Why "The Mandalorian" Works
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Why is "The Mandalorian" so popular with Star Wars fans, yet the latest films are so divisive? Where does it veer from the traditional beats and themes of Star Wars, and where does it embrace that unique George Lucas flavor? Jack Helmuth and Nick Sperdute join to unpack everyone's favorite bounty hunter.

Short Circuit
Short Circuit
Institute for Justice
Short Circuit 163 | The Law of Johnny 5 Is Alive
For once living up to the 1980s-movie-sense of our name, we’re talking about robots. How should the law treat robots? What do we analogize to, the law of traditional machines? Animals? Something else? How should that law be “made,” by courts or by legislatures? And how does the Constitution interact with artificial intelligence? When a robot writes a novel is it “speech?” In a special Short Circuit, we look into all of these questions with our guest Ed Walters, founder and CEO of Fastcase, and an adjunct professor who teaches robot and artificial intelligence law at Georgetown Law School. Transcript: https://ij.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/short-circuit-163_otter.ai_.pdf Copyrighting all the melodies to avoid accidental-infringement, https://www.ted.com/talks/damien_riehl_copyrighting_all_the_melodies_to_avoid_accidental_infringement I, Robot, http://ekladata.com/-Byix64G_NtE0xI4A6PA1--o1Hc/Asimov-Isaac-I-Robot.pdf Ed Walters: https://www.law.georgetown.edu/faculty/edward-j-walters/ Anthony Sanders: https://ij.org/staff/asanders/ iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/short-circuit/id309062019 Spotify: https://podcasters.spotify.com/podcast/1DFCqDbZTI7kIws11kEhed/overview Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/institute-for-justice/short-circuit Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iz26kyzdcpodkfm5cpz7rlvf76a Newsletter: ij.org/about-us/shortcircuit/ Want to email us? shortcircuit@ij.org
52 min
Reason Podcasts
Reason Podcasts
Reason Podcasts
Punish Politicians for the Right Reasons
Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, and Nick Gillespie gather on this week's Reason Roundtable to reflect with fresh fury on the latest bureaucratic bottle-necking and duty dereliction. And they find some bits of good news for you too. Discussed in the show: 0:24: New York is…not well. 23:56: What's the takeaway of comparing Democrat- and Republican-run states in the face of pandemic management? (Look forward to a feature piece diving even deeper into this by Matt Welch.) 31:23: Weekly Listener Question: What does the Roundtable suggest to replace the current vaccine approval process? 46:45: Biden bombed Syria, and we're reminded that behind the "he's not Trump" hype, he's still just a "status-quo institutionalist." 49:13: Media recommendations for the week. This week's links: "The Twilight of the Anti-Trump Idols," by Ross Douthat "New York attorney general seeks to investigate Cuomo sexual harassment claims," by Richard Luscombe "Newsom appears to post TikTok inside restaurant, denies eating there," by Morgan Phillips "What Disney Can Teach Us About Covid-19: Lockdowns Fail" (video) "Thomas Sowell's Maverick Insights on Race, Economics, and Society" (video) "Cocktails with Suderman" "5 Pandemic Mistakes We Keep Repeating," by Zeynep Tufekci Send your questions either by email to roundtable@reason.com or by voicemail to 213-973-3017. Be sure to include your social media handle and the correct pronunciation of your name. Audio production by Ian Keyser. Assistant production by Regan Taylor. Music: "Angeline," by The Brothers Steve.
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Teleforum
Teleforum
The Federalist Society
Undue Delay or Due Process? Does the Due Process Clause Require a Prompt Post-Seizure Hearing When the Government Seizes an Individual’s Pro
The Institute for Justice (IJ) has filed a petition for certiorari in Serrano v. CPB, asking the Court: “When the government seizes a vehicle for civil forfeiture, does due process require a prompt post-seizure hearing to test the legality of the seizure and continued detention of the vehicle pending the final forfeiture trial?” As Gerardo Serrano was driving his Ford F-250 truck across the U.S.-Mexico border, CBP agents searched the vehicle and found five .380 caliber bullets and one .380 caliber magazine in the center console. Gerardo explained that he had a valid concealed carry permit in his home state of Kentucky; he had simply forgotten the bullets and magazine were in the truck. CBP seized Gerardo’s truck for civil forfeiture on the ground that he had attempted to export “munitions of war.” Gerardo asked CBP for a hearing before a judge, but CBP held his truck for over two years without a hearing. Our expert panelists disagree on many of the principal issues of the case: Was Mr. Serrano entitled to a hearing promptly after his vehicle was seized? Is the current forfeiture hearing process and timeline consistent with due process and originalism? Will the Court take this case and what should they decide? On the call to discuss these fascinating questions and more is IJ attorney, Rob Johnson, Mr. Serrano’s lead attorney, and two of the leading experts on civil-asset forfeiture in the country today, Stef Cassella and David Smith. Featuring: -- Stef Cassella, CEO, Asset Forfeiture Law, LLC -- Robert Johnson, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice -- David Smith, David B. Smith, PLLC -- Moderator: Adam Griffin, Constitutional Law Fellow, Institute for Justice
1 hr 2 min
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