Law and Chaos

Liz Dye

Ignorance of the law is no excuse! That’s true for a traffic stop, and it’s true if you want to participate in whatever’s left of American democracy. If the events since the 2016 election taught us anything, it’s that tuning out is not an option. Legal journalist Liz Dye breaks down the week’s most important courtroom stories, so you can keep on top of this crazy news cycle. Whether it’s Texas giving two middle fingers to the Supreme Court, or Donald Trump in all the courts at once, we’ve got you covered. read less
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Episodes

Ep 19 — All The Trump That’s Fit To Print (Feat. Anna Bower)
1w ago
Ep 19 — All The Trump That’s Fit To Print (Feat. Anna Bower)
This weekend Donald Trump compared himself to Nelson Mandela. Liz talks with Lawfare’s Anna Bower, who lives out of a suitcase covering the Trump trials beat, to see if she agrees. Plus, WTF is going on with Trump’s bond in the New York civil fraud trial?   Links:   Trump’s Lawyers Told the Court That No One Would Give Him a Bond. Then He Got a Lifeline, but They Didn’t Tell the Judges. https://www.propublica.org/article/trump-bond-disclosure-appeals-court-hankey    Businessman behind Trump's NY bond says he charged him a 'low fee'  https://www.reuters.com/legal/businessman-behind-trumps-ny-bond-says-he-charged-him-low-fee-2024-04-05/   US v. Trump [SDFL Docket via Court Listener] https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67490069/united-states-v-trump/    People of NY v. Trump [Court docs via Just Security] https://www.justsecurity.org/89089/clearinghouse-2016-election-interference-case-manhattan-district-attorney/    State of GA v. Trump [Court docs via Just Security] https://www.justsecurity.org/89123/clearinghouse-georgia-election-interference-case/    Special Counsel Threatens To Go To 11th Circuit, Reminds Judge Cannon What Happened The Last Time She Tried This Shit https://abovethelaw.com/2024/04/special-counsel-threatens-to-go-to-11th-circuit-reminds-judge-cannon-what-happened-the-last-time-she-tried-this-shit/    Trump NY Bond Just As Kosher As His Financial Statements https://abovethelaw.com/2024/04/trump-ny-bond-just-as-kosher-as-his-financial-statements/  Show Links: https://www.lawandchaospod.com/ BlueSky: @LawAndChaosPod Threads: @LawAndChaosPod Twitter: @LawAndChaosPod Patreon: patreon.com/LawAndChaosPod
Ep 17 — SCOTUS Looks Ready To Terminate Mifepristone Case (Feat. Susan Rinkunas)
Apr 1 2024
Ep 17 — SCOTUS Looks Ready To Terminate Mifepristone Case (Feat. Susan Rinkunas)
Have anti-choice astroturf groups gone too far? Will SCOTUS save medication abortion from the loons at the Fifth Circuit? Liz discusses the arguments in FDA v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine with reproductive rights reporter Susan Rinkunas.    Links: FDA v. Alliance Hippocratic Medicine, Transcript and Audio of Oral Arguments https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/audio/2023/23-235  The ‘WTF Is Happening’ Guide to the Supreme Court Abortion Pill Case, by Susan Rinkunas https://www.jezebel.com/the-wtf-is-happening-guide-to-the-supreme-court-abortion-pill-case How Hobby Lobby Could Be Trump’s Reproductive Rights Wrecking Ball, by Susan Rinkunas https://newrepublic.com/article/179622/hobby-lobby-comstock-alito-contraception  Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. FDA  [District Court Docket via Court Listener] https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/65768749/alliance-for-hippocratic-medicine-v-us-food-and-drug-administration/  Alliance Hippocratic Medicine v. FDA [5th Circuit Docket via Court Listener] https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67164167/alliance-hippocratic-medicine-v-fda/  Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. FDA [SCOTUS Docket] https://www.supremecourt.gov/search.aspx?filename=/docket/docketfiles/html/public/23-235.html  Comstock Act, 18 USC § 461 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/1461?quicksearch=18&quicksearch=461    Show Links: https://www.lawandchaospod.com/ BlueSky: @LawAndChaosPod Threads: @LawAndChaosPod Twitter: @LawAndChaosPod Patreon: patreon.com/LawAndChaosPod
Ep 3 - How to NOT Piss Off a Jury (feat. Richard Matthews)
Feb 5 2024
Ep 3 - How to NOT Piss Off a Jury (feat. Richard Matthews)
Liz talks to jury consultant Rich Matthews about the Trump trials, the art of jury selection, and all the things they don’t teach you in law school. Did the jurors whack Trump for his in-court antics? Or because his case was garbage? Spoiler Alert: YES.    Rich Matthews Juryology: Art & Science of Jury Persuasion https://juryology.com/   US v. Trump [SDFL Docket] https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67490070/united-states-v-trump/?filed_after=&filed_before=&entry_gte=&entry_lte=&order_by=desc    US v. Trump [DC District Docket] https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/67656604/united-states-v-trump/?filed_after=&filed_before=&entry_gte=&entry_lte=&order_by=desc   US v. Trump [DC Circuit Docket] https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/68073028/united-states-v-donald-trump/    Trump v. Anderson [SCOTUS Docket] https://www.supremecourt.gov/search.aspx?filename=/docket/docketfiles/html/public/23-719.html    What Justice Scalia Thought About Whether Presidents Are “Officers of the United States”, by Roger Parloff at Lawfare https://www.lawfaremedia.org/article/what-justice-scalia-thought-about-whether-presidents-are-officers-of-the-united-states   FCDA Response to Mike Roman Motion to Disqualify https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/24401430/da-willis-roman-response.pdf    Mike Roman Response Re Motion to Disqualify https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/24401676-roman-reply-to-willis    Links: https://www.lawandchaospod.com/ BlueSky: @LawAndChaosPod Threads: @LawAndChaosPod Twitter: @LawAndChaosPod Patreon: patreon.com/LawAndChaosPod