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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 #87 - With Justice Kennedy’s retirement, is Roe v. Wade done for?w/ Scott Ruskay-Kidd

7/13/2018
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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, Scott Ruskay-Kidd, a senior staff attorney at the Center for Reproductive Rights, to discuss Justice Kennedy’s retirement and what it could mean for the future of Roe v. Wade. A graduate of Columbia Law School, Scott’s job is to work on developing new legal theories, manage strategic allies and strengthen the protections of reproductive rights. Scott says that the...

Duration:01:01:23

Good Law | Bad Law #86 – How Private is Your Cell Phone? w/ Susan Freiwald

7/6/2018
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Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast series Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by a very special guest this week, Dean Susan Freiwald, to discuss one of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Carpenter V. United States,, and the implications this ruling may have in the area of digital communications and privacy. Dean of the Law School at the University of San Francisco, Susan Freiwald is one of the country’s leading experts on the intersection of...

Duration:01:00:16

Good Law | Bad Law #85 – Can Opioid Makers be Held Accountable for Devastating Impact on Communities, Including Ponca Tribe? W/ Dave Domina

6/29/2018
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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 Dave Domina to discuss the national opioid crisis and the wave of litigation to hold the pharmaceutical industry responsible. Dave has joined in this massive effort by filing a federal lawsuit on behalf of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska against more than two dozen opioid manufacturers and distributors. The Complaint Dave has filed is a treatise on the origins of the...

Duration:00:43:48

Good Law | Bad Law #84 – When a whistleblower SLAPPs back at intimidation w/ Brenda Skylstad

6/22/2018
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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 Brenda Skylstad to discuss her role in creating important anti-SLAPP legislation. SLAPP stands for: Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation. SLAPPs are used as a measure to silence, and harass critics. By forcing them to spend time and money on a legal defense, SLAPP filers hope that these critics will abandon their charge or opposition even though these...

Duration:00:50:38

Good Law | Bad Law #83 – To Recall Or Not To Recall, That Is The Question. w/ Judge LaDoris Cordell

6/15/2018
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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 LaDoris Cordell, retired judge of the Superior Court of California and former Independent Police Auditor for the city of San Jose, California. Judge Cordell joins the program to discuss the recall of Judge Aaron Persky. Judge Cordell has been a leading voice in the fight against Judge Aaron Persky’s recall in California. He was recently recalled after he handed down...

Duration:00:57:51

Good Law | Bad Law #82 – Religious Freedom Wins, This Time W/ Jennifer Pizer

6/8/2018
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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 Jennifer Pizer, Law and Policy Director for Lambda Legal, to discuss the recent Supreme Court ruling in the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado case. Founded in 1973, Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living...

Duration:01:04:01

Good Law | Bad Law #81 - WHAT IS STACKING THE COURTS? W/ Nan Aron

6/1/2018
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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 Nan Aron, President of the Alliance for Justice and a leading progressive voice on matters related to the federal judiciary to discuss judicial selection. We wanted to continue talking about this incredibly important topic and present a different perspective having already talked with Grover Joseph Rees about Judicial Selection in episode 76. The Alliance for Justice...

Duration:01:07:04

Good Law | Bad Law #80 – PA Supports People with Disabilities w/ Darlene Hemerka

5/25/2018
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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 Dalene Hemerka, an Equal Justice Works Fellow at the Public Interest Law Center to talk about the Work Experience for High School Students with Disabilities Act. The Public Interest Law Center uses high-impact legal strategies to advance the civil, social, and economic rights of communities in the Philadelphia region facing discrimination, inequality, and poverty. They...

Duration:00:36:28

Good Law | Bad Law #79 – Religious Freedom Or LGBTQ Rights, Your Tax Dollars Will Decide W/ Currey Cook

5/18/2018
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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 Currey Cook an attorney and advocate for Lambda Legal to discuss discrimination in the foster care system. Currey Cook is the Director of the Youth in Out-of-Home Care Project and Counsel in the National Headquarters Office of Lambda Legal which is the oldest and largest national legal organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of...

Duration:00:55:52

Good Law | Bad Law #78 – Is The Bill Cosby Verdict The Start Of A New Trend? W/ Melissa Gomez

5/11/2018
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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 Melissa Gomez, President of MMG Jury Consulting LLC., to talk about how Juries have changed over the past few years. Melissa Gomez is a jury consultant with a PHD in psychology and a Master of Science in education from the University of Pennsylvania. In her career as a jury consultant she has worked on over 600 jury trials across the United States and has written two...

Duration:00:46:34

Good Law | Bad Law #77 - Did the Arab Bank foster terrorism? W/ Stephen Vladeck

5/4/2018
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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 Stephen Vladeck, co-host of the popular podcast “The National Security Law Podcast”, as well as a law professor at the University of Texas, School of Law. Stephen is also a consultant for CNN both on air and behind the scenes, as an analyst covering the Supreme Court. Specializing in national security law, Stephen focuses his research on the intersection of the federal...

Duration:00:43:18

Good Law | Bad Law #76 - The Makings of a Judicial Nominee W/ Grover Joseph Rees

4/27/2018
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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 Grover Joseph Rees, a retired US Ambassador, retired Chief Justice of American Samoa, and former General Counsel to the Immigration and Naturalization Service, to talk about the judicial selection process. Mr. Rees was also the chief judge picker in the Department of Justice during the mid-part of Ronald Reagan’s Administration. Often the media focuses on many of the...

Duration:01:01:53

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