Rank #1: Hogan v Gawker - Totally Not Angry | 3
Closing arguments, a verdict, and a surprising revelation. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Audible - Get a 30-day free trial and a free audiobook when you visit them at audible.com/legalwars
Rank #2: Twin Towers - The Towers Fall | 1
A massive tragedy leads to a billion dollar business dilemma when Larry Silverstein takes out a 99-year-lease on the World Trade Center. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Zip Recruiter - Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them at ziprecruiter.com/legalwars
Rank #3: Chicago 8 - I, Pigasus | 1
Outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention, a would-be peaceful protest erupts in violence. Investigators call it a “police riot,” but five months later, the newly elected President Nixon finds someone else to blame.
Rank #4: The Goldwater Rule - In Your Heart, You Know He’s Right | 1
People running for president often have a lot of enemies. But rarely do they get an exact count. So when a muckraking magazine publishes a story titled “1,189 Psychiatrists Say Goldwater is Psychologically Unfit to Be President!,” the 1964 Republican Presidential nominee, Barry Goldwater cries libel.
Rank #5: The Scopes Trial - Evolution: Bad for Students, Great for Business | 1
What began as a scheme concocted in the back room of a Tennessee drugstore, has snowballed into a legal circus. Two of the country’s most prestigious lawyers are going head to head before a national audience, with God, man and monkey on trial. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Hair Club - Go to HairClub.com/LEGALWARS today for a free hair analysis AND a free take home hair kit!
Rank #6: Pharma Bro - Bad Bet | 1
Financial boy-wonder Martin Shkreli makes big bets with other people’s money, and loses—again and again. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Brooklinen - Get $20 off and free shipping by going to Brooklinen.com/LegalWars
Rank #7: Twin Towers - Silence is not Assent | 2
Under the cloud of emotion, the jury must decide if the World Trade Center disaster is one event or two. Support us by supporting our sponsors! HelloFresh - Get $60 off your first three meals by going to hellofresh.com/legalwars60 and entering promo code Legal Wars 60
Rank #8: Pharma Bro - Jury of His Jeers | 2
Shkreli becomes the most hated man in America for reasons that, ironically, have nothing to do with his indictment. Support this show by supporting our sponsors! Quip - Get your first refill pack free by visiting GetQuip.com/LegalWars
Rank #9: Electronic Frontier - The Problem with Snuffle | 1
Bernstein tries to free his code from government censorship by hiring the Electronic Freedom Foundation to take on his case.
Rank #10: Pharma Bro - The Bro Goes Down | 3
Inside the courtroom, Shkreli keeps his mouth shut, but outside and online, he’s still letting it run, even as he approaches sentencing. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Brooklinen - Get $20 and free shipping when you use promo code Legal Wars at Brooklinen.com Hair Club - Visit HairClub.com/LegalWars for a free hair analysis and a free kit.
Rank #11: The Goldwater Rule - In Your Guts, You Know He’s Nuts | 2
There’s no question: the statements Fact magazine published about Barry Goldwater were strange, inflammatory, and seriously damaging. But were they true? In 1968, the Arizona Senator and his family take the stand to sort Fact from fiction.
Rank #12: Monkey Selfie - Bungle in the Jungle | 1
When a man leaves his camera within a monkey’s reach, the selfie that results sets off an unusual copyright case. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Quip - Get your first refill pack free by visiting GetQuip.com/LegalWars
Rank #13: The Goldwater Rule - Fact | 3
The freedom of the press is safe, right? The publisher of Fact magazine certainly thinks so. But Barry Goldwater’s legal team argue that the magazine has crossed a line and should pay for it.Goldwater v. Ginzburg will ultimately establish new limits on what mainstream media can write about famous people. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Hair Club - Go to HairClub.com/LEGALWARS today for a free hair analysis AND a free take home hair kit
Rank #14: Electronic Frontier - Code Word | 2
The EFF team makes a high risk move in their with their legal strategy against the government in this pivotal internet case Support this show by supporting our sponsors! Audible - Gift Audible to someone on your list! Go to Audible.com/LEGALWARS or text "Legal Wars" to 500-500 to get started. ZipRecruiter - Go to ZipRecruiter.com/legalwars to find your next great hire.
Rank #15: Chicago 8 - The Hanging Judge | 2
The Chicago 8 are brought up on conspiracy charges and tried as a group, despite their tenuous connections to and fundamental disagreements with each other.
Rank #16: Monkey Selfie - Monkey Business | 2
Judges try to determine who Naruto’s “next friend” and who can legally profit from the monkey’s art. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Brooklinen - Get $20 off and free shipping by going to Brooklinen.com/LegalWars Hair Club - Visit HairClub.com/LegalWars for a free hair analysis and a free kit.
Rank #17: Chicago 8 - I Regret Nothing | 3
Forced onto a national stage, the Chicago 7 put on a world-class performance.
Rank #18: Electronic Frontier - Interview: Freedom on the Internet | 3
Electronic Freedom Foundation lawyer Cindy Cohn discusses dangers and current day legal battles to keep the internet free. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Brooklinen - Get $20 and free shipping when you use promo code Legal Wars at Brooklinen.com
Rank #19: The Goldwater Rule - Verdict | 4
Stanley Arkin was a lawyer for Fact Magazine’s Warren Boroson in the Goldwater libel suit. He shares his thoughts on the case. Plus, why he doesn’t disagree with the verdict, even though his side lost. Support us by supporting out sponsors! Robinhood - Listeners of Legal Wars get a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help you build your portfolio. Sign up at legalwars.robinhood.com
Rank #20: Chicago 8 - No Fear | 4
John Froines was one of the Chicago 8. He discusses the protests, the courtroom and his personal memories of Abbie Hoffman, Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale. Plus, his advice for activists today. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Hair Club - Get a hair analysis and take home hair care kit for FREE by visiting HairClub.com/LEGALWARS