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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.




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...


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....


Jared Kushner's Security Clearance Downgrade

Last month, Jared Kushner, senior adviser and son in law to President Trump, had his security clearance downgraded. So the questions remain -- what led to Kushner’s security clearance downgrade and is it a threat to our national security to have Jared Kushner remain a senior adviser to the President? On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams join national security attorney Bradley P. Moss from the Law Office of Mark S. Zaid, P.C. and Evan Lesser, co-founder and president of...


Florida School Shooting: Gun Legislation, Mental Health, and Prevention

On February 14, 2018, a shooter opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 and wounding many. We have covered mass shootings over the years here on Lawyer 2 Lawyer. From Sandy Hook to Orlando, and most recently Las Vegas, Mass shootings seem to be becoming the new normal. Gun advocates voice their concerns over a growing problem of individuals with mental health issues, where the anti-gun movement calls for stricter regulations and legislation when...


FISA and the Nunes Memo

Last week, a controversial 4 page memo created by Republican staffers and House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes alleging abuse of surveillance authority by the Justice Department and FBI was released after being declassified by President Trump. In a nutshell, the Nunes memo alleges that the FBI may have relied on “politically motivated or questionable sources" to obtain a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant in the early phases of the FBI's investigation into Russian...


Gerrymandering and Impact of Redistricting Litigation

Gerrymandering is the dividing of a state, county, etc. into election districts so as to give one political party a majority in many districts while concentrating the voting strength of the other party into as few districts as possible. This strategy has been deployed by both political parties throughout history. In gerrymandering, “cracking” and “packing” are tactics of drawing peculiarly shaped districts to capture the desired results. Currently redistricting litigation remains pending in...


The Sessions’ Rescission

On January 4th, 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded Obama-era policy instructing federal prosecutors not to prioritize prosecutions against violators of federal drug laws in states that had decriminalized marijuana at the state level. This announcement came days after new legalization measures took effect in California. While many states have legalized at the state level, the drug is still illegal everywhere in the United States under federal law. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host, Craig...


2017 in Review: The Mailbag Episode

Lawyer 2 Lawyer has covered the Mueller investigation, sexual misconduct allegations, the Take a Knee movement, DACA, censorship and hate speech, the Equifax breach, the devastation of Hurricane Irma and Maria, and many legal stories surrounding President Trump. This past year in the law has been anything but boring. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams join longtime producer, Kate Nutting, to take a look at the year in review. Bob and Craig answer audience questions...


Lawyers Giving Back

As we approach the holidays, giving is the true meaning of the season. Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno once said, “Being a lawyer is not merely a vocation. It is a public trust, and each of us has an obligation to give back to our communities.” And the legal community continues to make strides in assisting clients and mentoring individuals who are in need of assistance. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Bob Ambrogi joins attorney Jessie Kornberg, president and CEO of Bet Tzedek, attorney...