J. Craig Williams is admitted to practice law in Iowa, California, Massachusetts, and Washington. Before attending law school, his education began in media studies with an interest in journalism, radio, and film. Williams has incorporated those interests into his blog, May It Please the Court. He is a Top-Rated Criminal Defense Lawyer – White Collar Crime as selected by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell.
Professor Mark Fenster talks about non-disclosure agreements. We will take a look at former President Trump's use of NDAs, and the future of these types of agreements.
Mediator David A. Hoffman talks about the explosion of mediation during the pandemic, the push for mediation as an alternative to trials, and what the future holds for jury trials.
Dean Kimberly Mutcherson talks about Texas' abortion law, SB 8, its constitutionality, and what it means for the future of Roe v. Wade.
Ellen Wright Clayton talks about the mask controversy in schools and communities across the United States, mask mandates, and litigation surrounding these issues.
Rebecca Ortiz PhD talks about the sexual harassment in politics and holding perpetrators accountable over these claims.
Host Craig Willliams and guest David A. Super talk about the creation of the House select committee, the investigation of January 6th, hearings, subpoenas, and where this is all headed.
Host Craig Willliams and guests Gary Blasi and Breanne Schuster talk about the legal issues surrounding homelessness, separation of powers, current legislation, and what is being done to combat this nationwide problem.
Host Craig Willliams and guest Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin talk about the Rights of Nature doctrine, representing ecosystems, and whether nature has its own legal rights.
Host Craig Williams and guest Jim Oleske talk about the recent rulings on religious freedom cases that have come before SCOTUS and the impact these rulings will have on future cases.
Host Craig Willliams and guest Tom Holt take a look at the recent ransomware attacks, and what to do if you, your firm, or your company become a target.
Host Craig Willliams and guest Jeff Lewis take a look at states regulating protests through legislation, the First Amendment, and the impact on those who protest.
Host Craig Willliams and guest Tonja Jacobi take a look at packing the Supreme Court, potential reform, and next steps under the Biden administration.
Host Craig Willliams and guests, Shannon Jankowski and David Bralow take a look at the treatment of journalists during recent protests, freedom of the press, and the filming and photographing of the police by citizens.
Host Craig Willliams and professors Claire Finkelstein & General Charles J. Dunlap Jr., discuss the potential threat of cyber warfare, U.S./Russia relations, and Ukraine.
Host Craig Willliams and professor Eric Ruben discuss the debate surrounding open carry laws, Young v. Hawaii, and open carry vs. public safety.
Host Craig Willliams and former U.S. attorney Joyce White Vance discuss charging the Capitol rioters, newly appointed Attorney General Merrick Garland, and future charges against all involved.
Host Craig Willliams and professor Heather Payne discuss litigation, liability, and ERCOT’s role in Texas’ recent weather crisis.
Host Craig Willliams and professor Laura K. Donohue discuss the recent circuit court ruling on electronic device searches at the U.S. border.
Host Craig Willliams and professors Michael W. McConnell and Dr. Kevin G. Vance take a look at President Biden's executive orders.
Host Craig Willliams and attorneys Alan Gassman and Michael McAuliffe take a look at legal liability stemming from the U.S. Capitol riot, federal felony charges, and what lies ahead for all involved.
Host Craig Willliams and constitutional law professor Carlton Larson take a look at the legal line between sedition and free speech, and define what is and isn't sedition under the current president.
Host Craig Willliams and former lawyer turned world traveler Jodi Ettenberg discuss her departure from the law and the importance of following your passion.
John S. Stiff and Danielle Hirsch discuss getting justice during a pandemic and give an inside look at what's going on in courtrooms across the country today.
Law professors William C. Banks and Leslie Gielow Jacobs talk about the practical impact of a delayed transfer of power from an uncooperative incumbent administration, both for the incoming administration and the American people.
Attorney David S. Weinstein talks about the loss of presidential immunity after Donald Trump leaves office and what legal challenges he may face.
Professor Joshua A. Douglas talks about legal issues leading up to the election including voter suppression, the controversy over mail-in ballots, and the impact of the Supreme Court.
Harry Nelson, founder and managing partner of Nelson Hardiman, discusses the current health of the president, whether it is a national security issue to not know his condition, and the impact of the president’s words regarding the virus on the American public.
Cardozo School of Law Professor Deborah Pearlstein discusses the latest on SCOTUS, the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, President Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett in an election year, and the potential impact on the High Court.
Attorney Jim Robenalt and former White House counsel John W. Dean discuss the parallels to the Watergate scandal through the recently released "Trump Tapes,” and how these revelations could impact the president before the election.
Professor Stephen Gillers and attorney Charles Glasser discuss an alleged dossier against Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold and the current and historic relationships between the White House and journalists.
Professors Kim Wehle and Michael McConnell discuss the constitutionality of President Trump's recent use of executive orders.
Jim Gardner, a specialist in election law out of the University at Buffalo School of Law, discusses voting in the upcoming election, mail-in voting, foreign interference in elections, and what we will see on election day.
Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, discusses SCOTUS, some of SCOTUS’ more notable recent decisions, the justices, and the impacts of these rulings.
Historian Ellen Carol DuBois and law professor Paula Monopoli discuss the upcoming 100th Anniversary of the official adoption of the 19th Amendment and take a look at the history of women fighting for voting rights.
Attorneys Dick Semerdjian and Jayne Reardon discuss the use of overly aggressive litigation tactics and the current state of civility in the legal profession.
Chris Bruce discusses the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, the laws of Georgia, the handling of this case by prosecutors, and where this matter stands today.
Attorney Meg Kurlinski discusses states’ reopening of businesses and the potential legal issues employers could face as employees return to work.
Professors Ned Foley and Charles Stewart III discuss voting during a pandemic and the impact the pandemic may have on the upcoming election.
Professors Robert Tsai and Glenn Cohen discuss the concepts of federalism and states’ rights in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
Professors Ilya Somin and Philip L. Torrey discuss President Trump's intent to withhold federal funding to sanctuary cities and the impact this could have on state/local rights and immigration.
Guest professor James Pfander explores the recent SCOTUS ruling in Hernandez v. Mesa.
Guest attorney Grace Yang explores this new coronavirus outbreak, the overall impact on travel, and business, and China's new rules for dealing with the coronavirus.
Guests Tom Jipping and Alan Barron discuss the impeachment trial, specifically the issues of witnesses, new evidence, and its constitutionality.
Guests Deborah L. Rhode and Scott Cummings explore legal ethics in today's world and what lawyers can do to maintain the reputation of the profession.
Guests Bradley P. Moss and Rebecca Ingber discuss the legal issues surrounding the airstrike, its causes, and it’s potential ramifications.
Attorney Kelly Chang Rickert discuss the pros and cons of mediation over litigation in divorce proceedings, and the impact on the couple going forward.
Professor Timothy D. Lytton and attorney Stephen P. Halbrook discuss the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Sandy Hook families' lawsuit against gunmaker Remington Arms.
Attorney Mitch Jackson discusses the dangers and risk people put themselves in to meet society’s obsession with capturing the perfect moment, and what may need to change.
Attorneys Bowman and Healy discuss the impeachment inquiry, the process, the players, and what this means for the presidency.
Attorneys John R. Phillips and Bradley P. Moss take a look at whistleblowers’ rights, the impeachment inquiry, and what lies ahead for the Trump Administration.
Professors Diane Mulcahy and William B. Gould IV discuss California's AB5-gig work bill, the gig-economy, and the impact on the workplace.
Attorneys Michelle Hanlon and Mark Sundahl discuss pertinent space case law, and other related legal issues we are currently seeing in the space law arena.
Attorneys Jeff Dion and Jeff Anderson discuss the NY Child Victims Act, the impact, and the subsequent wave of litigation.
Attorneys Eve Hill and Minh Vu discuss website accessibility litigation and how the ADA impacts such cases.
Daniel Wade, Jeanne Ortiz-Ortiz, and Alejandro Figueroa-Quevedo share their experiences assisting those impacted by natural disasters.
Nicholas Stephanopoulos and Dale Ho take an in-depth look at two controversial SCOTUS rulings on gerrymandering and the 2020 census citizenship question.
Bicka Barlow and Nancy O’Malley discuss the Golden State Killer and talk about DNA techniques attorney's use today in cases similar to this.
Steven D. Schwinn and Michael Stern discuss Congressional subpoena power and whether President Trump can use executive privilege to block congressional subpoenas.
Richard Schragger and Nestor Davidson take a look at a recent ruling, the controversy over the removal of Confederate statues and what is next in this legal fight.
Attorney Frank O. Bowman III and Hans von Spakovsky discuss what the Mueller report revealed, the impact on the Presidency, and whether we will see impeachment hearings in the near future.
Kathryn Rubino and Deborah K. Marcuse discuss the current workplace environment in big law firms and the importance of gender diversity within the workplace.
Wesley Hottot and Tony Mauro take a look at the unanimous Supreme Court ruling in Timbs v. Indiana, discuss the case, the path to the Supreme Court, and the impact on future cases.
Joy Blanchard and Steve Cohen spotlight the recent college admissions scandal.
Dorit Rubinstein Reiss and James Hodge take a look at the legal framework of the anti-vaccination movement, the rights of the child, the rights of the parent, legislation, and the great vaccination debate.
Attorney Jonathan Novak and Joanne Peterson discuss litigation against big pharma, what is being done to assist victims of opioid addiction and their families, and where those impacted can get help legally and personally.
Cedric Merlin Powell, Justin Hansford and Theodore M. Shaw spotlight Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights movement, his legacy, and his lasting impact.
Frank O. Bowman III and Hans von Spakovsky share some predictions on the special counsel’s investigation, and what could be revealed in the Mueller report.
Erin Chlopak discusses election laws and the current political climate.
Dan Wade, Tiela Chalmers, and Michael Hart discuss the recent California fires, how to prepare for natural or man-made disasters and how attorneys can get involved with assisting disaster survivors.
Charles J. Glasser, Jr. and Thomas A. Clare discuss President Trump's relationship with the press, the recent removal of Jim Acosta's press pass at the White House, and CNN's lawsuit.
Dr. John C. Eastman and attorney Margaret Stock discuss the origin and application of birthright citizenship, and whether or not it can be restricted.
Carrie Severino and Steven D. Schwinn talk about the controversy over Kavanaugh's appointment and his future impact on the Supreme Court.
Maria Z. Vathis and Andrew Rossow discuss cyberbullying, the impact on victims, and the efforts by the legal profession to prevent cyberbullying.
Jeff Clayton and Shima Baradaran Baughman discuss about bail reform, the recently signed California Money Bail Reform Act (SB10), and the future impact.
George Freeman and Robert Corn-Revere discuss Bob Woodward’s book, the anonymous NY Times article on President Trump, the President/press relationship, and the political impact this could have on the presidency.
Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams discuss podcasting after 13 Years, where they began, and their love for it.
Rebecca Roiphe and Bennett Gershman discuss the Michael Cohen tapes, the impact they had, and what lies ahead for attorney Cohen and the President.
Chas W. Freeman, Jr. and Morse Tan discuss the Trump-Kim summit.
Karla Fischer, Joan Meier, and Julie Owens discuss the abuse allegations against New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
Bicka Barlow and Nancy O’Malley discuss the Golden State Killer and talk about DNA techniques attorney's use today in cases similar to this.
Gina Passarella and Nicholas Bruch take a look at the 2018 Am Law 100, analysis of data, the process, what this means for law firms, and comparisons to prior years.
Cheryl Olson and Kevin Saunders discuss regulation of video game violence, the Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association 2011 ruling, and the impact of video games on children.
Last month, Jared Kushner, senior adviser and son in law to President Trump, had his security clearance downgraded. We analyze whether it is a threat to our national security to have Jared Kushner remain a senior adviser.
Attorney Stephen P. Halbrook and professor John J. Donohue III discuss the Parkland school shooting, mental health, gun legislation and gun control, and what can be done to prevent future mass shootings.
Bob Anderson and John Malcolm discuss the release of the Nunes memo, impact, the Democrat’s response to the memo, FISA, and the legalities surrounding this release.
Ned Foley and Tom Wolf discuss redistricting litigation across the nation, and the impact of gerrymandering on elections.
Paul Armentano and Paul Larkin discuss Attorney General Jeff Sessions' efforts to rescind the Obama-era policies on marijuana and how this announcement will impact marijuana litigation and the marijuana business.
Longtime Lawyer 2 Lawyer producer Kate Nutting helps review the year by answering audience questions from the mailbag and talk about the show and the law.
Joanna Grossman and Kathryn Rubino discuss how the recent allegations of sexual misconduct allegations in the news have impacted the legal profession.
Alan Milstein and Marc Randazza discuss the Take a Knee controversy, players’ rights, the First Amendment, President Trump’s reaction, and the NFL’s role.
Drew Rossow and Ben Meiselas discuss the Equifax data breach, what went wrong, litigation, the potential impact, and what customers need to do.
Hans von Spakovsky and Erin J. Lee discuss DACA and the Dream ACT, and what the future holds for DREAMers and their families.
In this legal podcast, Robert Bertsche and Eugene Volokh define First Amendment, and how it relates to censorship and hate speech.
Bob and Craig discuss President Trump's announcement regarding transgender people in the military with Kris Poppe and Brynn Tannehill.
Steven Wise and Richard Cupp discuss the recent legal ruling involving captive chimpanzees and the debate over animals as "legal persons.”
This legal podcast covers the dismissal of FBI Director James Comey, the legalities triggered by dismissals, and the Russia connection.
This legal podcast discusses how the U.K. is eliminating the requirement of attending law school in favor of a skills exam and whether or not the U.S. will adopt a similar practice.
This podcast looks at the drug lab scandal in Mass. and its impact on drug cases, attorneys, defendants, and takes a look at what goes on inside a lab.
In this podcast they talk about Trump's new legislation that allows internet providers or ISPs to sell customer data without consent.
The First Amendment, Trump/press relationship, what constitutes “fake news,” the freedom of the press, and potential future litigation involving the press.
Attorney Howard Wexler and Kate Bronfenbrenner look at the impact a new Secretary of Labor under a Trump presidency will have on the U.S. workforce and employers.
In this episode of Lawyer2Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams join Carrie Severino and Michele Jawando to discuss the nomination of Judge Gorsuch.
The Amazon Echo as a murder case witness, legalities surrounding the Echo, technology-based evidence, and the impact on future cases.
President-elect Donald Trump's choice of Justices, the fate of specific cases, and the impact his choices will have on the law of the land.
Monte Mills and Jeffrey Haas take a look at the protesting of the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock and the legal issues involved.
A discussion on the legal issues in doing business with Cuba and the opportunities for law firms to expand into Cuba.
Professor Eugene O’Donnell and Dr. Tod Burke as they talk about the pros and cons of body cameras in law enforcement.
Trent England and Dr. John R. Koza discuss history of the Electoral College, Electoral College vs. national popular vote, and this presidential election.
David Sanford, Kerrie Campbell, and Caroline Fredrickson discuss litigation, the difficulty of proving gender discrimination, and legislation.
J. Craig Williams joins Paul Armentano and Ben Cort to discuss the recent decision by the DEA to keep marijuana on the Schedule 1 list.
Richard V. Spataro, director of training and publications for National Veterans Legal Services Program and Robert Liscord, veteran legal services outreach coordinator and paralegal for Pine Tree Legal Assistance, as they take a look at various legal issues facing our veterans.
The use of robots by law enforcement, criticism, ethics, policy, and regulation when it comes to the use of robots.
Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams discuss Pokemon Go with professor Adam Thimmesch and attorney Brian Wassom.
Linda Klein, president-elect of the American Bar Association, looks back at the past year and looks ahead to her initiatives and mission as president.
Tony Mauro, Supreme Court correspondent, and Suzanna Sherry, the Herman O. Loewenstein professor of law, discuss the Supreme Court's end of term.
Steven W. Dulan and Arkadi Gerney take a look at gun laws and the tragedy in Orlando.
J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi join attorney Lori Alvino McGill and Chrissi Nimmo as they take an inside look highly publicized custody case involving a 6-year-old girl named Lexi and the use of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978.
The Labor Department recently announced regulation changes pertaining to overtime pay for employees and their employers. Under these new rules, those who earn salaries of less than $47,476 a year will automatically qualify for overtime pay of time-and-a-half if they work more than 40 hours a week. Once the new rules go into effect on...
Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams join Jessica Tillipman and Professor William Byrnes as they take an inside look at the recently leaked Panama Papers.
North Carolina’s House Bill 2, better known as the “Bathroom Law”, has taken center stage and has created a great debate. On March 23, 2016, Gov. Pat McCrory signed the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, also known as House Bill 2 or HB2. The law bans people from using bathrooms that don’t match the...
The FBI and Apple, Inc. have been immersed in an ongoing legal battle over privacy and security. The legal battle reached a boiling point when the FBI and Apple engaged in a dispute over whether the federal court may compel Apple to create new software that would enable the FBI to unlock an iPhone 5C...
Last month, Justice Antonin Scalia passed away unexpectedly sparking a huge reaction from the legal and political world. Justice Scalia was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1986 and is known for his conservative position in his rulings. Since his death, there has been great controversy over his replacement on the...
There is presently a public health crisis plaguing Flint, Michigan. Lead contamination in the water has led to a major public health danger. Back in 2014, Flint changed its water source from the treated Detroit Water and Sewerage Department water to the Flint River. Since then, Flint’s drinking water has had a host of problems....
Back in 2005, Legal Talk Network created a weekly show spotlighting current legal topics. That show became Lawyer 2 Lawyer. The masters-that-be plucked two lawyers from obscurity, one from the east, one from the west, turning them into overnight sensations. Back then, podcasting was just starting out and eventually took the world by storm. Fast...
On the evening of November 13, 2015, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks occurred in Paris, France, killing and maiming hundreds of people. Ultimately, the terror organization ISIS took responsibility for the attacks in retaliation of French airstrikes targeting ISIS on Syrian and Iraqi soil. These attacks rattled the world and put a spotlight on...
Back in August of 2014, Lawyer 2 Lawyer hosted a show on the death penalty where we explored whether the death penalty was considered cruel and unusual with standout guests Judge Alex Kozinski from the United States Court of Appeals for The Ninth Circuit, exonerated death row survivor Ronald Keine from Witness to Innocence, and M*A*S*H...
Over the years, sexual assault on college campuses has been a huge problem and Washington has taken notice through various legislation and initiatives. Between the Clery Act, pending legislation of the Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA) and the Safe Campus Act, and Vice President Biden and President Obama’s “It’s On Us” Campaign, there has...
Back in 2009, former UCLA basketball player Ed O’Bannon filed a lawsuit on behalf of the NCAA’s Division I players. O’Bannon challenged the NCAA’s use of the images of its former student athletes for commercial purposes. Later, District Judge Claudia Wilken found for O’Bannon stating that the NCAA’s rules violate antitrust laws. However, on September...
Many believe that good legal writing is vital for proper advocacy. But what does it mean to be a good writer on behalf of your client? Isn’t that what lawyers learn in law school? It might surprise you that Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan thinks law graduates lack these essential skills when they graduate, even...
An early morning knock on the door changed Robert Blagojevich’s life forever. Authorities presented him with a subpoena demanding campaign documents. What started as an investigation turned into an indictment. Among the many alleged charges was attempting to sell Barack Obama’s Senate seat after the 2008 presidential election. Suddenly, Robert was fighting for his freedom...
Names like Michael Brown and Eric Garner bring forth opinions on both sides of the police power debate. One side cries abuse of power while the other claims self defense. It’s been more than a year since Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson and since that time, there have been other deaths at the hands...
Despite being illegal under federal law, the marijuana industry is rapidly growing in many states around the country. As product and profits blossom, so do stockpiles of cash, because federal law prohibits banks from offering services to these “green” enterprises. Concerned that large amounts of cash will result in crime, legislators are supporting a new...
In 2015, the Supreme Court once again made history with decisions that affect the social fabric of the United States. Critics of decisions, one way or the other, attribute results to political bias and decry non-deference in the opinions. From same-sex marriage and healthcare to Confederate flags and disparate-impact, this recent SCOTUS session was no...
Credited with saving millions of lives per year, few health programs can boast the success of vaccinations. Even for those who, for health reasons, can’t be inoculated, vaccines provide a type of community immunity by preventing dangerous outbreaks in densely populated areas. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention call vaccinations the greatest public health...
A jury of six women and six men decided against Ellen Pao’s claims that gender discrimination was to blame for her not being promoted at and eventually being fired from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a Silicon Valley based venture capital firm. Despite the ruling, the media coverage has ignited a national discussion about gender...
Are you tired of driving yourself to work? Have you always wanted a chauffeur but never could afford one? If this sounds like you, then happy days are here with the advent of the driverless car. Institutions like Google, Carnegie Mellon, and Uber are developing what they hope to be totally autonomous vehicles capable of...
If you listen to podcasts, you’ve probably heard of the hit series called Serial. Centering around the trail of Adnan Syed, a Baltimore teenager convicted of murdering ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, the show offers a deep look into Adnan’s trial and the criminal justice system. To date, the podcast has been downloaded over 68 million...
In December 2014, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released its study on the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program. Among the many infractions alleged were unlawful torture, coverups, wrongful detention, and unauthorized dissemination of classified information. Since its release, there have been many critics of that report including the Senate Republican Minority, former Vice-President Dick...
On December 2, 2013, the first ever lawsuit on behalf of captive chimpanzees was filed in the New York Supreme Court. The objective of that lawsuit was to grant Tommy (a chimpanzee) bodily freedom through a common law writ of habeas corpus. Since then, two similar lawsuits have been filed. Leading the charge in all...
On November 20, President Obama announced his intention to execute an Executive Order potentially offering deferred deportation for nearly five million illegal immigrants. Since that time, opposing forces have challenged the constitutionality of such actions. Perhaps the most significant challenge is a federal lawsuit filed by nearly 20 states. In it, they allege violations of...
On the coattails of presidential support and possible regulations from the Federal Communications Commission, Net Neutrality makes its way back into public debate. Proponents claim it will keep the internet a level playing field while opponents believe the opposite. One side worries about oppressive corporations while the other is concerned about oppressive government. Not surprisingly,...
Federal and State governing authorities have the power to quarantine an individual under the suspicion that person has Ebola and could possibly spread it to others. But what if the government is wrong? Is there redress for people held against their will? It might surprise you that your civil liberties can be subjugated for the...
Having started their tenth year in podcasting, Lawyer 2 Lawyer hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams take time to reflect upon on past shows, guests, and favorite moments. In an exchange of roles, Bob and Craig are interviewed by their very first guest, Michael S. Greco from K&L Gates LLP, who was the President...
Imagine being 20 years old and being investigated for a murder you didn’t commit. Would you know what to say or do? Failure to react correctly could cost you a lifetime in prison. Sound far-fetched? It might surprise you to learn that it happens more often than we think, and for somewhat predictable reasons. In...
Famed legal writer John Grisham calls them Rainmakers. We’ve celebrated their legendary victories in cinematic works such as “A Civil Action” and “Erin Brockovich.” In Hollywood, these plaintiffs attorneys are often portrayed as Davids to their opposing Goliaths of corrupt industry. But who are they in real life? In this special edition of Lawyer 2...
Worker groups around the country are demonstrating for the purpose of increasing the minimum wage while experts and policy makers debate the effect of such change. Proponents say a higher minimum wage helps low-skilled workers and boosts the economy. Opponents say increasing the minimum wage decreases employment and raises the cost of living. In this...
In recent news, there have been several instances of demonstrations and riots resulting from allegations of police brutality. In cities like New York and Ferguson, there are many accounts and view points but there is still much to debate about the facts. On this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Bob Ambrogi interviews Amy Goodman...
The Eighth Amendment protects people from cruel and unusual punishments in the United States but what does that mean? In the last 38 years, Americans used hangings, gas chambers, lethal injections, electrocutions, and firing squads to execute convicted murderers. Given the recent reports of botched lethal injections, some experts are calling for the return of...
Although still illegal everywhere in the United States under federal law, Colorado and Washington have decided not to prosecute marijuana use or production at the state level. Despite this lack of enforcement, women who use marijuana during their pregnancies are being charged with child abuse shortly after giving birth. On this episode of Lawyer 2...
On July 1st a new law took effect in Tennessee that allows prosecutors to pursue criminal assault charges if the mother uses illegal drugs during pregnancy. Although it had widespread bipartisan support and is designed to fight Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, some believe it to be an unconstitutional infraction on privacy, equal protection, and due process....
The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby invokes passionate debates and fiery discourse. At the spearhead of exchange are questions about reproductive, First Amendment, and healthcare rights. On this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Bob Ambrogi brings light to these issues along with Emily Martin from the National Women’s Law Center...
Since 2009, the number of unaccompanied minors apprehended crossing the U.S. border has sharply increased. The journey for these children is long, expensive, and dangerous. What is the cause of this sudden influx of young immigrants? On this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams interview Alex Nowrasteh from the Cato...
Imagine a computer thousands of miles away recognizing you in a camera at an intersection. Furthermore, consider being tracked and monitored from your home to your place of work every day. Facial recognition technology makes this type of identification possible and it is being rapidly developed for country defense and law enforcement purposes. On this...
May 17th, 2014 marked the 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark Supreme Court Decision that held state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students as unconstitutional because they violate the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. Today, some six decades later, many parents and teachers are still...
On May 5th 2014, the Supreme Court decided Greece v. Galloway, a landmark case about the right of prayer in government assemblies. Both sides of the argument invoked the First Amendment to make their case, but who is right and why? On this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Bob Ambrogi brings this issue to...
Due out this week is the 10th edition of Black’s Law Dictionary. With 16,000 new definitions, 900 new maxims, and terms dated back to their first English usage, Black’s Law Dictionary 10th Edition is touted to be the most comprehensive and relevant collection of legal terminology to date. But what goes into making this legal...
In its landmark 1963 decision Gideon v. Wainwright, the Supreme Court mandated the right to counsel in federal and state criminal proceedings. Fifty-one years after that unanimous decision, some question whether Gideon’s promise has been fulfilled, as public defenders struggle against heavy caseloads, limited resources and low pay. On this episode of Lawyer2Lawyer, hosts Bob...
Six states have passed laws to address revenge porn, but critics say those laws may infringe upon First Amendment rights and subject people to needless criminal prosecution. Critics of anti-revenge porn laws believe the laws as drafted are overly broad, fail to exempt acceptable behavior, and create a chilling effect on otherwise legal expression. On...
The non-consensual posting of nude or sexual media by one person of another is known as Revenge Porn. Many victims report that this practice has had detrimental effects on their lives. Of those surveyed, 90 percent are women and 49 percent say they’ve been stalked or harassed. Despite the growing number of reports, most states’...
Attorney-Client Privilege predates US history and is a fixture of Western Law. Pro advocates of its proliferation declare its necessity to a fair and adequate defense. According to many legal experts, NSA monitoring of privileged attorney-client communications stands in direct violation to the United States Bill of Rights and yet others disagree. In this episode...
Federal law bans marijuana nationwide and yet some states have decided to license its trade. So, where does this leave citizens, local government, and attorneys who work in the cannabis industry? On this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams interview Brian Vicente, Dan Riffle and Kathy Haddock to discuss...
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Bitcoins in 2010, you would have $2.4 million dollars today. The anonymous, Internet-based currency has seen an exponential rise in value and popularity since its inception in 2009. This raises legal questions regarding the legitimacy, the legalities, and what lawyers need to know about this new currency. In...
In this edition of Lawyer2Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams invite Allen Pusey and Molly McDonough of the ABA Journal to recap the past year’s legal news. Consider this a crash course on news stories such as Edward Snowden, gun control, and Obamacare. The discussion will not only cover the top stories of...
News of Amazon’s plans to use delivery drones surprised many, but the fact is that a number of companies are developing drones for commercial uses. However, before any of these commercial drones can take flight, they need to clear a series of legal hurdles, from winning FAA approval to sorting out liability and privacy issues....
We saw a number of high-profile cases in the last Supreme Court term. With the nation currently alert to gay rights and Obamacare, some say this new term has fallen under the radar. But take note – as the spotlight shifts to campaign finance laws, free speech, and the president’s power to make recess appointments...
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...
The idea of marriage and divorce is not what it was years ago for many people. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we look at divorce law today and explore the world of marriage and how it has changed over the years. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi welcome experts, Attorney Sherri Donovan,...
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