The Barristers discuss the political and policy debates surrounding the recent mass shooting in Orlando. Both Clinton and Trump support the use of the “no-fly” list as a basis for banning gun ownership. But would it have actually prevented the Orlando shooting, and would it be constitutional? The Barristers also explore proposed immigration solutions to terrorism and their potential side effects.
Doug Costello never imagined when selling a printer on Craigslist for less than $75 that he’d be sued for $600,000. The Barristers discuss protecting yourself from insane lawsuits and how one abusive litigant in Indiana makes a living off of them. Next, the Barristers discuss two lawsuits about shootings in Colorado, the Planned Parenthood shooting and the Aurora Cinemark, where victims blamed not just the shooters, but the property owners where it happened. And in the last segment: the bizarre story of Texas man sentenced to death based on the testimony of a hypnotized eye-witness.
The Barristers weigh in on the death of Harambe the Gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden and the potential liability issues. Next, the Barristers discuss the pending FDA regulations that threaten to put many vaping businesses out of business.
The IRS admits dairy farmers Randy and Karen Sowers did nothing wrong, and congressmen have apologized for their treatment, but they’ve still lost nearly $30,000 to the IRS. Why? Because the Sowers deposited their cash earnings in amounts less than $10,000. Attorney Robert Johnson of the Institute for Justice comes on the show to discuss his clients’ treatment at the hands of the IRS, and their upcoming congressional hearing. Later, the Barristers discuss the latest news related to the death of Freddie Gray: the acquittal of Ofc. Nero.
Is Trump a master manipulator? Alex talks with Scott Adams, persuasion expert and writer of the syndicated comic strip Dilbert, about the psychological strategies Donald Trump is using to take down his opponents. But first, the Barristers talk to Austin Petersen, Libertarian presidential candidate, about his plans appeal to voters turned off by both major party nominees.
After 23 years with the Maryland State Police, Major Neill Franklin concluded that the drug war wasn’t working. He joined the Baltimore Barristers to discuss prohibition-fueled violence, Portugal’s drug decriminalization, and proposed changes in Maryland law. Later, the Barristers discuss the trial of Office Nero, the latest of the Freddie Gray related trials.
Lots of great stories on this week’s show: Sheila Dixon and Catherine Pugh accuse each other of vote buying in the Baltimore Mayoral Election – did you know federal law allows busing voters to the polls but not giving them snacks on the way there? Next up, the Barristers discuss a local law in Seattle authorizing searches of residents trash, and a lawsuit against Starbucks for putting too much ice in “iced” drinks. And last, the story of a Baltimore City cop who appealed his conspiracy to accept bribes conviction all the way to the US Supreme Court.
An election night show with the Baltimore Barristers, discussing Tom Brady’s re-instated suspension, a federal inmate suing to be able to practice the Flying Spaghetti Monster Religion, and a proposed law in NY for scanning cellphones in vehicles involved in collisions.
The Barristers discuss a host of issues on tonight’s show: The NFL’s threat to sue the New York Times for their article connecting the NFL to big tobacco, an Oklahoma sheriff charged with taking a bribe for releasing a suspected drug dealer in exchange for a $10,000 “civil asset forfeiture”, a teenager in Massachusetts charged with manslaughter for encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself, and so much more.
The Barristers discuss a slew of issues on tonight’s show, including compelled testimony in the upcoming Freddie Gray trials, Mandatory IRAs for Maryland small businesses, another attempt to pass an assisted suicide bill in Maryland, and a man in Texas who went to jail for not mowing his lawn.