October 8, 2018

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Today’s (thankfully) Kavanaugh-free episode takes a look at Florida Governor Rick Scott’s blatant court packing attempt with the Florida Supreme Court, and the lawsuit filed by Common Cause to try and stop him. What will happen? Listen and find out!

First, though, we begin by revisiting our controversial episode (197) on 3-D printed guns by bringing on a real-life expert in 3-D printing to handle some technical questions and understand the arguments and counter-arguments regarding the proliferation of cheap and dangerous handguns..

After that, we delve into Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s transparent attempt to game the system to pack the Florida Supreme Court. What does this mean for “Constitutional Hardball” and the state of the law in Florida? Listen and find out!

Then, we give you a brief preview of next week’s story on California’s net neutrality law.

Finally, we end with an all new Thomas (and Chad) Take The Bar Exam #96 regarding the breach of an employment contract.

Show Notes & Links

  1. We first discussed 3-D printed guns back in Episode 197.
  2. Click here to read the Slate article on Scott’s effort to pack the Florida Supreme Court, and you can also read the 2017 lawsuit filed by Common Cause (and others) that was rejected by the Florida Supreme Court.
  3. Check out guest Chad Schneider’s business, Root3 Labs.

Law Talkin' Stuff

Magic Law Words






  • [00:00:00] Intro
  • [00:02:15] Interview with Chad Schneider
    • [00:05:10] Listener Question for Chad states printing an all plastic 3-D gun is not possible
      • [00:10:35] The barrel would take 2 hours to create
      • [00:14:20] Subtractive Manufacturing
      • [00:22:45] Summary
  • [00:26:20] Commercial
      • [00:28:05] Back from commercial
  • [00:29:21] “Constitutional Hardball"
    • [00:32:00] What the Florida state constitution states
  • [00:33:30] Commercial
    • [00:35:52] Back from Commercial
    • [00:37:45] Writ of habeas corpus
    • [00:38:05] Writ of mandamus
    • [00:38:20] Writ of quo warranto
    • [00:39:30] Ultra vires
  • [00:40:50] Commercial
    • [00:43:49] Break it down
  • [01:05:15] New Patron Tuesday
  • [01:11:30] Thomas Takes the Bar Exam: Chef breach of an employment contract (answer)
  • [01:15:55] Outro

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