July 9, 2018

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Today’s episode — at long last — brings us some good news from two rather unlikely sources: first, from the state of Iowa (regarding abortion rights), and second, from the Republican-controlled Senate Intelligence Committee. You won’t believe your ears!

We begin, however, with a segment that’s good news for everyone except Andrew: yes, it’s the ever-popular Andrew Was Wrong. This time, Andrew owns up to a serious mistake regarding the fingerprinting regulations at the border, and an almost-as-serious mistake regarding the bustling metropolis of Olathe, Kansas.

In the main segment, Andrew breaks down Planned Parenthood v. Reynolds, a recent state supreme court opinion invalidating a 3-day waiting period (with other onerous restrictions on abortion) that provides optimism and a way forward for progressives as we prepare for decades of a right-wing federal judiciary. Find out how states can protect reproductive freedom and abortion rights separate from the U.S. Supreme Court.

After that, it’s time for a return trip to Yodel Mountain, where we check in on the Senate Intelligence Committee’s endorsement of the joint agency report from January 2017 concluding that the Russian government deliberately interfered in the US elections with a strong preference for Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton.

Show Notes & Links

  1. Click here to read the Planned Parenthood v. Reynolds opinion.
  2. For future activism, click this link to determine whether your state has elected or appointed state supreme court judges.
  3. The Intelligence Community Assessment is here; you can also read the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report validating that assessment here.

Law Talkin' Stuff

It's in the Constitution
Law Court Thingies
Magic Law Words






  • [00:00:00] Commercial
  • [00:00:08] Intro
  • [00:02:58] Andrew Was Wrong: Border Laws & Fingerprints
    • [00:06:33] All About Olathe, Kansas
  • [00:07:50] Main Segment: Iowa - Planned Parenthood v. Reynolds
    • [00:15:30] The Iowa Supreme Court Decision
  • [00:33:45] Commercial
    • [00:35:06] …continued
    • [00:43:48] Andrew's Call to Action at a State Level
  • [00:50:45] Yodel Mountain Intelligence Report on Russia Collusion
  • [01:01:50] Breaking News: Scott Pruitt resignation
  • [01:03:00] New Patron Tuesday
  • [01:05:37] Thomas Takes The Bar Exam: Assault with a Known to be Unloaded Weapon (answer)
  • [01:10:36] Outro
  • [01:11:58] Out Takes

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