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This week’s episode of our legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer looks at secure email provider Lavabit’s appeal to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals seeking to overturn a contempt-of-court finding resulting from the company’s resisting a government subpoena and search warrant. We discuss the case with Lavabit’s lawyer, Jesse R. Binnall. Listen to the show at […]

I was thrilled this week to interview two giants of the courtroom, F. Lee Bailey and his former law partner, Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Kenneth J. Fishman, about their new book, Excellence in Cross Examination, published by Thomson Reuters, in which the two share their insights and lessons on how to excel in cross-examination. The book covers the […]

In the wake of Judge Shira Scheindlin’s ruling in Floyd v. City of New York striking down the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy, the latest edition of Lawyer2Lawyer looks at whether and how stop-and-frisk policies can pass constitutional muster. To help us examine this issue, we have two guests: Sunita Patel, a staff attorney at the Center for […]

On this edition of Lawyer2Lawyer, we speak with ABA President James Silkenat, on his first day in office, about his goals and initiatives for the ABA agenda. James Silkenat has been working in international law for more than 40 years. He joined the ABA’s first delegation to China in the mid-1970s and since then has chaired the […]

Sometime in the next couple of months, in a yet-to-be disclosed courthouse somewhere in the United States, the Nonhuman Rights Project is planning to file a writ of habeas corpus on behalf of a chimpanzee. In what will be the first of a series of similar legal actions, the project will be asking the court […]

With the Supreme Court’s end-of-term Prop 8 and DOMA rulings, same-sex marriage is now legal in California and same-sex married couples can receive federal benefits across the nation. These landmark decisions for gay rights have sparked the question: Is nationwide marriage equality on the way? This week on our legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer, we look at […]

Personal Audio and its founder Jim Logan created and patented a technology which, they say, covers podcasting. The Electronic Frontier Foundation calls Personal Audio a patent troll and has launched a campaign to invalidate the patent. We hear from both sides on the latest episode of our podcast, Lawyer2Lawyer. “This is the story of the American […]

This week on our legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer, we look at the debate over the growing use of private prisons. Joining us to discuss the issue are Susan Herman, president of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and Adrian Moore, vice president of the Reason Foundation, a non-profit in support of libertarian principles and privatization. Susan Herman was […]

Back in November, I announced here the final episode of our legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer. After seven years of weekly shows, my cohost J. Craig Williams and I were calling it quits, due to the closing down of the company that had hosted our show, the Legal Talk Network. Well, turns out it wasn’t over after […]

After more than seven years of weekly shows, this week’s Lawyer2Lawyer is our last. The Legal Talk Network, which has been our home since we started the show in August 2005, is closing down. The full archive of our shows will remain available for download through the end of the year. We may move them […]

What is like to defend one of America’s most notorious serial killers? In 1979, having just left the Illinois Office of the Public Defender to open his own practice, Sam L. Amirante was retained to defend John Wayne Gacy, who was charged with the horrific murders of 33 teenage boys and young men. In a […]