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This show tackles the most pressing legal issues of the day by bringing listeners into the courtrooms, prisons, protests, and classrooms. On the program, you will hear interviews with attorneys, independent journalists, academics, authors, and the activists who are on the frontlines of political and social change. The program provides sharp analysis, commentary, and context to simplify complex legal topics for a general audience.

This show tackles the most pressing legal issues of the day by bringing listeners into the courtrooms, prisons, protests, and classrooms. On the program, you will hear interviews with attorneys, independent journalists, academics, authors, and the activists who are on the frontlines of political and social change. The program provides sharp analysis, commentary, and context to simplify complex legal topics for a general audience.
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This show tackles the most pressing legal issues of the day by bringing listeners into the courtrooms, prisons, protests, and classrooms. On the program, you will hear interviews with attorneys, independent journalists, academics, authors, and the activists who are on the frontlines of political and social change. The program provides sharp analysis, commentary, and context to simplify complex legal topics for a general audience.

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Law and Disorder August 19, 2019

8/19/2019
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Now Available: Harriet Tubman Stamp In 2016, the Obama administration announced plans to replace the image on the $20 bill from former President Andrew Jackson to underground railroad hero Harriet Tubman. The change was supposed to go into effect in 2020, the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage. But recently Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, told a […]

Duration:00:57:59

Law and Disorder August 12, 2019

8/12/2019
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Trump in the White House: Tragedy and Farce The great issues of our times are the return of fascism to the United States and Europe, climate change, and the stagnation of the world capitalist economy. These great issues are pressing and interconnected. We used to think that the experience of World War II guaranteed that […]

Duration:00:57:53

Law and Disorder August 5, 2019

8/4/2019
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The Silk Road and Ross Ulbricht It’s been four years since a jury found that then 29-year-old Ross Ulbricht guilty on charges related to operating a Dark Website called the Silk Road that sold, among other things, illicit drugs. The case was a high profile one, and Rosshad come to be known by some […]

Duration:00:58:00

Law and Disorder July 29, 2019

7/29/2019
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Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló Announces Resignation After Massive Protest Fills Streets President Donald Trump’s recent attacks on four congresswomen, people of color, telling them “to go back home” echoes the dehumanizing demagoguery of fascist strong men who use race baiting to scapegoat and divide and conquer. Victimizing Latinos has been a strategy of Trump’s ever […]

Duration:00:58:01

Law and Disorder July 22, 2019

7/22/2019
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Bronx 120 Report 2019 Questions Largest Gang Take Down Three years ago, on April 27, 2016, SWAT teams and about 700 NYPD officers, with federal law enforcement present, raided the Eastchester Gardens public housing project and nearby homes in the Bronx. One hundred 20 people, almost all young black and Latino men, who were indicted […]

Duration:00:57:55

Law and Disorder July 15, 2019

7/15/2019
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The Decline And Fall Of The American Empire If a modern day Gibbons were to write about the decline and fall of the American empire she would surely feature Trump’s bringing road crushing Abrams tanks and F15 fighter planes into Washington DC. Gibbons wrote about Julius Caesar who brought his imperialistic troops into Rome. To […]

Duration:00:58:00

Law and Disorder July 8, 2019

7/7/2019
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Data Collection Experiment: Google’s SideWalk Labs In Toronto Last year Law and Disorder featured a segment on Sidewalk Labs, a data-oriented smart city in Toronto. Sidewalk Labs is a firm owned by Google parent company Alphabet. We covered critics’ concerned about residents’ privacy and how data would be used. Last week, Sidewalk labs has released […]

Duration:00:58:00

Law and Disorder July 1, 2019

6/30/2019
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Lawyers You’ll Like: Attorney Nancy Hollander Occasionally Law And Disorder has featured interviews with significant attorneys. We call this segment of the show Lawyers You’ll Like. One such attorney is today’s guest, Nancy Hollander. She has been practicing criminal defense lawyer in Albuquerque, New Mexico and has been a partner since 1980 in the law […]

Duration:00:57:47

Law and Disorder June 24, 2019

6/24/2019
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Keep the Wretches In Order: America’s Biggest Mass Trial, the Rise of the Justice Department, and the Fall of the IWW Before World War I, the government reaction to labor dissent had been local, ad hoc, and quasi military. Sheriffs, mayors, or governors would elevate strike breakers to deputies or call out the state militia, […]

Duration:00:57:46

Law and Disorder June 17, 2019

6/17/2019
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Analyzing Recent Abortion Legislation Halfway through 2019 nine states have already passed bills to limit abortion. Louisiana recently passed a ban on the medical procedure after a fetal heartbeat is detected. That makes it the 9th state in 2019 year to pass abortion restrictions that could challenge the constitutional right established in Roe v.Wade. Alabama […]

Duration:00:58:00

Law and Disorder June 10, 2017

6/10/2019
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Daniel Ellsberg: Julian Assange’s Case And The Doomsday Machine Two weeks ago the Trump administration announced it had indicted Julian Assange in the Eastern District of Virginia on 17 counts of violating the 1917 Espionage Act. Assange is currently in the Belmarsh prison hospital in London. If extradited, tried, and convicted he faces 175 years […]

Duration:00:57:33

Law and Disorder June 3, 2019

6/3/2019
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Updates: Two MOVE9 Members Released From Prison Julian Assange Update Never Get Rid Of Newspapers…The Headlines Alone Make Them Worth Keeping — Suicide Increase In The United States Suicide ranks among the top ten leading causes of death in the United States. As rates have generally fallen in other developed nations, the number of suicides […]

Duration:00:57:59

Law and Disorder May 27, 2019

5/26/2019
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Museum of the City of New York The Museum of the City of New York has two terrific exhibits, one permanent, on social change activism at the Puffin Foundation gallery, the other, just up on May 1st, called “city of workers, city of struggle“, also sponsored by the Puffin Foundation. The great American social historian […]

Duration:00:57:50

Law and Disorder May 20, 2019

5/19/2019
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Venezuelan Embassy Protected Against Staged Attacks In DC Democracy and the rule of law are being rapidly unraveled in our country by President Trump, his advisers, especially convicted war criminal Elliot Abrams, who was put in charge of policy in Venezuela, and John Bolton, who said that if the top 10 floors of United Nations […]

Duration:00:57:27

Law and Disorder May 13, 2019

5/13/2019
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Fidelity and Constraint: How the Supreme Court Has Read the American Constitution The U.S. Constitution is the oldest written constitution in the world. Interpreters of the Constitution are faced with the challenge of how, over time, to read a document that’s not only old but also inflexible. In his new book Fidelity & Constraint, by […]

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Law and Disorder May 6, 2019

5/5/2019
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Roe v Wade And Recent State Abortion Legislation In 1973 in the famous Roe versus Wade case the US Supreme Court ruled that a woman’s right to obtain an abortion was protected under the US Constitution. The core holding in Roe, which remains the law today, is that the government may not prohibit a woman […]

Duration:00:57:46

Law and Disorder April 22, 2019

4/22/2019
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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 […]

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Law and Disorder April 15, 2019

4/15/2019
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Attorney James Goodale On Julian Assange Arrest Last week, at the behest of the U.S. government, police entered the Ecuadorian Embassy and arrested Julian Assange on charges of espionage. This case promises to threaten the First Amendment rights of all journalists. We’re honored to have one of the nation’s foremost authorities on First Amendment law, […]

Duration:00:58:00

Law and Disorder April 1, 2019

3/31/2019
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Misuse of Grand Juries And The Prosecution Of Chelsea Manning The Trump administration wants to prosecute the news organization Wikileaks and its founder Julian Assange. In order to do so they have recently jailed whistleblower Chelsea Manning, who has been in solitary confinement since March 8th, 2019 in hopes to squeeze her to get testimony […]

Duration:00:58:00

Law and Disorder March 25, 2019

3/25/2019
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U.S. Peace Council Returns From Venezuela The Trump administration is attempting to illegally overthrow the democratically elected government of Venezuela and its president Nicolas Maduro. The effort is being led by Trump’s recently appointed envoy Elliot Abrams, the notorious convicted perjurer who was complicit during the Reagan Administration in the massacre and cover up of […]

Duration:00:57:54