Episodes
Melissa Murray is a leading expert in constitutional law, family law, and reproductive rights, and a professor at the New York University School of Law. She joins Preet to analyze the Supreme Court’s recent decision to strike down a federal ban on bump-stocks. They also discuss the Court’s history, its public legitimacy, and its future.  Plus, can our institutions constrain Donald Trump if he is re-elected? And what happens if he self-pardons?  For show notes and a transcript of the episode...
Published 06/20/24
Published 06/20/24
In an excerpt from a new episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet Bharara and Joyce Vance discuss the lawsuit filed by the ACLU against the Biden administration challenging the President’s recent executive order that cuts off asylum protections for many individuals who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. In the full episode, Preet and Joyce discuss recent Supreme Court decisions:  – The dismissal of a case that sought to restrict access to the abortion pill Mifepristone, where the...
Published 06/18/24
Trevor Morrison is a professor of law and Dean Emeritus at New York University School of Law. As the Supreme Court continues to hand down consequential opinions this month, Morrison joins Preet to discuss the long-awaited decision concerning the abortion drug Mifepristone, and a second case concerning whether the First Amendment protects an individual's right to trademark the catchphrase "Trump too small." Stay Tuned in Brief is presented by CAFE and the Vox Media Podcast Network. Please...
Published 06/17/24
George Packer is a staff writer at The Atlantic, and has been writing about politics and culture for over two decades. His recent reporting focuses on what he calls the “most American city.” Packer joins Preet to discuss climate change, political division, and the durability of the American project.  Plus, how did the jury in Hunter Biden’s federal trial reach the guilty verdict so quickly? And, will Steve Bannon ever complete his jail sentence? For show notes and a transcript of the...
Published 06/13/24
In an excerpt from a new episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet Bharara and Joyce Vance discuss Hunter Biden’s conviction on three federal gun charges, highlights from the trial, and issues he is expected to raise on appeal. They also look ahead to sentencing. In the full episode, Preet and Joyce discuss:  – The developments in former President Donald Trump’s classified documents prosecution in Florida, including Federal District Judge Aileen Cannon’s decisions that have delayed the...
Published 06/11/24
Danny Cevallos is a criminal defense attorney and legal analyst for MSNBC. He joins Preet to discuss the charges against President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, key takeaways from the trial, and how the case could affect Joe Biden’s reelection campaign.  Stay Tuned in Brief is presented by CAFE and the Vox Media Podcast Network. Please write to us with your thoughts and questions at [email protected], or leave a voicemail at 669-247-7338. For analysis of recent legal news, join the CAFE...
Published 06/10/24
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Published 06/06/24
In an excerpt from a new episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet Bharara and Joyce Vance discuss former President Donald Trump’s expected appeal of his New York state conviction of 34 felony counts of falsifying business records. What are Trump’s strongest arguments on appeal? And will the case eventually end up before the U.S. Supreme Court? In the full episode, Preet and Joyce further discuss the aftermath of Trump’s felony conviction, including the sentencing process and the...
Published 06/04/24
Shari Seidman Diamond is one of the country’s foremost experts on the jury deliberations process. A professor at the Pritzker School of Law at Northwestern and a research professor at the American Bar Foundation, she joins Preet to discuss the Trump jury, the psychology of juror decision-making, and how juries promote impartiality.  Note: This conversation was recorded on Thursday, May 30th, shortly before the Trump jury reached its verdict.  Stay Tuned in Brief is presented by CAFE and the...
Published 06/03/24
A Manhattan jury convicted former President Donald Trump of 34 felony counts of falsifying business records. The guilty verdict marks the first time in U.S. history that a former president has been found guilty of a crime, and it also makes Trump the first presidential candidate to run as a convicted felon. On a special episode of Stay Tuned, Preet is joined by his CAFE Insider co-host and former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama Joyce Vance, CAFE Contributor and CNN senior...
Published 05/31/24
Nicholas Kristof is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the New York Times and an author. He has spent his career covering some of the most gruesome and cruel human rights abuses and has used his biweekly column to shine a light on global poverty, sex trafficking, and public health.  His new memoir, Chasing Hope: A Reporter’s Life, details his near-death experiences as a foreign correspondent, the many moral dilemmas journalists must navigate, and the lessons he has learned as a...
Published 05/30/24
In an excerpt from a new episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet Bharara and Joyce Vance discuss the closing arguments in former President Donald Trump’s Manhattan criminal trial. Did Trump defense attorney Todd Blanche successfully discredit Michael Cohen’s testimony and the prosecution’s case? In the full episode, Preet and Joyce further discuss the closing arguments. They also assess the likelihood of the jury returning a split verdict, convicting Trump on some counts but acquitting...
Published 05/29/24
Frank Bruni is a contributing opinion writer at the New York Times and an author. His latest book is called The Age of Grievance. He joins Preet to discuss how grievance has transformed our civic discourse, the new currency of victimhood, and why humility is the best antidote. Plus, Joyce Vance, co-host of the CAFE Insider podcast, and Elie Honig, CAFE contributor and CNN legal analyst, discuss the latest trial updates as the Manhattan DA’s office wraps up its case against former president...
Published 05/23/24
In an excerpt from a new episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet Bharara and Joyce Vance discuss the cross-examination of former President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, during Trump’s Manhattan criminal trial. Has Trump’s legal team effectively undermined Cohen’s credibility? And how did prosecutors attempt to reaffirm their case on redirect?  In the full episode, Preet and Joyce further discuss Cohen’s testimony. They also break down the dramatic testimony by...
Published 05/21/24
Ben Brafman, one of the country’s premier defense attorneys, has represented numerous high-profile clients, including Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Michael Jackson, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, and Martin Shkreli. He joins Preet to discuss the defense strategy in Donald Trump’s Manhattan criminal trial.  Stay Tuned in Brief is presented by CAFE and the Vox Media Podcast Network. Please write to us with your thoughts and questions at [email protected], or leave a voicemail at 669-247-7338. For analysis...
Published 05/20/24
Katie Phang is an attorney and the host of MSNBC’s “The Katie Phang Show.” She joins Preet to discuss the latest news from Donald Trump’s Manhattan hush money trial, including the testimony this week by key witness for the prosecution, Michael Cohen, Trump’s former attorney, fixer, and friend.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/michael-cohen-testimony-katie-phang/  Have a question for Preet? Ask @PreetBharara on Threads, or Twitter with the...
Published 05/16/24
In an excerpt from a new episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet Bharara and Joyce Vance discuss the testimony of former President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, during Trump’s Manhattan criminal trial. How important is Cohen’s testimony for the prosecution’s case? And will the jury find him credible? In the full episode, Preet and Joyce further discuss Michael Cohen’s testimony at Trump’s trial. They also break down testimony by adult film star Stormy Daniels and the...
Published 05/15/24
Michael Kruse is a senior staff writer at Politico. He joins Preet to discuss Roy Cohn, the disgraced and disbarred lawyer, who was one of Donald Trump’s early attorneys, mentors, and friends.  Stay Tuned in Brief is presented by CAFE and the Vox Media Podcast Network. Please write to us with your thoughts and questions at [email protected], or leave a voicemail at 669-247-7338. For analysis of recent legal news, join the CAFE Insider community. Head to cafe.com/insider to join for just $1...
Published 05/13/24
David Ignatius is a foreign affairs columnist at The Washington Post and a bestselling spy thriller novelist. He joins Preet to discuss the space arms race, the technology of the wars in Ukraine and Gaza, and his newest novel, Phantom Orbit.  Plus, Preet’s thoughts on Stormy Daniels’ testimony and whether Trump’s gag order violations will land him in jail.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode head to:...
Published 05/09/24
In an excerpt from a new episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet Bharara and Joyce Vance discuss the testimony by adult film star Stormy Daniels during former President Donald Trump’s Manhattan criminal trial. How important is her testimony for the prosecution’s case? And how might Trump’s attorneys undercut her credibility on cross-examination?  In the full episode, Preet and Joyce further discuss Trump’s trial, including testimony by former Trump campaign press secretary Hope Hicks,...
Published 05/07/24
Jane Manning is a former sex crimes prosecutor and the director of Women’s Equal Justice, an organization that helps surivors of sexual assault navigate the criminal justice system. She joins Preet to discuss the recent overturning of Harvey Weinstein’s New York rape conviction and what it means for the future sex crimes prosecutions, Weinstein, and even Trump.  Stay Tuned in Brief is presented by CAFE and the Vox Media Podcast Network. Please write to us with your thoughts and questions at...
Published 05/06/24
David Sanger is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, serving as the White House and National Security Correspondent for The New York Times, where he’s worked for over four decades. His latest book is New Cold Wars: China's Rise, Russia's Invasion, and America's Struggle to Defend the West. He joins Preet to discuss how the U.S. has grappled with international conflict, trade, war, and power over the last few decades.  Plus, how do jurors remember everything from trial? What are “prior bad...
Published 05/02/24
In an excerpt from a new episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet Bharara and Joyce Vance discuss a Manhattan judge’s decision to hold former President Donald Trump in contempt and to fine him $9,000 for violating a gag order in his criminal trial. They also discuss the testimony by the prosecution’s first trial witness, former National Enquirer publisher David Pecker, who detailed the “catch-and-kill” scheme used to suppress salacious stories about Trump during the 2016 election. In the...
Published 04/30/24
Scott Galloway is an entrepreneur, professor of marketing at NYU Stern School of Business, podcaster, and author. In his fifth and latest book, The Algebra of Wealth: A Simple Formula for Financial Security, Galloway shares insights on how to succeed in the United States’s current economic system. Galloway joins Preet to discuss how to build wealth, the difference between being rich and being wealthy, and the importance of investing in relationships. Stay Tuned In Brief is presented by CAFE...
Published 04/29/24