//  8/9/18  //  Commentary

On this week's episode of Versus Trump, Jason, Charlie, and Easha—in her last episode for several months—discuss the fast-moving lawsuit by states against the Trump Administration and Cody Wilson seeking to block distribution of plans for 3D-printed guns. As usual, you can listen online below, and subscribe via this page with any podcast player or here in iTunes. 

Charlie starts the discussion by explaning the background of the dispute, which actually dates back several years to a lawsuit brought by Wilson, the would-be distributor of these plans, against the Obama Administration. The Obama Administration successfully blocked the plans' distribution, and the Trump Administration defended that position until a recent settlement that would have permitted the distribution as of August 1. Jason then turns to the current lawsuit brought by many blue states that seeks to stop the settlement from going into effect and has resulted in a temporary block on Wilson's website. The trio discuss the administrative and constitutional law aspects of the dispute. They then say goodbye to Easha by thinking about the big topics she'll miss while she's gone.

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Notes

  • The States' first amended complaint in the new case is here.
  • The court's order granting the TRO is here.
  • Really nice articles covering the entire dispute at CNET are here and here.
  • Jason mentioned a letter to the court from Wilson's lawyer. That's here. The Reason blog post by Brian Doherty discussing that letter is here.
  • Charlie mentioned this Doug Herzog law review article.

Inside the Doomed Union Refund Lawsuits, Part II

7/24/18  //  Uncategorized

Shortly after I posted my initial take on the headline-grabbing set of class action lawsuits seeking millions of dollars in refunds from public sector unions after Janus, two interesting things happened.

Aaron Tang

UC Davis School of Law

Versus Trump: Versus The Trump Foundation

7/19/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

On this week's episode of Versus Trump, Jason and Charlie discuss the New York Attorney General's petition to dissolve the Trump Foundation and ban President Trump and his children from serving as directors of charities in the future. They then do some a hit on the new Mueller indictment. Listen now!

Charlie Gerstein

Civil Rights Corps

Jason Harrow

Equal Citizens

The Doomed—And Dangerous—Demand for Refunds from Public Sector Unions

7/19/18  //  Commentary

Sending unions into bankruptcy because they mistakenly trusted the Supreme Court when it stood by Abood in 2012 (and declined to overrule it again in 2014) would be more than a blow to middle class workers; it would be a serious danger to the rule of law.

Aaron Tang

UC Davis School of Law