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Hosts discuss the controversy. Joshua and Jeff look at privacy, legal concerns with the collection and storage of information and current litigation.

Hosts discuss the controversy. Joshua and Jeff look at privacy, legal concerns with the collection and storage of information and current litigation.
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Hosts discuss the controversy. Joshua and Jeff look at privacy, legal concerns with the collection and storage of information and current litigation.




Predictions on the Mueller Report

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation initially was to look at the 2016 election and the Russian government's efforts to interfere but the investigation has since ballooned. Currently at 19 months, the Mueller investigation could be close to wrapping up and Mueller could potentially be releasing his final report soon. So what will the Mueller report reveal? Will it reveal anything? And will we see more sentencing, charges and additional investigations? On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host...


Inside Campaign Finance Law

Campaign finance law in the United States can be very complicated. In the news and under our current administration, we have heard the terms “campaign finance violations”, “hush-money payments”, and “private versus campaign payouts”. Since the 2010 Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC and the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision in v. FEC, campaign finance law has changed drastically. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by Erin Chlopak, as they...


The California Fires & Dealing with Natural Disasters

In November 2018, destructive fires erupted across the state of California, including the devastating “Woolsey Fire” and “Camp Fire”. The “Camp Fire” killed at least 85 people, destroyed 14,000 residences and 296 people are still unaccounted for, becoming both California's deadliest and most destructive wildfire on record. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by Dan Wade, Tiela Chalmers, and Michael Hart to discuss the recent California fires, the impact and aftermath, how to...


Trump vs. Acosta and the Press

After a tense back and forth between President Trump and CNN reporter, Jim Acosta at a White House pressing, and a struggle over a microphone between Acosta and a White house intern, Jim Acosta’s press pass was ultimately revoked. Just this week, CNN filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over Jim Acosta’s White House press credentials citing a violation of the First and Fifth amendments. Fox News and other outlets filed friend-of-the-court briefs in support of CNN’s lawsuit. On...


Birthright Citizenship and the 14th Amendment

Section 1 of the 14th amendment reads “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.” Birthright citizenship stems from the Citizenship Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment which was meant to override the 1857 Dred Scott v. Sandford decision that denied African Americans citizenship. Recently, President Trump announced that he would put an end to birthright citizenship for...


Justice Kavanaugh’s Confirmation

On October 6, 2018 Brett Michael Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 114th Justice of the Supreme Court. Allegations of sexual misconduct from years past, days of dramatic Senate Judiciary Committee public hearings, a combative Senate split by party, an FBI investigation into Kavanaugh, and finally a controversial vote, led to a new justice on the high court. So what kind of impact will Justice Kavanaugh have on the Supreme Court? And will the controversy swirling around him follow him to the...


Combating Cyberbullying

With the rise of social media over the years, cyberbullying has been a huge problem. Cyberbullying is the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature. Bullying tweets and Facebook posts, can be powerful and have a huge impact; keyboard warriors find their victims and oftentimes their victims cannot escape. But within the legal profession, there are efforts to put laws in place and combat cyberbullying through a...


Bail Reform & Controversy & SB10

The Eighth Amendment to the Constitution states: “Excessive bail will not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishment inflicted.” On August 28th, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown of California signed into law the California Money Bail Reform Act, more commonly known as SB10. This legislation eliminates cash bail replacing it with a “risk assessment” of an individual and will go into effect in October of 2019. After a 2 year push, SB10 was approved with largely...


The Woodward Book, the NY Times Op-Ed & Freedom of the Press

On September 11, 2018, the highly anticipated book, “Fear: Trump in the White House” by Bob Woodward was released. Woodward is an author and associate editor at the Washington Post who has covered eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama.Prior to the release, excerpts from the book were released to the public describing chaos inside the walls of the White House. In addition, on September 5th, 2018, the NY Times published an anonymous Op-Ed, titled, “I Am Part of the Resistance inside the Trump...


Lawyer 2 Lawyer Says Farewell to Bob Ambrogi

Back in 2005, podcasting could have been seen as a flash in the pan or the latest craze, but in 2018, podcasts are everywhere and an outlet for many. According to Edison Research‘s 2018 podcast statistics, in 2018 six million more Americans listen to podcasts weekly versus 2017! That’s impressive. 64 percent of Americans have heard of podcasts and more than twice as many Americans listen to podcasts weekly vs. watching Sunday Night Football. A far cry from 2005! On Lawyer 2 Lawyer’s 13th...


The Cohen Tapes

Back in 2016, months before the Presidential election, attorney Michael Cohen secretly recorded a conversation with his client, Donald Trump, discussing the payment to a former Playboy model, Karen McDougal, who alleged she had an affair with Trump. These recordings bring up a myriad of legal issues when it comes to attorneys and their clients, but it also breaches the question—could the content collected from these recordings be a violation of federal campaign finance law? On Lawyer 2...


The Infamous Skyjacker D.B. Cooper

On November 24th, 1971, an unidentified man hijacked a commercial airliner heading out of Portland International Airport in Portland, Oregon. According to reports, the man had checked in as "Dan Cooper" later referred to, by the press, as D.B. Cooper, and purchased a one way ticket to Seattle, Washington. After his list of demands had been met in Seattle, D.B. Cooper let the passengers go but kept the flight crew on board to make his way to Mexico. Somewhere between Washington and Reno,...


Justice Anthony Kennedy Retires -- Judge Brett Kavanaugh Nominated for SCOTUS

At the end of last month, Justice Anthony Kennedy, announced he would be retiring and stepping down effective July 31st, 2018. On the evening of July 9th, President Trump announced his top pick to fill Justice Kennedy’s vacant seat: Judge Brett Kavanaugh currently presides in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. This recent news regarding Kennedy’s retirement comes just after the 2017-2018 Supreme Court session. He is also widely known as the "swing vote"...


Inside the Trump-Kim Summit

On June 12, 2018, President Donald Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore in the first summit meeting between the leaders of the two countries. Although the United States and North Korea have a tense history, the two were able to sign a joint statement that would improve relations. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams joins Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr., senior fellow at Brown University's Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, and Morse Tan,...


Illinois Disciplinary Agency's Report on Client-Lawyer Matching

Last week, the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, better known as ARDC, published its report on client-lawyer matching services and attorneys’ participation in for-profit referral services. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Bob Ambrogi joins Jerome (Jerry) Larkin, administrator of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) and author of the recently-published report, as they take a look at the ARDC's recent report on client-lawyer matching services, lawyer...


Analyzing Eric Schneiderman: A New York Attorney General's Abuse Allegations

On May 7th 2018, The New Yorker published a piece written by Jane Mayer and Ronan Farrow about physical abuse allegations by 4 women against New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Shortly after publication, Schneiderman denied the allegations, but then still resigned. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams joins lawyer and psychologist Karla Fischer, Joan Meier, attorney and professor from George Washington University Law School, and Julie Owens, a survivor of domestic violence and...


The Golden State Killer, Genealogical Sites & Privacy

After decades of searching, Joseph James DeAngelo, whom authorities suspect is the so-called Golden State Killer or East Area Rapist, was arrested and suspected of committing a dozen murders and 50 rapes from 1976 to 1984. Prosecutors and law enforcement praised new DNA techniques used to catch the suspect, while defense attorneys and DNA experts voiced concern over the privacy and ethical concerns over customer data. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams join attorney...


The 2018 Am Law 100

The American Lawyer’s Am Law 100 has been recognized as the definitive public ranking of financial performance for the nation’s largest law firms since its introduction in 1987. According to the press release, The American Lawyer has released the 2018 Am Law 100 data, providing a detailed look at the financial health of an industry that exhibited its highest growth in key financial metrics since the fiscal year 2010! On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams joins Gina...


Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is an annual campaign to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. On April 1, 2001 the U.S. first observed Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) nationally, and in 2009, President Obama was the first United States president to proclaim April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Bob Ambrogi joins attorney Carly N. Mee, the interim executive director at...


Should We Regulate Video Game Violence?

In a world of iPhones, social media, video games, and the latest technology, teenagers and children are captivated by the allure of media and technology. After the recent school shooting in Florida, the topic of video game violence and its impact on children and teenagers was addressed at a listening session at the White House. In searching for answers behind the shooting, President Trump suggested that violent video games be regulated. In the 2011 Supreme Court ruling of Brown v....