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We don’t usually have guests on Law Talk, but this week, if you listen closely, you can hear the barista at the Starbucks John recorded the show from, as well as the local fire department going about its business. Background noise notwithstanding, this week we delve into all the legal issues in the news: the NSA and Rand Paul’s rather unique interpretation of the Fourth Amendment, the fate of Edward Snowden, the legality of wiretapping, and your DNA and the law. Listen in — everyone else is. 

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Sure, everyone’s talking about the Obama Administration scandals from a political perspective, but this week on Law Talk with Epstein and Yoo (guided by the steady hand of host Troy Senik), you’ll get the complete analysis from the angle that really matters: the legal one. Also, the professors weigh in on the over/under on Eric Holder’s career as Attorney General, and John tosses out yet another pop culture reference that Richard has no chance of catching. Can you?

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After an extended hiatus (Professor Yoo explains why on the show), the learned men of Law Talk return for another conclave in the Ricochet School of Law faculty lounge. This week, Epstein, Yoo, and Troy Senik cover Benghazi, Internet Taxation, the FDA and the morning-after pill, and the Feds restricting the 3-D printing of guns. Listen and learn, folks.

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The faculty lounge at the Ricochet School of Law re-opens this week as we celebrate Richard’s birthday, the professors opine on the legal process ahead for the Boston bomber, John’s run-in with Russia and whether the U.S. could affect social change there, can genes be patented, and courts ruling on highly technical issues that have little or nothing to do with the law.

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It’s a sure sign of spring when the boys of Law Talk take a break from their august duties to make their annual major league baseball predictions (BREAKING: Yoo predicts the Phillies will win it all). After that, it’s back to the legal analysis as this week, the professors and Troy Senik take a detailed look at gay marriage and the U.N. treaty on arms trade.

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Need the skinny on sequestration? The full data dump on Filibustering? The gentlemen of Law Talk have you covered. Also this week: a detailed analysis of the voting rights act, deficit reduction — Law Talk style, patent protection, the law and genetically modified food, and John’s idea for a new McDonalds’s menu item.

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This week, a President’s Day/Valentine’s Day special edition of Law Talk. And what could be more romantic that a long, detailed, and fascinating conversation about drones? Oh, the heart flutters … Also, Richard’s adventures on MSNBC, John ♥ Sizzler, the State of The Union, and a special announcement about Law Talk live!

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This week on Law Talk with Epstein and Yoo, the Professors and Troy Senik play a little hooky to discuss whether recess appointments ought to be banished, examine whether the government went overboard in the Aaron Swartz case, and ponder whether law professors should sign on to politically charged letters. Then, we throw open the phone lines and take calls from Ricochet members. Who got through and what questions were answered? Not going to answer that here — you’ll have to listen to find out.

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This week on Law Talk with Epstein and Yoo, a frank discussion on guns: what the President can do (not much), what Congress should do, and the overall constitutionality of federal gun control in general (shout out to Adam Freedman!) and the difficulties of dealing with guns through the mental health system. Then, we pivot to discuss the eminently silly bill to end Presidential term limits. We wind up with the Professors’ opinions on Clarence Thomas making his first utterance in court in years. And also, unlikely as it may seem, Richard unpacks a joke — although to be fair to our esteemed legal scholar, it’s not a very good one.

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This week on Law Talk with Epstein and Yoo, Troy Senik and the the professors look at the tragedy in Connecticut with some suggestions for sane approaches to legislating weapons and ammunition. Also, did the Founders anticipate automatic weapons? Then, a look at Michigan and right to work, which segues into a classic “Law Talk” conversation on unions, Twinkies, and other important areas of American labor law and a look at the marijuana legalization movement. Finally, we close 2012 with a the professor’s picks for their favorite Christmas tune. We won’t spoil it here. See you next semester.

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This week on Law Talk with Epstein and Yoo, the professors and Troy Senik offer some post election analysis as well as the consequences: immigration, the fiscal cliff, and the case for filibuster reform. Then, a look at whether Republicans can hope to compete for Hispanic, Asian, and Jewish voters. Finally, we wind up with a discussion of Fourth Amendment issues with digital privacy for cellphones, voicemail, etc. And yes, a certain law professor’s quixotic quest for the mayorship of a distressed California city.

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This week on Law Talk with Epstein and Yoo, it’s a presidential election extravaganza –moderated by Troy “Don’t Call Me Candy” Senik, as the professors analyze the state of the race, consider the prospect of a tie in the Electoral College and diagnose how to fix it (SPOILER ALERT: it involves an auction), debate whether the vice presidency makes any sense, and discuss their least favorite presidents. And since it’s October, they wrap it all up by getting called to account for their World Series predictions.

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This week on Law Talk with Epstein and Yoo, the Professors (moderated by Troy Senik) debate the debates, discuss how affirmative action has once again reared its ugly head, go over Obama’s immigration executive order and the Take Care clause, and commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Bork confirmation hearings by examining the fallout from that history-making moment. Oh, and the distinguished Professor Yoo reveals why no one has ever seen him the and Gangnam style guy in the same room.

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This week on Law Talk, professors Yoo and Epstein (presided over by Troy Senik) banter about Wisconsin’s collective bargaining law being overturned, the future of public-sector workers, and the Posner-Scalia feud. Then they wrap it all up by refereeing a Member Feed fight on the constitutionality of secession.

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It’s the last class of our summer session and Troy Senik and Professors Yoo and Epstein are not letting class out early. This week, they ponder Romney as a judge picker (is that a legal term?), Richard and John give an advice to those offered federal appointments — and in the process inspire the title for this week’s episode, a frank discussion on the electoral college (is there any other kind?), and we wrap up with a look at Apple v. Samsung.

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As promised, this week, Professors Epstein and Yoo (ably moderated by host Troy Senik) take your calls. Topics covered include welfare reform, citizenship requirements for federal office holders, no knock warrants, when exactly the U.S. went off the rails and more!

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Planning a relaxing summer weekend, a road trip, or some time at the bach? If you haven’t already listened, why not take Professors Epstein and Yoo along with you?

This week on Law Talk with Epstein and Yoo, an in-depth discussion (expertly moderated by host Troy Senik) about gun control laws, the 2nd amendment, militias, and what the law can do –if anything– to stop mass killings. In addition, Professors Yoo and Epstein discuss their views on assault weapons and easy access to ammo. Agree? Disagree? Let us know your thoughts in the comments. Later, the international implications of gun control with a look at the UN treaty on arms trading, and we wrap up with the debut of a new feature: the Law Talk Lightning Round™.

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Yes, we’ve got two ticked off law professors on our hands today. They go into great detail about the SCOTUS decision, Justice Robert’s possible motivations for ruling the way he did, and then take a look at the Arizona immigration decision as well.

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This week on Law Talk, The professors and first mate Troy Senik discuss the best reason to become a law professor (hint: it has to do with a certain season), the Wisconsin recall election, voting rights issues in Florida, the law of the sea treaty, revisiting DOMA, and the Richard and John boldly go on the record with their predictions for the upcoming Supreme Court ObamaCare ruling. Arrrrgh! Hold them to it, listeners!

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Our own John Yoo takes a victory lap on his win in the 9th circuit, what states can do to hold off federal encroachment, Bill Clinton’s creative take on the constitutionality of HCR, the effects of Lugar’s demise, commencement addresses, and of course, we take a spin on the dance floor of the “YMCA” copyright case. Get out your disco whistles, another Law Talk is on the air.

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