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Welcome to Law Talk with Richard Epstein and John Yoo. Our show is hosted by Troy Senik. You can find all episodes, new and old, here.

Welcome to Law Talk with Richard Epstein and John Yoo. Our show is hosted by Troy Senik. You can find all episodes, new and old, here.
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Welcome to Law Talk with Richard Epstein and John Yoo. Our show is hosted by Troy Senik. You can find all episodes, new and old, here.

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Episodes

Ep. 115: The Big Leagues

10/27/2018
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Sponsored by Casper, RXBAR In a jam-packed hour of Law Talk, Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo are tackling all the big questions: Should Michael Avenatti stand trial for his role in the Kavanugh hearings? What does international law have to say about the Jamal Khashoggi murder? What power does President Trump have to stop the migrant caravan from Central America? Plus, we argue the merits of the Commerce Department (forgive us, its sweeps), get called to account for inadvisable World...

Duration:01:01:47

Ep. 114: Here Comes The Judge

10/5/2018
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Sponsored by Casper, Lending Club, RXBAR It's a rare single-topic Law Talk. As the Supreme Court drama finally comes to a close, Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo deliver the last word on the Kavanaugh confirmation: the twists and turns of the original allegations, the theatrics of the Christine Blasey Ford hearing, the damage to the Court's public standing, whether the time has come to change the confirmation process, and what changes we can expect with Kavanaugh on the court. Come...

Duration:00:54:10

Ep. 113: Ask The Professors

8/28/2018
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Sponsored by Casper, Lending Club, RXBAR August means audience Q&A in the faculty lounge. Sure, professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo are dealing with Michael Cohen's guilty plea and the Mueller investigation, but they're also taking on the important issues: why isn't occupational licensing covered by the Full Faith & Credit Clause? Is the Federal Reserve constitutional? Which Supreme Court justice is the best candidate for time travel? What's wrong with Richard's free throw shot? And...

Duration:01:07:56

Ep. 112: Oh Baby

7/25/2018
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Sponsored by RXBAR, Lending Club It's the July episode of Law Talk and summer school has never been this much fun. On this episode: live reactions to the efforts to impeach Rod Rosenstein; judging the Brett Kavanaugh nomination; a breakdown of the Supreme Court's Janus ruling; and the professors weigh in on the controversy over birthright citizenship. Come for the constitutional law, stay for Richard's description of the weirdest cruise ever. More Join the conversation and comment on...

Duration:00:58:08

Ep. 111: Have Your Cake

6/15/2018
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Sponsored by Lending Club, Quip, RXBAR It may be graduation season, but the faculty lounge is still open for business and professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo are holding court. This time around: What does the Inspector General's report really tell us about James Comey's tenure at the FBI? Was the North Korea summit a diplomatic breakthrough or an unforced error? What on earth does the Masterpiece Cakeshop case mean for religious liberty? Is Texas about to undo Obamacare? And could a...

Duration:01:04:04

Ep. 110: Craps

5/31/2018
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Sponsored by Casper, RXBAR, Quip Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo are back from Memorial Day and the holiday's been good to them: John's got dispatches from Hawaii (tune in for the spam coverage) and Epstein's got big news on the Roman law front. Then they turn to the burning issues: pardons for Dinesh D'Souza, Martha Stewart, and Rod Blagojevich? Did the FBI overreach by putting an informant in the Trump campaign? Is the deep state real (and is Chester Arthur to blame)? What are...

Duration:01:08:24

Ep. 109: Pardon Us

4/28/2018
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Sponsored by RXBAR, Quip The faculty lounge has reopened -- and just in time to mark a landmark birthday for one of our esteemed instructors. After the festivities, the professors weigh in on a gaggle of issues: the Trump travel ban goes before the Supreme Court; another legal smackdown over DACA; the prospects for progress in North Korea; Syria and war powers; and a presidential pardon for Jack Johnson. All that plus our annual World Series picks and the first ever Law Talk shout-out to...

Duration:01:02:13

Ep. 108: The Asparagus Problem

3/16/2018
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Sponsored by Quip, RXBAR Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo are reopening the faculty lounge, and this month things are getting lively. First up: is a member of the Law Talk team headed for the White House? Then, do talks with North Korea have a chance of working? Will the Trump Administration stop California's plans to thwart immigration enforcement? Should Jeff Sessions be pursuing legal action against opioid manufacturers? Is there a libertarian case for the war on drugs? (Richard...

Duration:01:00:56

Ep. 107: Lawyers, Guns, and Russians

2/19/2018
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Sponsored by Casper, Quip It may be Presidents Day (it's not, actually -- more on that later), but the faculty lounge is still open for business. In this months' session, Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo are tackling the latest revelations from the Mueller investigation, what can be done about gun violence consistent with the Second Amendment, and whether restrictions on free speech have gone too far on college campuses. Plus they're weighing on the most overrated and underrated...

Duration:01:06:30

Ep. 106: Something Fishy

1/28/2018
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Sponsored by RXBAR, Quip It's the first Law Talk of the new year and Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo are starting off 2018 with verve. On this installment: who looks worse in the Mueller investigation, President Trump or the FBI? Is trading DACA for a border wall a grand bargain or a big mistake? Can California prosecute business owners for working with federal immigration authorities? Can blue states sue their way out of the new tax law? Will the Supreme Court overhaul internet...

Duration:01:06:00

Ep. 105: Resolutions

12/29/2017
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Sponsored by Casper, RXBAR On the final Law Talk of 2017, Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo are taking a look back at the year that was. First, an assessment of President Trump's first year in office, on matters both foreign and domestic. Is it possible that our dynamic duo is warming to The Donald? Then, what do the Kate Steinle verdict and recent terrorist attacks in New York tell us about the shortcomings of American immigration policy? What does the future hold for the Mueller...

Duration:01:04:53

No Fighting In The Faculty Lounge

11/20/2017
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Sponsored by Casper, Away Travel, RXBAR It's a pre-Thanksgiving session in the faculty lounge, and Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo have prepared a feast of legal analysis. On the menu: Can the military really overrule President Trump in the event of a nuclear strike? Will the Supreme Court force crisis pregnancy centers to promote abortion? Is a new plan to expand the federal judiciary just GOP court-packing? And is Donald Trump violating the constitution by blocking people on...

Duration:01:01:35

Ep. 103: No Knees Here

10/18/2017
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Sponsored by Casper, RXBAR October in the faculty lounge means two things: Supreme Court previews and baseball talk. On this episode we're serving up both. First, a look at the big cases before the high court this term: Will the justices step in to end gerrymandering? Can a Christian baker be forced to provide a cake for a gay wedding? And are public-sector unions in for a major loss of political power? More Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:01:11:11

Ep. 102: Law Talk Live: Techology and The Law

9/29/2017
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Sponsored by Casper, RXBAR This special, live edition of Law Talk with Epstein & Yoo was recorded at the Federalist Society in New York City on September 14, with Mary Kissel sitting in for Troy Senik. It's a rousing hour of talk on technology and the law (read John's new book Striking Power: How Cyber, Robots, and Space Weapons Change the Rules for War ), and stick around for the Q&A session after the show. More Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:01:11:21

Ep. 101: Live at Columbia Law School

9/19/2017
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Sponsored by Casper, RXBAR This week, a very special Law Talk recorded at Columbia Law School with special guest Columbia Law Professor Eric Talley sitting in for Troy Senik. The primary topic: robots and the law, which coincidentally is a topic of John's new book Striking Power: How Cyber, Robots, and Space Weapons Change the Rules for War. We also discuss the legalities of DACA, labor troubles at Uber, and more. The faculty lounge is now open -- for real! More Join the conversation...

Duration:01:01:23

Ep. 101: Live At Columbia Law School

9/19/2017
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Sponsored by Away Travel, Casper, RXBAR This week, a very special Law Talk recorded at Columbia Law School with special guest Columbia Law Professor Eric Talley sitting in for Troy Senik. The primary topic: robots and the law, which coincidentally is a topic of John’s new book Striking Power: How Cyber, Robots, and Space Weapons Change the Rules for War. We also discuss the legalities of DACA, labor troubles at Uber, and more. The faculty lounge is now open — for real! Join the...

Duration:01:01:22

Ep. 100: 100

8/24/2017
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Sponsored by Casper, RXBAR Law Talk has hit the century mark! And as Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo open up the faculty lounge for their 100th episode, they're taking listener questions. After a brief analysis of the situation in Charlottesville, they tackle everything from the Necessary and Proper Clause to the best Chinese food in Connecticut. Along the way, they relitigate the Civil War, explore the secrets to Richard's marital success, debate judicial review, weigh the merits...

Duration:01:04:02

Ep. 99: Monkey Business

7/18/2017
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Sponsored by Casper, RXBAR This week on Law Talk, the professors (ably herded by Troy Senik) talk about collusion -- what it is, what it isn't, who's in danger and who isn't. Then, activist judges make things for the Trump administration's travel ban and Richard and John explain why. Also on the docket: gun laws in California are amongst the toughest in the country. Does the Heller decision give the state more leeway in regulating guns even more? And we re-visit the Supreme Court's ruling...

Duration:01:00:12

Ep. 98: Obstruction of Bachelorhood

6/8/2017
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Sponsored by Casper, Zip Recruiter It's Comeypalooza on this installment of Law Talk, as Richard Epstein and John Yoo react to the former FBI director's congressional testimony. We won't give it away here, but the professors' diagnosis is sure to surprise you. Then: Was Robert Mueller's appointment as independent counsel necessary?; a disagreement on the proper use of the impeachment power; Which cabinet secretary should be packing his bags?; Understanding the 25th Amendment; and the legal...

Duration:00:59:40

Ep. 97: Protected Speech

4/26/2017
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Sponsored by Casper, SimpliSafe The Law Talk podcast is back, as Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo open up the faculty lounge for a post-spring break session. This time: Unrest on Yoo's home turf at UC-Berkeley; a federal judge knocks down the Trump Administration's attempt to punish sanctuary cities; the professors debate the constitutionality of Trump's missile strikes on Syria (along with a history lesson on the War Powers Resolution); and the Supreme Court considers a potentially...

Duration:01:01:20