Articles Tagged with Lawyer2Lawyer

Say what you will about Donald Trump, but his timing is impeccable. On the very day that the president signed his controversial executive order targeting sanctuary cities, we were scheduled to record a Lawyer 2 Lawyer episode on that very topic. The signing of the order, just hours before we recorded, helped fuel what certainly would already […]

Since April, the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, alongside other Native American tribes, have been protesting the construction of Energy Transfer Partners’ Dakota Access Pipeline. The tribe claims that this pipeline, which will stretch from North Dakota to Illinois along a route adjacent to their land, is a threat to their drinking water, sacred land and […]

I recently returned from an eye-opening trip to Cuba, a beautiful country full of warm and hospitable people. My visit — and those of many other U.S. citizens in recent months — became possible after President Obama decided in 2014 to reject “the failed, Cold War-era policy era of the past to chart a new […]

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 […]

Pokémon Go is the latest craze sweeping the world. The location-based augmented reality mobile game/app produced 15 million downloads in just its first week. Unfortunately, the popular app has also raised a host of legal issues, from trespassing to muggings to accidents on foot and on the road. On the latest episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, […]

At the annual meeting of the American Bar Association next week in San Francisco, Linda A. Klein, managing shareholder for the Georgia offices of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, will take office as ABA president. As she prepares to take office, Klein joins us on the latest Lawyer2Lawyer podcast to share a preview of her agenda […]

A bit tardy in posting the latest episodes of our legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer, so I have two to tell you about. The first, Tribal Law, Indian Child Welfare Act, and Custody, looks at the highly publicized California case in which a 6-year-old girl named Lexi was removed from her foster home under the Indian Child […]

An offshore investment scandal known as the Panama Papers has taken the world by storm. The controversy centers around the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca and its connections to high-ranking political figures, their relatives, celebrities, and business figures, including Iceland Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson. Recently, a German newspaper announced that 11.5 million confidential documents […]

With its “bathroom law,” North Carolina has become ground zero for a debate that is playing out in a number of states involving the transgender community, equal rights and equal access to public accommodations. North Carolina’s controversial law bans people from using bathrooms that don’t match the sex indicated on their birth certificates, which opponents […]

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 […]