Monkey TrialProfessor Epstein’s on Lake Michigan, Professor Yoo’s in an undisclosed location, and Law Talk is back in session. This week: the professors clash on affirmative action; Debate whether prayer before government meetings falls afoul of the First Amendment; Defend an attack on their salaries from Justice Scalia; Consider whether Donald Sterling has any chance of retaining ownership of the L.A. Clippers; and explore just how much power Congress has to get answers from the White House on the Benghazi scandal. Also, an answer to the greatest legal query of this or any age: can you be sued by your chimp … or extraterrestrials? We’re asking for a friend.

Note: we had some issues with Professor Yoo’s audio connection about 10 minutes into the show. Rest assured, he has been properly admonished. 

You’re out of order, EJHill.

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  1. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHillJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Me? Out of Order?

    • #1
    • May 17, 2014, at 5:59 PM PDT
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  2. Doctor Bass Monkey Inactive

    I am not on trial here!

    • #2
    • May 17, 2014, at 6:32 PM PDT
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  3. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHillJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Law Talk. Comes in convenient Trial Size.

    • #3
    • May 17, 2014, at 6:35 PM PDT
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  4. Doctor Bass Monkey Inactive

    There’s clearly discrimination here on the definition of “person”. My people will be in touch.

    • #4
    • May 17, 2014, at 9:41 PM PDT
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  5. Yeah...ok. Inactive

    What are the differences between considering the personhood of an AI creation and an animal that we teach/enable to speak.

    • #5
    • May 18, 2014, at 9:35 AM PDT
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  6. Fred Cole Member

    Best. Law Talk. Ever.

    • #6
    • May 19, 2014, at 4:20 AM PDT
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  7. True Blue Inactive

    Really disappointed by Epstein’s defense of affirmative action.

    • #7
    • May 19, 2014, at 8:45 AM PDT
    • 1 like