Renato discussed potential legal challenges to the Biden Administration's new measures to encourage vaccination and combat the COVID-19 pandemic. He was joined by NYU Law Professor Roderick M. Hills, Jr., who writes about and teaches constitutional law and the division of power between federal and state governments.
Renato and Patti discussed the recent Supreme Court decision that allows a Texas law that prevents women from obtaining an abortion to take effect even though it violates existing legal precedent. They were joined by law professor Leah Litman, host of the Strict Scrutiny podcast.
Renato discussed recent reports that the Trump Organization and its CFO Allen Weisselberg will be indicted by the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. He was joined by former Chief Assistant Manhattan District Attorney Daniel Alonso.
Renato and Patti discussed recent news that the Trump Justice Department obtained data related to journalists and Democratic Congressmen, as well as reports that Trump pushed DOJ to investigate bogus election fraud claims. They were joined by former FBI Assistant Director Frank Figliuzzi.
Renato and Patti discussed the recent news that the Manhattan District Attorney convened a special grand jury in its investigation of the Trump Organization. They were joined by former Chief Assistant Manhattan District Attorney Daniel Alonso.
Renato and Patti discussed the guilty plea and cooperation deal for Joel Greenberg, the close confidant of Matt Gaetz. They were joined by MSNBC Legal Analyst Barb McQuade, former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan.
“On Topic” is a podcast that provides a weekly in-depth look at a topic that helps us understand the week’s news. Our topics can’t be covered properly in a five-minute television segment or a 280-character tweet, so we bring in experts to explain the topic in a dialogue with hosts Renato Mariotti & Patti Vasquez.