Episode 55: The Chicken or The Egg?

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The Ricochet School of Law’s winter session begins, as the professors and Troy Senik opine on a wide range of legal issues this week, including:

The standards that should apply for guns in public versus at home; should SCOTUS tackle more mundane issues?; the IRS and 501(c)4 organizations — are they really non-partisan and what standards should be applied to them?; Missouri vs. California over eggs (yes, you read that right); the Dormant Commerce Clause; direct democracy; and GMO food.

Finally, some Big Questions answered: Can license plates with slogans on them be unconstitutional? Can a judge and prosecutor be Facebook friends? And exactly who is Professor Epstein’s celebrity relative? The answer may make you…mad. Tune in and find out. 

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  1. Israel P.

    John, “food Nazis” is an offensive term. Just like other uses of “Nazi” in that sense.

    I think I have pointed this out before.

  2. EJHill

    The after-show party rocked.

  3. Troy Senik, Ed.

    Richard’s plaintive, “Are we the Beatles? Are we going to break up?” may be my favorite sound bite in the history of this podcast.

  4. kgrant67

    Most entertaining Law Talk ever.  Thanks guys!

    I am pretty sure my McDonalds intake has increased 30% since I started listening to the podcast.  Is John a paid spokesperson?

  5. Full Size Tabby

    I do not understand this concern about the judge and one or more of the lawyers being Facebook “friends.” My grandfather was a maritime lawyer (a small specialty) in the early 20th century. The entire maritime court apparatus (judge, lawyers, clerks) would travel around the country together by train, during which they’d all play cards together, dine together, etc. More recently, judges and lawyers all belonged to the same country clubs, ate at the same restaurants, etc. So why all the hubbub over linkages as idiotic as Facebook?

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