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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 […]

Cyber currency Bitcoin has seen an exponential rise in value and popularity since its inception in 2010. Consider this: If you had bought $1,000 worth of Bitcoins in 2010, it would be worth $2.4 million dollars today. But as Bitcoin gains wider mainstream use, it is surrounded by a host of legal questions. In this […]

In our latest edition of the legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer, we are joined by Allen Pusey, editor and publisher of the ABA Journal, and Molly McDonough, deputy managing editor, to discuss the most important legal stories of 2013. Alan Pusey has been with the ABA Journal since 2007 and was named editor and publisher in 2011. […]

News of Amazon’s plans to use delivery drones surprised many, but the fact is that a number of companies are developing drones for commercial uses. However, before any of these commercial drones can take flight, they need to clear a series of legal hurdles, from winning FAA approval to sorting out liability and privacy issues. […]

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 […]