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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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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.

Sep 23, 2020

Keep Nine Amendment

Roman Buhler from “Keep Nine” discusses their proposed Constitutional Amendment to keep the number of Supreme Court Justices to nine.

Sep 21, 2020

What Ruth Bader Ginsburg Meant to Us

A non-political tribute to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Sep 18, 2020

Making Outdoors Great Again!

Amy Lindholm from the Appalachian Mountain Club breaks down the Great American Outdoors Act and what it does for parks of all sizes nationwide.

Sep 16, 2020

Why are Bankruptcies so low during COVID-19?

Why are bankruptcies so low and will it last? Teadra Pugh of Bloomberg Law explains and makes her predictions for the future.

Sep 14, 2020

Flood Gates: The Nothing Burger Case to Rock Insurance Companies?

An oddly pivotal pre-trial motion that could inspire many businesses to sue their insurance companies for losses suffered from COVID-19 closures.

Sep 11, 2020

Voter Fraud and Vulnerabilities of Mail-In Ballots

Vote integrity and voter fraud. How accurate will the 2020 elections be? Ilya Shapiro from the CATO Institute explains it all.

Sep 9, 2020

No Vacation for You!

Can your boss restrict your vacation travel during COVID-19? Patrick Peters and James Verdi from Jackson Lewis breakdown the concerns and liabilities of going on vacation during Coronavirus for employers and their workers.

Sep 7, 2020

Leggo My Burrito

Chipotle is being sued, but for what? Making awesome burritos? Attorney Andrew Clubok explains their securities lawsuit and what's going on.

Sep 4, 2020

Contact Tracing for COVID-19 vs. data privacy

Contract tracing programs for COVID-19, what are they, how do they work, and what we should know about them. Hayley Tsukayama from the Electronic Frontier Foundation explains it all.

Sep 2, 2020

Mail-In Voting: Making Sure Your Ballot Counts!

Joseph Marrone from the Marrone Law firm wants to make sure your ballot counts so tune into this episode to hear about the basic requirements and the do’s and don’ts.

Aug 31, 2020

Heist at the Carnegie (Part 2)

In this last part of the series, author and writer Travis McDade reveals how and “who-done-it” on the eight million dollar heist at the Carnegie Library.

Aug 28, 2020

Heist at the Carnegie (Part 1)

Author and writer Travis McDade breaks down the 8 Million Dollar heist at the Carnegie Library that took 25 years to complete.

Aug 26, 2020

Suing Governor Whitmer!

Erik Kiilunen discusses the lawsuit against Governor Whitmer to limit emergency powers and reopen Michigan.

Aug 24, 2020

The Hidden Cost of Licensing

Michael Tanner of the CATO Institute explains the hidden costs behind occupational licensing.

Aug 21, 2020

Britney Spears Conservatorship

Cori Robinson from Above the Law breaks down the Conservatorship of Britney Spears and what we can learn from it.

Aug 19, 2020

Paying College Athletes?!?!

Darren Heitner, sports lawyer and Above the Law columnist returns to discuss the Congressional push to pay College Athletes.

Aug 17, 2020

Artificial Intelligence Crimes

Sharon Nelson of Sensei Enterprises dives into the world of artificial intelligence and crimes it could commit such as deepfakes, hijacking military vehicles, and phishing.

Aug 14, 2020

Doxxed and Cancelled (Part Two)

Simon Tam continues his discussion about fighting back against Cancel Culture and the vital importance of constructive disagreement.

Aug 12, 2020

Doxxed and Cancelled (Part One)

Simon Tam of The Slants shares his battles with Cancel Culture and why trying to ruin others online has become so popular.

Aug 10, 2020

Top 12 Practice Management Posts of 2020

Joan Feldman breaks down her article, ‘Hot Topics: Top 12 Law Practice Management Posts of 2020 (So Far)’.

Aug 7, 2020

7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis

Author and president of The Happiness Center Dr. Elia Gourgouris joins us to discuss how to deal with disasters and crises.

Aug 5, 2020

Fun with Forms of Address!

Protocol expert Robert Hickey helps Laurence with the fanciest of parties and properly addressing his guests.

Aug 3, 2020

Big Tech Antitrust Hearings

William Rinehart at Utah State University discusses the news about big tech companies testifying before the House on antitrust, politics, and censorship.

Jul 31, 2020

Cancel Culture vs. Free Speech

Amy Peikoff of Parler discusses Cancel Culture vs. Free Speech and the dangers it has to our civil liberties.