Episodes 1 & 2


Hello and welcome to Learning the Law, a podcast about all things legal with a focus on current events where we try and teach you things in an hour. My name is Ashley, aka PhoenixNymphy and my co-host who is the man of the hour, my husband Ron. This podcast is purely educational and should not be taken as legal advice, this podcast does not create an attorney client relationship, this podcast is based on his interpretation of relevant law. Any opinions expressed are the opinions of the individual making them and do not reflect the opinions of any firm, company or other individuals. Ron is a licensed practicing attorney in the state of California.


  1. Introduce ourselves
    1. Why we’re here – TikTok
    2. Experience 
  2. Topic of the day
    1. Federal Felony murder charges
      1. Explain what it actually is

That list of crimes is: arson, escape, murder, kidnapping, treason, espionage, sabotage, aggravated sexual abuse or sexual abuse, child abuse, burglary, robbery, or a couple of bucket categories that really don’t apply here.

The Court determined that, absent a specific definition of the term in the law being examined, “an offense constitutes ‘burglary’ … if, regardless of its exact definition or label, it has the basic elements of a ‘generic’ burglary — i.e., an unlawful or unprivileged entry into, or remaining in, a building or other structure, with intent to commit a crime.” The federal murder statute doesn’t refer to a specific burglary definition, doesn’t say the underlying offense had to be federal burglary, and doesn’t explicitly call out 18 USC 103; it’s pretty likely that the Taylor ruling applies here as well.

Ken Kohl, a top prosecutor on the case, said at a news conference on Friday that felony murder “is always in play in something like this.”

  1. Explain why you came up with that
  2. Answer questions
    1. BLM comparison – Common question
      1. Comparison to other protests in general
      2. Why it wasn’t a protest
        1. Laws that protect peaceful protests
    2. Current charges
      1. Huge trial – will they get off by point mandajosephacsfw
      2. Who can be charged?

Possible geofense warrant.

  1. Congress woman that tweeted pelosi’s whereabouts
  2. Trump
    1. What can he be charged with
      1. Can you really link what he said in a court of law?

“Republicans are constantly fighting like a boxer with his hands tied behind his back. It’s like a boxer. And we want to be so nice. We want to be so respectful of everybody, including bad people. And we’re going to have to fight much harder. …

“We’re going to walk down to the Capitol, and we’re going to cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women, and we’re probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them, because you’ll never take back our country with weakness. You have to show strength, and you have to be strong.”

The president’s speech was riddled with violent imagery and calls to fight harder than before. By contrast, he made only a passing suggestion that the protest should be nonviolent, saying, “I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.”

  1. Talk about how you would do this
  2. Can he pardon himself?
    1. What are his actual pardon powers?

he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.

  1. Would it be better to wait till after the inauguration?
  1. Can homestates convict them? Isszzy1208
  2. Monument and statues – executive order beckylaguera87

It is the policy of the United States to prosecute to the fullest extent permitted under Federal law, and as appropriate, any person or any entity that destroys, damages, vandalizes, or desecrates a monument, memorial, or statue within the United States or otherwise vandalizes government property.  The desire of the Congress to protect Federal property is clearly reflected in section 1361 of title 18, United States Code, which authorizes a penalty of up to 10 years’ imprisonment for the willful injury of Federal property.  

  1. Veterans rights
  2. 1st, 2nd, 3rd degree murder
  3. The suicide and emotional distress
  4. Inauguration 2021
    1. What does this change?
    2. Biden’s executive orders
      1. Partial List from NPR
        1. 9 directly overturning Trump policy


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