Legal Anatomy of Current Events is a weekly podcast that will be reviewing a wide range of national topics and the legal issues involved. Gary Bell and Brad Pollock are Denver lawyers and their law firm is Bell & Pollock. We are lawyers, experts, and advocates and our mission is to educate you on the law and how these national topics may affect you, delivered in a plain-language explanation of the law. Learn about what’s happening regarding the most pressing legal issues of our time in a non-political format. www.championsofthepeople.com
Two Colorado paramedics are on trial for their alleged role in the 2019 death of Elijah McClain, a young man who died after police detained him and medics injected him with a powerful sedative. Did the paramedics violate their training protocols by failing to examine McClain before injecting him with the maximum allowed dose of ketamine?
Sam Miele, a fundraiser for expelled Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., pleaded guilty to wire fraud in connection with impersonating an aide to then-House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
According to court records, Miele misrepresented himself as a high-ranking congressional aide to then-Speaker Kevin McCarthy to deceive donors and then used their money to pad his own pocket and the coffers of Santos' campaign. Miele admitted he committed access...
A Colorado judge has ruled that former President Donald Trump “engaged in an insurrection” on January 6, 2021, but rejected an attempt to remove him from the state’s 2024 primary ballot, finding that the 14th Amendment’s “insurrectionist ban” doesn’t apply to presidents. Or does it? You decide.
Donald Trump and 18 others have been indicted in Georgia over efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss in the state. Bell & Pollock explain the many legal elements in of this historic case.
Insurance companies are not offering or are not renewing insurance policies in some states to shield themselves from ballooning losses from natural disasters. Can they do that? And what can you do if your policy isn't renewed?
Maybe astonishing, but true. You can be acquitted in court and still go to jail. It's perfectly legal.
Aretha Franklin left behind two wills, scrawled in notebooks and on pieces of paper, that were found inside her home after her death. The wills disagreed on which family members would control her estate. With $80 million at stake, how would the court decide which will is the way?
Ethical concerns are swirling around the nation’s highest court. All-expenses-paid trips, book promotions and property selling. Some of the court’s judges are mired in ethical controversies. What's the story and what's at stake?
Martha Stewart did it and it wasn't a good thing. Insider trading involves trading in a public company's stock or other securities by someone with non-public information about the company. But is it illegal?
In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that a dog toymaker infringed on the trademark of the whiskey maker. Did the Court get it right or is it barking up the wrong tree? Gary Bell & Brad Pollock step into it for you to decide.
Artistic freedom is a right afforded under the First Amendment; however, many rap artists that run afoul of the law have had their lyrics held against them in a court of law. Is using the lyrics fair game or off limits? Brad Pollock breaks it down and you decide.
Once a routine act by Congress, the vote to raise the debt ceiling allows the Treasury Department to continue borrowing money to pay the nation’s already incurred bills. So what is the fight about?
Cruise ship excursions offer a chance for sightseeing and adventure but there are some fundamental facts you should have before you venture off the ship to have fun.
Today we are talking about Tiger Woods & The NDA. What is a "Non-Disclosure Agreement" (NDA)? Tiger Woods, his girlfriend, his trust, his NDA - that is what you will learn about in today's episode! Why do we have NDA? What are they all about? You will find out today - Download, Listen & Subscribe!
Today Gary and Brad are discussing -"Abortion Pills And The Law ". What did the overturning of "Roe vs. Wade" do to affect abortion pills and people's access to them? What is the "legal why" on this topic? Roe vs Wade moved the abortion decision away from the Federal government and gave it to the states and that becomes critical to today's discussion - "States that readily allow abortion may continue to do so" according to the Supr...
In this episode, Gary will go over: Mickey Mouse, Governor DeSantis, and Prisons – WOW!? Florida Vs. Disney: Do you really know the details of this case? What is Reedy Creek? We cover why this is an essential part of this legal analysis. Who started this 'fight'? When Disney World moved in it was going to be quite a boom to the economy! However, that wasn't the end of the story! As part of the transaction, Disney wanted to be a par...
In this week's episode, Gary Bell covers the legal breakdown of "Defective Products" and what to do if a product you own is defective. Whether it be a top-load Samsung washer, a Freestanding large TV stand, or a rock-and-play sleeper; it's about products in your house and those things you own that may be defective or become defective and what you should do about it. Gary discusses products that have been recalled and he will teach ...
In our last episode on this topic which aired in February 2023, Gary Bell and Brad Pollock covered "Colorado River & Water Rights". Who owns this water? And who is in control of this water and has rights to it? As a recap, the law is called "Prior Appropriation" - In the old days - you're trying to make a homestead and you mark your land next to the river to claim that land and be able to use the water from the river. You start to...
This week Gary Bell and Brad Pollock are talking about the "Trump Indictment". If you want to know what the charges really mean - what they really are and if you want to know what the thread of evidence is to support those charges you won't want to miss today's episode! Download, Listen & Subscribe!
Gary and Brad are discussing the MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS in the case of Dominion vs. Fox. In our previous show on March 2nd, Brad explained the law of defamation and then went into the case explaining where Dominion vs. Fox has a higher burden of proof and a higher standard in this lawsuit. You can go back, catch up and listen to this episode! https://legalanatomy.podbean.com/e/dominion-vs-fox/
Today we have new developments regarding ...
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