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On Versus Trump, we discuss how the Trump Administration is breaking the law, and what people are doing about it. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

On Versus Trump, we discuss how the Trump Administration is breaking the law, and what people are doing about it. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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United States

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On Versus Trump, we discuss how the Trump Administration is breaking the law, and what people are doing about it. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Language:

English


Episodes

Legal Update + The GSA Travesty

11/17/2020
On this week's Versus Trump, Charlie and Jason discuss the status of Trump's legal challenges to the election (going nowhere) and the Trump Administration's dangerous and illegal refusal to designate Biden as the President-elect and therefore give his team resources for a smooth transition. You can find us at @VersusTrumpPod on twitter, or send us an email at versustrumppodcast@gmail.com. You can buy t-shirts and other goods with our super-cool logo here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy...

Duration:00:50:28

Legal Challenges + Post Office Case

11/8/2020
On this week's Versus Trump, Charlie and Jason discuss the (frivolous) legal challenges to come. They are then joined by Public Citizen's Matthew Seligman to learn what happened with all those last-minute ballots, and what might happen in ongoing litigation in the Supreme Court. (Note that this episode was recorded before the networks officially called the race for Biden, so there's no celebration. That's coming soon!) You can find us at @VersusTrumpPod on twitter, or send us an email at...

Duration:00:49:03

The Law Headed Into The Election

11/2/2020
Will this be the last Versus Trump before Trump loses reelection? Who knows, but, on this week’s episode, Jason and Charlie discuss key theories that will shape which votes count. (Note that this episode was recorded before all relevant Supreme Court decisions were final.) You can find us at @VersusTrumpPod on twitter, or send us an email at versustrumppodcast@gmail.com. You can buy t-shirts and other goods with our super-cool logo here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out...

Duration:01:01:05

Versus The Post Office

10/15/2020
On this week’s Versus Trump, Jason and Charlie are joined by Matthew Seligman of Public Citizen to discuss several lawsuits—including one in which he is counsel, NAACP v. USPS—where plaintiffs have challenged the cuts by the postal service that may slow down election mail. We get deeply into the administrative law that governs the post office (fun!) and talk about whether we really know what's going on there. You can find us at @VersusTrumpPod on twitter, or send us an email at...

Duration:00:37:46

Can Trump Steal The Election?

10/6/2020
On this week’s Versus Trump, Jason and Charlie discuss whether Trump can really "steal" the election, as some have started to worry about. They discuss Jason's piece here on the topic. Plus, they say goodbye to Justice Ginsburg. You can find us at @VersusTrumpPod on twitter, or send us an email at versustrumppodcast@gmail.com. You can buy t-shirts and other goods with our super-cool logo here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:49:03

Blurring Public and Private Conduct

9/17/2020
On this week’s Versus Trump, Jason and Charlie discuss two new legal filings by the Trump DOJ that blur the line between the President as government official and the President as private citizen. In the first case, the government argues that the President's twitter feed is not an official public forum, so he can block people with whom he disagrees. In the second, the government argues that the President's denials that he sexually assaulted E. Jean Carroll were made in his official capacity...

Duration:00:44:40

Trump Versus Mail Voting

8/25/2020
On this week’s Versus Trump, Jason and Charlie discuss voting by mail in the pandemic. Have courts allowed the rules to be changed, either in responses to suits there should be more voting by mail—or less? You can find us at @VersusTrumpPod on twitter, or send us an email at versustrumppodcast@gmail.com. You can buy t-shirts and other goods with our super-cool logo here. Notes See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:43:26

Are Tax Returns Coming Soon?

7/18/2020
On this week’s Versus Trump, Jason and Charlie discuss the Supreme Court's pair of decisions governing Trump's tax returns. Are they coming soon? Did the Democrats make a mistake in not being more aggressive in invoking the impeachment power? Find out! You can find us at @VersusTrumpPod on twitter, or send us an email at versustrumppodcast@gmail.com. You can buy t-shirts and other goods with our super-cool logo here. Notes See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:52:42

On Flynn, Bolton, and Mary Trump

7/6/2020
On this week’s Versus Trump, Jason and Charlie discuss the D.C. Circuit's extraordinary intervention in the Michael Flynn case, and then move on to two lawsuits seeking to block publication of books: John Bolton's and Mary Trump's. Note: after this podcast was recorded, an appellate court in New York reversed the injunction we discussed here. You can find us at @VersusTrumpPod on twitter, or send us an email at versustrumppodcast@gmail.com. You can buy t-shirts and other goods with our...

Duration:00:50:04

Easha's Back, To Talk Qualified Immunity and Police Reform

6/22/2020
On this week’s Versus Trump, Easha Anand makes her triumphant return to talk qualified immunity and police reform. The trio talk about the proposal to reform qualified immunity and debate whether that will do much. They then break down other new legal innovations in the various proposals and ask: is it enough to create new grounds for people to sue? Or are other reforms more important? You can find us at @VersusTrumpPod on twitter, or send us an email at versustrumppodcast@gmail.com. You...

Duration:00:48:39

The Military in the U.S. and Proxy Voting in the House

6/8/2020
On this week’s Versus Trump, Jason and Charlie take on two topics. First, what can the president legally do to use the military on American soil? Second, is it legal for the House of Representatives to vote by proxy, without being physically present in D.C., as alleged in a new lawsuit by House Republicans? You can find us at @VersusTrumpPod on twitter, or send us an email at versustrumppodcast@gmail.com. You can buy t-shirts and other goods with our super-cool logo here. See...

Duration:00:49:52

What Will Happen To Michael Flynn?

5/24/2020
On this week’s Versus Trump, Jason and Charlie discuss the extraordinary motion to dismiss Michael Flynn's criminal case. Does the DOJ's logic make sense? And what can Judge Sullivan do if he chooses not to dismiss the case? You can find us at @VersusTrumpPod on twitter, or send us an email at versustrumppodcast@gmail.com. You can buy t-shirts and other goods with our super-cool logo here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:46:22

Can The Presidential Election Be Cancelled?

5/12/2020
On this week’s Versus Trump, Jason and Charlie discuss the question of whether the upcoming election can be "cancelled" for political or pandemic reasons. They agree it'd be illegal...but does that mean it absolutely cannot happen? You can find us at @VersusTrumpPod on twitter, or send us an email at versustrumppodcast@gmail.com. You can buy t-shirts and other goods with our super-cool logo here. Notes See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:47:49

Are Churches Being Discriminated Against?

4/28/2020
On this week’s Versus Trump, Jason and Charlie discuss claims by churches that stay-at-home orders violate their religious freedom. Turns out it can be a tough issue! You can find us at @VersusTrumpPod on twitter, or send us an email at versustrumppodcast@gmail.com. You can buy t-shirts and other goods with our super-cool logo here. Notes See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:39:02

Wisconsin Republicans Versus Elections

4/17/2020
On this week’s Versus Trump, Jason and Charlie discuss last week's election in Wisconsin, include two rulings—one by the Wisconsin Supreme Court and one by the U.S. Supreme Court—that don't hold up very well in light of what occurred. You can find us at @VersusTrumpPod on twitter, or send us an email at versustrumppodcast@gmail.com. You can buy t-shirts and other goods with our super-cool logo here. Notes RNC v. DNC See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:23:36

Trump vs. The Mainstream Media

4/3/2020
On this week’s Versus Trump, Jason and Charlie discuss cases by the Trump campaign against the New York Times, CNN, and the Washington Post accusing each of these media organizations with defamation (sometimes also called libel). They have a bit of a laugh in explaining why the suits are frivolous, discuss whether the complaints are sanctionable, and debate whether the cases will have a major intimidating effect. You can find us at @VersusTrumpPod on twitter, or send us an email at...

Duration:00:36:23

Should Detainees Be Released?

3/28/2020
On this week’s Versus Trump, Jason and Charlie discuss a lawsuit in Seattle, Dawson v. Asher, requesting that several vulnerable people in immigration detention be released. They discuss the legal standard for detention, why detention centers are particularly dangerous places, and what courts will be balancing when they consider these requests for release. You can find us at @VersusTrumpPod on twitter, or send us an email at versustrumppodcast@gmail.com. You can buy t-shirts and other goods...

Duration:00:33:11

Should Democrats Try And Pack The Court?

3/19/2020
On this week’s Versus Trump, Jason talks with Aaron Belkin and Matt Lehrich of Take Back The Court. They talk about Aaron's idea for the Democrats to add four seats to the U.S. Supreme Court in response to what he sees as two "stolen" seats. They get into the legality of this solution and the political and legal ramifications of such a proposal, including whether it would lead to a tit-for-tat from Republicans if they come back to power after this proposal has been adopted. You can find us...

Duration:00:42:56

Lots To Discuss...

3/12/2020
On this week’s Versus Trump, Charlie and Jason cover a number of outstanding decisions and issues that they've missed over the last month. They begin with a discussion about a federal court's recent decision calling AG Barr's summary of the Mueller Report not credible, which led him to review the Mueller Report to see whether redactions were proper. They then also discuss a recent decision about Medicaid work requirements, the illegal appointment of the acting head of the USCIS, and then...

Duration:00:32:07

Enforce Your Own Subpoena!

3/5/2020
On this week’s Versus Trump, Charlie and Jason discuss the D.C. Circuit's recent opinion holding that courts have no power to enforce subpoenas issued by the House. They discuss the opinion's rationale, whether it makes sense, and whether the House might—or should—take the court up on its offer to start jailing Trump Administration officials in their own brig. You can find us at @VersusTrumpPod on twitter, or send us an email at versustrumppodcast@gmail.com. You can buy t-shirts and other...

Duration:00:38:41