Show: Law Talk

Episode: 0014 Law Talk: China Intellectual Property, Light Bulbs & Blago - July 13, 2011

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Mark and Jim begin with a discussion on China’s intellectual property piracy, which costs 2.1 million US jobs. MS Office goes for $2, Chinese cyber spies fish and hack using purported messages from former US National Security Council China specialist.

In Constitutional Corner Mark ( and Jim talk about whether the light bulb police who are citing the commerce clause, can bust Texans who, under HB 2510, manufacture incandescent bulbs? The State AG vows a fight, citing the 9th and 10th Amendments. Broken CFLs (each containing 5 mg of mercury) require evacuation and HVAC shutdown. Each CFL bulb costs $1.50 to dispose,

The episode concludes with a discussion on Governor Blagojevich who has taken the stand and denies that he shook down Rahm for two million. He says he is only governor who could spin a basketball on one finger. Blago subpoena claims Tony Rezko and President Obama had a quid pro quo of a fundraiser for favorable legislation, and denies that Blago worked with Rezko on mob casino license deal.

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