August 13, 2018


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From The Official Website:

Today's episode takes an in-depth look at the legal protections reporters have (and don't have) to keep their sources confidential.

We begin, however, with an update on how "Elections Have Consequences," this time, looking at the state of the House of Representatives in light of last week's special election in OH-12.

After that, we dive deeply into reporter privilege, beginning with a discussion of the Supreme Court's decision in Branzburg v. Hayes and continuing through to the recently-proposed Free Flow of Information Act of 2017.

Next, the guys break down the Electronic Frontier Foundation's take on the 3-D guns. Do Andrew and Thomas change their minds? Listen and find out!

Finally, we end the answer to Thomas Takes The Bar Exam #88 about waiver and/or modification of contract.

Show Notes & Links

  1. Some political links: click here to read The Hill's report on Trump claiming that he was "5-for-5," and here to check out the Cook Political Report's revisions to House races in light of the Balderson-O'Connor race in OH-12,
  2. Click here to read the Supreme Court's decision in Branzburg v. Hayes, 408 U.S. 665 (1972), and here to read the recently-proposed Free Flow of Information Act of 2017.
  3. We discussed 3-D guns in Episode 197, and you can read the EFF's take here. The EFF's primary case is Herceg v. Hustler Magazine, 814 F.2d 1017 (5th Cir. 1987).

Law Talkin' Stuff

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

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Content

  • [00:00:00] Intro
  • [00:03:57] Let's Get Political: Special election in OH-12
    • [00:11:30] Trump claiming that he was "5-for-5"
  • [00:14:50] Deep Dive: Freedom of the Press
    • [00:18:50] Should reporters have a special kind of right?
    • [00:25:15] Branzburg v. Hayes
    • [00:30:10] Six areas where regulations burden the press
  • [00:31:05] Commercial
    • [00:33:17] Back from Commercial
    • [00:43:30] Two things that can happen since the Supreme Court stated it isn't a right
    • [00:46:42] Free Flow of Information Act of 2017
  • [00:52:00] Electronic Frontier Foundation's take on the 3-D guns
    • [01:02:15] Herceg v. Hustler Magazine
  • [01:05:40] New Patron Tuesday
  • [01:08:25] Thomas Takes the Bar Exam: Are the terms in a contract between a creditor and debtor maintained if the creditor sells the debt (answer)
  • [01:14:20] Outro

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Follow up

  • Episode 201: The other side of the reporter privilege debate
  • Episode 216: Interview with an expert in 3-D printing