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Weekly podcast with guests and conversation about cases and controversies that show how and why the law matters. Learn More at GoodLawBadLawPodcast.com

Weekly podcast with guests and conversation about cases and controversies that show how and why the law matters. Learn More at GoodLawBadLawPodcast.com

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Philadelphia, PA

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Weekly podcast with guests and conversation about cases and controversies that show how and why the law matters. Learn More at GoodLawBadLawPodcast.com

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@FreiwaldLaw

Language:

English

Contact:

2158758000


Episodes

A Man’s Search for Meaning: A Conversation w/ Emanuel Rosen

4/16/2021
Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast, Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by bestselling author, Emanuel (Manu) Rosen, to discuss his new book, If Anyone Calls, Tell Them I Died: A Memoir. The Holocaust and its aftermath were not often discussed in families of second-generation survivors; in Tel Aviv in the 1960s, Emanuel Rosen grew up hearing the keys of his mother’s typewriter but had no idea about the battle she was fighting. In his latest book, If...

Duration:00:43:14

Buried Bodies: A Conversation w/ Jim Tracy

4/9/2021
Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast, Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by author and journalist, Jim Tracy, to discuss his brand-new book, Sworn to Silence: The Truth Behind Robert Garrow and the Missing Bodies' Case, and the impact the Robert Garrow case has had on the legal field, law school curriculums, and the notion of attorney-client privilege. In our first ever true-crime episode, Aaron speaks to Jim Tracy, a veteran reporter and published...

Duration:00:55:49

Shadowy Supreme Court: A Conversation w/ Stephen Vladeck

4/2/2021
Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast, Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by returning guest and friend of the podcast, professor Stephen Vladeck, of the University of Texas at Austin, School of Law, to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court and the notion of its secretive “shadow docket.” In today’s episode, Stephen returns to our show to discuss an obscure legal procedure known as, the “shadow docket.” Throughout today’s conversation, Aaron and Stephen...

Duration:00:29:19

Citizenship Stripping: A Conversation w/ Amanda Frost

3/26/2021
Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast, Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by law professor, Amanda Frost, of the Washington College of Law at American University, to discuss the rights of citizenship, citizenship stripping and denaturalization, sexism and xenophobia, as well as Professor Frost’s new book, You Are Not American: Citizenship Stripping from Dred Scott to the Dreamers. What is citizenship? Who is a citizen? And furthermore, who decides the...

Duration:00:36:09

Repost: Immigration and the New President: A Conversation w/ Cristina Rodríguez

3/19/2021
Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast, Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by Professor Cristina Rodríguez, of Yale Law School, to discuss immigration law, President Joe Biden, executive power and what the future of immigration could look like. Who controls American immigration policy? In today’s episode, Aaron and Cristina discuss this question and more, as well as Cristina’s new co-authored book on the topic, The President and Immigration Law. The...

Duration:00:37:22

Bankrupt NRA: A Conversation w/ Judge Bruce A. Markell

3/12/2021
Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast, Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by former bankruptcy Judge and current Northwestern law professor, Bruce A. Markell, to discuss the recent NRA bankruptcy filings and just how extraordinary this story is, as well as bankruptcy law and the bankruptcy system in general. In today’s conversation, Aaron and Judge (Bruce) Markell breakdown the evolving story on the NRA’s (the National Rifle Association) recent...

Duration:00:48:39

When Jurors Talk to God: A Conversation w/ Tanya M. Luhrmann & Malcolm E. Whittaker

3/5/2021
Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast, Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by Houston attorney, Malcolm E. Whittaker, and Stanford Anthropology Professor, Tanya M. Luhrmann to discuss religious belief systems, human judgment and evaluation, communicating with God, and how all of these notions relate to the criminal trial of the United States v. Brown and one juror’s early dismissal. What does it mean to pray to God in the context of jury deliberations?...

Duration:00:59:35

Nursing Homes and Safety: A Conversation w/ Michael Kaplen

2/26/2021
Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast, Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by New York attorney Michael Kaplen, to discuss brain injuries, nursing home negligence, and what it is loved ones need to know. Nursing homes can be dangerous places, more than ever during this time of pandemic. In today’s conversation, Aaron and Michael discuss common issues that arise in nursing homes, including specific nursing-home injuries to be on the lookout for,...

Duration:00:35:56

Repost: What Is Truth? w/ Sophia Rosenfeld

2/19/2021
Fake News, the calling card of a presidency? Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast, Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by University of Pennsylvania History Professor Sophia Rosenfeld to talk about the tenuousness of the truth in democracy. In Professor Rosenfeld’s new book, “Democracy and Truth,” she tells readers about the peculiar and fragile relationship between democracy and the truth. While it certainly feels like we live in a very unique...

Duration:00:56:54

Regulate Social Media? A Conversation w/ Philip Napoli

2/12/2021
Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast, Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by Professor Philip M. Napoli, of Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, to discuss new age media, social media regulation and content filtering, the history of social media, and the First Amendment. In today’s conversation, Aaron and Phil talk about the relationship between the media and democracy, the “Trump years” and our former President’s unprecedented use of...

Duration:01:02:28

Designer Babies? A Conversation w/ Henry (Hank) Greely

2/5/2021
Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast, Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by Professor Henry T. (Hank) Greely, of Stanford Law School, to discuss gene editing, the bioethics involved in gene manipulation, the legal considerations of developing new biotechnologies, CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats), the line between good and bad, and quite literally, the future of humanity. What does the birth of babies whose embryos...

Duration:01:02:29

Biden’s Bold Immigration Bill: A Conversation w/ Ilya Somin

1/29/2021
Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast, Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by Professor Ilya Somin, of the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, to discuss immigration and the expansive changes proposed by the new Biden Administration. What is included in Biden’s new agenda? How will it affect immigration? What are the major initiatives? What about DACA? As we post today’s episode, President Joe Biden has only been in the White House for a...

Duration:00:35:29

Wrongful Life? A Conversation w/ Michael McKeon & Mark Kovacich

1/22/2021
Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast, Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by attorneys Michael McKeon, of McKeon Law, and Mark Kovacich, of Odegaard Kovacich & Snipes, to discuss the topics of wrongful prolongation of life, DNRs, self-determination, and a case in which Mr. McKeon and Mr. Kovacich represented a man whose end-of-life instructions – known as an advanced directive – were ignored. What is the impact of this case? What are the legal and ethical...

Duration:00:36:12

Accountability and Truth: A Conversation w/ the Honorable Elizabeth Holtzman

1/15/2021
Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast, Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by former Congresswoman, the Honorable Elizabeth Holtzman, now of Herrick Feinstein LLP, to discuss last week’s tragic insurrection at the Capitol and the unfolding aftermath, the resulting second impeachment of President Trump, and Congresswoman Holtzman’s concerns about our country’s future and the rule of law, truth, and democracy. Today, Aaron and Congresswoman Holtzman have...

Duration:00:42:34

Treason! A Conversation w/ Carlton F.W. Larson

1/8/2021
Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast, Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by Professor Carlton F.W. Larson, of the University of California Davis School of Law, to discuss the events of January 6th and the siege on the U.S. Capitol. Aaron and Carlton have an incredibly important and timely conversation on the legalities of treason, insurrection, sedition and seditious conspiracy, as well as Trump’s responsibility, involvement and failure to...

Duration:00:55:24

How do we heal? A Conversation w/ Lawrence Douglas

1/1/2021
Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast, Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by Professor Lawrence R. Douglas, of Amherst College, to have a follow-up discussion on the current state of our politics, the integrity of our electoral system, and Professor Douglas’ most recent publication, Will He Go? Trump and the Looming Election Meltdown in 2020. Aaron and Lawrence discuss the aftermath of the 2020 election and analyze Will He Go. Where do we as a country go...

Duration:00:36:53

A Christmas Reflection w/ Aaron Freiwald

12/25/2020
Happy Holidays from Good Law | Bad Law. Thank you for everything! We are very much looking forward to the new year; to a time of change, hope, love and hopefully peace.

Duration:00:08:13

Repost: Please, Sir, may I have some more? A Conversation on food security w/ Laurie Ristino

12/18/2020
As we celebrate the holiday season, let’s remember that because of COVID and the economic fallout, more and more Americans are depending on food distribution centers for a meal. Thinking of those who have so little in this country of such plenty, we are reposting this episode on food insecurity. How do we think about agriculture in America? How should we think about it? And, how is food security affecting us in today’s COVID-19 crisis? Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law...

Duration:00:57:14

Repost: Is Lethal Injection Fatally Flawed on Moral and Constitutional Grounds? A Conversation w/ Dr. Joel Zivot

12/11/2020
We are approaching the January 20th inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden. As the days wane, President Trump intends to break a 130-year-old precedent of pausing executions amid a transition of presidential power. Trump has five executions slated to happen over the next few weeks and if they all take place, Trump will become the most prolific execution president in more than a century. Today we are reposting episode #102 to shed light on the death penalty and lethal injections as Aaron...

Duration:01:01:11

Doctors as Drug Dealers: A Conversation w/ Zack Feinberg

12/4/2020
Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast, Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by attorney Zachary Feinberg, of our firm, Freiwald Law, to discuss the current opioid epidemic, the ongoing opioid litigation, and specifically, the role doctors have played in perpetuating this addiction crisis at the expense of their patients. With a unique background, Zack offers his perspective and experience in today’s conversation as he and Aaron talk about the opioid...

Duration:00:52:24