Ep 4: The Fired and the Fury

January 23, 2018

In this episode we discuss the White House tell-all The Fire and the Fury. We both binged on it as soon as it came out. We also discuss the hopeful potential of the Philadelphia DA's office under Larry Krasner and the prison organizing that got him elected.


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Bonus: Less Moore Less Franken More Russia

December 14, 2017

We're back! Sorry for the delay. We'll try and get things back in order ASAP. We have a bonus episode for you with some hot (maybe medium) takes and some general pontification on the state of things. Enjoy!

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Ep 3: International Human Rights (is not) for Dummies

November 24, 2017

This week Abi is back from South Africa with a great interview with Muthoni Muriithi, a Kenyan Human Rights lawyer who discusses her career pursuing Women’s Rights on the continent and the many challenges of working in the international context. Abi and Grainne also discuss some issues of the day including Meek Mill, Jared Fogel, the abysmal GOP tax plan.

News: Meek Mill - http://time.com/5033582/meek-mill-harvey-weinstein/

GOP tax plan - https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/11/17/all-out-class-war-gop-bill-cuts-taxes-private-jet-owners-hikes-taxes-students

JARED FOGEL - http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/former_subway_pitchman_tries_sovereign_citizen_approach

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Bonus Episode: Russia Rant #1

November 15, 2017

In this special "bonus" episode, we "discuss" the "Russia Story." May God save us all!


Ep 2: The RICO Case Against Harvey Weinstein

November 7, 2017

Episode 2: The RICO Case Against Harvey Weinstein

In this episode, we highligh some of the legal news of the past week, including how the Supreme Court gets basic facts wrong, and insane decision from Louisianna.

Then we dive into the details of the RICO law. Grainne explains how the law works, how it is used currently, then she lays out how a RICO case might be used against Harvey Weinstein if the DOJ were interested in such things.

SCOTUS errors: https://www.propublica.org/article/supreme-court-errors-are-not-hard-to-find ​​ I want a lawyer, dog: http://reason.com/blog/2017/10/30/he-said-he-wanted-a-lawyer-dog-the-court

​​​Manafort Indictment: https://www.justice.gov/file/1007271/download

RICO: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/1962

Weinstein contract: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/13/harvey-weinsteins-contract-protected-sexual-harassment-allegations/

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Ep 1: Can NY Con Con?

October 30, 2017

Welcome to the Against the Law episode 1. In this episode Abi and Grainne discuss some recent legal topics in the news which turns into an conversation about how much police lie in court, the abysmal state of prison health care, the government's constant quest to hack your cellphone, and more.

Our main topic is the NY Constitutional Convention. We try and understand why the civil society organizations in one of the most progressive states are dead set on maintaining the surprisingly non-progressive status quo.

News Items:

Closing argument: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/defence-lawyer-dies-closing-argument-murder-trial-alabama-jean-darby-collapse-a8016901.html Cops lying: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/17/nyregion/brooklyn-judge-police-perjury-nypd.html Abortion rights in custody: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/24/us/undocumented-immigrant-abortion.html

NY Constitutional Convention Links:

A ton of info on the NY Constitutional Convention: http://www.newyorkconcon.info/ Deeply researched NY State Bar Association Reports: http://www.nysba.org/nyconstitution/#Reports%20 Main opposition coalition: http://www.nyagainstcorruption.com/ Aggregation of ConCon opinion polls: http://www.newyorkconcon.info/?page_id=611

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Ep: 0 - Welcome-Oct, 23 2017

October 23, 2017

Introductory test episode. URL: http://pca.st/dyxj Song: Livin' Rough by Chain & The Gang. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chain__The_Gang/