Articles Tagged with Lawyer2Lawyer

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 […]

Last week marked the second phase of implementation of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, a comprehensive overhaul of U.S. patent law signed into law on Sept. 16, 2011. Several key provisions of the law took effect last week, most notably new procedures for third parties to challenge patents after they have been issued and new […]

Here are two things that happened in August 2005: Facebook.com was launched. Our Lawyer2Lawyer podcast was launched. I’m not sure whatever became of that Facebook thing, but our podcast rolls on. This week, we marked the seventh anniversary of our weekly legal-affairs podcast. That adds up to more than 350 episodes (I haven’t counted them, […]

On the latest Lawyer2Lawyer podcast, we look at Peacetones, an initiative of the Internet Bar Organization to empower artists in the developing world with legal and technology tools to bring their music to the world online. Also in the program, we share a holiday treat from a great songwriter and longtime friend, attorney Larry Savell. […]

This week’s episode  of our legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer looks at the controversy over cameras in the Supreme Court. It turned out to be a spirited debate, with our two guests on opposite sides of the issue but my cohost J. Craig Williams and I agreeing with the pro-camera position. That sounds like three against one, […]