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Legal Talk Today

A no-spin dailyish show covering current events and their collision with the law. Tune in for a deep dive legal analysis on stories that could change your life.

Host: Laurence Colletti (executive producer at Legal Talk Network)

Apr 2, 2021

Hot Pursuit!

The “Hot Pursuit” doctrine is being challenged in the Supreme Court. Will police officers still be able to enter your home without a warrant?

Mar 31, 2021

Varsity Blues (behind the scenes)

A single mastermind put it together but how did it all work?

Mar 29, 2021

Price Gouging (another look)

From pandemic to deep-freeze... a year of emergencies and price hikes. Where are we now?

Mar 26, 2021

Alaska’s Fowl Chicken Case

What is everyone squawking about?

Mar 24, 2021

Recalling Gascon

The latest on LA County’s District Attorney George Gascon... Will he be recalled?

Mar 22, 2021

Recalling Newsom

Recalling Newsom: Where are we and what’s next?

Mar 19, 2021

Minimum Wage (Part 2)

What are the long-term implications of increasing the minimum wage? Tune in to hear about the legal and policy considerations.

Mar 17, 2021

Minimum Wage (Part 1)

Is increasing the Minimum Wage a good idea? Tune in to hear about the legal and policy considerations.

Mar 15, 2021

The Pennsylvania Election Challenges

The Supreme Court ducks Democrat and Republican election law cases from Pennsylvania. But what does that mean for future elections?

Mar 12, 2021

Texas vs. United States

Who will win this battle of Immigration and Federalism?

Mar 10, 2021

Suing Harvard! (for racial discrimination in admissions)

Will colleges be allowed to continue using race as a factor for admissions?

Mar 8, 2021

Making Booze (Part 2)

How to create your own “adult beverages” without going to the slammer.

Mar 5, 2021

Making Booze (Part 1)

Learn how to legally craft your own moonshine or booze (without going to jail).

Mar 3, 2021

Biden’s New OSHA

How President Biden’s executive orders affect OSHA and what that means for your job or business.

Mar 1, 2021

Right to Protest vs. Your Job

Can protesting get you fired even if you didn’t break any laws?

Feb 26, 2021

DeSantis vs. Big Tech

Florida Governor DeSantis goes toe-to-toe with Big Tech... but is his fight legal?

Feb 24, 2021

GameStop: Who’s Left Holding the Bag?

With lawsuits loaded-for-bear, who’s paying for GameStop?!

Feb 22, 2021

Hazard Pay during COVID-19

Which essential workers qualify for hazard pay during COVID-19 and how much extra will they receive? Benjamin Tulis from Jackson Lewis explains.

Feb 19, 2021

Expunging Detroit

What will accelerating expungement of criminal records mean for Detroit? Project Clean Slate’s lead attorney Stephani LaBelle explains.

Feb 17, 2021

Indoor Church Services Return

David Savage from the Los Angeles Times breaks down the Supreme Court ruling in favor of indoor services for Houses of Worship.

Feb 15, 2021

Erasing Family (Part 2)

Ginger Gentile, director of Erasing Family returns to discuss why millions of Americans become permanently #Erased from their families after a divorce.

Feb 12, 2021

Erasing Family (Part 1)

Ginger Gentile, director of Erasing Family, joins us to talk about the permanent separation of family members when they become erased through divorce.

Feb 10, 2021

Red Notices & International Men of Mystery?

What do Red Notices and “International Men of Mystery” have in common? Michelle Estlund (an INTERPOL defense attorney) tells us all about it.

Feb 8, 2021

Uber vs. New York

Uber takes legal fire from New York for defining its workers as independent contractors rather than employees. Kevin Smith from Sheppard Mullin law-splains.

Feb 5, 2021

DC Statehood (Part 2)

Part two-of-two about the recent Congressional push to turn Washington DC into the 51st State.

Feb 3, 2021

DC Statehood (Part 1)

Part one-of-two about the recent Congressional push to turn Washington DC into the 51st State.

Feb 1, 2021

Patenting Pot

If federal law bans marijuana, how can someone file for its patent? Tune in to hear Neil Juneja from Gleam Law break it down.

Jan 29, 2021

Impeachment & Twinkies

Professor Frank Bowman from the University of Missouri School of Law gives us a civics lesson about the process of impeachment... But what if you get impeached for eating Twinkies?

Jan 27, 2021

PREP Act’s Liability Protections from COVID-19

The PREP Act protects organizations fighting COVID-19 from liability but there are limitations. Erik Swanholt from Foley Lardner explains this complicated and rapidly evolving law.

Jan 25, 2021

No Fly List

What’s the No-Fly List, why do people get on it, and how do the innocent get off it. Eduardo Angeles from Clark Hill breaks it down.

Jan 22, 2021

Kraken vs. Kraken

Dominion Voting Systems sues Sidney Powell for 1.3 billion dollars but who has the tougher Kraken? Jenna Greene from Thomson Reuters breaks it down.

Jan 20, 2021

Future Voting & the Census

The future of voting, representation in Congress, and allocation of federal funds turned on a case called Trump v. New York. Hans von Spakovsky from the Heritage Foundation explains.

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.

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