Everything We Know About the American Heartland

We are three lawyers in Austin, Texas talking about the American Heartland and what we know about the American Heartland.

Everything We Know about Guns

February 25, 2017

Show Notes

Today we discuss everything we know about guns and then some stuff we know about Planned Parenthood. We start with some follow up from Episode 4: Everything We Know About John McCain.

The Right to Bear Arms

The Fourth Circuit recently issued an opinion holding that assault weapons are not protected by the Second Amendment.

Reproductive Rights

In the second part of the show, we discuss a case where Judge Sam Sparks issues a preliminary injunction barring Texas from removing Planned Parenthood from Medicaid.


The Third Amendment has been applied to the states through the Fourteenth Amendment by the Second Circuit in Engbloom v. Carey.


Everything We Know about John McCain

February 21, 2017

Show Notes

In this episode, we talk about everything we know about Senator John McCain.

Supreme Court Predictions

But first, we have a short Supreme Court Predictions segment. In it, we examine the Expressions Hair Design v. Schneiderman case. The issue is:

Does the New York General Business Law’s prohibition of credit card surcharges violate the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment or the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment?

John McCain: Hot or Not?

John McCain gives a speech in Munich; or if you’d rather watch the video.

After Show

In the after show, we talk about Mike Flynn & Treason:


Everything We Know about Border Searches

February 19, 2017

Show Notes

The United States Court of International Trade has ruled that Snuggies are blankets, not priestly vestments. As a result, import tariffs are reduced by nearly half. The full opinion is available here.

Is a tomato a vegetable or a fruit?

Supreme Court Predictions

In this section, we take three random cases that are before the Supreme Court and predict the outcome. We are holding ourselves accountable by keeping track our predictions on our website.

Everything We Know About Secrets

Trump conducting foreign affairs in public at Mar-A-Lago, via CNN and Politico

  • John Cook from the Intercept on how they handle secret documents.

Border Searches

Finally, everything we know about border searches.

After Show

Anyone can be Speaker of the House, including Hillary Clinton.

Bonus Content: where we review & unbox the Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone.


Everything We Know about the Ninth Circuit

February 12, 2017

Show Notes

  • Abrams nixed
  • 9th Circuit Order
  • Trump later tweeted: “LAWFARE: “Remarkably, in the entire opinion, the panel did not bother even to cite this (the) statute.” A disgraceful decision!”
  • Eric Posner said: “Trump’s tweets will haunt him for all national security actions going forward, interfering even with legitimate gov action”

Everything We Know about Neil Gorsuch

February 3, 2017

Show Notes