The Legal Ease—Podcast of the Louisiana Law Review

Season IV, Episode 1 of the Legal Ease Out Now!

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In the first episode of Season Four, host Catherine Briley takes a chance on discussing Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletics Association, the Supreme Court’s decision holding a federal ban on legalized sports betting unconstitutional, and its potential effects on Louisiana with Paul West, a professor of Gaming Law at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center. She also checks in with MJ Hernandez, the new Editor in Chief of the Louisiana Law Review to discuss his goals for Volume 79.

Music Credit: Professor Wendell Holmes and the Holmes Family Band

Episode 6 of the Podcast Has Arrived!

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Jacob Irving was diagnosed at birth with Spastic Quadriplegia, a rare form of Cerebral Palsy. Jacob began a life long quest to understand his condition. In this search, Jacob discovered research using cannabinoids, a main compound in marijuana, to treat muscle stiffness arising from Cerebral Palsy. During this search, he also found out that medical marijuana had been legal in Louisiana for treating Spastic Quadriplegia since 1991. See La. Rev. Stat. 40:1046. Unable to understand why patients such as himself could not get access to this form of treatment, he began a quest. Today, he talks to the Legal Ease about the state of medical marijuana in Louisiana, and the future for it.

Also on the shoe, Mike Seibert joins us for his segment Around the Bend: A Publisher’s Preview of Upcoming Student Written Articles in the Louisiana Law Review to discuss Ben Wallace’s recent article A Vote Against State Nonresident Contribution Limits. 

Episode 5 of the Podcast Has Arrived!

On this episode of the podcast, Joe and Willie sit down with Professor Philip Hackney, the resident tax professor at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, to discuss some recent changes to the tax code. Specifically, we address issues facing nonprofits resulting from some recent changes to the tax code.

Episode 4 of the Podcast has arrived!

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On this episode, Joe and Willie discuss some recent cases that have had the United States Supreme Court buzzing. Cases covered include G.G. V. Gloucester County School Board (transgender students and school bathrooms), Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission (wedding cake baker refusing to make cake for same sex couple), and Gill v. Whitford (political gerrymandering). We sit down in the studio with Theresa Gallion to get her take on some of these issues. Theresa is a partner in the Tampa, FL office of the Fisher Phillips law firm. She is also a double LSU graduate (B.A. 1976/ J.D. 1981). Thank you Theresa for making a meaningful scholarly contribution to your alma mater!

Season III, Episode 3: Does Title VII’s Ban on Sex Discrimination Extend to Sexual Orientation Discrimination?

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     Happy Halloween from the Legal Ease. On today’s episode, Willie and Joe have Professor Bill Corbett from LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center to discuss recent appellate court decisions dealing with whether Title VII’s ban on sexual discrimination extends to cases involving allegations of sexual orientation discrimination. We unpack the 7th circuit’s analysis of “sex” from Hively v. Ivy Tech Cmty. Coll. of Ind. Additionally, we have 3L Mac Zentner on the show to discuss his upcoming article on the constitutionality of Louisiana’s anti-bigamy law in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. Finally, we have 3L Terrell Jordan in the studio for his segment C’Mon Judge where we discuss haunted house case law and whether the presence of ghosts should be sufficient grounds for rescinding a sale. For this episode, we have provided some interactive show notes for listeners who want to go a little further. The show notes below correspond to the various segments.

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