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The Law Matters Good Law | Bad Law is a weekly podcast featuring Attorney Aaron Freiwald and guests taking stories from the headlines and from the courtroom and discussing how and why the law matters to every American. Come join us and our guests every Friday for an informative and fun conversation! Submit your questions and topic suggestions on Facebook or Twitter to have them discussed on the show.

The Law Matters Good Law | Bad Law is a weekly podcast featuring Attorney Aaron Freiwald and guests taking stories from the headlines and from the courtroom and discussing how and why the law matters to every American. Come join us and our guests every Friday for an informative and fun conversation! Submit your questions and topic suggestions on Facebook or Twitter to have them discussed on the show.
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Philadelphia, PA

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The Law Matters Good Law | Bad Law is a weekly podcast featuring Attorney Aaron Freiwald and guests taking stories from the headlines and from the courtroom and discussing how and why the law matters to every American. Come join us and our guests every Friday for an informative and fun conversation! Submit your questions and topic suggestions on Facebook or Twitter to have them discussed on the show.

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@FreiwaldLaw

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English

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Episodes

Good Law | Bad Law #75 - Bad Weather Ahead for Trump? Inside the Stormy Daniels/Donald Trump/Michael Cohen “Hush Agreement” W/ George Bochetto

4/20/2018
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Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast series Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by George Bochetto, a nationally acclaimed trial lawyer and the former boxing commissioner in Pennsylvania, to talk about non-disclosure agreements. Throughout his career, George has handled some major defamation cases. He came on the show today to help walk us through the NDA agreement Stormy Daniels signed in regards to her alleged affair with Donald Trump and explain...

Duration:00:48:48

Good Law | Bad Law #74 - The First Amendment in 280 Characters W/ Katie Fallow

4/13/2018
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Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast series Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by Katie Fallow, a Senior Attorney at the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. Before Katie joined the Knight First Amendment Institute, she was a partner at the law firm Jenner & Block, where she represented video game creators in the Supreme Court case EMA v Brown and defended news outlets like the Huffington Post against defamation claims. Katie...

Duration:00:44:46

Good Law | Bad Law #73 - An Engineered Injustice W/ William Myers

4/6/2018
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Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast series Good Law | Bad Law, is joined again by William (Bill) Myers Jr., author of “An Engineered Injustice,” to talk about his new book. We had Bill on the show last summer to talk about his last book, “A Criminal Defense,” and his work as a trial lawyer in Philadelphia for the past 30 years. Today, we’re continuing that discussion and focusing on his new book, “An Engineered Injustice.” Bill’s newest book...

Duration:00:30:59

Good Law | Bad Law #72 - Can doctors really hide their past wrongs? W/ Robert Oshel

3/30/2018
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Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast series Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by Robert Oshel, the former Associate Director of the National Practitioners Databank to discuss transparency in the medical field. The National Practitioners Databank was established by Congress in 1986 to try and reduce healthcare fraud and improve health care quality. The Databank records anytime a medical professional pays a medical malpractice payment and when/if a...

Duration:00:44:29

Good Law | Bad Law #71 - Is This The End To Partisan Gerrymandering In PA? W/ Ben Geffen

3/23/2018
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Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast series Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by Ben Geffen, an attorney at the Public Interest Law Center, to talk about the recent landmark “gerrymandering” case in Pennsylvania. Ben is one of the lawyers behind this historic Supreme Court case. This case, a blow to partisan gerrymandering, not only has led to a redrawing of the Congressional map in Pennsylvania, but may contribute to more wide-ranging political...

Duration:00:58:09

Good Law | Bad Law #70 - Is this the biggest lawsuit on the planet? W/ Kelsey Juliana & Julia Olson

3/16/2018
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Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast series Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by Kelsey Juliana and Attorney Julia Olson to talk about a federal lawsuit they have brought against the United States Government regarding Climate Change. Kelsey Juliana is a 21-year old college student and the lead plaintiff in the case that has been dubbed “Youth v. Gov” and that some are also calling the “biggest lawsuit on the planet.” Kelsey, along with 20 other...

Duration:00:45:29

Good Law | Bad Law #69 - Flint Michigan Water Crisis W/ Hunter Shkolnik

3/9/2018
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Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast series Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by Hunter Shkolnik, Co-Liaison Counsel for the Flint Michigan Water Crisis Lawsuit. In today’s episode, Hunter explains what caused this crisis and how it has affected the citizens of Flint. The Flint water crisis started in 2014 when the city of Flint decided to change the source of its water from the Detroit River to the Flint River. In a city that had declared a...

Duration:00:45:38

Good Law | Bad Law #68 - Experts Debate Gun Rights vs. Gun Control W/ Shira Goodman & Joshua Prince

3/5/2018
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Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast series Good Law | Bad Law, is joined on this very special episode by Shira Goodman and Joshua Prince to talk about the gun debate that is raging in our country right now. Shira Goodman has served as the Executive Director of Cease Fire PA, an organization dedicated to reducing gun violence in PA and, is currently running for congress in the 4 congressional district of PA. Joshua Prince is a partner at...

Duration:01:11:06

Good Law | Bad Law #67 - The Argument For Impeaching Justice Clarence Thomas W/ Jill Abramson

3/2/2018
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Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast series Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by Jill Abramson, the former Executive Editor at the New York Times, to talk about her recent article in New York Magazine calling for the impeachment of Justice Clarence Thomas. Before Jill became the first female editor in New York Times history, she wrote a book called “Strange Justice” where she examined Clarence Thomas’s testimony at his confirmation hearings for...

Duration:00:25:39

Good Law | Bad Law #66 - Let them eat cake? The Supreme Court weighs free expression versus non discrimination W/ Rod Smolla

2/23/2018
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Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast series Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by Rod Smolla, Dean of the Widener University Law School in Delaware, to discuss the Masterpiece Cakeshop case that was recently argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. If you are unfamiliar with the case you can learn more about it here. But, as a brief background, the Masterpiece Cakeshop is a bakery in Colorado that custom makes wedding cakes. A gay couple went to the...

Duration:00:44:25

Good Law | Bad Law #65 - The #MeToo Movement W/ Tracey Diamond

2/16/2018
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Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast series Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by Tracey Diamond, who is Of Counsel at the law firm Pepper Hamilton in Philadelphia. Tracey practices employment discrimination law at Pepper Hamilton and also provides human resources counseling to businesses. She also regularly counsels clients on workplace issues like sexual harassment. Because of her experience we thought she would be the perfect person to bring on...

Duration:00:47:59

Good Law | Bad Law #64 - Vigilantism W/ Paul Robinson

2/9/2018
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Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast series Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by Paul Robinson, a Law Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of the new book “Shadow Vigilantes: How distrust in the justice system breeds a new kind of lawlessness.” Paul is here today to talk about vigilantism and its impact on society. Aaron and Paul start the episode by briefly explaining our criminal justice system; how the state or government...

Duration:00:49:23

Good Law | Bad Law #63 - Wrongful Prolongation of Life W/ Tim Barnes

2/2/2018
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Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast series Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by Tim Barnes, of counsel at the Porzio firm in NJ, who is working on a ground-breaking case for wrongful prolongation of life. Ms. Stica was an 89-year-old woman when she was admitted to the hospital. Before her admission, she had signed a DNR which means, physicians were not supposed to make any extraordinary efforts to save her life if something were to happen while...

Duration:00:48:48

Good Law | Bad Law #62 - Libel Laws W/ Jim Beasley Jr.

1/26/2018
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Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast series Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by Jim Beasley Jr. from The Beasley Firm in Philadelphia to talk about libel laws. Inspired by the book “Fire and Fury” and President Donald Trump’s reaction to the book (the president proclaimed we need to toughen up libel laws in the country), Aaron wanted to talk to an expert on libel laws to see what the President would have to prove in order to have a libel...

Duration:00:39:52

Good Law | Bad Law #61 - 25th Amendment & President Trump’s Mental Fitness W/ Richard Painter

1/23/2018
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Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast series Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by former White House Chief Ethics Counselor Richard Painter to talk about the 25 Amendment and President Trump’s mental fitness to serve. From 2005 – 2007 Richard served as Chief Ethics Counselor to President George W. Bush and currently he is a professor at the University of Minnesota. In an exclusive interview, Richard and Aaron discuss the 25 Amendment and the steps...

Duration:00:24:41

Good Law | Bad Law #60 - Inequality In The Legal System W/ David Rudovsky

1/19/2018
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Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast series Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by a man you may know from the recent Netflix documentary Wormwood, David Rudovsky. David Rudovsky has been an attorney in the Philadelphia area for the past 50 years and a law professor at the University of Pennsylvania for the past 30. David is here today to talk about racial inequality in our criminal justice system and what is being done about it. David Rudovsky and...

Duration:00:57:48

Good Law | Bad Law #59 - The Jury Trial W/ Judge Mark Bernstein

1/12/2018
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Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast series Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by Judge Mark Bernstein to talk about the importance of jury trials in our legal system. Judge Bernstein and Aaron talk about how, even though fewer cases are being tried by a jury, the jury trial still plays a very important role. For instance, one of the ways lawyers determine how much to settle a case for is based on the amounts awarded by juries in past cases. Knowing...

Duration:00:53:26

Good Law | Bad Law #58 - Social Security Disability W/ Thomas Giordano

1/5/2018
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Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast series Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by Thomas Giordano, Jr., a Partner at Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano, who focuses his practice on Social Security Disability cases. Tom tells us that he became a lawyer because his mother worked at a law firm and he became inspired at a young age. When he started at Pond Lehocky, 14 years ago, one of the partners wanted to start a division that focused on helping people with...

Duration:00:43:22

CASE IN POINT | Center County PA Grand Jury Report - Good Law | Bad Law

12/30/2017
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On this episode of Case In Point, Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law, talks about the Center County PA, Grand Jury report where they investigated the death of Timothy Piazza. The Grand Jury’s report, linked below, outlines Penn State’s responsibility in the death of Tim Piazza. The report highlights the fact that Penn State knew there was a hazing problem since at least 2009, when they investigated the death of Joe Dodo at the same fraternity that Timothy Piazza died...

Duration:00:13:47

Good Law | Bad Law #57 – Thank You & Happy Holidays

12/29/2017
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On this episode of Good Law | Bad Law we want to thank you, the listener for your continued support; for going on this journey with us and helping us make the show what it is today. We are looking forward to a great 2018. Happy Holidays, Aaron Freiwald

Duration:00:01:32

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