Opening Arguments

A NewsPolitics and Education podcast featuring Andrew Torrez
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Every episode, legal expert Andrew and comic relief Thomas will tackle a popular legal topic and give you all the tools you need to understand the issue and win every argument you have on Facebook, with your Uncle Frank, or wherever someone is wrong on the Internet. It's law. It's politics. It's fun. We don't tell you what to think, we just set up the Opening Arguments.

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Today's episode features a long interview with AG, the spectacular co-host of the Mueller, She Wrote podcast.  She helps break down everything in the news that's Yodel Mountain-worthy... and along the way, you'll learn what might be next, what we might be overplaying, and much, much more! After the interview, it's time for the answer to Thomas (& AG) Take The Bar Exam #114, in which you always be…
Today's episode tackles the recent Dunn v. Ray decision in which the Supreme Court used a procedural mechanism to allow the State of Alabama to execute a devout Muslim without affording him the same sorts of religious freedom they do to Christian inmates.  Is it as bad as it looks? (Yes.) We begin, however, with an unfortunate Andrew Was Wrong (and a promise to get better)! Then, it's time for a …
Today's episode features a deep dive into a listener question about Article V Constitutional Conventions.  Are they dangerous?  (Yes.)  Are they a good idea?  (No.)  We also discuss the latest ridiculous defamation lawsuit.. and discover why this one is a little different.  How?  You'll have to listen and find out. We begin with a little bit of news you might have missed regarding Attorney Genera…

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Imaveganheathen reviewed this podcast on Sep 22nd, 2018
"Another one of Thomas Smith's incredible podcasting endeavors. Andrew Torres is a lawyer who presents questions and answers to all of the most important legal questions of our day. He takes complicated legal issues and breaks them down into understandable and motivating concepts for the average jo, while Thomas provides comedy, inquiry and a wonderful chemistry with his co-host Andrew."
El_Loves_Kelly_Kullberg reviewed this podcast on Aug 22nd, 2017
"I thoroughly enjoy this podcast. The banter between Andrew and Thomas is fun and keeps a subject many would find boring (the law) and keeps it entertaining. They cover very current events and Andrew thoroughly explains the law and how it applies. The bonus content is great."

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Podcast Details
Aug 24th, 2016
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Feb 19th, 2019
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