020, at 12:30 PM PST
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  4. Jim Wright Coolidge

    Great discussion, but the download was five hours long, with what sounded like several drafts.

    • #4
    • February 13, 2020, at 5:33 PM PST
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  5. Blue Yeti Admin

    Jim Wright (View Comment):

    Great discussion, but the download was five hours long, with what sounded like several drafts.

    What does that mean?

    • #5
    • February 13, 2020, at 5:49 PM PST
    • 1 like
  6. LibertyDefender Member

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Jim Wright (View Comment):

    Great discussion, but the download was five hours long, with what sounded like several drafts.

    What does that mean?

    My Podcast player (Podcast Addict) informs me that if I play this downloaded podcast in full, I will hear 5+ hours of audio. I’m only ten minutes in, still reeling from hearing John Yoo say “they believed that Trump had did it,” so I don’t know if there is in fact five hours of audio remaining.

    Other podcasts on occasion have in fact had repeated recording, which seem to be simple editing errors.

    • #6
    • February 14, 2020, at 2:42 PM PST
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  7. Blue Yeti Admin

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Jim Wright (View Comment):

    Great discussion, but the download was five hours long, with what sounded like several drafts.

    What does that mean?

    My Podcast player (Podcast Addict) informs me that if I play this downloaded podcast in full, I will hear 5+ hours of audio. I’m only ten minutes in, still reeling from hearing John Yoo say “they believed that Trump had did it,” so I don’t know if there is in fact five hours of audio remaining.

    Other podcasts on occasion have in fact had repeated recording, which seem to be simple editing errors.

     We have gotten some other reports of this behavior, and I’d like to figure out what’s going on. Can I ask you if you are subscribed to the Hoover feed or Ricochet’s Super Feed for this show

     

    • #7
    • February 14, 2020, at 2:50 PM PST
    • 1 like
  8. Miffed White Male Member
    Miffed White Male Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Jim Wright (View Comment):

    Great discussion, but the download was five hours long, with what sounded like several drafts.

    What does that mean?

    My Podcast player (Podcast Addict) informs me that if I play this downloaded podcast in full, I will hear 5+ hours of audio. I’m only ten minutes in, still reeling from hearing John Yoo say “they believed that Trump had did it,” so I don’t know if there is in fact five hours of audio remaining.

    Other podcasts on occasion have in fact had repeated recording, which seem to be simple editing errors.

    We have gotten some other reports of this behavior, and I’d like to figure out what’s going on. Can I ask you if you are subscribed to the Hoover feed or Ricochet’s Super Feed for this show

    I subscribe to the Ricochet Lawtalk feed (not the superfeed, but the same feed I’ve been getting since they first started on Ricochet) in itunes, and then download is showing up as a 5 hour, 17 minute and 11 second play time in itunes.

    Here are the properties on the file:

    • #8
    • February 14, 2020, at 3:36 PM PST
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  9. Blue Yeti Admin

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Jim Wright (View Comment):

    Great discussion, but the download was five hours long, with what sounded like several drafts.

    What does that mean?

    My Podcast player (Podcast Addict) informs me that if I play this downloaded podcast in full, I will hear 5+ hours of audio. I’m only ten minutes in, still reeling from hearing John Yoo say “they believed that Trump had did it,” so I don’t know if there is in fact five hours of audio remaining.

    Other podcasts on occasion have in fact had repeated recording, which seem to be simple editing errors.

    We have gotten some other reports of this behavior, and I’d like to figure out what’s going on. Can I ask you if you are subscribed to the Hoover feed or Ricochet’s Super Feed for this show

    I subscribe to the Ricochet Lawtalk feed (not the superfeed, but the same feed I’ve been getting since they first started on Ricochet) in itunes, and then download is showing up as a 5 hour, 17 minute and 11 second play time in itunes.

    Here are the properties on the file:

    That’s helpful, thanks. We are discussing this with Hoover (it’s their show now and they host it) to determine what’s going on.

     

     

    • #9
    • February 14, 2020, at 4:25 PM PST
    • 1 like
  10. Matt Bartle Member
    Matt Bartle Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):
    I’m only ten minutes in, still reeling from hearing John Yoo say “they believed that Trump had did it,”

    Not only that, Richard Epstein said, “Me and Hitchcock were together in many movies.”

    After that and “had did” I needed to lie down with a cold compress till the room stopped spinning.

    More grammar like that and I’ll have to stop listening. Troy, keep these men in line!

    • #10
    • February 14, 2020, at 4:52 PM PST
    • 1 like
  11. MISTER BITCOIN Coolidge

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Jim Wright (View Comment):

    Great discussion, but the download was five hours long, with what sounded like several drafts.

    What does that mean?

    My Podcast player (Podcast Addict) informs me that if I play this downloaded podcast in full, I will hear 5+ hours of audio. I’m only ten minutes in, still reeling from hearing John Yoo say “they believed that Trump had did it,” so I don’t know if there is in fact five hours of audio remaining.

    Other podcasts on occasion have in fact had repeated recording, which seem to be simple editing errors.

    We have gotten some other reports of this behavior, and I’d like to figure out what’s going on. Can I ask you if you are subscribed to the Hoover feed or Ricochet’s Super Feed for this show

    I subscribe to the Ricochet Lawtalk feed (not the superfeed, but the same feed I’ve been getting since they first started on Ricochet) in itunes, and then download is showing up as a 5 hour, 17 minute and 11 second play time in itunes.

    Here are the properties on the file:

    That’s helpful, thanks. We are discussing this with Hoover (it’s their show now and they host it) to determine what’s going on.

     

     

    Always blame Hoover lol. 

    are you using a windows machine?

    which version?

     

    • #11
    • February 14, 2020, at 7:39 PM PST
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  12. LibertyDefender Member

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    My Podcast player (Podcast Addict) informs me that if I play this downloaded podcast in full, I will hear 5+ hours of audio. I’m only ten minutes in, still reeling from hearing John Yoo say “they believed that Trump had did it,” so I don’t know if there is in fact five hours of audio remaining.

    Other podcasts on occasion have in fact had repeated recording, which seem to be simple editing errors.

    We have gotten some other reports of this behavior, and I’d like to figure out what’s going on. Can I ask you if you are subscribed to the Hoover feed or Ricochet’s Super Feed for this show

    I downloaded this episode of Law Talk from the Ricochet Member Superfeed, to my Android smartphone.

    • #12
    • February 14, 2020, at 8:10 PM PST
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  13. Hank Rhody, Badgeless Bandito Contributor

    Please explain to me why you have any expectation of privacy at all to signs transmitted in a crowded stadium?

    • #13
    • February 14, 2020, at 9:05 PM PST
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  14. Blue Yeti Admin

    For the time being, please use this link to download a clean, better sounding version of the show. 

    • #14
    • February 14, 2020, at 9:05 PM PST
    • 1 like
  15. Bishop Wash Member

    The last two The Classicist episodes have had the same problem. They’re about twenty minutes long but show a run time of fifty plus minutes. Also, this episode as well as those other two don’t hold position information. If I pause the episode it restarts at a different point and I can’t fast forward back to where I was. 

    • #15
    • February 18, 2020, at 6:21 AM PST
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  16. Blue Yeti Admin

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    The last two The Classicist episodes have had the same problem. They’re about twenty minutes long but show a run time of fifty plus minutes. Also, this episode as well as those other two don’t hold position information. If I pause the episode it restarts at a different point and I can’t fast forward back to where I was.

    We are now aware of the issue and know what is causing it. Rest assured, it won’t happen again. 

    • #16
    • February 18, 2020, at 8:03 AM PST
    • 3 likes
  17. Bishop Wash Member

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    The last two The Classicist episodes have had the same problem. They’re about twenty minutes long but show a run time of fifty plus minutes. Also, this episode as well as those other two don’t hold position information. If I pause the episode it restarts at a different point and I can’t fast forward back to where I was.

    We are now aware of the issue and know what is causing it. Rest assured, it won’t happen again.

    Thanks.

    • #17
    • February 18, 2020, at 8:15 AM PST
    • Like
  18. Miffed White Male Member
    Miffed White Male Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    The last two The Classicist episodes have had the same problem. They’re about twenty minutes long but show a run time of fifty plus minutes. Also, this episode as well as those other two don’t hold position information. If I pause the episode it restarts at a different point and I can’t fast forward back to where I was.

    We are now aware of the issue and know what is causing it. Rest assured, it won’t happen again.

    Any hints? Just for pure curiosity sake?

    Or are we getting into trade secrets?

    • #18
    • February 18, 2020, at 9:56 AM PST
    • Like
  19. MISTER BITCOIN Coolidge

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Jim Wright (View Comment):

    Great discussion, but the download was five hours long, with what sounded like several drafts.

    What does that mean?

    My Podcast player (Podcast Addict) informs me that if I play this downloaded podcast in full, I will hear 5+ hours of audio. I’m only ten minutes in, still reeling from hearing John Yoo say “they believed that Trump had did it,” so I don’t know if there is in fact five hours of audio remaining.

    Other podcasts on occasion have in fact had repeated recording, which seem to be simple editing errors.

    We have gotten some other reports of this behavior, and I’d like to figure out what’s going on. Can I ask you if you are subscribed to the Hoover feed or Ricochet’s Super Feed for this show

     

    I use spotify on my iphone and amazon fire tv.

    I’ve had zero problems.

    my only request is higher volume maybe?

     

    • #19
    • February 19, 2020, at 3:57 AM PST
    • Like
  20. MISTER BITCOIN Coolidge

    Jeffery Shepherd (View Comment):

    Ridiculous take on the Astros equating it to the blacksocks. It’s nothing like that. The Astros took sign stealing new level – maybe. But when Carlos Beltran came to the Astros and said their sign stealing methods are behind the times that implies other teams do it. And, by other teams you should read: all of them. Sign stealing, tipping, plunking, ball doctoring are all part of baseball.

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/new-details-in-astros-cheating-scandal-put-carlos-beltrans-legacy-in-jeopardy-230153436.html

     

    https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2855354-you-cant-trust-nobody-inside-mlbs-war-on-high-tech-sign-stealing

    the penalty was too light.

    players should be suspended for at least a year.

     

    • #20
    • February 19, 2020, at 4:02 AM PST
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  21. MISTER BITCOIN Coolidge

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Jim Wright (View Comment):

    Great discussion, but the download was five hours long, with what sounded like several drafts.

    What does that mean?

    My Podcast player (Podcast Addict) informs me that if I play this downloaded podcast in full, I will hear 5+ hours of audio. I’m only ten minutes in, still reeling from hearing John Yoo say “they believed that Trump had did it,” so I don’t know if there is in fact five hours of audio remaining.

    Other podcasts on occasion have in fact had repeated recording, which seem to be simple editing errors.

    We have gotten some other reports of this behavior, and I’d like to figure out what’s going on. Can I ask you if you are subscribed to the Hoover feed or Ricochet’s Super Feed for this show

    I subscribe to the Ricochet Lawtalk feed (not the superfeed, but the same feed I’ve been getting since they first started on Ricochet) in itunes, and then download is showing up as a 5 hour, 17 minute and 11 second play time in itunes.

    Here are the properties on the file:

    That’s helpful, thanks. We are discussing this with Hoover (it’s their show now and they host it) to determine what’s going on.

     

     

    itunes and windows = bad combination

     

    • #21
    • February 19, 2020, at 4:04 AM PST
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  22. MISTER BITCOIN Coolidge

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Jim Wright (View Comment):

    Great discussion, but the download was five hours long, with what sounded like several drafts.

    What does that mean?

    My Podcast player (Podcast Addict) informs me that if I play this downloaded podcast in full, I will hear 5+ hours of audio. I’m only ten minutes in, still reeling from hearing John Yoo say “they believed that Trump had did it,” so I don’t know if there is in fact five hours of audio remaining.

    Other podcasts on occasion have in fact had repeated recording, which seem to be simple editing errors.

    why do you use addict?

    is that the native android podcast player?

    • #22
    • February 19, 2020, at 4:05 AM PST
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  23. MISTER BITCOIN Coolidge

    Taras (View Comment):

    Reading Polybius’ Roman Constitution, it struck me that Republican Rome, not democratic Athens, was the model for the American Constitution.

    That’s why I look askance at the idea that having both a House and Senate was nothing more than a compromise. They look suspiciously like Rome’s Assemblies of the People and Senate.

    the founding fathers were not fans of democracy

     

    • #23
    • February 19, 2020, at 4:06 AM PST
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  24. Taras Coolidge

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    Taras (View Comment):

    Reading Polybius’ Roman Constitution, it struck me that Republican Rome, not democratic Athens, was the model for the American Constitution.

    That’s why I look askance at the idea that having both a House and Senate was nothing more than a compromise. They look suspiciously like Rome’s Assemblies of the People and Senate.

    the founding fathers were not fans of democracy

     

    One of the authentic touches in Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin novels is that, to both of them, democracy is a dirty word.

    • #24
    • February 19, 2020, at 5:51 PM PST
    • 1 like
  25. LibertyDefender Member

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Jim Wright (View Comment):

    Great discussion, but the download was five hours long, with what sounded like several drafts.

    What does that mean?

    My Podcast player (Podcast Addict) informs me that if I play this downloaded podcast in full, I will hear 5+ hours of audio. I’m only ten minutes in, still reeling from hearing John Yoo say “they believed that Trump had did it,” so I don’t know if there is in fact five hours of audio remaining.

    Other podcasts on occasion have in fact had repeated recording, which seem to be simple editing errors.

    why do you use addict?

    is that the native android podcast player?

    Podcast Addict was recommended by some techie blog site. If there’s a native Android podcast player, I suppose it would be Google Play Music, which isn’t bad.

    • #25
    • February 19, 2020, at 6:40 PM PST
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