Your Host
J. Craig Williams

J. Craig Williams is admitted to practice law in Iowa, California, Massachusetts, and Washington. Before attending law school, his...

Episode Notes

If it’s not legally a human, it’s a thing. But animal rights advocates argue these alternatives fail to recognize that there are many cognitively complex species who deserve to be treated as people. The Nonhuman Rights Project is planning to file a writ of habeas corpus on behalf of a chimp to grant her the right to bodily liberty. This will release her from the cage she is currently living in, and the project will have her admitted into a cageless sanctuary. Steven M. Wise, president of The Nonhuman Rights Project, has been researching and planning this case for 20 years.

Steven M. Wise has been practicing animal protection law nationwide for for the past 30 years. He was the first professor to teach animal law at Harvard University and is still teaching animal law courses all over the world. He has published four books on the matter, including Rattling the Cage – Toward Legal Rights for Animals.

On this edition of Lawyer2Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams will talk with Wise about the case to grant a chimp the right to bodily liberty and The Nonhuman Rights Project’s long-term plans for animal rights

Special thanks to our sponsor, Clio.

Brought to You by
Episode Details
Published: July 29, 2013
Podcast: Lawyer 2 Lawyer
Podcast
Lawyer 2 Lawyer
Lawyer 2 Lawyer

Lawyer 2 Lawyer is a legal affairs podcast covering contemporary and relevant issues in the news with a legal perspective.

Listen & Subscribe
  Apple Podcasts
  Google Play
Recent Episodes
02/22/19
The Legal Framework of the Anti-Vaccination Movement

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...

02/08/19
Inside the Opioid Epidemic and Big Pharma

Attorney Jonathan Novak and Joanne Peterson discuss litigation against big pharma, what is being done to assist victims of opioid addiction and their families,...

01/30/19
The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Cedric Merlin Powell, Justin Hansford and Theodore M. Shaw spotlight Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights movement, his legacy, and his lasting...

01/09/19
Predictions on the Mueller Report

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...

12/21/18
Inside Campaign Finance Law

Erin Chlopak discusses election laws and the current political climate.

12/07/18
The California Fires & Dealing with Natural Disasters

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...