April 12, 2018

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In this rapid-response episode, Thomas and Andrew take a look at the FBI’s search of the offices of Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and alleged “fixer.”

First, we begin with a discussion of a curious legal move by the Miami Marlins, alleging that they are, in fact, a … citizen of the British Virgin Islands??

In the main segment, we find out that Andrew Was Right when he declared Stormy Daniels “A Legal Genius.” How right? Listen and find out!

Next, we take a return trip to Yodel Mountain, where we discuss Paul Ryan’s impending retirement, Wendy Vitter’s comically bad confirmation hearing, and more!

Finally, we end with an all-new TTTBE #71 about constitutional law that is the toughest question we’ve asked to date.

Show Notes & Links

  1. This is Alphr’s list of the “15 Best Podcasts of 2018” — and wow, we’re in some good company!
  2. If you love procedural questions (and you hate Derek Jeter), you’ll want to read the Marlins Notice of Removal as well as Miami’s Opposition. Oh, and this is the relevant legal provision, 9 U.S.C. § 202.
  3. This is the U.S. Attorneys’ Manual; § 9-13.420 governs searching law firm offices.
  4. Here’s the report on Paul Ryan’s fundraising from Politico, announced two days before he decided to retire.
  5. Finally, here’s a link to the video of Wendy Vitter refusing to answer whether she supports Brown v. Board of Education.

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  • [00:00:00] Intro
  • [00:01:30] Alphr’s list of the “15 Best Podcasts of 2018”
  • [00:05:12] Sportsball: Are the Miami Marlins citizens of the British Virgin Islands?
    • [00:12:40] The reasons and the argument
  • [00:20:30] Main Segment: Michael Cohen raid
    • [00:24:00] Breakdown of the facts
    • [00:35:05] Attorney Client Privilege
    • [00:39:50] Can Trump pardon Cohen?
  • [00:50:40] Likelihood that Trump finishes his first term
  • [00:55:10] Yodel Mountain: Paul Ryan retiring
  • [01:04:40] Trump is a subject but not a target of the Mueller investigation
  • [01:06:25] Wendy Vitter statement on Brown v. Board of Education
  • [01:10:20] Patron Hall of Fame
  • [01:14:10] Thomas Takes the Bar Exam: A Martian toy manufacturer and whether or not the state law is constitutional (question)
  • [01:20:00] Outro