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.
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Everything We Know about 2018

January 10, 2018

Show Notes

Your three artisan lawyers make a prediction about a SCOTUS case, but, first, they make other predictions.

  • Naval’s tweetstorm that we don’t talk about at all.

Predictions

Trigger warning: Ruchit is talking about bitcoin and cryptocurrencies again, so much so that even Tom is tired of hearing about it.

Clerks

Law clerks are a thing.

SCOTUS Prediction: Patchak v. Zinke

Patchak v. Zinke:

Sidebar

TJ:

AJ: Michael Lewis has created a new journalism genre: worrying stories about the Trump transition team.

Ruchit: Texas Tribune, Puzzling Shapes, a history and overview of a Texas district.

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Everything We Know about Apple Getting Sued

January 1, 2018

Show Notes

Ruchit would happily trade his iPhone X for a flip phone. Apple gets sued.

Pre-Show Announcement

Apple Gets Sued over Slow iPhones

Ruchit bought several Apple products this week, yet he’s not happy with Apple:

Supreme Court Predictions

Carpenter v. United States:

  • Ruchit: 7-2 Carpenter (Thomas & Alito dissent, Gorsuch writes majority.)
  • AJ: 5-4 United States (Kennedy is the deciding vote.)
  • TJ: 9-0 Carpenter

Sidebars

AJ: So, nearly one year into the Trump administration, we checked in with some of the best political cartoonists in the nation to see how they’re drawing Trump, the caricature. In the videos below, they offer their thoughts on the challenge as they sketch the face that launched a thousand pens.

TJ: The Worst & Best airlines in the world based on timeliness.

Ruchit: Here is a picture Tom took in Banff.

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Everything We Know about Net Neutrality

December 18, 2017

Show Notes

Your three artisan lawyers argue about whether net neutrality is good or very good. Fair warning: this is a fairly deep dive and a technical view into the history and the policy of net neutrality.

Ajit Pai makes a video promoting his anti-net neutrality policies at the FCC

Supreme Court Predictions

Marinello v. United States:

  • Ruchit: 9-0 Marinello
  • AJ: 8-1 Marinello
  • Tom: 9-0 Marinello

Sidebars

TJ: Star trails photography.

AJ: Griffin’s amiibo Corner.

Ruchit: The Uncertain Hour® Podcast

Aftershow

Democrats want Doug Jones seated right away. The GOP wants to finish a tax overhaul.

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Everything We Know about Cakes

December 11, 2017

Show Notes

We discuss Taylor Swift’s Shake it off to start off a show about taxes and the Supreme Court.

Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

In this case, a baker challenges the state of Colorado’s anti-discrimination law.

Here are our predictions:

  • TJ: 5-4 Cakeshop
  • AJ: 6-3 Colorado
  • Ruchit: 5-4 Colorado

Sidebars

Ruchit bought some Litecoin and that’s his sidebar?

AJ: U.S Supreme Court Brief Writing Style Guide

TJ: DNA sketch leads to suspect confession.

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Everything We Know about Tax Cuts and Twitter

December 6, 2017

Show Notes

In this short episode, Ruchit admits on the record that he is a fan of Richard Milhous Nixon. But we don’t discuss this at all.

Tax Bill

Mitch is happy

Supreme Court Predictions

Class v. United States:

  • Ruchit: 9-0 Class
  • AJ: 9-0 Class
  • TJ: 9-0 Class

Sidebars

TJ: Map of FBI planes conducting survellience. * Ars Technicaa: FBI would rather prosecutors drop cases than disclose stingray details

AJ: Cards Against Humanity Saves America.

Ruchit: waitbutwhy.com.

After Show

Jon Tester manhandles 479-page tax bill.