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This show tackles the most pressing legal issues of the day by bringing listeners into the courtrooms, prisons, protests, and classrooms. On the program, you will hear interviews with attorneys, independent journalists, academics, authors, and the activists who are on the frontlines of political and social change. The program provides sharp analysis, commentary, and context to simplify complex legal topics for a general audience.

This show tackles the most pressing legal issues of the day by bringing listeners into the courtrooms, prisons, protests, and classrooms. On the program, you will hear interviews with attorneys, independent journalists, academics, authors, and the activists who are on the frontlines of political and social change. The program provides sharp analysis, commentary, and context to simplify complex legal topics for a general audience.
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This show tackles the most pressing legal issues of the day by bringing listeners into the courtrooms, prisons, protests, and classrooms. On the program, you will hear interviews with attorneys, independent journalists, academics, authors, and the activists who are on the frontlines of political and social change. The program provides sharp analysis, commentary, and context to simplify complex legal topics for a general audience.

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Law and Disorder April 15, 2019

4/15/2019
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Attorney James Goodale On Julian Assange Arrest Last week, at the behest of the U.S. government, police entered the Ecuadorian Embassy and arrested Julian Assange on charges of espionage. This case promises to threaten the First Amendment rights of all journalists. We’re honored to have one of the nation’s foremost authorities on First Amendment law, […]

Duration:00:58:00

Law and Disorder April 8, 2019

4/7/2019
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Updates: Hosts Read Poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti Who Turned 100. Michael Smith Talks About New Book Lawyers For The Left: In the Courts, In the Streets And On the Air. Attorney Chesa Boudin: Prison and Cash Bail Reform Recently we have seen people who are progressives run for the office of prosecutor in cities across […]

Duration:00:57:44

Law and Disorder April 1, 2019

3/31/2019
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Misuse of Grand Juries And The Prosecution Of Chelsea Manning The Trump administration wants to prosecute the news organization Wikileaks and its founder Julian Assange. In order to do so they have recently jailed whistleblower Chelsea Manning, who has been in solitary confinement since March 8th, 2019 in hopes to squeeze her to get testimony […]

Duration:00:58:00

Law and Disorder March 25, 2019

3/25/2019
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U.S. Peace Council Returns From Venezuela The Trump administration is attempting to illegally overthrow the democratically elected government of Venezuela and its president Nicolas Maduro. The effort is being led by Trump’s recently appointed envoy Elliot Abrams, the notorious convicted perjurer who was complicit during the Reagan Administration in the massacre and cover up of […]

Duration:00:57:54

Law and Disorder March 18, 2019

3/17/2019
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My Lai Memorial Exhibit The aggressiveness of United States war machine has killed 500,000 people since 911, caused millions of people to be displaced, and all this at a cost of some $6 trillion. President Trump has said that “all options are on the table” regarding sending troops to Venezuela. His National Security Adviser […]

Duration:00:57:53

Law and Disorder March 11, 2019

3/11/2019
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The Torture Machine: Racism and Police Violence in Chicago Although torture is illegal under both American law and international law the USA has practiced torture for the last half century from Vietnam to Afghanistan, from Iraq to Guantánamo Cuba, and here at home in Chicago, Illinois. President Obama refused to prosecute the torturers of the […]

Duration:00:58:09

Law and Disorder March 4, 2019

3/3/2019
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Prison Visitation and Support In hundreds of correctional facilities across the nation, in person visits are being phased out. Instead, video technology run by Securus and other companies is used to replace these visits. One researcher at the Prison Policy Initiative has pieced together hard to gather stats that suggest at least 600 US […]

Duration:00:57:40

Law and Disorder February 25, 2019

2/24/2019
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Cyber Threats And US Cyber Security Russian hackers need only 19 minutes after breaking into a computer to wreak greater destruction and data theft, according to a recent CrowdStrike report. The Kremlin beat out North Korean and Chinese hacker groups who needed two and four hours respectively to go from breaching one computer to […]

Duration:00:57:59

Law and Disorder February 11, 2019

2/10/2019
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Venezuela Coup d’Etat The last coup d’état the United States of America sponsored in 2009 in Latin America was under the Obama administration and supported by his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when they overthrew a mildly social democratic president of Honduras. At that time the USA denied its role. Today we are witnessing […]

Duration:00:57:43

Law and Disorder February 4, 2019

2/3/2019
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Government Shut Down Impacts President Donald Trump set a record for the longest-ever government shutdown in history lasting nearly 35 days. There are many ways that the public will feel the impact of a government shutdown. 800,000 federal workers were either barred from working or forced to work without pay. That, despite the continued […]

Duration:00:57:59

Law and Disorder January 28, 2019

1/27/2019
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Honoring the Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Today on Law and Disorder we bring you a special hour-long program honoring the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. Our listeners know all too well that the Nobel Peace Prize laureate was shot on April 4, 1968–51 years ago. Not so well […]

Duration:00:57:46

Law and Disorder January 21, 2019

1/20/2019
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White Lives Matter Most And Other “Little” White Lies In a society in which entrenched racism persists, is it possible for white activists to meaningfully engage in anti-racist movements such as the movement for black lives? Longtime peace activist, educator and author Matt Meyer examines that question in his new book White Lives Matter […]

Duration:00:57:59

Law and Disorder January 14, 2019

1/13/2019
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Money And Class In America – Lewis Lapham We are especially pleased and honored to spend the hour with our guest Lewis Lapham. After graduating from Yale in 1956 he started out working as a newspaper reporter in San Francisco and then in New York, where he currently lives and works. The editor of Harper’s […]

Duration:00:58:00

Law and Disorder January 7, 2019

1/6/2019
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Updates: Hosts Discuss the Recent Film – Vice —- Philadelphia Judge Rules Mumia Abu-Jamal Can Reargue Case We are pleased to begin the new year with a major development that might pave the way to freedom for former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal, the award-winning journalist convicted in the 1981 murder of Philadelphia police officer […]

Duration:00:57:48

Law and Disorder December 31, 2018

12/31/2018
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Michael E. Tigar On Challenges Lawyers Currently Face Recently on Law And Disorder we interviewed Baher Azmy, Legal Director at the Center for Constitutional Rights, and National Lawyers Guild President Natasha Bannan. We were interested in their views of the challenges facing leftist lawyers and their movement clients face in these difficult times. Attorney […]

Duration:00:00:01

Law and Disorder December 31, 2018

12/30/2018
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Michael E. Tigar On Challenges Lawyers Currently Face Recently on Law And Disorder we interviewed Baher Azmy, Legal Director at the Center for Constitutional Rights, and National Lawyers Guild President Natasha Bannan. We were interested in their views of the challenges facing leftist lawyers and their movement clients face in these difficult times. Attorney […]

Duration:00:58:02

Law and Disorder December 24, 2018

12/23/2018
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Ray McGovern: Clinton Email Wikileaks Valid The prevailing Russia-gate narrative is that Russia colluded with Donald Trump to swing the 2016 election his way. Special prosecutor Robert Mueller has led a nearly 2 year investigation in search of proving this. Under American law when a crime is committed prosecutors search for the culprit . […]

Duration:00:58:00

Law and Disorder December 17, 2018

12/16/2018
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Guantanamo Diary: Mohamedou Ould Slahi The American offshore prison camp in Guantánamo, Cuba is still operating. After the attacks on September 11, 2001, it was set up as a place where neither American or international law would apply and where prisoners could be brought, tortured, detained forever, and never charged with a crime. Ten […]

Duration:00:57:53

Law and Disorder December 10, 2018

12/9/2018
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How the Rats Re-Formed Congress A fable is a short tale that anthropomorphizes animals. The animals personify human virtues and vices, and function as an instrument of moral instruction. We mention this because Ralph Nader joins us to discuss his new book How the Rats Re-Formed Congress. It’s a Fable about an invasion of rats […]

Duration:00:57:55

Law and Disorder December 3, 2018

12/2/2018
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Death with Dignity Seventy percent of Americans support the end-of-life option permitting qualified terminally ill people to end their lives through physician-prescribed medications. Despite this, forty-four states don’t have statutes outlining the procedure, and safeguards, for getting medications to hasten inevitable death. Death with Dignity is a growing movement that works to ensure terminally […]

Duration:00:57:51