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J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi are top law bloggers that together host Lawyer2Lawyer. They bring us their (sometimes opposing!) views on a variety of hot legal topics from literally across the country. Williams, defense attorney and partner at Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold LLP, specializes in civil and business criminal cases that involve complex business lawsuits, contract actions and environmental issues. Williams is a prolific writer and former journalist. Ambrogi represents clients at the intersection of law, media and technology. His firm, Law Offices of Robert J. Ambrogi is located in Massachusetts and focuses on media and new media law as well as mediation and arbitration. Ambrogi is the only person ever to hold the top editorial positions at both national U.S. legal newspapers, the National Law Journal and Lawyers Weekly USA. We're thrilled to bring the two together in this first-of-its-kind Internet radio show!
Law is alive. It doesn’t live in books and words. It thrives in how well we understand and apply it to everyday life. We ask questions, find answers, and publish what we discover in feature episodes and live storytelling. Part of the Infinite Guest network from American Public Media.
Presented by the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division, the ABA Law Student Podcast covers issues that affect law students, law schools, and recent grads. From finals and graduation to the bar exam and finding a job, this show is your trusted resource for the next big step.
Join legal blogger (and trained attorney) Denise Howell with Sarah Pearson as they discuss breaking issues in technology law, including patents, copyrights, and more. Records live at https://twit.tv/live every Friday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.
The host of The Immigration Hour is nationally renowned immigration attorney Charles H. ( Chuck ) Kuck. Chuck has been helping people navigate the complex area of U.S. Immigration Law for more than 21 years. Chuck is a Past National President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association ( AILA ) . He is also the Managing Partner of Kuck Immigration LLC—The Immigration Law Firm, Georgia’s premier boutique immigration practice. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Georgia, where he teaches the immigration law classes each year. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Who's Who of International Corporate Immigration Attorneys, Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers Global, The World' Leading Lawyers For Businesses and in Atlanta Magazine as a Georgia Super Lawyer.
Welcome to the Legal Toolkit, where you'll get the latest trends and business initiatives that help your law firm everyday. Hear from the experts setting the standards for the legal, insurance, and law enforcement industries. The Legal Toolkit is brought to you by Catuogno Court Reporting and Sten-Tel Transcription Services, New England-based businesses serving the legal community nationwide since 1966! You're listening to the Legal Talk Network!
Hear the latest issues and trends in the world of paralegals and legal assistants with two nationally known career paralegals and co-hosts, Vicki Voisin and Lynne DeVenny. This podcast is published monthly by the Legal Talk Network.
Legal analysis and commentary from Justia.com with the columinst team of Vikram Amar, Neil Buchanan, Sherry Colb, John Dean, Michael Dorf, Joanna Grossman, Marci Hamilton, Julie Hilden, Joanne Mariner and Anita Ramasastry.
Lawyers talk the law: Markman Minute highlights intellectual property, and the biggest current patent stories of interest to investors; Between The Lines examines the current crisis in American criminal justice, including the Black Lives Matter movement, prison reform, capital punishment and more. Subscribe to daily posts at MimesisLaw.com. Mimesis Law covers the business, practice and culture of law. Mimesis Labs partners with companies and organizations to design, create and leverage video content. Lee Pacchia is the Founder and CEO.
Finnegan is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the world. The Finnegan podcast series covers highlights from the firm and latest developments in patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law, including counseling, prosecution, licensing, and litigation.
Voice of laws (Arabic)- an educational channel in the areas of law operating upon dissemination of legal knowledge by Mostafa M.Attiya. Dealing with legislation, laws and provide the audio legal articles in various branches of law: public law and private law
What's New at the United States Supreme Court? Each week we bring you up to date coverage of the most recent cases and decisions before SCOTUS, discussing the Supreme Court's most recent grants and denials of certiorari, orders, opinions, oral arguments and constitutional jurisprudence. We also present in-depth special reports on the justices, important constitutional rights and the most controversial legal issues of our time (e.g. Abortion, Affirmative Action, Gay Rights, Women's Rights, Privacy, Campaign Finance, Same-Sex Marriage, Patent Law, Criminal Law and First Amendment Law). An essential podcast for any law school student or layperson interested in learning more about the Supreme Court and the United States Constitution.
The Center for Internet and Society (CIS) is a public interest technology law and policy program at Stanford Law School that brings together scholars, academics, legislators, students, programmers, security researchers, and scientists to study the interaction of new technologies and the law and to examine how the synergy between the two can either promote or harm public goods like free speech, privacy, public commons, diversity, and scientific inquiry. The CIS strives as well to improve both technology and law, encouraging decision makers to design both as a means to further democratic values.
Evolving Family Law, presented by Moss & Barnett, A Professional Association, examines how Minnesota law addresses issues in dissolution proceedings including custody and parenting time, division of property and assets, spousal maintenance and child support and the treatment of Premarital Agreements by the courts. We will keep you up to date on new developments in Minnesota that affect divorce and family law issues and address key changes in the ever evolving law.
Law School Interactive is a website that will educate and answer questions to potential and current law school students. On a weekly basis we will be posting podcasts that will answer law school frequently asked questions, profile an individual law school or dive into an interesting topic that refers to preparing for law school, law school or law students in a variety of ways.
NorthPod Law is a podcast that reviews the week's legal stories and news with a particular focus on how they affect the legal profession and the justice system of England & Wales. This show runs for six weeks and then takes a six week break throughout the year. It is hosted by barristers Benjamin Knight, Kirstin Beswick and Jonathan Holt. Each week, they will be joined by other lawyers and legal experts and, together, they will cast an eye over that week's legal twists and turns. ** Note to broadcast media producers: Our presenters are available for comment on legal matters in the public eye by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org - this address is monitored 24/7 ** When Northpod Law is off the air, this feed automatically redirects to Northpod's sister show, the UK Criminal Law Blog Podcast. UK Criminal Law Blog Podcast UKCLBP is a podcast by Dan, Lyndon and Sara - barristers who run the UK Criminal Law Blog. The podcast discusses and explains current cases and topics relevant to the criminal law, in language accessible to those not legally trained. Far too often the media don’t get the facts right about criminal cases meaning that far too often do the public not understand the 'how' and 'why'. We’re three barristers who are trying to change that by discussing current cases and topics in everyday English, to make the law more accessible to all. Our long-standing and well-respected blog can be found at www.ukcriminallawblog.com
Interactive Talk Radio for Legal Professionals. Our multimedia network lets you get the latest legal news, listen to Internet radio shows hosted by the leading attorneys across the US and access important legal resources and technology...all in one place. Legal Talk Network will make a difference in the way you practice law!
Being on your co-op or condo board carries a lot of responsibility, liability, and, let's face it, headaches. On Habitat's Legal Talk, you'll meet New York's leading co-op and condo attorneys, who will offer advice and guidance for some of the peskiest problems facing boards today.
Tech Policy Weekly from the Technology Liberation Front is a weekly discussion about technology policy from techliberation.com's learned band of contributors. It features some of the brightest and most provocative minds in the field of technology public policy commenting on the regulation of media, the internet, privacy, intellectual property, and all things tech.
Nov. 26, 2015 - A Michigan jury convicted former Inkster cop William Melendez of misconduct in office and assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder. Patrol dash cam footage showed Melendez repeatedly punching unarmed motorist Floyd Dent during a traffic stop in January. Melendez will be sentenced on December 3. Lee and Chris Seaton sit down to discuss the case. Mimesis’ Between The Lines | Monitoring the Cracks in America's Criminal Justice System Between The Lines is the podcast digest of Fault Lines: columns written by lawyers that examine the current crisis in American criminal justice from the perspective of those who know the system best. Black Lives Matter movement, prison reform, capital punishment and more. Follow us at MimesisLaw.com. Mimesis Law covers the business, practice and culture of law. Mimesis Labs partners with companies and organizations to design, create and leverage video content. Lee Pacchia is the Founder and CEO.
OK Computer The Ricochet Law School (diplomas available on Ebay) is back in session for another romp through the legal and constitutional issues of the day. This week, do governors actually have the power to turn away turn away Syrian immigrants? Then, a look at the controversy surrounding encryption and whether or not opening it up would in fact make the world safer. Finally, should computers have First Amendment rights? The Profs have an opinion. Let us know yours in the comments below. Tell it to the judge, EJHill. Read OnThe post OK Computer appeared first on Ricochet.
Join PLF President and CEO, Rob Rivett, and PLF's Chief Development Officer, Bob Dean, in this discussion of the options people have to support PLF's pro-freedom mission in the nation's courts. Hosted by Bob Krauter, the discussion covers the gamut of year-end giving opportunities, including donations on #GivingTuesday, December 1 and Cyber Monday as donors can purchase eligible merchandise at Smile.Amazon.com and donate proceeds to PLF. As a nonprofit, tax exempt foundation under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code, PLF operates its litigation program on the strength of charitable donations.
The panel includes U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall, a fair-tax advocate; Becky Norton Dunlop, of the Heritage Foundation and a flat tax advocate; UVA Law professor George Yin, the former chief of staff of the U.S. Congress' Joint Committee on Taxation, one of the most influential tax positions in the country; and Scott Hodge, president of the Tax Foundation, who specializes in dynamic scoring. The moderator is Professor Mary Margaret Frank of the UVA Darden Business School.
Back in August of 2014, Lawyer 2 Lawyer hosted a http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/2014/08/firing-squads-lethal-injections-todays-death-penalty-cruel-unusual/" href="http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/2014/08/firing-squads-lethal-injections-todays-death-penalty-cruel-unusual/">show on the death penalty where we explored whether the death penalty was considered cruel and unusual with standout guests Judge Alex Kozinski from the United States Court of Appeals for The Ninth Circuit, exonerated death row survivor Ronald Keine from Witness to Innocence, and M*A*S*H actor Mike Farrell from Death Penalty Focus. That episode focused on the merits of firing squads vs. lethal injections and corruption in the judicial system. Presently, the death penalty is the law in in 31 states and the debate continues. Today on Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we revisit the death penalty debate. Host, J. Craig Williams joins attorney Robert Dunham, executive director of the Death Penalty...
A monthly look at reputation management in the era of social media & the 24 hour news cycle - United Airlines: Should you disclose when your CEO suffers a heart attack? - Blame it on Paris. Will the tragedy in Paris affect the Rio Olympics? - Gawker Media & "Layoff Slack Bingo"
If you are in or plan to go into public service, you may have heard about public service loan forgiveness (PSLF for short). This economic incentive was intended to attract and keep employees in public sector positions such as district attorney or public defender by offering student loan forgiveness following a minimum period of service and on-time payments towards the borrower’s debt. The cost of this benefit is borne by the taxpayer and is aimed at making public work more attractive despite the relative low pay. In recent times, the PSLF program has fallen under the scrutiny of budget cuts following the recession as Americans slog through the recovery period. Some critics believe that student loan borrowers in the public sector should pay for their own education especially with the relative job security and retirement benefits as compared to those in the private sector. Other critics state that not all public service positions should receive loan forgiveness and call for budgetary caps...
Patsy Doerr interviews Dierdre Stanley, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Board Secretary, Thomson Reuters on diversity inclusion, its role in corporate strategies and managing your career.
This episode is presented by The United States Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corp. In this episode, Jessica Morgan, a 2012 graduate of the University of Colorado Law School, discusses her areas of responsibility as Vice President of Legal for Boulder Brands, a public company that owns a variety of food manufacturers. Jessica oversees a team of regulatory experts, manages outside counsel, manages the companies intellectual property portfolio, negotiates contracts, and continues to automate as many legal processes as she can to save and make her company money. This episode is hosted by Debby Merritt, a law professor at The Ohio State University. It is sponsored by Barbri and Top-Law-Schools.com. Episode Links Boulder Brands Baking Business: Glutino and Pizza Hut Deal Yahoo Finance: Boulder Brands (BDBD)
Host: Denise Howell Guests: Nate Cardozo, Eva Galperin Nate Cardozo and Eva Galperin from the Electronic Frontier Foundation on terrorism and secure communications, the Sony hack one year after and the EFF's Surveillance Self-Defense resource for "safer online communications." Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-law. Public list of discussion points, TWiL on Facebook Attorneys may submit a self-study form to their local CLE board seeking MCLE credit approval. Please check the rules and requirements for your specific jurisdiction before submitting any forms. Special thanks to Nigel Clutterbuck for the TWiL theme music. Thanks to Cachefly for the bandwidth for this show.
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In order to succeed in the current economy and to ensure sustainability, law firms must constantly review and refine the way they conduct business. Although lawyers have likely heard of agile, lean, six sigma, and other technology-driven management systems, Legal Project Management (LPM) has been tailored to the practice of law specifically. So how do law firms use LPM practices to scope, plan, and manage legal work efficiently, with a cost-effective structure for clients? In this episode of The Legal Toolkit, Heidi Alexander interviews Edge International GC and LPM advisor Pam Woldow about the five steps of the project management system, how it has specifically helped law firms she works with, and how to implement LPM in your large law firm or small practice. Pam goes over the essentials; in order to be truly efficient, lawyers must communicate properly with clients, create an intricate plan, monitor work, and review. She discusses the ways technology can assist these processes and how...
The new Windows 10 has received a lot of attention, partly due to the lack of popularity of Windows 8, but legal professionals are notoriously conservative with adopting new technology. Since paralegals will likely be the first law firm employees to use the new operating system, they need to know whether to upgrade and when. Behind the buzz, what are the cold hard facts about Windows 10? In this episode of The Paralegal Voice, Vicki Voisin interviews lawyer and former paralegal Beverly Michaelis about her transition from paralegal to lawyer, the Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT) issue, and what you need to know before updating to Windows 10. Topics include: The benefits of being a paralegal before going to law school LLLTs and other solutions for the access to justice issue Windows 8’s confusing interface Reserving your copy of Windows 10 for free New features and functions of the operating system Privacy and data mining Software compatibility Biometric security, a clutter folder...
Jason Thomas is on the Ashley Madison list! Wait, What? Oh, it turns out there's more than one Jason Thomas in Arlington, Virginia. And one of them may have been outed in the infamous Ashley Madison case. And it wasn’t this Jason Thomas, it turns out. But it begs the question, what are the ethics of Doxing -- publishing private or identifying information about a particular individual on the Internet, typically with malicious intent. Jason, Joe and Matt join the doxing debate. What do you think about the topic in this episode? Do you love us? Hate us? Got some great ideas? Please send your thoughts, feedback and show ideas to our NEW email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, you can reach the team on Twitter: Matt Angelicola (@MattAngelicola), Joe Harris (@Jwh37), Rob Russell (@batogato) and Jason Thomas (@jasonthomas). We’re also on iTunes – just enter “Legal Current” in the search box.
Justia Verdict Podcast | Legal Analysis and Commentary from Justia
Recent protests against administrators at Yale, the University of Missouri (leading to the resignation of the president and chancellor at the latter), and on other campuses have already sparked a backlash. Critics who have long regarded college campuses as bastions of liberal political correctness see the protesters as shouting down anyone who disagrees with their views, self-segregating, and making symbolic lightning rods of administrators at the cost of their jobs and reputations. For example, essays last week in USA Today and The Atlantic accuse the student protesters of immaturity, entitlement, and intolerance. If one focuses narrowly on the unfortunate conduct of some of the students, and on the controversies that immediately provoked the protests, there does appear to be some truth to the claims of the critics. As a constitutional law professor, I feel a special responsibility to defend free speech, due process, and integrated spaces. Moreover, seen in isolation, an email about Halloween...
It's birth control's fiftieth birthday! Professor Case will be discussing what Griswold—the landmark case that began the process of invalidating legal prohibitions on the use of birth control—looks like in the aftermath of Hobby Lobby and Obergefell. Mary Anne Case is the Arnold I. Shure Professor of Law and convener of the Workshop on Regulating Family, Sex and Gender. Presented by the Law Students for Reproductive Justice and the American Constitution Society on November 11, 2015.
Award-winning novelist Mark Helprin is also one of the most significant voices writing on American foreign policy. Liberty Law Talk interviews Mr. Helprin about the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and what they mean for France, the European Union, and the United States.The post The Paris Massacre and the European Future: A Conversation with Mark Helprin appeared first on Online Library of Law & Liberty.
With the proliferation of data and technology, new threats to national security are coming, Benjamin Wittes explains in a talk about his book, "The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones – Confronting a New Age of Threat." A senior fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution, Wittes is co-founder of the Lawfare blog and member of the Hoover Institution’s Task Force on National Security and Law.
Hosts: Denise Howell Guests: Sam Abuelsamid, Dr. David E. Cole, Harry Surden Focus on automotive tech law including Volkswagon's Dieselgate, automotive DMCA exemptions, Tesla's autopilot, the "Hoverboard" craze and more! Photo credit: urbanwheel.co Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-law. Public list of discussion points, TWiL on Facebook Attorneys may submit a self-study form to their local CLE board seeking MCLE credit approval. Please check the rules and requirements for your specific jurisdiction before submitting any forms. Special thanks to Nigel Clutterbuck for the TWiL theme music. Thanks to Cachefly for the bandwidth for this show.
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Ten years ago, the Authors Guild filed a lawsuit against Google, Inc. in an alleged copyright infringement case involving Google’s book scanning project. This project involved creating a searchable database that allows a user to search the content of all books that have been scanned into that database. After many years in the courts, a federal appeals court recently ruled that the project is fully protected by fair use and does not infringe on the copyrights of authors. In this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Bob Ambrogi joins Attorney William H. Frankel from Brinks Gilson & Lione, Attorney Kenneth D. Crews from Gipson Hoffman & Pancion and Attorney Jeremy S. Goldman from Frankfurt Kurnit Klein + Selz, PC. Together, they discuss the ruling in Authors Guild v. Google, Inc., explore fair use, review the case, evaluate the Authors Guild’s potential appeal and analyze how this landmark ruling will impact the book industry and the general public of readers. Special thanks to our sponsor...
Professor Saikrishna Prakash, an expert in presidential powers, talks about his new book, "Imperial from the Beginning: The Constitution of the Original Executive," during a talk for Alumni Board and Council members.
Goldman Sachs managing director and Law School adjunct professor Jim Donovan shares his insights on managing and cultivating client relationships. Donovan is responsible for advising many of the largest corporate and individual clients of Goldman Sachs.
PLF attorneys are opposing a proposed rule by the Montana Department of Revenue to ban religious-based schools and their students from participating in Montana’s new Scholarship Tax Credit program. In testimony before a recent hearing on the department’s proposal, PLF Attorney Wen Fa argued that the proposed regulation violates the program’s intended purpose of expanding educational choices and opportunities for Montana families and school-aged children; and that it violates the Constitution’s guarantees of religious freedom and equal protection of the laws. Enacted by the Montana Legislature this year, and due to take effect at the beginning of 2016, the Scholarship Tax Credit program is intended to encourage educational choice, by allowing individuals and businesses to donate to non-government, nonprofit scholarship organizations in return for a corresponding income tax credit. The scholarship organizations, in turn, provide tuition scholarships to help students attend a public or private...
The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast
Panelists: - Don Harmon, JD’95, Illinois State Senator - Dan Johnson, JD’00, Progressive Public Affairs - Blake Sercye, JD'11, Associate, Jenner & Block - Nicholas Stephanopoulos, Assistant Professor of Law Hosted by the University of Chicago Law School’s Regional Alumni Committee at Skadden Arps in Chicago. Recorded October 13, 2015.
This edition of Liberty Law Talk features a discussion with George Mason Law School Professor David Bernstein on his recently released book, Lawless: The Obama Administration’s Unprecedented Assault on the Constitution and the Rule of Law.The post Executive Power in the Age of Obama appeared first on Online Library of Law & Liberty.
This episode is presented by The United States Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corp. Life at a large New York City law firm is all about tradeoffs. On the one hand, junior associates receive large salaries, good training, and interesting exit opportunities. On the other, the "life" part of work-life balance can sometimes be difficult to manage. In this episode, Joan Kerecz, a 2013 graduate of Duke University School of Law, discusses the various roles she played in public finance transactions. While few large firms have public finance practices, her large firm afforded her the chance to help public entities raise money to accomplish important projects, from building roads and bridges to expanding hospitals and schools. Joan talks to us about the on-campus interview climate at her law school. She also tells us why, after just two years, she left a firm she really liked to do general finance deals at another large New York City corporate firm. This episode is hosted by Kyle McEntee, LST...
Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson Guests: James Daily Kimble v. Marvel, 61 years after the Comics Code, Star Trek and Customs Law, what can Zombies teach law students, and more! Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-law. Public list of discussion points, TWiL on Facebook Attorneys may submit a self-study form to their local CLE board seeking MCLE credit approval. Please check the rules and requirements for your specific jurisdiction before submitting any forms. Special thanks to Nigel Clutterbuck for the TWiL theme music. Thanks to Cachefly for the bandwidth for this show.
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On the Internet, content may be king, but monetization through advertising runs a close second. But today’s ads seem more aggressive, intrusive, and annoying than ever. We’ve recently seen a return to a category of tools long known as ad blockers. What are the implications of ad blockers to lawyers and will they change the consumer’s Internet experience? In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the return of ad-blocking technology, whether advertisements are still important in the online marketplace, and what this might mean for lawyers. They discuss the different types of ads from full page overlays, hard to find automatic sounds, Twitter or Facebook promotions, and the many pop-ups that are easy to accidently click on and hard to close. In the past, Dennis says, pop-ups became excessive and many people were using ad-blocking technology, but as browsers adapted, the need for ad blockers was reduced. Dennis also talks about the effect on bloggers...
J. Herbie DiFonzo of Hofstra Law School, Richard F. Hamm of State University of New York at Albany Department of History, Reuel E. Schiller of University of California, Hastings College of the Law and Patricia Hagler Minter of Western Kentucky University Department of History discuss their work and celebrate the legacy of University of Virginia legal historian Charles McCurdy during the panel " Adjudicating Rights and Interests in a Changing Nation," moderated by Claudrena Harold of the University of Virginia Corcoran Department of History.
Barry Cushman of Notre Dame Law School, Stephanie Hunter McMahon of the University of Cincinnati College of Law, Logan Everett Sawyer of the University of Georgia College of Law and Victoria Saker Woeste of the American Bar Foundation discuss their work and celebrate the legacy of University of Virginia legal historian Charles McCurdy during the panel "Federalism, Law and the Economy," moderated by Sarah Milov of the University of Virginia Department of History.
What really happened in the tumultuous month that led to the sale of the LA Clippers by Donald Sterling? Shelly Sterling’s attorney Pierce O¹Donnell of Greenberg Glusker reveals the inside story that led to the sale of the Clippers.
The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast
Lawmakers respond to constituents, seek higher office, have lofty goals, and even learn from their mistakes. But do they actually make the world a better place? In this lecture, the first of this year’s Chicago’s Best Ideas series, Professor Levmore examines some aspects of lawmaking that do not make their way into the law school curriculum. First, lawmakers may be forward-looking, but they have tools that are backward looking, or retroactive, and this combination can help us understand why some lawmaking is quite durable, while some of it falls apart both physically (like crumbling bridges) and conceptually (like conventional views about sex and marriage). Second, lawmakers might be rewarded when they innovate successfully, but they are penalized harshly for making changes that backfire. This trade-off helps us understand where we do or do not observe experiments and progress, ranging from Uber to health-care. Saul Levmore is the William B. Graham Distinguished Service Professor of Law...
November 5 2015 (Mimesis Law) - Ken Womble joins Lee Pacchia to discuss his ongoing series about how the practices of Nassau County Courts continue to disadvantage and disenfranchise the poor defendants that rely on the public defender system. Read Ken's articles here and here. Read more at MimesisLaw.comMimesis’ Between The Lines | Monitoring the Cracks in America's Criminal Justice SystemBetween the Lines is the podcast digest of Fault Lines: columns written by lawyers that examine the current crisis in the American criminal justice system from the perspective of those who know it best. Black Lives Matter, prison reform, capital punishment, and more. Mimesis Labs partners with companies and organizations to design, create and leverage video content. Lee Pacchia is the Founder and CEO.
Last week, a New York Times special report revealed that prior to the 2011 Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbotabad, Pakistan, four high-ranking government lawyers conferred in secret to consider the legality of the mission and alternatives, producing memoranda that ultimately gave President Obama the green light. The memos have not been made public, but it is possible to glean key features from the Times story and from public documents. The picture they paint is deeply troubling. Indeed, as I shall explain, it appears that in one respect the bin Laden memos are as bad as the infamous “torture memos” that lawyers in the Bush Administration wrote to justify what was euphemistically called “enhanced interrogation.” In both instances, the government lawyers seemed to conceive their role as finding legal excuses for policies that the president wanted to pursue, rather than giving balanced legal advice. The “Unwilling or Unable” Doctrine The bin Laden memos addressed an unknown...
Michael Shapiro, deputy assistant administrator for water with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, delivers the keynote address for the Virginia Environmental Law Journal Symposium, "Water Rights in the Eastern United States." Shapiro's office is responsible for federal programs to restore and protect the nation's waterways and ensure safe drinking water.