Ep. 219: When DOJ Spyhunting Goes Too Far
A Trump-era program aimed at rooting out Chinese economic espionage has come under fire, with critics arguing that the initiative has stirred up a toxic mix of racial profiling and prosecutorial overreach. Law360 senior reporter Jack Queen joins the show this week to talk about the China Initiative and its encroachment into the academic and scientific communities. Also this week, Tesla is hit with a $137 million verdict in a racial discrimination case, and the Supreme Court declines to review an IRS summons with big implications for attorney-client privilege. Finally, a creative insurance claim seeks payment from GEICO over an STD contracted in a car covered by the company.