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With Ebola quarantines making headlines, what is the law? What powers do local, state and federal governments have to quarantine people who have or are suspected of having the disease? And what are the rights and protections of the quarantined individuals? We examine these questions and more on this week’s Lawyer2Lawyer legal-affairs podcast. Joining my […]

We recently hit our ninth anniversary of producing our legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer, and we’re celebrating this week with a special edition of the show. Our guest this week was also our very first guest on our very first show. In August 2005, Mike Greco had just taken office as president of the American Bar Association. […]

Two events coincided to produce this week’s episode of Lawyer2Lawyer. First, the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame — an institution devoted to  honoring the nation’s most exceptional trial lawyers — marked the grand opening last month of its permanent home at Temple Law School in Philadelphia. Around the same time, legendary plaintiffs’ lawyer Fred Levin — […]

This week marks the beginning of the 10th year of Lawyer2Lawyer, the legal-affairs podcast cohosted by J. Craig Williams and me and produced by the Legal Talk Network. We are the longest-running legal podcast and one of the longest-running podcasts of any kind. By my rough count, we’ve done over 400 shows. Our first show […]

The influx of unaccompanied minors across the Mexico/U.S. border is fast becoming a humanitarian crisis. On this week’s legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer, we look at what is driving these minors to make the dangerous journey north and discuss their legal status and rights. To help us do that, we have two guests: Alex Nowrasteh is the immigration […]

I’m a bit behind in plugging my own podcast here. Here are the two most-recent episodes of Lawyer2Lawyer. Facial Recognition Technology: Security vs. Privacy Concerns. My cohost J. Craig Williams looks at how facial-recognition technology threatens security and privacy. His guests are Jennifer Lynch, senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Ed Tivol, […]

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court decided Greece v. Galloway, a landmark case about prayer in government assemblies. Both sides invoked the First Amendment to make their case, but who is right and why? On our latest episode of Lawyer2Lawyer, we discuss the case with opposing counsels Douglas Laycock, for the respondents, and David Cortman, for the […]

Here is an interesting factoid for you: David Lat, editor of the blog Above the Law, is credited with coining three of the 7,500 new terms in the latest edition of Black’s Law Dictionary. Due out Friday in its 10th edition from Thomson Reuters, Black’s is generally considered to be the most authoritative source of law-related […]

In this week’s Lawyer2Lawyer, we consider the promise and reality of the right to counsel, 51 years after the Supreme Court’s landmark decision, Gideon v. Wainwright. Specifically, we look at public defenders in the south, where low pay and heavy workloads raise questions about unequal access to justice. To discuss this, we have two guests: […]

In our last episode of the legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer, we spoke to two activists urging federal and state laws to make revenge porn a crime. This week, we follow-up with two guests who believe such laws would be a serious mistake, because of both their chilling effect on free speech and their needless criminalization of […]

As an increasing number of states legalize marijuana, it is easy to forget that federal law still outlaws it. Where does this leave citizens, local government, and attorneys who work in the cannabis industry? In the latest episode of the legal affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer, we discuss this issue with three guests: Brian Vicente, a Colorado […]