Articles Tagged with Lawyer2Lawyer

In the wake of yet another mass shooting — this time the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where 17 were killed and many others injured — we again look at gun laws and what can be done to curb such tragedies in the future. Our guests for this […]

The release of a four-page memo created by Republican staffers and House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes alleging abuse of surveillance authority by the Justice Department and FBI has unleashed a firestorm of controversy. The Nunes memo alleges that the FBI may have relied on “politically motivated or questionable sources” to obtain a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance […]

The Oct. 1 mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas left 58 people dead and more than 500 wounded. In the wake of that terrible tragedy, victims and their families have been left to deal with a host of very real legal issues, ranging from probate matters to insurance issues […]

In our latest episode of the legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer, we look at the contours of free speech, hate speech, censorship and the First Amendment. Can and should hate speech be shut down? Can and should the president block followers on Twitter? Who gets to decide what speech is allowed? We have a fascinating discussion with […]

When we recorded our Lawyer2Lawyer episode on the presidential pardon power, we had no idea President Trump would pardon Joe Arpaio, the controversial former Arizona sheriff. Our focus was Trump’s possible use of the pardon power in connection with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion with Russia. But with this latest news, the […]

In a series of tweets on July 26, President Trump announced that “after consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.” Transgender service members have officially been allowed to openly serve since […]

After a six-day trial and a “hopelessly deadlocked” jury, the judge declared a mistrial in the prosecution of comedian Bill Cosby for the alleged sexual assault of Andrea Constand. What happened to bring about a mistrial and what is the future of this case? This is our topic this week on the legal-affairs podcast Lawyer […]

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 […]

President Trump’s budget threatens to eliminate the Legal Services Corporation. What would this mean for civil legal aid to low-income Americans? LSC President James J. Sandman and American Bar Association President Linda Klein join us on the legal-affairs podcast Lawyer 2 Lawyer this week to discuss the implications of Trump’s proposed budget. Listen to the show […]

President Trump has been vocal about his disdain for the press, vowing to toughen libel laws and crack down on so-called fake news. But how far can he go in curtailing the freedom of the press? That is our topic this week on the legal-affairs podcast Lawyer 2 Lawyer. Joining us to help flesh out […]