In this September edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay chats with Law Technology News’ Web Watch columnist and co-host of Lawyer2Lawyer, Bob Ambrogi. Bob says legal blogs have matured in the last few years — and now provide rich, nuanced content that genuinely helps practitioners. Bob talks about why legal blogs are thriving and spotlights new sites that cover everything from fashion law to the Library of Congress.
With a vote of 63-37, the Senate confirmed Elena Kagan as a Supreme Court justice making her the 112th justice, and the fourth woman ever to serve on the Supreme Court. Attorney and co-host, Bob Ambrogi welcomes Professor Joel Grossman, a professor of political science, and a constitutional law scholar from Johns Hopkins University and University of Maryland School of Law and Tony Mauro, Supreme Court correspondent for The National Law Journal and for ALM Media, to discuss the latest on the confirmation of Elena Kagan. They look at her background, some of the controversy over her confirmation and what kind of impact she will ultimately have on the Supreme Court.
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.
With the end of the U.S. Supreme Court term came some stand-out rulings including handgun case, McDonald v. City of Chicago and patent law case, Bilski v. Kappos. Attorneys and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Adam Winkler, a constitutional law specialist from UCLA School of Law and Attorney Amy Howe, the editor of SCOTUSblog, to discuss the Supreme Court round-up. In addition, they discuss recent rulings, a liberal vs. conservative Supreme Court, the Elena Kagan confirmation hearings and take a look back at some landmark decisions.
With a unanimous vote, the Surpreme Court ruled 9-0 against the NFL in the American Needle v. NFL case—one of the most important legal cases in sports. Attorneys and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Attorney Marc Edelman from Barry University’s Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law and Professor Michael McCann, Associate Law Professor at Vermont Law School and Legal Analyst for Sports Illustrated, to discuss this latest ruling. They talk about anti-trust law, intellectual property issues and how this decision could affect the NFL and other sports franchises.
Suffolk University Law School Professor Robert H. Smith joins NECN to discuss President Obama’s nomination of Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court and the confirmation process ahead.
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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.
At the age of 69 and after 18 years on the Supreme Court, Justice David Souter made the announcement that he would be retiring from the Supreme Court at the end of this year’s term in June. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Professor Daniel J. Meador, James Monroe Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Virginia School of Law and Kermit Roosevelt, Professor of Law at University of Pennsylvania Law School and Justice Souter’s former law clerk, to reflect on Justice Souter’s career, look at the potential list of replacements and the opportunity for President Obama to leave an imprint with his choice for the High Court.
A big week for the U.S. Supreme Court with five rulings involving free speech, religion and campaign finance. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we discuss them and look ahead to upcoming SUPCO action. Join co-hosts and Law.com bloggers J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi with the experts: Tony Mauro, Supreme Court correspondent for Legal Times, American Lawyer Media, and Law.com and Amy Howe, Partner at Howe & Russell P.C in Washington D.C. and regular contributor to and editor of SCOTUSblog. Don’t miss it!
Big changes over the past year in the U-S Supreme Court. The death of Chief Justice William Rehnquist, the resignation of nominee Harriet Miers and the controversial choices of Justice Samuel Alito and Chief Justice John Roberts have created a new complexion for the high court.
Attorneys and Law.com bloggers, Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams, analyze what’s happened with our two experts. Coast to Coast welcomes Rex Heinke, partner at the firm of Akin Gump Straus Hauer and Feld LLP and Tony Mauro, Supreme Court correspondent for Legal Times, American Lawyer Media, and Law.com. Don’t miss this roundup!