On Meidas Touch’s Legal AF podcast, civil rights attorney Ben Meiselas and trial attorney and national strategist Michael Popok discuss some current affairs in politics and look at important cases, while breaking down the legal side in a way that listeners without a law school education i can understand.
WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 7: The Supreme Court of the United States, photographed on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via.)
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Cases and outcomes discussed in this episode include:
Judge Roberts rejects a request to issue emergency order lock mask rules on airlines. The attorneys consider whether the case, filed pro se (without an attorney) was written by a Trump-supporting attorney who chose not to include his name, explain how the emergency submission got to Chief Justice John Roberts, and describe the process that the plaintiff will have to follow him to have any chance of taking the case to the Supreme Court.
Then there is the deal by Donald Trump’s Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) to purchase Trump Media Group, which is being investigated for “unusual trading that appears to have the pattern of insider trading,” and the momentum of the Biden Administration to better regulate SPACs.
Mark Meadows’s efforts to keep the January 6 documents out of the reach of investigators are, the hosts surmise, “in the hope that a Republican will take over the House and dismantle the committee.” Meiselas and Popok discuss the PowerPoint presentation that listed potential methods to overturn the election and how Meadows’ book could disprove his claims of executive privilege.
They also address the judges’ systemic placement on Mitch McConnell’s political tenure, suggesting that ‘home court advantage’ is now part of the plan to undermine and undermine all of Joe Biden’s efforts during his presidency, and use this time to attack major problems. like abortion and federal funding of religious schools, two issues Popok doesn’t expect Republicans to fully accomplish.
Popok breaks down the battle over what documents the Jan.6 Committee is entitled to, and how much right, if any, a former president has to withhold those documents, as well as how the separation of church and state affects legality. of financing. of religious schools.
There’s more, including Steve Bannon’s trial this coming July, and the battles over abortion limitations in Texas and Mississippi, how Chief Justice Roberts could open the door for Biden to change the makeup of SCOTUS, and which ones might actually. the consequences of revoking Roe v. Wade be.