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Join former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara as he breaks down legal topics in the news and engages thought leaders in a podcast about power, policy, and justice. From CAFE and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Join former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara as he breaks down legal topics in the news and engages thought leaders in a podcast about power, policy, and justice. From CAFE and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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United States

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Join former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara as he breaks down legal topics in the news and engages thought leaders in a podcast about power, policy, and justice. From CAFE and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Language:

English


Episodes

Roe's Gone. What's Next? (with Jeannie Suk Gersen)

6/30/2022
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade, Preet speaks with Jeannie Suk Gersen, a constitutional law professor at Harvard Law School and a contributing writer to the New Yorker. Gersen dissects the legal intricacies in the Dobbs decision, and discusses whether the Court would uphold a federal law banning abortion outright. Plus, updates on the January 6th Committee hearings and the surprise testimony of ex-White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson. In the bonus for CAFE...

Duration:01:13:09

CAFE Insider Sample 6/28: Dobbs Deep Dive

6/28/2022
Many questions remain following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet Bharara and Joyce Vance break down the liberal justices’ dissent in the case and analyze the potential steps that the federal government can take to protect abortion rights. In the full episode, Preet and Joyce discuss: – The majority and concurring opinions in the case; – The implications for other constitutional rights, including the right to use...

Duration:00:14:40

The End of Roe

6/24/2022
The Supreme Court has officially overturned Roe v. Wade, ​​the nearly 50-year-old precedent that secured the constitutional right to an abortion in the United States. On a special episode of CAFE Insider, Preet Bharara and Joyce Vance break down the Court’s opinion and the implications of the ruling for the Court and the country. Stay informed. For analysis of the most important legal and political issues of our time, try the membership for one month for $1.00: www.cafe.com/insider. You’ll...

Duration:00:20:29

It’s the Guns (with Shannon Watts)

6/23/2022
After the shooting in Uvalde, Texas, a bipartisan group of senators agreed on a narrow proposal for gun safety legislation, the first sign of congressional movement on the issue in decades. But is it enough? Shannon Watts, the gun safety activist and founder of the grassroots organization Moms Demand Action, joins Preet to talk about how to stop gun violence in America, and her theory of incremental change. Plus, Preet explains the purpose of plea bargains. In the bonus for CAFE Insiders,...

Duration:01:06:22

CAFE Insider Sample 6/21: "Clear and Present Danger"

6/21/2022
The January 6th Committee recently held its third public hearing of the year. In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet Bharara and Joyce Vance break down Trump lawyer John Eastman’s role in January 6th and his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. In the full episode, Preet and Joyce further discuss the latest January 6th developments: – Testimony at the Committee’s third public hearing from conservative former Circuit Court Judge J. Michael Luttig and...

Duration:00:10:49

How Is DOJ Doing? (with Eric Holder)

6/16/2022
Eric Holder is the third longest-serving Attorney General in American history, holding the role from 2009 to 2015 under President Barack Obama. He’s written a new book on voting rights called Our Unfinished March: The Violent Past and Imperiled Future of the Vote. Holder joins Preet to discuss the likelihood that the Department of Justice will indict former President Trump, his fight against partisan gerrymandering, and what he makes of so-called “progressive prosecutors.” Plus, the latest...

Duration:01:11:49

CAFE Insider Sample 6/14: "Teetering Back"

6/14/2022
The January 6th Committee recently held its first two public hearings of the year. In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet Bharara and Joyce Vance break down the evidence prosecutors could use at trial to demonstrate former President Donald Trump’s mental state for his conduct relating to the insurrection. In the full episode, Preet and Joyce further discuss the January 6th hearings, including: – The Committee’s argument that former Trump is responsible for the insurrection; –...

Duration:00:12:09

Lessons from Rosa Parks (with Soledad O'Brien)

6/9/2022
Soledad O’Brien is a longtime TV news anchor and talk show host, best known for a decade-long career at CNN where she anchored the network’s flagship morning program. O’Brien currently hosts the weekly public affairs program Matter of Fact and is a regular contributor to HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. Preet speaks with O’Brien about her pointed criticism of the news media, her new documentary about the civil rights icon Rosa Parks, and why she doesn’t feel the need to make new friends...

Duration:01:22:47

CAFE Insider Sample 6/7: Navarro Charged, Sussmann Acquitted

6/7/2022
A federal grand jury recently indicted former Trump White House trade advisor Peter Navarro on two counts of contempt of Congress for failing to comply with a subpoena issued by the January 6th Committee. In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet Bharara and Joyce Vance break down the Department of Justice’s decision to not charge Mark Meadows and Dan Scavino, two other former Trump administration officials who also refused to cooperate with the Committee’s investigation. In the...

Duration:00:10:57

Will Congress Pass Gun Control? (with Rep. Mondaire Jones)

6/2/2022
Rep. Mondaire Jones, who represents a district just north of New York City, became one of two openly-gay Black members of Congress when he was elected in 2020. Preet speaks with Jones about his plan to expand the Supreme Court, what Congress can do about the epidemic of gun violence in America, and the surprise redistricting crisis that has thrown New York into political turmoil. Plus, the Justice Department has announced that it will investigate the police response to the massacre in...

Duration:01:07:10

CAFE Insider Sample 5/31: Uvalde

5/31/2022
Preet Bharara and Joyce Vance dedicate the entire episode of CAFE Insider to the issues stemming from last week’s horrific school shooting tragedy in Uvalde, Texas. They provide in-depth analysis of law enforcement’s delayed response to the incident and what comes next. In this sample from the show, Preet and Joyce discuss the likelihood that Congress enacts gun safety legislation in response to the massacre, and the range of potential proposals, including background checks, “red flag” laws,...

Duration:00:14:46

The Immigrant Experience (with Min Jin Lee)

5/26/2022
Min Jin Lee is one of the most celebrated authors of our time. She wrote Free Food for Millionaires and Pachinko, which was a National Book Award Finalist. Lee, who is Korean American, often writes about Asian American identity and the immigrant experience. Preet spoke with Lee about the political value of “Asian American” as a category, the problem with the debate over affirmative action, and her famously rigorous research process. Plus, analysis of the upcoming January 6 Committee...

Duration:01:12:30

CAFE Insider Sample 5/24: Sour Grapes

5/24/2022
Following the leak of the Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, there is an ongoing debate over the extent to which protestors should be permitted to organize outside of the homes of public officials. In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet Bharara and Joyce Vance break down the First Amendment implications of a federal law that makes it a misdemeanor to protest outside of federal judges’ residences in an effort to influence the outcome of a case. In the...

Duration:00:14:36

What Could End the World? (with Ian Bremmer)

5/19/2022
Ian Bremmer, founder and president of Eurasia Group, has long been one of the most trusted voices on global affairs in the 21st century. Preet speaks with Bremmer about his new book, The Power of Crisis: How Three Threats — and Our Response — Will Change the World. They also discuss the intensifying competition between the U.S. and China, and why Bremmer believes that we should all pay more attention to quantum computing. Plus, updates from the January 6th committee and a potential DOJ case...

Duration:01:15:44

CAFE Insider Sample 5/17: Racist Massacre

5/17/2022
Over the weekend, a white gunman carried out a racist attack at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, killing ten people and injuring three others. The majority of the victims were Black. In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Joyce discuss the possibility that federal prosecutors bring hate crime charges against the shooter. In the full episode, Preet and Joyce discuss: – The January 6th Committee’s decision to issue subpoenas to sitting members of Congress; – The racist...

Duration:00:13:32

Climate Emergency Mode (with Peter Kalmus)

5/12/2022
Peter Kalmus, a climate scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, was arrested in April for leading a protest against JP Morgan Chase’s continued investment in fossil fuels. Preet speaks with Kalmus about whether it is possible to stop the climate crisis, the science behind global warming, and the role of climate activism within the scientific community. Plus, Preet’s thoughts on whether Chief Justice Roberts will find the leaker, and why the Southern District of New York seems to always get...

Duration:01:15:34

CAFE Insider Sample 5/10: “Hellish Dystopian Nightmare”

5/10/2022
In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Joyce break down the latest developments from the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade. Why did Justice Alito focus on policy arguments to rationalize his decision? And how might classifying a “fetus” as a person further restrict reproductive rights? In the full episode, Preet and Joyce further discuss issues stemming from the leaked opinion: – The extent to which overturning Roe would restrict abortion...

Duration:00:13:39

The "Culture Wars" (with Symone Sanders)

5/5/2022
In 2015, at 25 years old, Symone Sanders was hired as the National Press Secretary for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. She went on to hold senior communications positions for President Biden’s 2020 campaign, and for Vice President Harris in the White House. Now, she’s the host of Symone, an opinion show on MSNBC. Preet speaks with Sanders about the private personalities of her famous bosses, the strength of the Biden administration’s message, and how to reach “non-political group...

Duration:01:12:41

Reversing Roe

5/3/2022
In this special episode of CAFE Insider, Preet and Joyce discuss the leaked Supreme Court opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito, which, if adopted by the Court, would overturn Roe v. Wade. Why was the draft opinion leaked? How would the opinion restrict reproductive rights? And what are its implications for other constitutional rights? Stay informed. For continued coverage of the Supreme Court — and the other pressing legal and political issues of our time — try the membership for one...

Duration:00:40:25

The “Perfectly Imperfect” Mayor (with Eric Adams)

4/28/2022
When Eric Adams was sworn in as mayor of New York City in January, he became the second Black mayor in the city’s history. A former police officer, Adams has emerged as a national voice on crime and public safety. Preet interviewed Adams live on stage at Cooper Union in New York City on Tuesday, April 26th, for the 2022 John Jay Iselin Memorial Lecture. Plus, Preet’s thoughts on Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter, a background on Supreme Court chief justices, and a civics lesson on the bail...

Duration:01:05:53