Ep. 17: 25th Amendment, gerrymandering (again!), TPS, and fake news trophies

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Image by Mark Tatara

The first episode of 2018 is a good ‘un, since laws affecting the news are endless. This time around, Nick and Kevin provide information without conclusion about:

  • 25th Amendment (16:43)
  • More gerrymandering (29:04)
  • Temporary Protected Status (50:21)
  • Fake news trophies and standards of conduct (58:50)

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Ep. 16: Attorney-client privilege, witness tampering, CHIP, motion in limine

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Image by Mark Tatara

Lots of laws in the news for Nick and Kevin to discuss. During this final show of 2017, they’re not quite as surly as last time, but they still dish the ol’ information without conclusion about:

  • Attorney-client privilege (11:32)
  • Witness tampering (30:15)
  • CHIP (42:27)
  • Motion in limine (51:35)

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Ep. 15: Child soldiers, CFPB, net neutrality, cellphone privacy

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Image by Mark Tatara

The fellas were feeling a little cranky this time around as they slung information without conclusion about the laws that are in the latest news. Topics covered this episode:

  • The Child Soldiers Prevention Act (8:49)
  • CFPB director(s) (19:33)
  • Net neutrality (34:07)
  • SCOTUS and cellphone privacy (42:56)

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Ep. 14: Free Exercise Clause, 4th Amendment and stingers, who has constitutional rights, the 17th Amendment

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Image by Mark Tatara

Nick and Kevin are back from a long layoff (we’re busy!) to sling some more information without conclusion. Topics covered are:

  • The Free Exercise Clause (7:55)
  • Cellphones and the 4th Amendment (35:15)
  • Who has Constitutional rights? (47:49)
  • What is the 17th Amendment? (1:00:40)

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Ep. 13: Privacy Act, single-payer, gerrymandering, 1st Amendment/ESPN

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Image by Mark Tatara

It’s Informer’s lucky number 13! In this episode, Nick and Kevin break provide a little more conclusion than possible as they dish out the typical information without conclusion. Topics covered are:

  • The Privacy Act (11:37)
  • Single-payer constitutionality (22:00)
  • SCOTUS gerrymandering ruling (29:51)
  • More 1st Amendment stuff (36:03)

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Ep. 12: Pardons, DACA, illegal vs. crime, travel ban update

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Image by Mark Tatara

Nick and Kevin give some freewheelin’ information without conclusion about the laws that are in the news. In this episode, they cover:

  • More travel ban updates! (3:00)
  • Can anyone overrule a presidential pardon? (11:04)
  • The limits of presidential pardons (21:12)
  • Self-pardoning (31:28)
  • Illegal or a crime? (37:56)
  • DACA updates (46:40)

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Ep. 11: Right to assembly, sanctuary city lawsuit, recording conversations, transgender ban lawsuit, contempt of court

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Image by Mark Tatara

Get your hot information without conclusion here! Nick and Kevin inform you about the laws that are in (or at least affecting) the news. In this episode, they cover:              

  • Right to assembly (3:26)
  • Sanctuary city lawsuit (13:07)
  • Recording conversations (29:52)
  • Transgender service member ban lawsuit (37:37)
  • Criminal contempt of court (49:40)

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Ep. 10: Civil asset forfeiture, affordable bonds, going off the record, Foreign Nationals Clause

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Image by Mark Tatara

Nick and Kevin are back to give you information without conclusion about the laws that are in the news! In this long-delayed episode (We’re busy! Whaddaya want?), they cover:                             

  • Civil asset forfeiture (12:49)
  • Affordable bonds for defendants (32:02)
  • Legality of “off the record” (41:01)
  • The Foreign Nationals Clause (47:46)

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Ep. 8: 1st Amendment rulings, DAPA, gerrymandering, travel ban

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Nick and Kevin are back to sling some information without conclusion and get you caught up on the laws that are making news and affecting policy. This week, they sit down in front of a TV playing “Cosmos” on mute (don’t ask) and cover:

  • First Amendment rulings (3:15)
  • Trump reversing DAPA (19:32)
  • Gerrymandering and SCOTUS (31:44)
  • SCOTUS and the travel ban (43:45)

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Ep. 6: Impeachment, special counsel, 5th amendment, subpoenas/indictments

Well, impeachment is in the news, so in this episode of Informer, Nick and Kevin cover that and several topics surrounding that. Specifically, they provide information without conclusion about:

  • Impeachment (4:31)
  • Special counsel (16:47)
  • The 5th Amendment (29:08)
  • The difference between a subpoena and an indictment (39:33)

Belated shoutout to Matt Pickett for the rockin’ theme song!

Ep. 4: Government shutdown, sanctuary cities, CBO, Title VII, chemical weapons, DREAMers, Antiquities Act

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Image by Mark Tatara

In episode 4 of Informer, Nick and Kevin present information without conclusion around a wide array of topics. The news comes at us quickly, so get informed about:

  • Government shutdown/continuing resolution (4:57)
  • Sanctuary cities (12:32)
  • The Congressional Budget Office (27:58)
  • The Title VII decision (35:23)
  • The Chemical Weapons Convention (48:31)
  • DREAMers (56:05)
  • The Antiquities Act (1:05:53)

Ep. 3: Supremacy clause, nepotism, immunity, Hatch Act, Title X, Energy EO

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Image by Mark Tatara

Episode 3! Kevin (lawyer) and Nick (journalist) team up again to give you information without conclusion. Get informed so you can get involved. In this episode, Nick and Kevin tell you what people are talking about when they discuss:

  • The Supremacy Clause (5:45)
  • Federal nepotism laws (15:40)
  • Immunity (24:58)
  • The Hatch Act (31:50)
  • Title X funding (39:40)
  • The energy/climate executive order (46:40)

Ep. 2: Travel ban #2, TSA, Presidential Records, courts, treason

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Image by Mark Tatara

Episode 2 of informer sees Kevin (lawyer) and Nick (journalist) teaming up again to give you information without conclusion. Get informed so you can get involved. In this episode, Nick and Kevin tell you what people are talking about when they discuss:

  • Travel Ban Part Deux (5:00)
  • The TSA’s “confidential edict (18:47)
  • Presidential Records Act (26:41)
  • How does our court system work? (37:23)
  • Legal definition of treason (46:58)

Thanks to Matt Pickett for the kick-ass theme song!

Ep. 1: Emoluments Clause, CRA, Logan Act, travel ban EOs

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Image by Mark Tatara

Welcome to Informer! A lawyer, Kevin, and a journalist, Nick, team up to give you the information behind what's happening in our government. If you're looking for hot takes, you've come to the wrong place; this is information without conclusion. Get informed so you can get involved.

In the first episode of Informer, Nick and Kevin tell you what people are talking about when they discuss:

  • The Emoluments Clause (6:20)
  • The Congressional Review Act (20:22)
  • The Logan Act (35:58)
  • The travel ban executive orders (42:17)