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Legal Talk Today

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.

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.

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.

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