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Marc Spindelman

‘Heartbeat Bill’ Returns

If passed, a “Heartbeat Bill” would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected.

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Douglas Berman

Magistrate’s ruling on state death penalty procedures won’t affect Rhoden case for now

“That entire issue should have no impact on the way the (Rhoden) case is prosecuted,” Berman said.

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Douglas Berman

Do Colorado Dispensary Owners Deserve Jail for ‘Looping’?

“Technically nobody bought more than an ounce at a time,” Berman said. “They just kept coming in again and again and again. And it seems like the operators of the dispensaries were perfectly comfortable with evading the spirit of the law, even though they claim that they didn’t violate the letter of the law.”

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Marc Spindelman

The Transgender Military Ban

Spindelman discussed how President Donald Trump’s proposed transgender military ban could affect the military and LGBTQ rights. 

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Ari Glogower

Elizabeth Warren’s plan to tax the super-rich has been tried before. Here’s what happened.

“The comparison everyone is thinking of is Switzerland, because it’s probably the best precedent for a reasonably effective wealth tax,” Glogower said. 

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Efthimios Parasidis

Oregon lawmakers roll out bill to let patients get paid for health data

“While the proposed law may provide people with a small payment, in the long run it may have the perverse impact of sanctioning widespread use of health data for purposes beyond medical care and health research,” Parasidis said.

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Ari Glogower

Warren’s Ultra-Millionaire Tax Revives Centuries-Old Legal Fight

“It is practically impossible to rely on interpretation of centuries-old case law, ‘especially when you’re talking about taxes that weren’t conceived,'” Glogower said.

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Deborah Merritt

Raising the bar: Law schools may face tougher sanctions if too many graduates fail bar exam

“If you are offering people a program that is designed to lead to admission to the bar, then there should be a reasonable expectation of achieving the goal,” Merritt said. 

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Peter Shane

The Shutdown and a Conscientious Legislator’s Guide to Checks and Balances

“Whatever one’s views on immigration policy or border security, the refusal of Republican legislators to join Democrats in re-opening the government before negotiating with President Trump is intensifying a genuine constitutional crisis,” Shane writes. 

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Douglas Berman

Medical marijuana goes on sale in Ohio, as some hope it may ease state’s opioid epidemic.

“The simple answer is yes, I think it will help,” Berman said.

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Peter Shane

The Historic Role of an Attorney General and the Issue of Executive Power

As the Senate Judiciary Committee begins the confirmation hearing for William Barr, Professor Peter Shane discusses the role of an attorney general and their relationship to executive power.

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Ric Simmons

FBI’s Electronic Device Searches Questioned in Child Porn Case

“I feel like the government is probably being reactive,” Simmons said.

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