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Host June Grasso speaks with prominent attorneys and legal scholars, analyzing major legal issues and cases in the news. The show examines all aspects of the legal profession, from intellectual property to criminal law, from bankruptcy to securities law, drawing on the deep research tools of BloombergLaw.com.

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Courts Differ on Use of Gender Neutral Pronouns

Holly Barker, Bloomberg Law Senior Legal Reporter, discusses how federal courts have handled the use of gender neutral pronouns. Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson, Bloomberg Law Supreme Court Reporter, discusses President Biden's choice for Solicitor General, Elizabeth Prelogar, and the upcoming term. June Grasso hosts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

27m
Aug 30, 2021
Court Rules Warhol's Prince Series Infringed Photo

Intellectual property litigator Terence Ross, a partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman, discusses the Second Circuit Court of Appeals reaffirming its ruling that artist Andy Warhol's series on rock star Prince infringed the copyright of a photo of the star. Lawrence Gostin, director of the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University, discusses lawsuits over vaccine mandates at colleges and universities. June Grasso hosts Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

26m
Aug 28, 2021
Supreme Court Deals Biden Two Blows in One Week

Neal Devins, a professor at William & Mary Law School, discusses the Supreme Court lifting the Biden administration's eviction moratorium, ending protection for millions of people who have fallen behind on their rent during the pandemic. Leon Fresco, a partner at Holland & Knight, discusses the Supreme Court ordering the Biden administration to reinstate the Trump administration's Remain in Mexico policy, which forced migrants to wait in Mexico while their asylum claims were processed. June Grasso hosts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

19m
Aug 27, 2021
Court Fights Over School Mask Mandates

Eric Larson, Bloomberg Legal Reporter, discusses the legal challenges to school mask mandates. Leon Fresco, a partner at Holland & Knight, discusses Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito putting a temporary hold on the reinstatement of the Trump administration's remain in Mexico policy. Mario Talerico, a partner at Honigman, discusses his group's efforts to raise money to evacuate Afghan workers from a medical clinic under threat in Afghanistan through the GoFundMe page for Operation We Care: Global Afghan Evacuation. June Grasso hosts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

32m
Aug 24, 2021
Whose Court Is It Now?

Michael Dorf, a professor at Cornell Law School, discusses his article "Whose Court Is It Now?" and the new court with its 6 member conservative majority. June Grasso hosts Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

18m
Aug 15, 2021
Are There Too Many Cleveland Guardians Teams?

Trademark attorney Marsha Gentner of Dykema Gossett discusses the legal implications of the Cleveland Indians baseball team choosing to re-brand itself as the Cleveland Guardians, despite the fact that there is already a Cleveland Guardians roller derby team. June Grasso hosts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

13m
Aug 14, 2021
New Scotus Term: From Abortion Rights to State Secrets

Constitutional law professor Harold Krent of the Chicago-Kent College of Law, discusses the upcoming Supreme Court term which includes cases on abortion rights, gun rights, the death penalty and state secrets. Former federal prosecutor Robert Mintz, a partner at McCarter & English, discusses the D.C Court of Appeals ordering the release of a West Virginia man accused of taking part in a pepper spray assault on police at the Capitol riots on January 6th. June Grasso hosts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

39m
Aug 13, 2021
Ex-Tesla Employee Called Racial Slur Wins Rare Award

Employment law expert Anthony Oncidi, a partner at Proskauer Rose, discusses Tesla paying more than $1 million to a Black former employee who won a ruling that the company failed to stop his supervisors from calling him a racial slur at the electric-car maker’s northern California plant. Madison Alder, Bloomberg Law Reporter, discusses Congress weighing the first district court expansion since then-Sen. Joe Biden spearheaded the last change decades ago. June Grasso hosts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

31m
Aug 11, 2021
Unruly Airline Passengers Rarely Face Criminal Charges

Airplane passengers have done everything from hitting flight attendants in the face to calling in hoax hijacking reports to refusing to wear masks. Alan Levin, Bloomberg News Aviation Reporter, discusses why unruly passengers rarely face criminal charges. David Harris, a professor at the University of Pittsburgh Law School and host of the "Criminal Injustice" podcast, discusses the Justice Department launching a civil-rights investigation into the Phoenix Police Department. June Grasso hosts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

23m
Aug 10, 2021
Can Scarlett Johansson Win Against Disney?

Robert Schwartz, a partner at Quinn Emanuel and co-chair of the Media & Entertainment Industry Practice, discusses Scarlett Johansson's suit against Walt Disney, claiming it broke its promise to release her latest film “Black Widow” only in movie theaters when it made it available for streaming on the Disney+ video service. Anthony Kreis, a professor at the Georgia State University College of Law, discusses the legal problems the new CDC eviction moratorium faces. June Grasso hosts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

23m
Aug 07, 2021
The Legal Perils of Andrew Cuomo

Former federal prosecutor Elie Honig discusses the legal peril facing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in light of the New York Attorney General’s report corroborating 11 claims of sexual harassment by Cuomo. Leon Fresco, a partner at Holland & Knight, discusses the Biden Administration's lawsuit against Texas to block the governor's order allowing state troopers to stop anyone who isn't in law enforcement from transporting migrants along the Texas border. June Grasso hosts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

30m
Aug 05, 2021
How the Rich Get Bail

Darryl Brown, a professor at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses bail, a part of the criminal justice system, where deals are often made behind closed doors, and which critics say favors the rich. William Banks, a professor at Syracuse University College of Law, discusses two recent moves by the Biden Justice Department, issuing a memo calling for the release of former President Trump's tax returns and releasing handwritten notes showing Trump urging former Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen to back claims of voter fraud. June Grasso hosts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

28m
Aug 04, 2021
Private Judges and the Jolie-Pitt Custody Battle

Christopher Melcher of Walzer Melcher, discusses a victory for Angelina Jolie in her divorce battle with Brad Pitt, with a California appeals court agreeing with her that the private judge deciding who gets custody of their minor children, should be disqualified. Madison Alder, Bloomberg Legal Reporter, discusses progressive groups looking to the next Supreme Court term—in which the justices will take up cases involving abortion, guns and possibly affirmative action—to fire up the base in advance of the 2022 congressional midterms. June Grasso hosts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

28m
Aug 03, 2021
Chardonnay-Under-the-Sea Goes a Bit Too Far Legally

Emily Dooley, Bloomberg Law Staff Correspondent, discusses how a diver, a surfer, a winemaker, and a Frenchman who sunk wine storage cages off the coast of Santa Barbara in an attempt to create the world’s first members-only underwater wine cellar and club, ran into legal troubles. Patricia Hurtado, Bloomberg Legal Reporter, discusses how Matthew Grimes went from Tom Barrack's intern to his protege to his co-defendant. June Grasso hosts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

24m
Aug 01, 2021
Justice Dept. Won't Defend Republican Representative

Constitutional law professor Stephen Vladeck of the University of Texas Law School, discusses the U.S. Justice Department refusing to defend Republican Representative Mo Brooks in a lawsuit alleging that he helped incite the deadly January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, a decision that might mean the department also won’t help protect former President Donald Trump. Audrey Anderson, who heads the higher education practice at Bass Berry & Sims, discusses a federal judge dismissing a lawsuit against the University of Texas at Austin that attacked its consideration of race in admissions. June Grasso hosts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

30m
Jul 31, 2021
Tiffany and Costco Settle Over Fake 'Tiffany' Rings

Intellectual property litigator Terence Ross, a partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman, discusses why Tiffany settled an eight-year lawsuit with Costco over copyright infringement and counterfeiting after the wholesaler sold a generic diamond ring bearing the “Tiffany” name.  Greg Farrell, Bloomberg Legal Reporter, discusses Carey Dunne who spent decades at the top of the New York legal profession, leaving his elite law firm to find the biggest case of his career -- investigating former President Donald Trump and his company. June Grasso hosts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

34m
Jul 29, 2021
Trump Ally Barrack Charged With Illegal Lobbying

Former federal prosecutor Jimmy Gurule, a professor at Notre Dame Law School, discusses the charges against Trump ally Tom Barrack, the founder of investment firm Colony Capital, that he illegally lobbied the U.S. government on behalf of the United Arab Emirates and lied to the FBI about it. Michael Gerrard, a professor at Columbia Law School and faculty director of Columbia Law School's Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, discusses his article for Bloomberg Law, "Killer Heat Waves Warrant FEMA Action Under New Authority." June Grasso hosts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

24m
Jul 27, 2021
First Prison Sentence From Capitol Riot

Former federal prosecutor Robert Mintz, a partner at McCarter & English, discusses the first prison term resulting from the Capitol riot and defenses being raised. Leon Fresco, a partner at Holland & Knight, discusses the implications of a Texas federal judge ruling that DACA is illegal. June Grasso hosts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

32m
Jul 23, 2021
What Happens When a Country Breaks EU Law?

Ronan McCrea, Professor of Constitutional and European Law at University College London, discusses EU Law and the current controversy with Hungary and Poland. Erin Mulvaney, Senior Legal Reporter at Bloomberg Law, discusses office culture wars escalating as workers balk at return-to-office mandates. June Grasso hosts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

36m
Jul 22, 2021
Sacha Baron Cohen Wins Again Over Prank Interview

Mary Anne Pazanowski, Senior Legal Reporter for Bloomberg Law, discusses how comedian Sacha Baron Cohen won a lawsuit brought by former judge Roy Moore over Cohen’s use of an alleged pedophile detector during an interview...one of several lawsuits Cohen has won over prank interviews. Professor Carl Tobias of the University of Richmond Law School, discusses President Biden's recent judicial nominations. June Grasso hosts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

22m
Jul 20, 2021
Advantage Business at the Supreme Court

Jonathan Macey, a professor at Yale Law School, discusses business wins and losses at the Supreme Court this past term. Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson, Bloomberg Law Supreme Court reporter, discusses the persistent gender gap at the lectern of the court with male advocates outnumbering female advocates 125 to 28 in the most recent term. June Grasso hosts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

24m
Jul 18, 2021
Elon Musk Stars in His Own Courtroom Drama

Chris Dolmetsch, Bloomberg legal reporter, discusses Elon Musk's testimony in a Delaware trial over Tesla’s 2016 takeover of SolarCity, continuing to argue that the purchase was a sound decision and that it wasn’t done to benefit himself instead of shareholders. Evan Starr, an assistant professor of management and organization at the University of Maryland, discusses President Joe Biden calling on the FTC to ban or limit employee noncompetes as part of a broad executive order. June Grasso hosts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

24m
Jul 17, 2021
Lawsuits Over Building Collapse

David Prager, a managing director and head of the U.S. Restructuring Advisory practice at Kroll, discusses the lawsuits that have been filed over the building collapse in Surfside, Florida, Leon Fresco, a partner at Holland & Knight, discusses President Joe Biden moving to upend decades of policy on migrants seeking asylum. June Grasso hosts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

31m
Jul 15, 2021
Trump's Revenge Lawsuit

Jim Dempsey of the UC Berkeley School of Law, discusses the lawsuit former President Trump filed against Facebook, Twitter, and Google over their decisions to suspend or ban him from using their platforms.  David Yaffe-Bellany, Bloomberg legal reporter, discusses why thousands of federal prisoners released to home confinement, are dreading the end of the pandemic. June Grasso hosts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

24m
Jul 13, 2021
Where's the New Center of the Court?

Constitutional law professor Josh Blackman of the South Texas College of Law, discusses the Supreme Court's latest term and the influence of the new 6 to 3 conservative majority. June Grasso hosts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

15m
Jul 10, 2021
Why Marilyn Monroe Is a Counterfeiter's Best Friend

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13m
Jul 09, 2021
The Supreme Court Shifts to the Right

Stephen Vladeck, a professor of constitutional law at the University of Texas Law School, discusses the Supreme Court's term with its new conservative majority. Greg Farrell, Bloomberg legal reporter, discusses former President Donald Trump's legal peril. June Grasso hosts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

33m
Jul 08, 2021
Unprecedented Criminal Case Against Trump Org.

Former federal prosecutor Jennifer Rodgers, a Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School, discusses the unprecedented criminal case against former President Donald Trump’s company and its CFO. Elections expert Richard Briffault, a professor at Columbia Law School, discusses the Supreme Court upholding two Arizona voting restrictions, limiting the reach of the Voting Rights Act in a decision down ideological lines. June Grasso hosts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

35m
Jul 05, 2021
Transgender Student Wins Civil Rights Battle

Katherine Franke, a professor at Columbia Law School, discusses the Supreme Court refusing to question the rights of transgender students to use school bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity, rejecting an appeal in a long-running civil rights battle. Jennifer Rie, Bloomberg Intelligence Senior Litigation Analyst, discusses why Facebook's antitrust win is likely short-lived. June Grasso hosts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

28m
Jul 04, 2021
Supreme Court Rules Against Unions Again

Leon Fresco, a partner at Holland & Knight, discusses the Supreme Court ruling that certain immigrants awaiting a decision on whether they can stay in the U.S. because they fear torture at home, must be detained while their cases work their way through the system. Bethany Berger, a professor at the University of Connecticut Law School, discusses the Supreme Court ruling against unions on a decades-old regulation that gives union organizers access to agricultural company land for part of the year to talk to workers. June Grasso hosts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

31m
Jul 02, 2021