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Hosts discuss the controversy. Joshua and Jeff look at privacy, legal concerns with the collection and storage of information and current litigation.

Hosts discuss the controversy. Joshua and Jeff look at privacy, legal concerns with the collection and storage of information and current litigation.
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Hosts discuss the controversy. Joshua and Jeff look at privacy, legal concerns with the collection and storage of information and current litigation.




California's AB5 Gig Work Bill

This month, California State Senators passed California Assembly Bill 5 better known as AB5, California’s Gig Economy Worker Bill. AB5 requires workers previously classified as independent contractors to be classified as employees. AB5 now heads to Governor Gavin Newsom’s office. Supporters of the bill praise the minimum wage and sick leave benefits of AB5, affording them greater labor protections, whereas opponents, like Uber & Lyft, argue that AB5 would impact the flexibility and freedom...


Space Law

Space law is defined as the body of law governing space-related activities, encompassing both international and domestic agreements, rules, and principles. Recently, NASA astronaut Anne McClain was accused of illegally accessing her wife’s bank account during her stay on the International Space Station, bringing up a variety of legal issues and questions as to how to litigate a crime committed in space. NASA is currently investigating the matter. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is...


Inside New York’s Child Victims Act

As of August 14, 2019, New York’s Child Victims Act has opened a one year window allowing child abuse survivors, who would otherwise be barred from filing claims due to the statute of limitations, to file civil suits against their abuser, as well as against individuals and organizations that failed to protect them. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who signed the Child Victims Act on February 14, 2019, has stated that "[t]his bill brings justice to people who were abused, and rights the wrongs...


Website Accessibility and the ADA

In a highly watched case, Robles, v. Domino Pizza LLC, Guillermo Robles, who is blind, filed a lawsuit against Domino’s back in 2016 after he was unable to order a custom pizza from the company’s website and mobile app. His attorneys argued that Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which entitles those with disabilities to equally partake in and benefit from goods and services from businesses such as restaurants, applies to the online sales platforms of those companies with...


Natural Disasters and Dealing with the Aftermath

Natural disasters like hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, and earthquakes are awe inspiring forces that can cause extreme levels of destruction and devastation to the communities they impact. In recent months, Hurricane Barry caused flooding and disruption of vital services in New Orleans and the surrounding areas; and two powerful earthquakes rattled southern California. And nearly two years later. Puerto Rico is still reeling and recovering from the tragic effects of Hurricane Maria. On...


The 2020 Census Citizenship Question and Gerrymandering

Last month, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in two highly-watched cases. In Rucho v. Common Cause/ Lamone v. Benisek, the high court ruled federal courts do not have a role in deciding partisan gerrymandering claims. In Department of Commerce v. New York , SCOTUS blocked the Trump administration’s request to add a controversial citizenship question to the U.S. census. So what kind of legal implications could these two rulings have on the legal and political landscape of the...


The Golden State Killer, Genealogical Sites & Privacy (Rebroadcast)

Disclaimer: This episode was originally aired on May 17, 2018. After decades of searching, Joseph James DeAngelo, whom authorities suspect is the so-called Golden State Killer or East Area Rapist, was arrested and suspected of committing a dozen murders and 50 rapes from 1976 to 1984. Prosecutors and law enforcement praised new DNA techniques used to catch the suspect, while defense attorneys and DNA experts voiced concern over the privacy and ethical concerns over customer data. On Lawyer...


Abortion Legislation and the Diverging States

In recent months, there has been a rise in abortion legislation within the United States. Notably, Alabama and Georgia have passed pro-life laws like the “hearbeat bill”, while conversly, New York and Vermont have passed pro-choice legislation like the The Reproductive Health Act. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, guest host Laurence Colletti is joined by Amy Swearer, senior legal policy analyst in the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation, and reproductive rights...


Congressional Subpoena Power & Executive Privilege

A subpoena is a writ issued by a government agency, most often a court, to compel testimony by a witness or production of evidence under a penalty for failure to comply. In recent months, with the release of the redacted Mueller Report, Congress has used its power to subpoena individuals and companies connected to the Trump Administration, the Trump Organization, and the Mueller report, as they seek additional evidence. Some subpoenas have been ignored, where others have been blocked or put...


The Confederate Statues’ Ruling

On April 25, 2019, in Charlottesville, Virginia, Circuit Judge Richard Moore ruled that the statues of prominent Confederate figures Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson are considered war memorials protected by state law. Back in 2017, Charlottesville was the site of a rally where white nationalists protested the removal of the statue of Robert E. Lee. A clash between protesters and counter-protesters turned violent, resulting in the death of Heather Heyer, which sparked a national debate...


Inside the Mueller Report

On April 18, 2019, a redacted version of the eagerly anticipated Mueller Report was finally released to the public. After reading the report, some agree that the President is free and clear of any collusion with Russia or obstruction of justice. However, others disagree and point to accounts of actions of the President and his staff as indicative of obstruction. The Mueller Report concluded with that now infamous quote “While this report does not conclude that the President committed a...


Gender Discrimination in Biglaw

Over the years, the quest to obtain gender diversity within big law firms has been a difficult one. Just recently, on April 3rd, 2019, a $200 million lawsuit was filed against Jones Day law firm by six former female associates alleging that they were discriminated against based on gender, pregnancy and maternity. In response to the litigation, Jones Day has dismissed these claims, citing firm statistics highlighting their support of women employees. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams...


The Supreme Court’s Ruling in Timbs v. Indiana

Back in 2013, Tyson Timbs’ $40,000 Land Rover was seized by police after he was arrested and charged with selling $400 worth of heroin. After Timbs and his attorney filed suit, his case went from Indiana state court all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States. In a unanimous Supreme Court ruling in Timbs v. Indiana, this ruling now requires cities and states, not just the Federal Government, to abide by the Eighth Amendment’s Excessive Fines Clause, preventing law enforcement from...


The College Admissions Scandal

In what can be classified as the nation's largest-ever college admissions bribery scandal, on March 12, 2019, U.S federal prosecutors out of Boston, Massachusetts charged 50 individuals with allegedly being part of a scheme to influence admissions decisions at colleges and universities across the States. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by professor Joy Blanchard from Louisiana State University’s College of Human Sciences & Education and Steve Cohen, an attorney at Pollock...


The Legal Framework of the Anti-Vaccination Movement

According to “The History of Vaccines”-an educational resource by the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the development and growing use of smallpox vaccine in the early 1800’s triggered the establishment of vaccination mandates, especially for children. Over the years, there has been a great debate over whether to vaccinate children or not. So are there any legal issues behind not vaccinating your child? Or is it the parent or guardian’s legal right to make that decision on their...


Inside the Opioid Epidemic and Big Pharma

According to the Center for Disease Control, on average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. Right now, inside a Massachusetts federal courtroom, Massachusetts attorney general Maura Healey is up against pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma LP, maker of the controversial drug OxyContin, and its owners, the Sackler family. In Commonwealth v., Purdue Pharma L.P, the suit alleges that the Sackler family benefited financially by allegedly pushing painkillers onto doctors and...


The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On January 21, 2019, we celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a leader and icon in the civil rights movement. Dr. King combatted racial inequality through non-violent resistance up until his assassination in 1968, but his words, his teachings, and his fight for equality continue to inspire and impact people all over the world. Today on Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host, attorney Craig Williams is joined by attorney Cedric Merlin Powell, professor of law from the University of Louisville, Brandeis...


Predictions on the Mueller Report

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation initially was to look at the 2016 election and the Russian government's efforts to interfere but the investigation has since ballooned. Currently at 19 months, the Mueller investigation could be close to wrapping up and Mueller could potentially be releasing his final report soon. So what will the Mueller report reveal? Will it reveal anything? And will we see more sentencing, charges and additional investigations? On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host...


Inside Campaign Finance Law

Campaign finance law in the United States can be very complicated. In the news and under our current administration, we have heard the terms “campaign finance violations”, “hush-money payments”, and “private versus campaign payouts”. Since the 2010 Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC and the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision in v. FEC, campaign finance law has changed drastically. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by Erin Chlopak, as they...


The California Fires & Dealing with Natural Disasters

In November 2018, destructive fires erupted across the state of California, including the devastating “Woolsey Fire” and “Camp Fire”. The “Camp Fire” killed at least 85 people, destroyed 14,000 residences and 296 people are still unaccounted for, becoming both California's deadliest and most destructive wildfire on record. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by Dan Wade, Tiela Chalmers, and Michael Hart to discuss the recent California fires, the impact and aftermath, how to...