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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 September 24, 2018

9/23/2018
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Bolton Threatens ICC Over Probes Into US War Crimes On September 10, 2018 in Washington DC, President Donald Trump‘s national security adviser John Bolton gave an important and widely publicized speech to the rightist Federalist Society threatening International Criminal Court judges and court personnel if they dared to probe into U.S. torture practices in […]

Duration:00:58:00

Law and Disorder September 17, 2018

9/17/2018
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First Amendment Case: Food Not Bombs In a remarkable victory for free speech, in late August three 11th Circuit judges held that the Ft. Lauderdale Food Not Bombs’ weekly outdoor food sharing is expressive conduct protected by the First Amendment. The Florida group is affiliated with the international organization Food Not Bombs, and engages […]

Duration:00:58:01

Law and Disorder September 10, 2018

9/10/2018
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Green Party Candidate for New York Governor: Howie Hawkins Former United States President Jimmy Carter has pointedly observed that the United States is not a democracy, it is an oligarchy. That is, it is a country ruled by a handful of rich people, the 1%, at the expense of the vast majority, the 99%, […]

Duration:00:58:07

Law and Disorder September 3, 2018

9/3/2018
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Beyond Apology: Child Torture and Cover Ups In the Catholic Church “How does the Catholic Church evaluate cases of pedophilia committed by priests?” This is the first question posed in the pamphlet titled “Pedophilia and the Priesthood,” written by Monsignor Raffaello Martinelli. The answer reads in part: These crimes of pedophilia have been labeled as “a […]

Duration:00:57:43

Law and Disorder August 22, 2018

8/27/2018
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Attorney Angela Davis: Arbitrary Justice “In the halls of justice”, it has been quipped, “the only justice you find is in the halls.” H. Rap Brown, a leader of SNCC, the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee, said that justice in America means “just us”. There are 2.3 million people in American prisons today. A great […]

Duration:00:57:59

Law and Disorder August 20, 2018

8/20/2018
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Holding Smart City Projects Accountable – Sidewalk Labs Toronto Around the world, countries are talking about the idea of, and developing plans to implement, so-called “smart cities.” Smart Cities are urban areas that use electronic data to collect information, which is then used to manage financial assets and other municipal resources. Data is collected […]

Duration:00:57:57

Law and Disorder August 13, 2018

8/13/2018
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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 August 6, 2018

8/5/2018
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Tompkins Square Park Police Riot 30th Anniversary Special Thirty years ago, a singular event occurred in Manhattan’s East Village that would prove transformative to many lives for years to come. Today on Law and Disorder we bring you a special program on the August 1988 Tompkins Square Park Police Riot as recounted by several […]

Duration:00:56:52

Law and Disorder July 30, 2018

7/29/2018
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Challenges Lawyers Face As Democratic Institutions Dismantled What are the the challenges lawyers on the left face in this historic period? That is the concern of today’s show. Since 911 we have seen the consolidation of an authoritarian state. The radical right working over the last 30 years and funded by the Koch brothers […]

Duration:00:58:07

Law and Disorder July 23, 2018

7/22/2018
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Update: Climate Activists Win in Minnesota Supreme Court, Setting Stage for Historic Climate Necessity Trial —- NARSOL: Sex Offender Laws Tayler Boncal was a 22-year-old student teacher and track coach at Conrad High School in West Hartford. She was arrested this past February and charged with three counts of second-degree sexual assault for having […]

Duration:00:58:02

Law and Disorder July 16, 2018

7/14/2018
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The Fall Of Wisconsin: The Conservative Conquest Of A Progressive Bastion And The Future Of American Politics. For decades Wisconsin was known as a laboratory of democracy, the birthplace of labor and environmental movements, and home to the cherished “Wisconsin idea“, which championed expertise in the service of the public good. All this has […]

Duration:00:57:55

Law and Disorder July 09, 2018

7/9/2018
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The First Amendment—Separation of Church and State On the final day of the Supreme Court term last week, Justice Elena Kagan said that conservatives are “weaponizing the First Amendment” and “turning it into a sword.” Many on the left who once held absolutist views on free speech are realizing that certain court victories may […]

Duration:00:57:42

Law and Disorder July 2, 2018

7/2/2018
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U.S. Quits UN Human Rights Body Last week the United States of America became the first country to voluntarily quit the United Nations 47 member main human rights body, primarily over Washington’s claim that the Human Rights Council is biased against Israel. This was the Trump administration‘s latest snub of the international community. The […]

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Law and Disorder June 25, 2018

6/24/2018
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Legislation Criminalizing Protests Throughout the nation, a rash of new bills are being introduced that increase the criminal penalty for the act of protesting. They have been in part inspired by the high-profile protests at Standing Rock, and also by model legislation drafted by the conservative and influential American Legislative Exchange Council. ALEC’s bills […]

Duration:00:58:00

Law and Disorder June 18, 2018

6/18/2018
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Mark Crispin Miller – Julian Assange, Voter Fraud and Fake News WikiLeaks founder the truth telling publisher Julian Assange is in escalating danger of being sent from England to America where he would likely be tried for espionage, a crime that carries the death penalty. Assange and WikiLeaks have revealed American war crimes in […]

Duration:00:57:44

Law and Disorder June 11, 2018

6/10/2018
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U.S. Information Technology And Cyber Security Awareness America’s information technology infrastructure is especially inviting to adversarial attacks, as news headlines tell us again and again. Some say that our national cyber defense is inadequate to protect against cyber incidents, defined by the Department of Homeland Security as those “likely to result in demonstrable harm […]

Duration:00:58:04

Law and Disorder June 4, 2018

6/4/2018
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Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism In America In recent years, our guest, Attorney Jeffery Robinson has traveled the country speaking about the hidden history of race in America. It is a history he maintains that has been stolen from all of us. He will be speaking on this stolen history on June […]

Duration:00:57:53

Law and Disorder May 28, 2018

5/28/2018
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Lawyers You’ll Like: Attorney Nancy Stearns In 1970, an unusual legal team came together in what would become a landmark case challenging New York’s restrictive abortion ban. The case was Abramowicz v. Lefkowitz, and the team consisted of all women, many of whom had just a few years of legal practice. The premise was […]

Duration:00:57:33

Law and Disorder May 21, 2018

5/21/2018
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Middle East Round Up: Brian Becker Iran and Gaza are at both at critical and potentially catastrophic junctures. Iran faces new challenges due to because of Donald Trump’s denunciation of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and the re-imposition of sweeping sanctions. As well, recent elections in Iraq pushed Iran’s allies in Iraq’s Shia militias–the […]

Duration:00:57:59

Law and Disorder May 14, 2018

5/14/2018
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North and South Korea Diplomacy In a historic diplomatic break-through the leaders of North Korea and South Korea met earlier this month. The North Korean leader Kim Jung-Un promised to give up his country’s nuclear weapons declaring that its not necessary to have them if the United States formally ends it’s provocations and promises […]

Duration:00:57:50