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Birthright Citizenship – Can Trump Rip Up The Constitution? - Episode 56

Legally Insane Birthright Citizenship – Can Trump Rip Up The Constitution? - Episode 56 Matt and Tony start off the podcast by recapping their recent show at The Hollywood Improv. It just so happened that Chance The Rapper came through the Improv that night. He ended up staying for the whole show and congratulated the guys on their night. In other news, being that today is Election Day, the guys jump into the topic of voting and then citizenship. In this episode you’ll learn why Trump...


“Lights Out”- Halloween Laws - Episode 55

Legally Insane “Lights Out”- Halloween Laws - Episode 55 Halloween is upon us and on this spooky show Matt and Tony discuss some Halloween specific laws. Bet you didn’t know that nobody no kid has ever died as result of tainted Halloween candy. Also the guys have a show at The Hollywood Improv tomorrow, November 1st at 7pm. Get your tickets today! Highlights: The Takeaway – If somebody has their lights off tonight and a “No Candy” sign, they’ve done some bad things. Hollywood Improv...


Voting Rights Laws - Episode 54

Legally Insane Voting Rights Laws - Episode 54 With the mid-term elections coming up, Matt and Tony have a conversation about voting rights laws. They discuss their origin and how they were originally targeted at minorities, to keep them from voting. In this episode you’ll learn about literacy tests and poll taxes for black voters and how there are many states in which you don’t need an ID to vote. Highlights: The Takeaway – It’s clear that a lot of new voter ID laws are intended to...


Marbury Vs Madison - Episode 53

Legally Insane Marbury Vs Madison - Episode 53 Marbury vs. Madison was arguably the biggest and most influential Supreme Court Case of all time, it’s the case that gave the court it’s power. On this episode the guys sit down and dissect this case. They also touch on some Supreme Court history, how political groups try and stack the court, changing the amount of justices on the court and why Elizabeth Warren isn’t Cherokee. Highlights: The Takeaway – Changing the dynamic of the court...


Slavery to Prison and The Absentee Government – Episode 52

Legally Insane Slavery to Prison and The Absentee Government – Episode 52 Building off of Kayne West’s recent interview regarding the 13th amendment, Matt and Tony have a few laughs and dissect the topic of modern day slavery. They review some of the countries worst prisons in the Southern United States and talk about the how the privatization of jails came about. Throughout history, the state leased convicts out to wealthy investors to work on railroads, in cotton fields and mine...


Kavanaugh High School Chronicles - Episode 51

Legally Insane Kavanaugh High School Chronicles - Episode 51 Matt and Tony continue the conversation about Brett Kavanaugh, aka Bart Kavanaugh. In this episode the guys discuss the recent turn of events in the Ford, Kavanaugh hearing and have some good laughs at Brett Kavanaugh’s drunken past. Highlights: The Takeaway – Kavanaugh is not fit for the Supreme Court. Hollywood Improv Ticket Link: ...


Highlight Reel - Episode 50

Legally Insane Highlight Reel - Episode 50 Today Matt and Tony celebrate their 50th episode by brining you highlights of some of their favorite past shows. Statistically most podcasts get to only 3 episodes before throwing in the towel. The guys will be back next week with a new episode, but for now kick back, relax and enjoy some of the funnier moments of past episodes. Highlights: The Takeaway – Cheers to our 50th Episode. Hollywood Improv Ticket Link: ...


Kavanaugh Bomb - Episode 49

Legally Insane Kavanaugh Bomb - Episode 49 In a recent turn of events, a former classmate of Brett Kavanuagh’s, Christine Blasey, has accused the Supreme Court nominee of Sexually Assaulting her over 3 decades ago. Matt and Tony jump into these allegations and discuss both sides of the story. Highlights: The Takeaway – Congress has no moral ground to stand on. Hollywood Improv Ticket Link: ...


MGM Suing Victims of Mass Shooting - Episode 48

Legally Insane MGM Suing Victims of Mass Shooting - Episode 48 The MGM Casino is suing the victims of the Las Vegas Mass Shooting that happening during the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival. This lawsuit is being filed under the provisions of “The Safety Act”. As of July 2018 the MGM has sued over 1900 victims/families of victims of the mass shooting. Essentially the MGM knows it’s going to be sued by these victims for their suffering, so they’re counter suing to get a judge to rule that...


Supreme Court Rejects - Episode 47

Legally Insane Supreme Court Rejects - Episode 47 With the Supreme Court Justice nomination currently in our news feeds. Matt and Tony share some insight on previous Supreme Court contenders who were rejected. In this episode you’ll hear learn about the history of Supreme Court Nominations and how Political Loyalty reigns supreme. Highlights: The Takeaway – Don’t get Borked. Hollywood Improv Ticket Link: ...


RIP John McCain - Hero Who Took a Bayonet to His Groin! - Episode 46

Legally Insane RIP John McCain - Hero Who Took a Bayonet to His Groin! - Episode 46 On the heels of John McCain’s death, the guys decide to record a podcast dedicated to the American Hero. They discuss his families’ origins, his career in the armed forces, his 5-year stint in the “Hanoi Hilton”, and his career in politics. There are a lot of good laughs in this episode, but one thing is clear. John McCain was an American Hero. Highlights: The Takeaway – John McCain always tried to right...


Dr. Kevorkian aka Dr. Death - Episode 45

Legally Insane Dr. Kevorkian aka Dr. Death - Episode 45 Today the guys jump into a bit of a heavy topic, but do a great job at keeping it light. They’re discussing Dr. Kevorkian and the idea of assisted suicide. Dr. Kevorkian is most known for championing the cause of physician-assisted suicide. Matt and Tony break down where the idea of assisted suicide came from and discuss the legalities and moral implications of voluntary death. Highlights: The Takeaway – If you or someone you know...


Military Tribunals – A Few Good Men - Episode 44

Legally Insane Military Tribunals – A Few Good Men - Episode 44 Ever wonder how enemy combatants who commit war crimes are prosecuted? They’re tried in Military Courts and these trials are known as Military Tribunals. Military Tribunals operate outside the scope of criminal and civil jurisdictions. The jury and judges are military officers. In today’s episode you’ll learn how and why these tribunals were started and how Presidents began trying some civilians under Military law. You’ll also...


3D Guns For Everyone? - Episode 43

Legally Insane 3D Guns For Everyone? - Episode 43 Today Matt and Tony jump into a hot topic that’s been circulating in the news recently; the printing of 3D guns. The 3D gun known as the “Liberator” was created by radical Cody Wilson. Cody Wilson is a self proclaimed “Crypto Anarchist” and the founder of Defense Distributed. In 2013 Cody posted the blueprints to make these digital weapons. Within days of posting, the US Department of State demanded they be removed from the Internet. Just...


Sexual Harassment Laws – Better Late Than Never (w/ Special Guest Ana Kasparian) - Episode 42

Legally Insane Sexual Harassment Laws – Better Late Than Never - Episode 42 In this episode Matt and Tony sit down with Ana Kasparian of The Young Turks. Ana is an accomplished Journalist, Speaker, Writer and Educator. The conversation today is about sexual harassment. The trio discusses how sexual harassment is becoming more and more common in the news and they get a dialogue going about how to raise more awareness to ultimately lead to change. Highlights: The Takeaway – While we’ve...


Trump's New Tariff Wars - Episode 41

This week Matt and Tony talk about Trump's new and potentially disastrous tariff wars. Matt takes us on a journey through the tariff history of our country. Specifically, 1929, a year of infamy, that started the Great Depression. Apparently, two Congressman named Smoot and Hawley had the idea to take a thriving economy with low unemployment and start applying tariff's. The problem is like Pringles, once you pop you can't stop. Every business wanted a piece of the action and in a matter of...


Robots and the Law - Should Skynet Be Tried or Their Creator - Episode 40

This week Matt and Tony are reveling in being the #1 Mover on all of Stitcher! We start with Matt talking about becoming an old man yelling at punk teens for picking up those Bird scooters. Then they get into the topic of the day: Robots and The Law. They discuss who would be to blame if Johnny Five from Short Circuit killed someone. Fisher Stevens, or the maker of the machine or Johnny himself. Serious discussion of the culpability of robots ensues as we soon will be living in a world...


The Black Sox Scandal - There Was a Ridiculous Trial Too - Episode 39

This week Matt and Tony get into one of the craziest baseball scandal's ever: The fixing of the 1919 World Series. The Black Sox Scandal. It turns out there was a big trial where many of the players careers were on the line. Craziness ensued: Player confessions were literally stolen from the courtroom. In the end, there wasn't enough to convict them, or maybe there was. Hard to say when you have a jury so biased that they "carried players on their shoulders in celebration" after the verdict...


Sanctuary Cities - What The Heck Are They? - Episode 38

Tony and Matt take a deep dive into a topic that's really got everyone charged up - Sanctuary cities. What's true what's media spun, what's urban legend? Where did these policies come from, you'd be shocked to know that the same people that are bashing them now may be responsible for their rise! Listen, learn, laugh on Legally Insane @mattritter1 @toekneesam @legallynsanepod


Is ICE Breaking Up Families, Sending them to "Foster Care or Whatever" - Episode 37

This week Matt and Tony try to get serious, well as much as they can. First Tony tells us about how he accidentally ate cat poop. Then we take a deep dive into what the hell is actually going at the Southern Border. According to Chief of Staff John Kelly the kids are going to "foster or whatever" And who the hell is ICE anyway? And where the heck does our immigration policy even come from? Well, funny you should ask, Matt and Tony take us all the way back to the beginning of our nations...