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The Craigslist Killer's Suicide: Who Is Denied Justice?

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A Boston medical student and accused Craigslist killer, Philip Markoff commits suicide in jail awaiting trial for first degree murder, prompting reactions ranging from frustration to relief. On this edition of Lawyer2Lawyer, attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome Douglas Berman, Law Professor at Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University, who first prompts the question on his blog,  Sentencing Law and Policy, about how we react to this turn of events in the legal process, along with special guests Elie Mystal, Editor at Above the Law, and Leslie Walker, Executive Director of Prisoners' Legal Services in Boston for a discussion about justice denied.



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Printer friendly page Permalink Email to a friend Posted by J. Craig Williams on Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 12:47. Comments Closed (0) |

Elena Kagan's Confirmation Gets Reviewed On Lawyer2Lawyer

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. Please join my fellow attorney and co-host, Bob Ambrogi as he 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.

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Printer friendly page Permalink Email to a friend Posted by J. Craig Williams on Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 09:44. Comments Closed (0) |

The Decision To Strike Down California's Prop 8

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.  Please join my fellow attorney and co-host, Bob Ambrogi, as he welcomes Adam Winkler from UCLA Law SchoolProfessor 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.

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Printer friendly page Permalink Email to a friend Posted by J. Craig Williams on Thursday, August 05, 2010 at 10:31. Comments Closed (0) |

Obama's Financial Reform Bill: Boon Or Bust?

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President Obama recently signed into law the Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010, better known as the Financial Reform Bill. This new legislation is aimed to crack down on the excesses of Wall Street and corporate America by overhauling banking and Wall Street regulations.  Please join me and my fellow attorney and co-host Bob Ambrogi as we welcome Attorney Martin E. Lybecker, a partner in Wilmer Hale's Regulatory and Government Affairs and Securities Departments, to discuss the latest on this legislation.  We look at the new financial reform law, the role of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and how this new legislation impacts the banking industry, businesses, law firms' workload and consumers.

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Printer friendly page Permalink Email to a friend Posted by J. Craig Williams on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 12:17. Comments Closed (0) |

Lawyer2Lawyer Internet Radio Goes To Massachusetts' First Public Law School

2010 marks the first year for the University of Massachusetts School of Law - Dartmouth, the state's first public law school.  Please join me and my fellow attorney and co-host Bob Ambrogi as we welcome Dean Robert V. Ward, Jr., to talk about the new UMass Law school. They discuss the rise in applications in a down economy, the incoming class and faculty, accreditation and the opportunities available for students after they leave law school.

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Printer friendly page Permalink Email to a friend Posted by J. Craig Williams on Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 12:14. Comments Closed (0) |

Lawyer2Lawyer Internet Radio Explores The Legal Ramifications Of Social Media

The allure of social media has attracted businesses, law firms and the general public, but with the popularity of social media in and out of the workplace, comes potential legal issues. Please join me as I welcome Attorney Daliah Saper, Principal at Saper Law Offices and Attorney Bradley S. Shear, founder and managing partner of the Law Office of Bradley S. Shear, LLC to take a look at legal issues such as defamation, privacy issues, employee use of social media and how firms and businesses can protect themselves from a potential lawsuit.

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Printer friendly page Permalink Email to a friend Posted by J. Craig Williams on Friday, July 16, 2010 at 12:12. Comments Closed (0) |

Lawyer 2 Lawyer Internet Radio Covers The 2010 Supreme Court Session

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. me and my fellow attorneys and co-host Bob Ambrogi welcome Adam Winkler, a constitutional law specialist from UCLA School of Law and Attorney Amy Howe, 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.  Give a click on the podcast icon below to listen!

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Printer friendly page Permalink Email to a friend Posted by J. Craig Williams on Thursday, July 08, 2010 at 12:07. Comments Closed (0) |

Lawyer2Lawyer Internet Radio Explores Fair Use And Attribution After Its Own Mistake

Preserving the professional rules with regard to original content reporting and attribution to original sources is the topic on this Lawyer2Lawyer.  Please join me and my fellow attorney and co-host Bob Ambrogi as we welcome Alan Schwarz, a prolific sports writer from The New York Times, to discuss the legal and ethical issues pertaining to digital media. They discuss copyright law, the extent to which bloggers should give credit to original reportorial sources and the ethical guidelines bloggers and journalists should be following when it comes to content.

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Printer friendly page Permalink Email to a friend Posted by J. Craig Williams on Thursday, July 01, 2010 at 10:29. Comments Closed (0) |



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