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States vs. The Conscience Rule

11/14/2019
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On this week’s Versus Trump, Jason, Charlie, and Easha discuss a court's opinion vacating the Trump Administration's so-called "conscience rule." This rule would have broadly permitted many employees in the healthcare sector from in any way participating in procedures with which they have religious or moral disagreements—even in emergencies. The trio discuss the opinion, which is one of their favorites, and delve into a few of the many rationales for striking down the rule. You can find us...

Duration:00:50:31

Sanctions Versus DeVos

11/8/2019
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On this week’s special edition of Uncle Charlie's Sanctions Corner–wait, we mean Versus Trump—Jason, Charlie, and Easha bring on Eileen Connor of the Project on Predatory Student to discuss a major opinion issuing sanctions against the Department of Education. They discuss the Department's egregious conduct that led to an unprecedented sanctions award of $100,000 to a class of plaintiffs that should have had their student loans cancelled, but did not. You can find us at @VersusTrumpPod on...

Duration:00:17:44

The Coming Exec Privilege Showdown

11/6/2019
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[Sorry for delayed posting!] On this week’s Versus Trump, Jason, Charlie, and Easha talk executive privilege. They outline the legal landscape of several hard questions in this area, like can the President completely prevent executive officials from testifying, and what role do the courts play here? They realize a showdown is coming but worry that there are no obvious answers. You can find us at @VersusTrumpPod on twitter, or send us an email at versustrumppodcast@gmail.com. You can buy...

Duration:00:50:37

A Real Impeachment Episode

10/24/2019
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On this week’s Versus Trump, Jason and Charlie really talk impeachment. They answer two questions that have been debated in the media. First, does the full House need to vote to formally start impeachment proceedings? Second, does the President have a right, at this point in the investigation, to have his lawyers in the room to cross-examine witnesses or present opposing views? Listen for the answers! You can find us at @VersusTrumpPod on twitter, or send us an email at...

Duration:00:35:26

Trump's No Good, Very Bad Day

10/18/2019
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On this week’s Versus Trump, Jason and Easha break down President Trump's bad day in court on Friday, October 11. On that day, he lost three different lawsuits: one on the "public charge" immigration rule, one on Congress's subpoena power, and one on border wall funding. Jason and Easha mostly talk about the "public charge" case and predict how that one might go before giving the highlights of the other two. You can find us at @VersusTrumpPod on twitter, or send us an email at...

Duration:00:35:27

Uncle Charlie's Comity Hour

10/10/2019
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On this week’s Versus Trump, Jason and Charlie discuss the major recent decision dismissing the President's attempt to block his accounting firm from turning over his tax returns to the Manhattan DA. The two talk about both aspects of the decision: first, whether a federal court should abstain from hearing this dispute out of respect for "comity" (hence the title); and second, whether the President is categorically immune from any amount of criminal process. They agree with the court in one...

Duration:00:39:05

An Impeachment Primer

10/3/2019
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Gotcha, suckers! No impeachment dessert until you eat your immigration broccoli. On this week’s Versus Trump, Easha (back from parental leave!) and Charlie (just starting parental leave) discuss two immigration losses for the Trump administration. The first concerns Trump’s attempts to roll back court-ordered protections for migrant children; the second, Trump’s attempt to subject more immigrants to expedited removal. You can find us at @VersusTrumpPod on twitter, or send us an email at...

Duration:00:49:50

Can You Hear The Whistle Blowing?

9/26/2019
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On this week's episode of Versus Trump, Charlie and Jason discuss the legal stakes of the fight over what Trump said to the President of Ukraine and the related whistleblower complaint. A lot happened between when they recorded the episode and when it's being posted, but we still think it's a useful primer on the legal questions in this dispute. 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:00:42:33

What's Left of Asylum Law?

9/19/2019
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On this week's episode of Versus Trump, Charlie and Jason discuss the Supreme Court's recent action permitting the Trump Administration to enforce tough new restrictions on asylum eligibility for those who enter the U.S. at the southern border. They discuss the tough new policy, whether it's valid substantively or procedurally, and what might happen now. 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:00:40:17

Watch Out, Watch List

9/12/2019
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On this week's episode of Versus Trump, Charlie and guest-host Alexandra Brodsky discuss a recent opinion invalidating the FBI's terrorism watch-list. They discuss the implications of the opinion for the Trump administration (and beyond), the merits (and demerits) of the court's reasoning, and all sorts of other cool stuff, including how annoying it is when people think they're important enough to be spied on by the FBI. You can find us at @VersusTrumpPod on twitter, or send us an email at...

Duration:00:41:14

Versus DeVos 2.0

9/5/2019
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This week on Versus Trump, Jason discusses the continuing illegal intransigence of the Department of Education, with Eileen Connor and Toby Merrill of Harvard's Project on Predatory Student Lending. Eileen and Toby explain how many students have a right to have their student loans cancelled because the for-profit schools they attended were fraudulent—but the Department of Education has illegally refused to process their cancellation applications for the entire duration of the Trump...

Duration:00:42:03

Straight to the Supremes

8/29/2019
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This week on Versus Trump, Jason and Charlie are back from a hiatus, and they discuss why the Trump Administration has been going to straight to the Supreme Court with emergency requests so frequently. They use that question to delve into some of the themes we've seen from Versus Trump cases in the last few years. 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 The...

Duration:00:34:18

We're Still Here! (Quick Update)

8/22/2019
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Okay, we're not gonna lie: we've been slacking this month. But we just wanted to let you know that we're still here and will be back with new episodes soon!

Duration:00:01:20

Trump v. Everyone Who Wants His Tax Returns

8/1/2019
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This week on Versus Trump, Jason and Charlie are back from a hiatus to discuss the President's lawsuit against New York State and the House Ways and Means Committee, both of whom—he says—may be conspiring to release his New York State tax returns. 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 Trump v. Ways and Means herehere

Duration:00:41:37

The Past and Future Of Gerrymandering

7/18/2019
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This week on Versus Trump, Jason and Easha are joined by guest host Melissa Murray of NYU Law and the new Strict Scrutiny podcast. They discuss the recent Supreme Court decision on gerrymandering (Rucho v. Common Cause), what's next in the fight, and where you can find Melissa's wonderful new podcast. 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 Strict...

Duration:00:50:21

Sarah Stillman On The Asylee Who Sued The Trump Administration

7/12/2019
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This week on Versus Trump, Charlie is joined by New Yorker writer Sarah Stillman to discuss the case of Suny Rodriguez, an asylum seeker who sued the Trump Administration over the conditions in detention centers. 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 New Yorkerhere

Duration:00:32:42

Is There A New Title X In Town?

7/4/2019
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This week on Versus Trump, Jason and Charlie are joined by guest host Alexandra Brodsky to discuss the Ninth's Circuit's recent decision that let go into effect major new regulations for the primary federal program dealing with family planning and women's health—a program known as Title X. Right as this podcast went to press, though, the full Ninth Circuit agreed to hear the case again, so this troubling decision may be undone. So enjoy our analysis, but know the issue is far from...

Duration:00:45:18

A Census Win...Or Is It?

7/1/2019
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This week on Versus Trump, Jason, Charlie, and Easha discuss the temporary victory for the Plaintiffs in the census case and then speculate on what might come next. As usual, you can listen online below, and subscribe via this page with any podcast player or here in iTunes. 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.

Duration:00:53:14

Coming Soon: Recap of Census and Gerrymandering Decisions

6/27/2019
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Coming to your feed this weekend: an analysis of the two big Supreme Court decisions about partisan gerrymandering and the 2020 census. We hope you can wait for our hot takes!

Duration:00:01:03

A Ninth Circuit Compromise

6/20/2019
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This week on Versus Trump, Jason and Charlie discuss the Ninth's Circuit's recent compromise decision regarding the ban on service by transgender individuals in the military. 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.

Duration:00:44:20