Former Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney and National Review Contributing Editor Andy McCarthy is in for Jim. Andy joins Greg at a perfect time to break down three big legal stories.

First, they react to Monday’s oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court about whether the government can pressure social media platforms to delete or reduce visibility for posts containing what the government deems misinformation or disinformation.

And they specifically recoil as Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson worries that ruling against the feds will end up having “the First Amendment hamstringing the government in significant ways in the most important time periods.” Andy and Greg stress that is the whole point of the First Amendment, and Andy explains the left’s very disturbing trend of trying to make courts believe the Bill of Rights applies to the government the same way it does to individuals.

Next, they look at Donald Trump’s dilemma in New York City, where the former president says he cannot post the $454 million bond in the judgment against him in the civil fraud trial. Andy says this is an unusual case in that there are no alleged victims and he explains why the size of the judgment is absurdly high.

Finally, they react to Washington state no longer requiring prospective attorneys to pass the bar exam, saying the test “disproportionally and unnecessarily blocks” marginalized groups from becoming attorneys. Andy may surprise you with his opinion about the necessity of the bar exam but he does worry about where the rationale for this change will eventually lead.

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