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The CAP·impact podcast is production of the blog, CAP·impact, and the Capital Center for Law & Policy at McGeorge School of Law. We're here to be your resource for better understanding and shaping law and policy.

The CAP·impact podcast is production of the blog, CAP·impact, and the Capital Center for Law & Policy at McGeorge School of Law. We're here to be your resource for better understanding and shaping law and policy.

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United States

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The CAP·impact podcast is production of the blog, CAP·impact, and the Capital Center for Law & Policy at McGeorge School of Law. We're here to be your resource for better understanding and shaping law and policy.

Twitter:

@CAPimpactCA

Language:

English

Contact:

916-520-7479


Episodes

Episode 67: Jessica Levinson Explains SCOTUS's Most Politically Charged Decisions

7/30/2020
Loyola Law School Professor, political commentator, and SCOTUS observer Jessica Levinson comes on the podcast to explain the impacts of the SCOTUS decisions on the electoral college and the President's financial documents.

Duration:00:28:40

Episode 66: Fracking laws and oil and gas regulations

7/2/2020
Florida State University Law Professor and expert on laws surrounding fracking and oil & gas production, Hannah Wiseman, comes on the podcast to talk about the different levels of regulation states have on oil and gas production and where federal regulation could step up and improve.

Duration:00:26:53

BONUS POD! SCOTUS's June Medical Services Decision

6/30/2020
Jon talks with Ederlina Co, Professor of Law at McGeorge School of Law, and Maggy Krell, General Counsel for Planned Parenthood Advocates of California, about the 5-4 SCOTUS decision in June Medical Services.

Duration:00:20:20

BONUS POD! Bostock, LGBTQ+ Rights, and Marriage Equality

6/26/2020
Yale Law Professor William Eskridge comes on the podcast to talk about the impact of the Bostock and Obergefell decisions from SCOTUS for LGBTQ+ persons living in the United States and his new book Marriage Equality: From Outlaws to In-Laws.

Duration:00:29:01

BONUS POD! SCOTUS DACA Decision

6/24/2020
Blake Nordahl, a Professor of Law at McGeorge and the supervising attorney for McGeorge's Immigration Clinic, and Set Hernandez - a documentary filmmaker, media specialist with the California Immigrant Policy Center, and DACA recipient - talk about the legal, personal, and policy impacts of SCOTUS's DACA decision last week.

Duration:00:29:05

Episode 65: Political Brands with Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

6/18/2020
Stetson Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spellicsy comes on the podcast to talk about how SCOTUS is rebranding corruption and truth, how candidates brand themselves, and the most encouraging political rebranding of the 21st century.

Duration:00:48:48

Episode 64: What You Do and Don't Need to Fear in the COVID-19 Crisis

6/5/2020
Leah Fowler - Professor of Law and Research Director and the Health Law & Policy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center - joins the podcast to talk about potential privacy issues with app-based contact tracing, legal misinformation spreading online, and how the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the employee-employer relationship.

Duration:00:37:27

Episode 63: How You Have an Election in a Crisis w Prof. Richard Hasen

5/21/2020
Richard Hasen - Chancellor's Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine - joins the pod to talk about his recent book Election Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust, and the Threat to American Democracy, the recent Fair Elections in a Crisis report, and how US democracy can survive the 2020 election.

Duration:00:38:02

Episode 62: Genetic Duties With Jessica Roberts

4/9/2020
Jessica Roberts - Professor of Law, Professor of Medicine, and Director of the Health Law & Policy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center - comes back on the podcast to talk about the emerging set of issues around genetic reclassification, and what it means from a legal perspective when the results of a genetic test you took change.

Duration:00:40:40

Episode 61: Economic Justice Incubators with Priya Baskaran

3/26/2020
Priya Baskaran, Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law, talks with Jon about economic justice incubators and her ideas for how to better reintegrate returning citizens into society and the local economies they return to.

Duration:00:41:05

Episode 60: Gentle Density and Why States Should Play a Bigger Role in Zoning with Anika Singh Lemar

3/12/2020
Anika Singh Lemar is a Clinical Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School and teaches in the school Community and Economic Development Clinic. She talks with Jon about housing policy issues like zoning and examples of where states have stepped in, flexed their muscles, and pushed localities to change how to zone to address the housing crisis.

Duration:00:38:33

Episode 59: The 2020 Election, The Courts, And Unions For All with Prof. Harold McDougall

2/27/2020
Howard University Law Professor Harold McDougall comes on the podcast to talk about the 2020 election, the US judicial system, some of philosphies behind the policies of presidential candidates, and the unions for all movement and what the impact of that movement succeeding could look like.

Duration:00:29:09

Episode 58: How We Can Fix Our Democracy with Joshua Douglas

2/13/2020
Joshua Douglas is a Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky Rosenberg College of Law, and the author of the book Vote for US. We talk about government and election reforms to improve the US democracy and get voters to trust institutions and their elected officials again.

Duration:00:39:53

Episode 57: The 2020 Election, Taxes, and Furthering Socioeconomic Justice with Jeremy Bearer-Friend

1/30/2020
Episode 57: The 2020 Election, Taxes, and Furthering Socioeconomic Justice with Jeremy Bearer-Friend by McGeorge Capital Center for Law & Policy

Duration:00:34:23

Episode 56: Stopping Shoplifting Shakedown Letters with Ryan Sullivan

1/17/2020
Ryan Sullivan - Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln College of Law - talks with Jon about the successful, first-in-the-nation effort to repeal a state law in Nebraska that allowed retailers to send letters to people they accused of shoplifting demanding money from those accused.

Duration:00:30:34

Episode 55: Why the Tampon Tax is Unconstitutional with Bridget Crawford and Emily Gold Waldman

9/19/2019
Bridget Crawford and Emily Gold Waldman are Professors of Law at Pace University School of Law and are at the forefront of efforts to repeal sales taxes on feminine hygiene products, dubbed the Tampon Tax, across the country. Their research not only points out policy reasons for repealing the Tampon Tax but also puts forth arguments as to why it is unconstitutional as well.

Duration:00:22:36

Episode 54: Fighting Industry to Fix Free Filing of Taxes with Prof. Dennis Ventry

9/12/2019
Dennis Ventry is a Professor of Law at the University of California, Davis School of Law, and a former member and Chair of the IRS Advisory Council. He discusses his work to reform and fix the federal free file program for taxes.

Duration:00:42:18

Episode 53: Data Driven Best Practices for Protecting the Elderly with Professor Katherine Pearson

9/5/2019
Katherine Pearson is a Professor of Law at Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, and was the only academic to be a member of the Pennslyvania Supreme Court's task force on elder protection. We talk about the impact of her work with the task force, the role models that they looked to, and what other states can adopt from Pennslyvania's progress.

Duration:00:25:13

Episode 52: Who Owns Your DNA with Prof. Jessica Roberts

8/29/2019
Jessica Roberts, Professor of Law and Director of the Health Law & Policy Institute at University of Houston Law Center, discusses what rights you have over your DNA and the data in your DNA, how those rights have evolved, how much of those rights you give up when you take a direct-to-consumer DNA test, and what state legislatures could do to solidify your ownership of your genetic data and material.

Duration:00:50:10

Episode 51: What California Can Learn from Maryland on Bail Reform with Professor Colin Starger

8/22/2019
Colin Starger, Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore, discusses the unintended consequences of a change in Maryland's rules to lessen the use of cash bail and what California can learn from Maryland's reforms to make sure bail reform in the Golden State achieves its intended goals.

Duration:00:33:01