Show: Law Talk

Episode: 0015 Law Talk: 4th Amendment, Federal Law & Utopia - August 10, 2011

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Mark and Jim begin by talking about the number of federal crimes as it leaps from the three stated in the constitution to at least 4,500 today, many not requiring that the perpetrator know they are committing a crime (mens rea). Some examples include a lost snow mobile riders, green car inventors, picnickers’ whose kids were digging in the dirt, and lobster buyers who committed no crime in any country on the planet, but have been indicted and convicted.

In Constitutional Corner Mark ( and Jim discuss the Obama supporters who hint he may use the 14th Amendment to circumvent Congress on the debt limit, citing the section that applies to Civil War debts incurred by the Union in defeating the Confederacy.

The show concludes with a court ruling that the President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, was owed forty million dollars for defamation by newspaper editors. The editors were jailed for three years due to Correa’s negotiating tactics dealing with a police pension reduction protest that included a massacre of police at a hospital, making the Wisconsin pension showdown look tame in comparison.

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