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Chicago mayoral candidate Garry McCarthy, former Supreme Court clerks Scodro & Keller on Kavanaugh, Anurima Bhargava on new Trump affirmative action policies and much more

Mayer Brown Partner Michael Scodro and Keller Lenkner LLC Partner Ashley Keller discuss Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Former CPD Superintendent Garry McCarthy discusses his campaign to replace Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Former Obama DOJ official Anurima Bhargava discusses Trump’s recent affirmative action directive. Author Joseph Tartakovsky joins Rich and Tina to discuss his book The Lives of the Constitution: Ten Exceptional Minds that Shaped America’s Supreme Law. In the Legal...


Jordan Goodman says it’s interesting times

Horwood Marcus & Berk partner Jordan Goodman discusses an important Supreme Court decision on collecting sales taxes.


LFO’s SCOTUS panel, ACLU’s David Cole, Mailee Smith, Shannon Shepherd, Jordan Goodman and much more

Co-Director of the Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States Carolyn Shapiro and Loeb & Loeb Partner Andrew DeVooght discuss significant Supreme Court cases at the end of the term and Justice Kennedy’s resignation. ACLU Legal Director David Cole discusses his fight before the Supreme Court in the same-sex wedding cake case. Immigration Attorneys LLP attorney Shannon Shepherd discusses the Muslim travel ban case and Trump’s immigration policy. Horwood Marcus & Berk partner Jordan...


Robert Blagojevich on a commutation for his brother, Chicago mayoral candidates Paul Vallas and Lori Lightfoot, Karla Altmayer on new DOJ asylum regulations and much more

Chicago mayoral candidates Paul Vallas and Lori Lightfoot discuss why they are best suited to replace Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Robert Blagojevich joins Rich and Tina to discuss President Trump’s possible commutation of his brother Rod Blagojevich’s sentence. Healing to Action Co-Director Karla Altmayer discusses the latest in the #MeToo movement and Jeff Sessions’ announcement that domestic violence will no longer be a grounds for asylum in the United States. In the Legal Grab Bag, Tina and...


Chicago activist Ja’Mal Green on his run for mayor of Chicago, Ari Freilich on safe storage laws after Santa Fe, the Obama Presidential Center lawsuit and more

Chicago activist Ja’Mal Green discusses his candidacy for mayor of Chicago. Giffords Law Center staff attorney Ari Freilich discusses safe storage laws in the wake of the Santa Fe shooting. Protect Our Parks co-founder Tom Tresser discusses efforts to block the Obama museum being built in Jackson Park. Attorney Sara Blackwell discusses her NFL cheerleader clients suing the league for gender discrimination. In a packed Legal Grab Bag, Tina and Rich discuss Harvey Weinstein arraigned for...


Legal Face-Off Supreme Court Panel, State Representative Lou Lang on the Equal Rights Amendment, Inside Out Columnists on leaving a legacy and much more

Carolyn Shapiro, founder and co-director of Chicago-Kent’s Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States and Dr. Adam Feldman of Empirical SCOTUS join the show to talk about significant Supreme Court decisions including one legalizing sports betting. Illinois State Representative Lou Lang discusses his efforts to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. Abrams, Fensterman Executive Partner Carolyn Reinach Wolf discusses an important recent case involving the liability of colleges when...


Chicago Mayoral Candidate Troy LaRaviere, Jeffrey Cramer on Mueller interviewing Trump, new documentary on Ruth Bader Ginsburg and much more

Former Assistant US Attorney & Berkeley Research Group Managing Director Jeffrey Cramer discusses the possibility of Robert Mueller interviewing Trump in the Russia probe. Chicago Principals & Administrators Association President Troy LaRaviere discusses his bid to unseat Rahm Emanuel as Chicago Mayor. UCLA Law School of Law Constitutional Law Professor Adam Winkler joins the show to discuss his newly released book “We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights”, a...


Illinois State Representative Sara Feigenholtz, Professor Melissa Michelson on James Comey, David Keating on Blagojevich and much more

llinois State Representative Sara Feigenholtz discusses Illinois Department of Children and Family Services transparency. Menlo College professor Melissa Michelson discusses the furor surrounding James Comey’s book. Institute for Free Speech President David Keating discusses the Supreme Court refusing to hear former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s appeal. Chicago criminal defense attorney Donna Rotunno joins the show to talk about defending her clients in the MeToo era. In the...


Illinois Attorney General candidates Erika Harold and Kwame Raoul, former National Census Bureau Director Kenneth Prewitt on the Trump census, LawyerSmack and much more

Republican Erika Harold and Democrat Kwame Raoul join the show to discuss their campaigns to be the next Illinois Attorney General. Columbia professor & former National Census Bureau Director Kenneth Prewitt discusses the lawsuits attempting to block Trump’s census plan. Attorney and LawyerSmack creator Keith Lee discusses the online community devoted to attorneys. Finally, in the Legal Grab Bag, we cover breaking legal news involving Conor McGregor, Pokemon & lonely lawyers....


Amanda Vinicky on Illinois primary election results, State Representative John Connor on the opioid crisis, Chris Dore on the Facebook data breach, Marlene Laro on virtual law firms and more

Chicago Tonight political journalist Amanda Vinicky joins the show to recap the Illinois primary election. State Representative John Connor talks about his efforts to combat Illinois’ rising crisis of opioid abuse. Edelson Partner Chris Dore joins Rich and Tina to discuss the Facebook data breach. Potomac Law Group COO Marlene Laro discusses how her virtual law firm is changing how lawyers work Finally, in the Legal Grab Bag, Tina and Rich discuss breaking legal news involving […]


IL Attorney General candidates Pat Quinn & Sharon Fairley, Gloria Allred on Netflix documentary, sanctuary state lawsuit & more

Former Governor of Illinois Pat Quinn discusses his campaign for Illinois Attorney General. Former federal prosecutor and criminal justice reform expert Sharon Fairley discusses her campaign for Illinois Attorney General. University of San Francisco School of Law professor and Director of the USF Immigration and Deportation Defense Clinic Bill Hing discusses the sanctuary state lawsuit filed by Jeff Sessions against California. Women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred joins Rich & Tina to...


Gun control laws in the wake of Parkland, Michigan State University president resignation, non-disclosure agreements, Inside Out & more

Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence Legal Director Laura Cutilletta discusses gun control after the tragic shooting in Florida. George Mason University Professor Emeritus James Finkelstein discusses Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon’s resignation over the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. DePaul University College of Law Associate Professor Wendy Netter Epstein discusses issues with using non-disclosure agreements in sexual harassment cases. Inside Out columnists...


Gubernatorial candidate Daniel Biss, can the 25th Amendment bump Trump?, “Fire & Fury”, “Time’s Up” and much more

Illinois State Senator Daniel Biss discusses his run for Illinois governor. Michigan State University College of Law Professor Brian Kalt discusses the likelihood of the 25th Amendment removing Trump from office. Chicago Tonight’s Amanda Vinicky discusses important, and not so important, new Illinois laws. University of San Diego School of Law Professor Orly Lobel discusses her new book “You Don’t Own Me: How Mattel v. MGA Entertainment Exposed Barbie’s Dark Side”. And in the first Legal...


Cook County Board candidates Lowry & Degnen, a former football pro turned barrister, the Newtown legacy and more in the last LFO of 2017!

Cook County Board candidates Bill Lowry & Bridget Degnen join the show to discuss their candidacies for the 3rd & 12th Districts. Executive Director of Safe and Sound Michele Gay discusses the Newtown legacy and her organization’s mission to ensure a safe learning environment for our youth. Lawyer and former professional football player Jock Climie discusses his transition from athletics to law. Finally, in the Legal Grab Bag, Tina and Rich discuss breaking legal news including net...


Can Trump obstruct justice?, Bob Fioretti on his run for Cook County Board President, Blago & more.

Georgetown University Law Professor Susan Low Bloch analyses whether Trump can be prosecuted for obstruction of justice. Oregon Professor Elizabeth Tippett discusses high profile employment contracts in the Me Too era. Former Alderman Robert Fioretti joins the show to discuss his candidacy for Cook County Board President. The Über Critic Patrick McDonald discusses the new legal drama Roman J. Israel Esq. Finally, in the Legal Grab Bag, Tina and Rich discuss breaking legal news including a...


Can Senate expel Roy Moore? Also, hazing, Chicago Lawyer columnists on office politics and more!

Michigan State Professor of Law Brian Kalt discusses whether the Senate can do anything in opposition to Roy Moore winning a Senate seat. Wake Forest School of Law Professor Gregory Parks discusses the rise of hazing incidents and litigation. Nicolas Bortin of Sullivan & Cromwell discusses 5 myths about white-collar crime. Inside Out columnists Christina Martini and David Susler discuss their latest column in Chicago Lawyer Magazine, “Playing the Game”. Finally, in the Legal Grab Bag, Tina...


Sexual harassment, what new Virginia governor means for Trump, school liability for suicides and more

Illinois Opportunity Project Director of Communications Kathleen Murphy discusses the significance of the recent gubernatorial election in Virginia and what it means for Illinois and nationally. Author and activist Jaclyn Friedman discusses victims coming forward to report sexual harassment. Illinois State Representative Stephanie Kifowit discusses Illinois’ concussion management legislation. Author Gary Pavela discusses whether MIT owed a legal duty to a student who committed suicide. In...


Jeffrey Cramer on Mueller indictments, Amanda Vinicky on Rauner’s re-election campaign, Jesse Ruiz on running for Illinois attorney general and more

Jeffrey Cramer, Managing Director at Berkeley Research Group and former Assistant US Attorney Jeff Cramer discusses the indictment of former Trump campaign staffers. Chicago Tonight correspondent Amanda Vinicky discusses sexual harassment allegations in Springfield and Governor Rauner’s re-election campaign. Death Penalty Information Center Executive Director Robert Dunham discusses the decrease in capital punishment. Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners President and former...


Colin Kaepernick, baseball injury liability, gun control legislation after Vegas

Renowned civil rights attorney Gloria Allred joins the show to discuss her representation of one of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment accusers. Professor Alexandra Carter discusses gun control legislation in the wake of the Las Vegas shootings. Professor Ed Edmonds then joins the show to discuss liability for baseball clubs for foul ball injuries. Professor Riaz Tejani discusses the rise of for-profit law schools. Finally, in this week’s Legal Grab Bag, Tina and Rich discuss breaking...


Upcoming Supreme Court term, OJ/Blago/Weiner’s time @ Club Fed, Inside Out & much more.

This week, we welcome our esteemed SCOTUS panel, former US Solicitor General & current Latham & Watkins partner Gregory Garre & former Chief Justice Rehnquist clerk & current Loeb & Loeb partner Andy DeVooght to discuss some of the most important cases facing the court as it begins a historical term. Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist Alan Schwarz joins LFO to discuss former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez’s CTE diagnosis and his estate’s lawsuit. Wall Street Prison Consultants...