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On April 18, in the largest simultaneous dismissal of cases in U.S. history, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court dismissed more than 21,000 low-level drug cases connected to the drug lab scandal that involved Annie Dookhan, a former chemist of a Massachusetts crime lab who admitted to falsifying evidence. After an investigation into Annie Dookhan and […]

This week on the legal-affairs podcast Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we look at President Trump’s repeal of internet privacy rules promulgated last year by the FCC. The repeal means that internet service providers can now sell customer usage data without their consent. We explore the legal and privacy issues with two guests: Ernesto Falcon, legislative counsel […]

The working world has changed significantly since enactment of two of the country’s seminal labor laws, the National Labor Relations Act of 1935 and the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947, and other labor laws may be showing their age. So are labor laws due for an overhaul? If so, are they about to get one under […]

On the latest episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we consider President Trump’s nomination of 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Helping us consider the nomination are two experts: Carrie Severino, chief counsel and policy director of the Judicial Crisis Network. Severino has testified before Congress on assorted constitutional […]

In July, a sniper opened fire during a march against police shootings in Dallas, killing five police officers and wounding many others. After a 45-minute gun battle and hours of negotiation with the sniper, Dallas Police Chief David Brown gave an order to his SWAT team to come up with a plan to end the […]

The Netflix documentary series Making A Murderer was back in the news this week, as a federal judge overturned the conviction of Brendan Dassey, the nephew of Steven Avery, the defendant whose arrest and trial were the primary focus of the series. Dean Strang Just before this latest news broke, I recorded an interview with […]

Ten years ago, The Authors Guild and several authors filed a lawsuit against Google Inc. alleging copyright infringement through Google’s massive book-scanning project, in which it scanned tens of millions of books and made them searchable. Recently, the 2nd U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in Google’s favor, finding that the project was fair use under copyright […]

Kozinski In a recent interview with legal writing expert Bryan Garner, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan said that law schools need to “think in a deep way” about how to help law students become better writers, even as she acknowledged that “writing is one of the hardest things to teach.” So how can law students […]

It is not every day that I get to record a podcast episode in a brewery. For that matter, I don’t usually drink beer while conducting an interview. But for our interview with the hosts of the FOSS+Beer podcast, we set up our mikes in Beryl’s Beer Co. in Denver, Colo. And since Beryl’s is in […]

In the latest episode of the legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer, we look at the legal showdown over same-sex marriage in Alabama. In January, a federal judge struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional. Then, last week, the Alabama Supreme Court snubbed its nose at the federal court and ordered the state’s probate judges […]

On Dec. 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children and six adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Last month, two years after those horrific shootings, the families of the victims filed a lawsuit against Bushmaster Firearms International, the manufacturer of the AR-15 rifle used by Lanza. What is the […]