In a landmark decision in Perry v. Schwarzenegger, U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker in San Francisco struck down the controversial and highly-debated, Proposition 8 in California, which was approved by the state’s voters in November 2008 and overturned a state supreme court ruling that resulted in the legalization of same sex marriage. Attorney and co-host, Bob Ambrogi welcomes Adam Winkler from UCLA Law School, Professor Nelson Tebbe from Brooklyn Law School and Attorney Thomas J. Barbar, the Mass Bar Association’s Family Law Chair and principal with Deutsch Williams, Brooks, DeRensis & Holland PC., to sort through all the twists and turns. They look at reaction to the ruling, the legal issues surrounding gay marriage and the likelihood of this issue reaching the U.S. Supreme Court.
On April 16, 2007, the tragedy at Virginia Tech rattled the world. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we will turn to the experts and discuss the issue of legal liability and the Virginia Tech shootings. Should University officials have done more to prevent the gunman? Does a recent Virginia Law prevent Universities from throwing out a student with suicidal tendencies? Join co-hosts and Law.com bloggers Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams as they get insight from our guests, Professor Anthony Sebok, Centennial Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research at the Brooklyn School of Law and Attorney Robert B. Smith from the firm Nelson, Kinder, Mosseau, & Saturley. Don’t miss it!