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Rare legal perspectives on controversial cases, issues on civil liberties, privacy, right to dissent, US tortue practices and police state legislation. Interviews with activists and authors. Hosted by top progressive attorneys.
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Rare legal perspectives on controversial cases, issues on civil liberties, privacy, right to dissent, US tortue practices and police state legislation. Interviews with activists and authors. Hosted by top progressive attorneys.




Law and Disorder August 13, 2018

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 […]


Law and Disorder August 6, 2017

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 […]


Law and Disorder July 30, 2018

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 […]


Law and Disorder July 23, 2018

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 […]


Law and Disorder July 16, 2018

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 […]


Law and Disorder July 09, 2018

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 […]


Law and Disorder July 2, 2018

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 […]


Law and Disorder June 25, 2018

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 […]


Law and Disorder June 18, 2018

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 […]


Law and Disorder June 11, 2018

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 […]


Law and Disorder June 4, 2018

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 […]


Law and Disorder May 28, 2018

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 […]


Law and Disorder May 21, 2018

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 […]


Law and Disorder May 14, 2018

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 […]


Law and Disorder May 7, 2018

Political Analysis: United States Attacks On Syria The recent American cruise missile attack on alleged chemical war infrastructure in Douma, Syria have been defended as legitimate, if not legal. Trump called Syrian president Assad “ an animal“ who gassed his own people and had to be deterred from further attacks on them. Critics of […]


Law and Disorder April 30, 2018

Kisela vs Hughes: Qualified Immunity All too often government officials including law-enforcement agencies get away with gross abuses of power because they invoke the doctrine of qualified immunity. This is a doctrine which protects police who kill civilians. In the United States, 2,934 civilians were shot and killed by police since 2015. That is […]


Law and Disorder April 23, 2018

Speaking In Turkish: Denying the Armenian Genocide Around the world, April 24 marks the observance of the Armenian Genocide. On that day in 1915 the Interior Minister of the Ottoman Empire ordered the arrest and hangings of Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Constantinople. It was the beginning of a systematic and well-documented plan to […]


Law and Disorder April 16, 2018

Mass Support Needed For Julian Assange Two weeks ago, WikiLeaks founder and internet publisher Julian Assange , who is holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, had his Internet access cut off due to pressure by the British and American governments on Ecuador. Ecuador had granted him political asylum in their embassy where […]


Law and Disorder April 9, 2018

Updates: Co-host Michael Smith Discusses Being Plaintiff In Saudi Arabia Terror Lawsuit —- President Donald Trump Picks John Bolton For National Security Adviser In these unsettling times it was particularly disturbing to a lot of people to learn last week that President Trump chose John Bolton to replace general H. R. Macmaster as his National […]


Law and Disorder April 2, 2018

Herman Bell Granted Parole After Serving 45 Years In Prison After serving 45 years in prison, 70-year old Herman Bell was recently granted parole in his seventh appearance before the parole board. Not surprisingly, the decision of a three-member panel of the State Parole Board, was criticized by the police union, NYC Mayor Bill […]