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Court Appointed
How can you avoid trespassing while playing Pokemon GO? Is "To Catch a Predator" entrapment? Can you use a spring gun in the fall? Lawyer Mike Meadows and his dude like brother-in-law Tommy Smirl tackle the pressing issues of the day in a legal podcast geared to educate and entertain lawyers and non-lawyers alike.
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USA
Produced In |
Huntington, WV
Premiere Date |
2016-07-25
Frequency |
Weekly

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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss the "One Percenter" practice of Insider Trading.  Who is supposed to be in charge of stopping this and where do their powers come from ?  (Hint: the answer is not Krypton)  Maybe Super Duck can stop these white collar criminals !! The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss what it means to be a Sovereign Citizen and how you become one.  If you do become one ..... What do you do now??  Just know going in, your batting average in Court is pretty low !! The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss the intricacies of Ex Post Facto law. When do laws take effect and when are they enforceable. How about across the pond where they subscribe to Parliamentary Sovereignty .... Old Chaps ?? The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy the legal intricacies of Christmas related movies. What is being violated and what is being ignored ? Like ... when do you get a do-over on kidnapping?? Just asking .... The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy are joined by Travis McElroy to discuss the legalities and logic of End of Days preparedness. When is building or stocking your bunker going to run afoul of the law. This and other Zombie questions will be answered with our "Middlest" brother !! The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy are joined by Dr. Sydnee Smirl McElroy. Join their discussion on the Medical and Legal implications of Vaccines. But don't get too close, you might catch sweaty tongue, if you haven't had your shot for it yet !! The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy aim once again to protect all their listeners from holiday scams. They are ever increasing in volume and cleverness so don't be taken in, because the Dudes have your back !!!! The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy Discuss the finer points of Zoning Laws and HOA's. It seems these little homeowner fiefdoms may be the most political of any agreement you may enter into !! The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy Discuss a legal remedy for unpaid work and materials that dates back to the founding and building of our nation. So lend us an ear and learn about liens !! The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy Discuss a little known legal defense that is shaky, at best, but has had some surprising results. From years of TV watching our BS meters are going off the chart, but here's to getting away with murder and sleeping through it !! The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy Discuss the six lawsuits that shaped the internet as we now know it!! Find out why we have the right to do some of the things we can do or can't do and mainly, what exactly are you agreeing to or to become on those terms of service agreements??? The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy Discuss the finer points of Jurisdiction and how that whole confusing thing works. We find out about Leeches on the way and hopefully how to avoid them !! The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy Discuss how humans will legally co-exist with the coming robot wave. Maybe Skynet didn't become self-aware, but what other Robot mischief may be on the horizon and is our legal system prepared to handle it? Danger ahead Will Robinson !! The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy Discuss the finer points of selling your soul to the Devil. I mean, if you've reached this point of desperation at least make sure that all your paperwork is filed correctly. Has it really come to this .... The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy are joined by Tommy's wife and Mike's sister, Mary, to discuss laws pertaining to underage drinking. Are there ways for parents to provide safe places for their teens to drink and keep them off the roads, or can we only repress it and force it underground and into dark and unmanaged places?? Find out in this discussion as ....The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss Good Samaritan laws and what you can and can't do as well as what is expected of you. There is a slight audio difficulty at the end as the Censorship board got us on the first go round and a last minute change was made, but it might not be much better.. The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss what is involved in Discovery. No, not like Christopher Columbus or Ponce de Leon or even the channel. The lawyery type of discovery and all the fascinating or boring, depending on your point of view, things that this phase of law entails. The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss the Equifax debacle and how it affects us all. Are there no limits to corporate greed and what can be done?? Why is it us, the little guys, that keep taking these hits ?? The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss Repossession. No ..... it's not what happens if you don't pay your Exorcist !! Come re-live some less than glowing moments with an old repo Dude and his wise cracking sidekick!!! The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss the Fourth Amendment as it pertains to the forced collection of your bodily fluids. Man, this sounds gross!!! Oh well, we are just the Dudes to go there. The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss what it takes to become a Lawyer and obtain your own money tree. This episode will tell you what to expect and what skills come in the most handy. Then you too can be an expert Barrister like Mike !!!! Be Like Mike !!! The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss Freedom of Speech, a nation without limits!! Who and how to assemble and mostly ...... Why can't we all try to do better ?? The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss what constitutes Entrapment as opposed to just a convenient opportunity provided by a gentle push. And by all means, do not bring sex into it because that is just not fair !!! The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss the difference between a winning defamation lawsuit and one that is filed because you are a giant windbag with no sense of humor and your feelings get easily hurt. Also, how to control that unruly sheep gossip !! The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss the finer workings of Parole and all of the other ways that people get out of their time in the slammer. The Juice is loose so don't be shocked or blown away by your court ordered micro-chip !! The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss One of the oldest devices in procedural law. Can it be true that it was derived from the pages of a mystical catholic Bible ........ or something like that??? The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss Corporate personhood ............ What ?? That's what I said !!! When is a corporation not a corporation ......... When it's a person and it has more rights than you !!! The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss what happens when two Italians get thrown on a train leaving their exploding package behind ??? It's a text book case of Proximity Cause or there are no accidents and someone is gonna pay !!! The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss the time honored tradition of fireworks on the 4th of July and the laws surrounding the fun. The dudes also make an unsolicited sales pitch for a new flame resistant personal lubricant. The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss the Landmark decisions that mark anniversaries in June. Hoe Loving in 1967 helped bring about Love acceptance in 2015. The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss evolving technology of cell phone tracking. Is your location private ?? It may be your phone but the tower belongs to someone else!! What if Batman stops a crime before it happens ....... can you sue?? The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss the three pillars of a contract. When and why are you bound by it to the point of giving away a car?? Then suddenly balls get thrown into the mix. Oh Boy ...... here we go again !! The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss the 5th Amendment and when you can be silent and when you have to give up the beans. Where in the world is Carmen Miranda, or Mark for that matter and why did our fore fathers value the right to keep your mouth shut ???? The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss the 4th Amendment and your Expectation to Privacy or not. Additionally, the real truth about The Trash Noodle Incident finally comes out. The truth shall set you free, so scamper about you scampi noodles !!!! And as a bonus, it is possibly the birth of an entirely new podcast ....... or not. The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss the aspects necessary in creating a valid and binding contract and identify some of the pitfalls of ambiguity. So let's make sure your cotton is arriving when you expect it and avoid the common mistakes of the novice contract writer. The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss the all encompassing world of Liability. Someone is responsible for anything bad that happens, but with a good lawyer, it's kind of like a game of "Hot Potato" !! You shift that responsibility here, they shift it there, and everywhere a Knock Knock. Listen up and protect yourself ....... The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB. For those who persist, who says Tommy is the only one that needs editing??
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy go Live and Uncut from the Columbus Podcast Festival. Indecent Exposure during Live performances seemed to be an appropriate topic ........ So stand back while the Dudes whip this episode out !!! The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss one of the many facets of negligence. Does that truck ahead of you have a right to dump its' load on you if you are fairly warned ??? Mike and Tommy will explore your rights ......... Well, mostly Mike will ........... Tommy is just kinda there ?? The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB. (Also ......... is Easter over??)
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss the not-so-common use of Spite Fences. What is a Spite Fence ,,,,,,,, Why do they exist ...... Who has even heard of such a thing ?? Not Tommy !! Is this the topic where Size Does Matter ?? The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB. (Also ......... is Easter over??)
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss why it is OK for United Airlines to remove you from a flight. Not necessarily in the manner recently practiced, but more in a peaceful, customer attentive sort of non-beat-down-y way. What other industries practice non-violent bumping? The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB. .......................... Also, it's Easter season, so remember to check for Easter Eggs ....................... Just sayin' !!
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy examine what is really involved in an Impeachment. Do we all really know what that means and how does it work , where did the idea come from and who set it up. We're not advocating for it or saying anything against it ........ We're just saying !! So find out the lowdown on Impeachment as well as how the Dudes would spend their time visiting with the leader of Russia .......... #HorseswithPutin. The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy warn of the Tax Man Cometh. It's that time of the year friends so get your 1040's filed or else find out what Celeb's you might be joining in your local prison. So tune into Death, Taxes and one "Special" deduction, The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy cover Background Checks and a new bill in Congress creating forced DNA testing. Wait !!!! What ??? Is this 1984 or something .......... er ......... no, wait a minute ........... now I'm confused. So get ready to be expunged and fix up your credit, because ........ The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy cover the Civil Forfeiture. You know, where they take your stuff, even if no crime is involved ? Say What ??? You've got to be kidding !!! We are not, so come and wander into Court and find out when a Safe is not a Safe. The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy cover the inside and outside of Adverse Possession. Who does this and why? Also, what's everyone so adverse to? Sometimes all you can say is "U-sucka-pea-o" ........ Say What??? The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Justin McElroy is here as amicus curiae to discuss HIPAA law and cases. The Sawbones and My Brother, My Brother and Me co-host's testimony is definitely something you won't want to miss! The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy continue to discuss Marijuana Legalization and the implications between federal and state laws. This subject was too much of a fatty to put into one episode, so here is Part 2 of this most dank subject. The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss "Reefer Madness" or the Highs and Lows of Marijuana Legalization whether for Medical or Recreational Reasons. This subject was more than we could Roll into one episode, so here is Part 1 of this Heady subject. I hope we don't go up in smoke !! The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss the Trump Travel Ban / Muslim Ban / Disrupted Travel Plans. What will the courts decide and where did this Executive Order run afoul?? Has there been immigration outrage before?? What happened in 1965 that changed the face of America? The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss the real life trial of Doc Holliday and the Earp Brothers following the shootout at the OK Corral. What ???? But they were the Good Guys .......... Right ? I mean ........ Right? Let's go back for some frontier justice and find out how shootin' Cowboys wasn't quite as acceptable as the movies make it out to be. Later you can weigh in on which movie did it better. The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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Will the Emolument clause be tested for the first time in History? Will someone actually have standing to file this suit? Will there be Trump Toast on the White House lawn? We will answer these questions and many more in this episode!!
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss the current thoughts on "The Oldest Profession".  What are the laws in U.S., what about other countries.  Mike and Tommy will insert this knowledge in your brains ...... but don't worry, they're using protection!! Music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss the potential pitfalls of prolific poltergeist paranormal as it pertains to real estate...buying and selling a haunted house. Music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss the paternity. What is it, how do you get it, and do you want it? Lots of good info out there for all the potential baby momma and daddies out there. Music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On the Season Two premier of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss the history of the Russian mystic Rasputin and the defamation lawsuit that was filed after a Hollywood movie depicted his untimely demise. Music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy update the topics they discussed the past year and talk about the upcoming new season. Music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss the laws that Santa breaks on his yearly trek across globe. No elves were harmed in the making of this episode. Music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss the 12 dumb laws of Christmas. The laws aren't necessarily related to Christmas, but they are indeed dumb, and it is the holiday season, so drop that yule log in your fire place, pour yourself some eggnog and check out this episode! Music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy call an expert witness to the stand to discuss Christmas Spirits, past, present, and future. Middle Smirl Sister Teylor Smirl joins Court Appointed as a guest this week; much donut talk ensues. Teylor also concocts a special cocktail for Court Appointed named a Preliminary Beering. Music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy begin to ring in the holiday spirit with an episode on predatory lending and the OG loan shark. Tommy sings a song that may or may not be related to anything. Music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy follow up their previous episode on murder with a discussion on the history and trends of capital punishment. Music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy talk about their recent hands on experience with solving a murder mystery and delve into the different degrees of murder. Music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy talk about baseball, and beer...and anti-trust laws. It all goes together, trust us. Music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.  
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy head back to school to talk about the Electoral College. There's no toga parties at this college despite some Roman roots. Music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.  
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss the recent epidemic of creepy clowns and what you need to know to protect yourself from these potentially unstable jesters. Also, were the baseball furies from "The Warriors" clowns?? Music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy explain some scams that are prevalent in this day and age. Mike also explains to Tommy how he is about to be very wealthy thanks to a foreign prince who is in need of help. It's time to chew some gum and listen to this podcast and we are all outta gum. Music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy explain dealing with creditors and Tommy spins some stories of his time as a car repo man. It's time to chew some gum and listen to this podcast and we are all outta gum. Music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.  
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss the ins and outs of ending a marriage. Music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.  
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss the ins and outs of estate planning, wills, and probate. Music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.  
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy have special expert witness Rileigh on the show and discuss her favorite subject, Hamilton! Music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss the bare essentials of public nudity and both kinds of exposure, decent and indecent. Music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss the legalities and taboos surrounding cannibalism. Music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss Freedom of Speech and Defamation. Music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss the differences between civil and criminal cases. Music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss the ins and outs of renting apartments and homes and how to protect your interests. Music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss Intellectual Property and infringement and use of other people's ideas on the internet. Music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss the legalities of recording telephone calls, the Kanye West and Taylor Swift controversy, and try to find words that rhyme with Zuckerberg. Music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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On this first episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy delve into dark underbelly of the legal ramifications of trespassing while playing Pokemon GO. Music: "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.
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