On this edition of Lawyer2Lawyer host Bob Ambrogi discusses private prisons with 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 elected president of the ACLU in October 2008. As Centennial Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, she teaches courses in the area of Criminal Law and Procedure and Constitutional Law. The ACLU has been studying and protesting against private prisons as a for-profit business for decades.
- Dr. Adrian Moore is vice president of policy at the Reason Foundation. He has conducted studies, written publications and scholarly articles on the privatization of prisons and how they yield quality corrections at a lower cost. He has served on boards and commissions developing or overseeing privatization at the federal, state, and local level.
Tune in to hear Herman and Moore debate and discuss the colossal incarceration rate, the profit motives of private prisons, the politics behind it all, and the impact on prisoners’ rights.
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On this edition of IP Counsel, host Attorney Peter Lando, partner at the firm of Lando & Anastasi , LLP, welcomes Jeff Hawley, Professor of Intellectual Property Law at University of New Hampshire School of Law and former Chief Patent Counsel at Eastman Kodak, to discuss the highly-publicized Myriad Genetics case that is on appeal to the Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Peter and Jeff discuss whether isolated human DNA is patent-eligible and what other technologies would be impacted with this decision.
Coast to Coast, with Robert Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams brings into focus a discussion of the Patriot Act up for debate as some of the provisions are set to expire December 31st. Although designed to give federal law enforcement and intellegence agencies tools in the fight against terror, some say civil liberties are being violated. Hear former FBI agent and now candidate for Congress, Coleen Rowley, talk about the frontline need for information balanced with the protection of rights. And our other guest is Attorney Jameel Jaffer with the American Civil Liberties Union who is currently counsel for plaintiffs in challenges to the provisions of the Patriot Act. Join us for this important show!