In this edition of the Boston University School of Law podcast, host and media veteran, Dan Rea of WBZ-Radio 1030 welcomes Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor Ward Farnsworth, to discuss his ongoing research into the role of politics and judicial philosophy in legal interpretation at the Supreme Court. Dan and Professor Farnsworth will look at the role of policy preferences and how they affect the current Supreme Court Justices’ decision making and pattern of voting.
Seeing the people of Haiti suffer from the effects of a devastating earthquake is heart-wrenching. On Lawyer2Lawyer, co-host Attorney J. Craig Williams welcomes Attorney Brian Concannon Jr., Director of the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) and Ben Hemingway, Deputy Director of Operations for International Medical Corps, to discuss the enormous response by the medical profession and what lawyers are doing or can do to help. At the top of the show, Craig chats with Dan Rea, host of the radio talk show, NightSide on WBZ 1030 radio in Boston, about the historic election in Massachusetts.
Join Attorneys J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi, co-hosts and and Law.com bloggers for legal analysis on the Tavares case, and the effect this case may have on Mitt Romney’s run for the Presidency. Was the Massachusetts judge who released Daniel Tavares from prison within bounds? Lawyer 2 Lawyer welcomes Attorney and WBZ News reporter Dan Rea, also host of WBZ Radio’s NightSide with Dan Rea and David Frank, Attorney and reporter from Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
A huge victory in the case of Joe Salvati, of Boston, an innocent man who spent nearly 30 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. Legal researchers say this case is the longest intentional wrongful imprisonment in U.S. history. Now a Federal Judge’s ruling in Boston confirms the government’s wrongdoing, awarding Joe Salvati and three others over $101 million dollars!
Listen to this LegalTalkNetwork Special Report with Joe Salvati, his attorney, Victor Garo, who has led the long legal journey for justice, and Dan Rea, the Boston reporter whose investigative reports brought this story to light. You’ll hear about legal twists and turns that include FBI coverups, mob informants and hidden evidence as well as details of Federal Judge Nancy Gertner’s recent ruling lambasting the government for intentional misconduct and the framing of innocent men! Don’t miss this extraordinary story!
Joe Salvati, of Boston, was an innocent man who spent 30 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. Legal researchers say this case is the longest, intentional wrongful imprisonment in the nation’s history. Listen to this LegalTalkNetwork Special Report with Salvati’s attorney, Victor Garo, who has led the long legal journey for justice, uncovering hidden evidence, and exposing false testimony from an FBI mob informant, Joe ‘The Animal’ Barboza. You’ll hear about legal twists and turns that sound like a movie plot. But it is real. Garo proved Salvati’s innocence to free him from prison, and now continues the battle in Federal Court in a civil suit for more than $100 million dollars against the government. Listen to this unbelievable story and hear how Attorney Garo and Boston reporter, Dan Rea, have kept the light shining on a miscarriage of justice.
When does the justice system realistically exhaust all efforts to determine if a conviction is correct? Or is there no limit? Its a provocative subject that has recently been raised again in the political arena with regard to the Ben Laguer case in Massachusetts, involving a man convicted of a brutal rape in 1984. Join the President of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys and Power of Attorney host, Marsha Kazarosian in a discussion with two very special guests:WBZ-TV Reporter and lawyer, Dan Rea and Attorney Michael J. Traft, partner at the Boston firm of Carney & Bassil, P.C.. Both Rea and Traft have a depth of experience in real-life cases in which a conviction is later questioned and in some instances overturned. The Massachusetts Bar Association and the Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyers Association have honored Rea for his investigative journalism leading to freedom for Joe Salvati, wrongly convicted of murder and imprisoned for 30 years. Traft is one of the most experienced appellate attorneys in Massachusetts and has represented hundreds of clients in appeal cases in the highest courts of Massachusetts and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Traft is also a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court and a member of the executive board of the National Association of Sentencing Commissions.