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Wait….Is Marijuana Legal in Columbus, Ohio?

Well, is it?  The Show at 511 tackles it!

From Studio C in the 511 Studios, located in downtown Columbus, OH. Find out more at 511 Media.

Here Come da Judge and this Time He Brought a Friend!

The crew hooks up with Judge Chris Brown again.  This time, he brought his colleague and mentor, Judge Judy Lynch.  Both sit proudly on the bench in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.  They discuss everything judicial, including drug sentence reform, invasion of judicial discretion by Ohio Senate Bill 3 (reducing prison sentences for certain drug offenders).  Also here all about the infamous case of State of Ohio vs. Wendell Hollingsworth.  Learn how not to ask for mercy after a conviction, how not to upset your criminal defense attorney, and how not to behave in a courtroom.  Sit back, tune in, and watch out–here come da judges.

Introducing The Show at 511

Big changes are coming – be the first on your block to hear about them! Take a trip down memory lane with the guys about how Lawyer Talk first started and get the inside scoop on the new 511 show and other happenings. The guys cover everything from their favorite episodes, the Storm Area 51 project, Mueller, fake news, government intervention, the latest developments with the government and vaping, the future of CBD and hemp in Ohio, and what’s in a name.

113 – Beards, Music, Family and Fun

Come hang with some family and friends of the Lawyer Talk crew! Our special guests include Dwayne Napper, Stephen Linn, Matt Palmer and Drew Palmer. Stephen Linn is not only the not-evil creative genius behind most of the Lawyer Talk art that appears on our Instagram and Facebook, but he is also Jeff’s favorite brother. The guys hang out and talk fireworks, go-kart racing, what they did for the 4th, finding an outlet for creativity, graphic design, songwriting, music theory, guitar, upright bass, horrible Albuquerque drivers, speeding on the reservation, and scorpions in your shoes.

Special thanks to Circle 270 Media, Dwayne Napper, Freddy in Studio B, Dan the Photographer and Stephen Linn.

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112 – Storming Area 51, When Cops are Wrong, and Dirtbag News

Would you like to know if the government is hiding aliens in Area 51? A million people have signed up on Facebook to charge it “Naruto-style” to find out. We discuss why the idea of police planting evidence is so hard for people to believe – and the recent case of a Jackson County Florida police officer who has been charged with 52 counts of racketeering for planting meth on potentially hundreds of suspects.  And we discuss the disturbing details surrounding Jeff Epstein, the Lolita Express and some of those on the unfortunate list of Epstein’s rich, famous, and powerful enablers.

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111 – Meet Taylor

Meet Taylor, the new Research and Media guru at Lawyer Talk and law student extraordinaire at Antonin Scalia Law School. Everyone talks Steve’s strategy to get A’s in law school, how D.C. compares to Columbus, flawless jokes, prison engagements, hermaphrodite frogs, listener questions, and a couple of recent cases in the news out of Portsmouth, Ohio. One involves former local Portsmouth judge, Judge Marshall, who was discovered to have been presiding over cases drunk for years – as well as possibly involved in a sex-trafficking ring with local public defender Mike Moran.

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110 – 4th of July Special!

Mmmm, what’s that? Smells like freedom and fireworks! Come ring the Liberty Bell with us as we sit back and talk barbecue, fun facts about the history of the 4th of July, tannerite, firearms, American ingenuity and homemade firework recipes, buying fireworks in Ohio and saying goodbye to the “Liar’s Law,” plans for the 4th, go karts, why Uber and Lyft should be sponsors, day drinking, and the most common reasons why we will still be answering our phones at Yavitch & Palmer this 4th of July holiday.

Be safe and enjoy the holiday responsibly. But just in case something should happen to go sideways, you may want to have our number in your phone – 614-224-6142.

Happy 4th of July everyone!

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109 – Here Come Da Judge – Judge Chris Brown, Franklin County Court of Common Pleas

At the age of 35, Judge Chris Brown was one of the youngest people to ever be elected to serve as a Franklin County Common Pleas judge. Both a former prosecutor and a former defense attorney with a lot of jury trials under his belt, he definitely knew his way around the courtroom, and from the perspective of both sides of the bench. The guys swap stories about lawyers, judges, political animals and Ohio courtrooms. Judge Brown (but just call him Chris if you are playing basketball with him) shares what judges usually want from the lawyers who appear in front of them in the courtroom, what running for judge is really like – and why judges are the loneliest names on the election ballot.

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108 – The Original Bluegrass of Dwayne Napper – Special Guest Series

Ohio’s own Dwayne Napper performs some of his original songs, including “Rodeo Clown,” live in-studio for the Lawyer Talk audience and crew. Dwayne talks about country, bluegrass, growing up in Vinton County, getting his start in music, where he gets his inspiration for his songs, his new band, and what he’s up to now.

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107 – It’s a Grand Old Flag! Lawyer Talk Flag Day

Love it or hate it, Old Glory has a birthday every June 14.  Hear all about the Flag, how to handle it, and the history of Flag Day.  The Lawyer Talk crew discusses the First Amendment, Colin Kaepernick, patriotism, nationalism, and why we love and hate the flag.  And let’s face it.  Who else dedicates an entire podcast to Flag Day?  Only the folks at Lawyer Talk.