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A dailyish-to-daily show dedicated to covering essential legal issues. Hosted by Laurence Colletti, this short format program highlights what’s important to the legal profession, its lawyers, and their clients.

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Jan 18, 2021

Tanzin v. Tanvir

Can we sue the Federal Government for damages when they violate our religious and civil rights? Jennifer Cowan from Debevoise & Plimpton explains the Supreme Court case Tanzin v. Tanvir.

Jan 15, 2021

Americans Subsidizing Drugs?

With drug companies charging Americans more than other countries for prescription medications, a new rule emerges to close that gap but not everyone is happy. Leah D’Aurora Richardson from K & L Gates explains.

Jan 13, 2021

Supreme Court’s Latest

What’s happening with our Supreme Court and how will it impact the future? Berkeley School of Law dean Erwin Chemerinsky explains.

Jan 11, 2021

Counting the Votes!

Learn how we count electoral college votes in a contested Presidential election with Professor Hasen from UC Irvine School of Law.

Jan 8, 2021

Suing Gascon!

District Attorney Gascon is being sued by his own Deputy District Attorneys, but for what? Malcolm Maclachlan from the Daily Journal breaks it down.

Jan 6, 2021

Human Trafficking

Hear how you can help prevent human trafficking, with our guest Dionne Coleman from Samaritan Village.

Jan 4, 2021

Why So Many Robocalls? Why?!

If you’re getting persistent calls from seemingly familiar phone numbers at all hours, you’re not alone. Learn why efforts at regulation have so far been inadequate.

Jan 1, 2021

Must-See Legal TV

Exploring law on television, how to separate reality from fiction, and what shows tell us about the law and justice.

Dec 30, 2020

2020 Year in Review with ALM

Capping off this year of 2020 with Zach Warren from American Lawyer Media.

Dec 28, 2020

Escaping Alcatraz!

Former Alcatraz resident and author Jolene Babyak discusses the escapes and what it was like living on the island when it was a prison.

Dec 25, 2020

Dibs on the Vaccine?

How the Trump Administration’s Operation Warp Speed developed vaccines so quickly and who gets them first? Allison Winnike from the Immunization Partnership explains.

Dec 23, 2020

Santa Claus!

Our good friends Jared Correia and Molly McDonough join us to interview a very special holiday guest.

Dec 21, 2020

Real Estate Trends 2020 (the latest)

Wendy Cole from the National Association of Realtors tells us where real estate (commercial and residential) ended up for 2020.

Dec 18, 2020

Weed in the House!

The House passed a Weed Bill but Marijuana is not legal under federal law... yet. Vincent Sliwoski from Harris Bricken explains.

Dec 16, 2020

Cuomo vs. Houses of Worship

Governor Cuomo’s loss at the Supreme Court means more people can go to religious gatherings during COVID-19. Tune in to hear the details.

Dec 14, 2020

Fertility Fraud & DNA Test Kits

Doctor-Daddies have committed widespread fertility fraud for decades. We discuss the legal options for victims of cases like those in HBO’s ‘Baby God’.

Dec 11, 2020

More Video Games on the Brain

One more episode about video games! David Hoppe from Gamma Law stops by to discuss new consoles, acquisitions, and world-wide growth.

Dec 9, 2020

Can the Boss Mandate the COVID-19 Vaccine?

What if the boss wants you to take the COVID-19 vaccine and you don’t want to? Christine Bestor Townsend from Ogletree Deakins walks us through.

Dec 7, 2020

Trump v. New York

Should we count illegal immigrants when we apportion representation in Congress? Hans von Spakovsky from the Heritage Foundation breaks down the Supreme Court case Trump vs. New York.

Dec 4, 2020

Influence Peddling

Lobbyists and influence peddling, Dr. Craig Holman from Public Citizen explains his work and how to prevent unlawful activity.

Dec 2, 2020

Video Games are Huge!

While some businesses struggle to get through 2020, the video game industry has exploded. Daniel Rose from Foley and Lardner shares industry developments and new opportunities.

Nov 30, 2020

Jones Day’s Intimidation

David Lat joins us to explain what’s been going on with Jones Day and other law firms publicly scrutinized for election case representation of President Trump and/or the Republican Party.

Nov 27, 2020

Safe Shopping on Black Friday

Keep your personal data safe this holiday season whilst shopping. Linn Foster Freedman from Robinson and Cole gives us some pointers.

Nov 25, 2020

Mayflower Landing: 400th Anniversary

The 400th anniversary of the Mayflower landing, Professor Julia Ernst joins us to talk about the journey, the people, and what that meant for the future of our country’s model for self governance.

Nov 23, 2020

Census Impact 2020 (Part II)

This is part two of our series about the Census and how it will affect voting and federal funding.

Nov 20, 2020

Census Impact 2020 (Part I)

A two part series about the Census and how it will affect voting and federal funding.

Nov 18, 2020

Shroom Ballots

Are Shrooms, cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin now legal in Oregon? Not exactly. Lizzy Acker, reporter for the Oregonian explains.

Nov 16, 2020

Weed Ballots and the Constitution

Will weed on the ballots make it unconstitutional to ban marijuana? Professor Douglas Berman from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law explains.

Nov 13, 2020

Free Speech at Work?

How free are you to speak in the workplace? Grant Osborne of Ward and Smith breaks it down.

Nov 11, 2020

CHAZ / CHOP Returns

A lawsuit continues against Seattle for the CHAZ/CHOP protests. Walter Olson of the CATO Institute gives us an update.

Nov 9, 2020

President Who?

Professor Edward Foley explains the legal challenges which might determine who our President will be.

Nov 6, 2020

Section 230

Social media, free speech, and Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act broken down with Matthew Feeney of CATO.

Nov 4, 2020

Google Antitrust

Author Maëlle Gavet walks us through the antitrust lawsuit filed against Google.

Nov 2, 2020

Contested Elections: An American Tradition

Will we know who our President is on election night and what happens if the results are contested? Professor Foley from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law explains.

Oct 30, 2020

The Nuclear Football (Part 2)

What is the Nuclear Football? Professor Alex Wellerstein tells us what’s involved when commencing a nuclear strike.

Oct 28, 2020

The Nuclear Football (Part 1)

Who can launch America’s nuclear weapons? Only one person. Professor Alex Wellerstein of Restricted Data the Nuclear Secrecy Blog explains the who, how, and why.

Oct 26, 2020

Windy City Rehab: When Reality TV Implodes

Toni Long from The Long Law Group discusses what happens when real customers are impacted by imploding reality TV.

Oct 23, 2020

Home Improvement? Get Your Permits!

Doing home improvements without permits? That could be trouble! Linda Pieczynski (aka the Code Attorney) tells us why.

Oct 21, 2020

Governor Newsom’s Car Ban

California’s governor bans the sale of gas-powered cars in California. When does it start and what does it mean? Kassie Siegel from the Center for Biological Diversity breaks it down.

Oct 19, 2020

California Expands Paid Family Leave for Small Business

Jenna Gerry from Legal Aid at Work explains California’s Senate Bill 1383 and its impact on Paid Family Leave for small business.

Oct 16, 2020

President Trump’s Deferral on Payroll Taxes

President Trump’s deferral on payroll taxes and what it means for both employers and employees. Angelique Neal and Maureen Rouse-Ayoub from Varnum explain.

Oct 14, 2020

Banning TikTok and WeChat

The sagas of TikTok and WeChat continue as we get closer to their ban. What does this mean though? George Grammas from Squire Patton Boggs breaks it all down.

Oct 12, 2020

Pennsylvania’s UnConstitutional Shutdown Order

Why did Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 shutdown order violate free speech? UCLA Law Professor Eugene Volokh explains it all.

Oct 9, 2020

Nominations, Politics, & Contention: a Historical Look at our Supreme Court

Have Supreme Court nominations always been this contentious? Ilya Shapiro of the CATO Institute walks us through the history of our highest court.

Oct 7, 2020

Ohio’s COVID-19 Liability Shield

Ohio’s new liability shield for COVID-19 protects businesses and individuals during their reopen. Faith Whittaker and Hayley Geiler from Dinsmore and Shohl break it down for us.

Oct 5, 2020

A Conversation about Policing (Part 2)

Body Cameras, Resisting Arrest, and the “Ferguson Effect”. Our conversation with Randy Petersen, senior researcher at the Texas Public Policy Foundation continues.

Oct 2, 2020

A Conversation about Policing (Part 1)

Resisting Arrest, Use of Force, and Implications for Defunding the Police: a conversation about policing with Randy Petersen, senior researcher at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

Sep 30, 2020

FAA Approval for Amazon’s Aerial Delivery Drones

The FAA approves Amazon’s fleet of aerial drones. What does that mean for deliveries? Drone Law lawyer Jonathan Rupprecht explains.

Sep 28, 2020

Age Discrimination in COVID-19

Why is age restriction being affected by COVID-19? Find out with Sean Andrade of the Andrade Gonzalez law firm.

Sep 25, 2020

Poll Worker Esq.

What is Poll Worker Esquire and what does it do? ABA President Patricia Refo explains it all.

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Laurence Colletti serves as the producer at Legal Talk Network where he combines his passion for web-based media with...