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Biden Vaccine Mandates: Are They Constitutional? (with Roderick Hills)

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.


September 3, 2021

Supreme Court Shocker: Is Roe v. Wade Dead? (with Leah Litman)

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.

June 29, 2021

Trump Organization Indictment: What Does It Mean, and Will Trump Be Indicted? (with Daniel Alonso)

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.

June 19, 2021

DOJ Politicized: What Can Garland Do To Reform the Justice Department? (with Frank Figliuzzi)

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.

May 29, 2021

Grand Jury Convened: Will the Manhattan DA Charge Trump or His Company? (with Daniel Alonso)

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.

May 18, 2021

Greenberg Cooperates: What Does This Mean for Gaetz? (with Barb McQuade)

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.

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“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.