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Blago, Right To Yelp law, hazing liability and the monkey selfie

This week, Chicago criminal defense attorney Len Goodman joins LFO to discuss his client, former governor Rod Blagojevich’s recent interviews and his appeal to the Supreme Court. Uptown Peoples Law Center Executive Director Alan Mills discusses his lawsuit on behalf of homeless people trying to stop their displacement from a Chicago tent city. Rich & Tina are joined by University of Chicago Law School Professor Omri Ben-Shahar to discuss the effect of non-compete clauses on attracting...

Duration: 01:03:58

Trump’s pardon of Arpaio, CPS pension funding, Judicial Hellholes, legal lssues in the wake of Harvey and more

40th Ward Alderman Patrick O’Connor discusses school funding reform as CPS starts another school year. Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Professor Martin Redish discusses Trump’s pardon of Sherriff Joe Arpaio. Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch Executive Director Travis Akin discusses why 3 Illinois counties landed on the list of “Judicial Hellholes”. Attorney Jarrett Adams discusses his journey from convicted felon to practicing attorney. Finally, in the Legal Grab Bag, Tina and Rich discuss...

Constitutionality of hate speech, $417 baby powder verdict, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin editor, legal issues surrounding the eclipse and more.

Electronic Frontier Foundation Senior Staff Attorney David Greene joins the show to discuss First Amendment Issues surrounding Charlottesville and other recent rallies. Johnson and Johnson ordered to pay $417 million in talcum powder case. Chicago Daily Law Bulletin editor Mark Karlinsky joins Rich and Tina to discuss breaking news in the Chicago legal community. Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Staff Attorney Elliott Reibman joins the show to discuss his unique legal career. In...

Duration: 00:48:27

Alan Dershowitz on Trump, is the traditional law firm model dead?, Taylor Swift, Pharma Bro guilty and much more.

Rich and Tina welcome legal legend & Harvard constitutional law scholar Alan Dershowitz to discuss Robert Mueller impaneling a grand jury in the Trump-Russia probe. University of Minnesota Law School Professor Heidi Kitrosser discusses Trump’s promise to prosecute leakers. Next, Forbes contributor Mark Cohen discusses whether the traditional law firm model is dead. Finally, in the Legal Grab Bag, Tina and Rich discuss breaking news involving Benjamin Netanyahu, the Pharma Bro, Taylor Swift...

Duration: 00:47:04

Sheriff Tom Dart, Minnesota police shooting, the nation’s first opioid court, the return of the Cook County soda tax and a Michael Jackson lawsuit

This week, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart joins Christina and Rich to discuss assisting individuals released from jail. Next, Police Foundation President Jim Bueermann discusses the recent police-involved shooting in Minneapolis. Erie County, NY District Attorney John Flynn discusses the nation’s first opioid court. American Bar Foundation Senior Research Professor Steven Daniels then analyzes the decrease in tort lawsuits. In this week’s Legal Grab Bag, Christina and Rich discuss the return...

Duration: 00:53:44

Dream Team lawyer F. Lee Bailey on OJ parole, the rise of hate crimes, Trump legal news, Inside Out columnists and more

In this week’s jam-packed episode, famed attorney and OJ Simpson Dream Team member F. Lee Bailey joins Christina and Rich to discuss yesterday’s parole hearing of the convicted football player. Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Program Development Counsel Julie Justicz discusses the rise in hate crimes. Next, Chicago Lawyer magazine Inside Out columnist David Sussler joins his column co-host Christina to discuss the importance of peer mentoring. Finally, in the Legal Grab Bag,...

Duration: 00:50:40

The Legal Face-Off Supreme Court panel, Cook County soda tax, Charlie Gard, Venus Williams and much more.

Rich and brand new Legal Face-Off co-host Christina Martini welcome the Legal Face-Off Supreme Court Panel, featuring former Supreme Court clerks Professor Carolyn Shapiro and Andy DeVooght to discuss significant decisions at the end of the term, what we have learned so far about new Justice Neil Gorsuch and whether Justice Kennedy will retire. Illinois Retail Merchant Association Vice President and General Counsel Tanya Triche joins the show at WGN Studios to discuss breaking news...

Duration: 00:55:04

Gloria Allred on Cosby mistrial, texting teen conviction, Johnny Depp, Rebel Wilson and more breaking legal news

Inside Out columnist and frequent LFO guest Christina Martini joins Rich Lenkov to interview renowned attorney and author Gloria Allred about her client’s testimony in the Bill Cosby trial and the likelihood of a conviction in the mistrial. Northeastern University School Of Law Professor Daniel Medwed discusses the conviction of a Massachusetts teen for encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide by text. Cornell Law School Professor Zachary Clopton and Skadden Partner Kenneth Gross...

Duration: 00:55:00

Cosby breaking news, Illinois budget, Fox News lawsuit, the Duggars lawsuit and more in this week’s Legal Face-Off

Kathleen Murphy, Director of Communication at Illinois Opportunity Project, is guest co-host for a jam-packed episode of LFO. Wigdor LLP partner Jeanne M. Christensen discusses her racial & sexual discrimination lawsuits against Fox News. University of the District of Columbia Clarke School Of Law Professor of Law Andrew Ferguson explores the rising dilemma of jury duty scofflaws. Northwestern Pritzker Law School Dean Daniel Rodriguez then discusses an LSAT alternative. Finally, in the...

Duration: 00:57:56

Trump FBI probe, important Supreme Court decisions, fighting opioid dependency and more

Former Assistant U.S. Attorneys Andre DeVooght, Renato Mariotti and Patrick Cotter discuss the probe into Russian influence on the election. Former Illinois Solicitor General Carolyn Shapiro discusses important Supreme Court decisions dealing with congressional redistricting & patents. Amerisure Insurance Assistant Vice President Kimberly Vaughn then discusses her recent CLM Workers’ Compensation Magazine article, “Managing the opioid epidemic”. Finally, in the Legal Grab Bag, Rich...

Duration: 00:42:54

Alan Dershowitz on Trump/Comey, feds investigate Fox News, Fyre Festival, Penn State hazing liability and much more

The legendary Alan Dershowitz defends Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey. Former AUSA Jeff Cramer discusses the feds’ investigation into Fox News for alleged sexual harassment and securities fraud. Christopher Hajec, Litigation Director for the Immigration Reform Law Institute, joins Rich & Jason to discuss why Trump’s travel ban is not anti-Muslim and why the Supreme Court will uphold it. Jacob Huebert, Senior Attorney at Liberty Justice Center, explains why amending the Illinois...

Duration: 00:56:51

Illinois gubernatorial candidate on abortion funding, minimum wage increase, new book explores injustice and more.

Jason and Rich welcome Illinois gubernatorial candidate and 47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar to discuss Governor Rauner’s threatened veto of Illinois House Bill 40, which proponents say safeguards abortion rights. University of Illinois Professor Robert Bruno discusses local and national efforts to raise the minimum wage and its impact on the overall economy. Veteran prosecutor and white collar attorney Joel Cohen discusses his brand new book “Broken Scales: Reflections on Injustice”, a...

Duration: 00:41:39

Legalizing marijuana, Eli Manning sued, law school trends, Bennifer, Blago & Aaron Hernandez in this week’s Legal Face-Off

Legal Face-Off welcomes Fordham University School of Law Professor Deborah Denno to discuss Arkansas’ pause on executions. WTTW Chicago Tonight’s Amanda Vinicky and State Representative Kelly Cassidy discuss legalizing marijuana in Illinois. Attorney Brian Brook joins Rich & Jason to discuss his lawsuit against the NY Giants & quarterback Eli Manning for fake memorabilia. DePaul College of Law Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea discusses law school trends. Finally, in the Legal Grab Bag, Rich &...

Duration: 00:55:30

Trump U settlement, Gorsuch hearings, Rahm email scandal, Facebook live assault & more

Matthew Topic, Better Government Association General Counsel joins Rich & Jason to discuss his lawsuit uncovering Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s personal emails. Supreme Court expert Lori Ringhand then discusses whether justices should be term-limited. Legal Face-Off then welcomes back Chicago Lawyer Inside Out columnists Christina Martini & David Susler to discuss how diversifying your skill set is important for success in the legal world. Finally, in the Legal Grab Bag, Rich & Jason cover breaking...

Duration: 00:49:40

Gloria Allred on the Marine nude photo scandal, Trump fires all U.S. attorneys, Trump Hotel lawsuit, Neil Gorsuch and more.

Noted women’s rights advocate and bestselling author Gloria Allred join Jason and Rich to cover her representation of one of the Marines involved in the nude photo scandal. Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick Collins then discusses President Trump’s abrupt firing of every US attorney in the country. McGill University Professor and historian Gil Troy then joins the show to analyze whether the lack of lawyers in the Trump cabinet is a positive or negative. Attorney Mark Zaid discusses a...

Duration: 00:51:06

Illinois budget deal collapses, Uber & Kay Jewelers sexual harassment allegations, does Trump understand FISA?, OJ’s release & much more

Illinois Policy Institute Vice President of Communications Diana Rickert joins the show to discuss the collapse of the Illinois budget deal. Next, Rich and Jason welcome back Bryce Downey & Lenkov labor & employment attorney Maital Savin to discuss sexual harassment allegations against Uber & Kay Jewelers and age discrimination allegations against CareerBuilder. Finally, in the Legal Grab Bag, Rich and Jason cover Jesse Jackson Jr.’s workers’ compensation claim, OJ Simpson’s impending...

Duration: 00:36:41

Logan Act, Airbnb ordinance, NFL concussion settlement and more.

University of Texas School of Law Professor Stephen Vladeck joins Legal Face-Off to discuss whether the Trump Administration violated The Logan Act. Next, Rich and Jason welcome Liberty Justice Center President Pat Hughes to discuss a seminal labor case. Rich and Jason are then joined by Keep Chicago Livable General Counsel Shorge Sato to discuss this week’s hearing on a Chicago ordinance regulating the home-sharing industry. Finally, in the Legal Grab Bag, Rich and Jason cover a federal...

Duration: 00:40:44

Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, sending in the troops to Chicago, workers’ compensation reform and more.

Rich and Jason host their SCOTUS panel, Professor Carolyn Shapiro, Co-Director of the Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States, Andy DeVooght, partner at Loeb & Loeb and Professor Ronald Rotunda from Chapman University School of Law to discuss Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court. Rich and Jason then welcome Mark Denzler, Illinois Manufacturers’ Association, Jay Shattuck, Illinois Chamber of Commerce and David Menchetti, Cullen, Haskins, Nicholson &...

Duration: 00:53:49

Dept of Justice comes down hard on the Chicago PD, Chinese hack US law firms, Obama fails to pardon Blagojevich, El Chapo extradited, Paul McCartney v Sony and more

Rich and Jason welcome Jeffrey Cramer, Berkeley Research Group Managing Director, to discuss the Department of Justice finding on the Chicago Police Department. Cyber-security expert John Reed Stark discusses charges by the federal government against three Chinese citizens for hacking into American law firms’ computers to gain inside information about US companies. Next, Chicago Lawyer Magazine Inside Out columnists David Susler and Christina Martini discuss talent management. Finally, in...

Duration: 00:50:46

Sheriff David Clarke on Facebook hate crimes, WTTW’s Amanda Vinicky on new Illinois laws you need to know, Trump is deposed, Suing Apple and Run DMC

Rich and Jason are joined by Fox News contributor & Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke to discuss the Facebook torture video and what is says about Chicago crime & policing. Next, Chicago Tonight’s Amanda Vinicky joins Rich and Jason to discuss new Illinois laws involving synthetic drugs, domestic abuse and other issues. Finally, in the first Legal Grab Bag of 2017, Rich and Jason discuss Trump’s legal battle with celebrity chef José Andrés, Dylann Roof sentencing, the FaceTime lawsuit...

Duration: 00:50:28

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