Sinopsis

Host June Grasso speaks with prominent attorneys and legal scholars, analyzing major legal issues and cases in the news. The show examines all aspects of the legal profession, from intellectual property to criminal law, from bankruptcy to securities law, drawing on the deep research tools of BloombergLaw.com. Reporters from Bloomberg's Washington, D.C. bureau are prominently featured as they offer analysis of policy and legal issues.

Episodios

  • Behind the Statements of the Presidents Doctor

    Behind the Statements of the President's Doctor

    07/10/2020 Duración: 28min

    Healthcare attorney Harry Nelson, Managing Partner of Nelson Hardiman, discusses President Trump's doctor releasing misleading information about the president’s health and the implications of the HIPPA privacy laws. Erik Larson, Bloomberg Legal Reporter, discusses the lawsuits over the elections that are going down to the wire. June Grasso hosts. 

  • Election Lawsuits Going Down to the Wire

    Election Lawsuits Going Down to the Wire

    07/10/2020 Duración: 19min

    Elections law expert Richard Briffault, a professor at Columbia Law School, discusses how judges are largely rejecting efforts by President Trump’s campaign to restrict voting by mail during the pandemic, but new lawsuits and appeals by the GOP are dragging out the legal fights, adding uncertainty to the election. June Grasso hosts. 

  • Conservatives Step Up Attack on Affirmative Action

    Conservatives Step Up Attack on Affirmative Action

    02/10/2020 Duración: 28min

    Audrey Anderson, who heads the higher education practice at Bass Berry & Sims PLC, discusses why conservatives see their best shot in decades to get rid of race in college admissions. Leon Fresco, a partner at Holland & Knight, discusses the Supreme Court putting a clash over undocumented immigrants and the census on a fast track, at the Trump administration's request. June Grasso hosts.

  • How the Tax Laws Helped Trump 

    How the Tax Laws Helped Trump 

    02/10/2020 Duración: 33min

    Michael Graetz, a professor at Columbia Law School and author of the new book, "The Wolf at the Door: The Menace of Economic Insecurity and How to Fight It," discusses the revelations about President Trump's tax returns. Jim Dempsey, Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, discusses the legal cases around the sale of TikTok. June Grasso hosts. 

  • Will Theranos Ex-CEO Play the Victim at Trial?

    Will Theranos Ex-CEO Play the Victim at Trial?

    29/09/2020 Duración: 29min

    Anne Coughlin, a professor at the University of Virginia Law School who specializes in feminist jurisprudence, discusses Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of Theranos, exploring whether she can beat fraud charges by asking jurors to delve into her psychological state. Maaren Shah, the head of the art litigation practice at Quinn Emanuel, discusses the long-running battle over the legacy and work of sculptor Robert Indiana, and the agreement between her client, the Morgan Art Foundation and the non-profit that’s the sole beneficiary of Indiana’s estate, the Star of Hope Foundation. June Grasso hosts. 

  • How the Law Will Change with a More Conservative Court

    How the Law Will Change with a More Conservative Court

    27/09/2020 Duración: 34min

    A Supreme Court with a 6 member conservative majority could change the law on abortion rights, Obamacare, gun rights, affirmative action, voting rights and religious rights, just to name a few areas. Host June Grasso discusses the changes ahead with constitutional law scholars Stephen Vladeck, a professor at the University of Texas Law School and Neil Kinkopf, a professor at the Georgia State University College of Law. 

  • RBG The Feminist Icon and Legal Trailblazer

    RBG The Feminist Icon and Legal Trailblazer

    25/09/2020 Duración: 31min

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a trailblazer in women's rights, the second female justice on the Supreme Court and a cultural icon. Constitutional Law Professor Leah Litman of the University of Michigan Law School discusses Ginsburg's legacy. Virginia Solicitor General Toby Heytens discusses his days as Ginsburg's law clerk. June Grasso hosts.

  • From Tents to Smoke Machines: Restarting Jury Trials

    From Tents to Smoke Machines: Restarting Jury Trials

    22/09/2020 Duración: 28min

    Madison Alder, Bloomberg Law Reporter, discusses how judges are using unconventional methods to restart jury trials, as their caseloads pile up. Michael Gerrard, the founder and faculty director of Columbia Law School’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, discusses actions a Biden administration could take to reverse the climate deregulation carried out by the Trump administration. June Grasso hosts. 

  • LVMH Leaves Tiffany at Altar  $900 Million Bank Error 

    LVMH Leaves Tiffany at Altar & $900 Million Bank Error 

    19/09/2020 Duración: 19min

    Andrew Rossman, a partner at Quinn Emanuel, discusses the legal battle between LVMH and Tiffany & Co., as the maker of Louis Vuitton bags tries to pull out of a $16 billion agreement to buy the jewelry brand. Anat Alon-Beck, a professor at Case Western Reserve School of Law, discusses an employee error that caused Citigroup Inc. to mistakenly pay out more than $900 million of its own money to a group of lenders expecting an interest payment on behalf of Revlon Inc. June Grasso hosts.

  • The Life, Death and Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    The Life, Death and Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    19/09/2020 Duración: 34min

    She was just the second woman justice on the Supreme Court. Her 27 years on the bench was marked by a tireless fight to advance the rights of women. She built a record as one of the most liberal justices, supporting gay rights, abortion rights, and restrictions on the death penalty. Now, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at the age of 87. Ginsburg passed due to complications from pancreatic cancer...surrounded by her family at her home in Washington. On this podcast, we examine the life and legacy of the justice affectionately known as Notorious R-B-G...and bring you the view of her career...in her own words...with excerpts from an interview conducted less than a year ago. Hosted by David Westin

  • Separating Church and State 

    Separating Church and State 

    18/09/2020 Duración: 18min

    Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, discusses his new book, "The Religion Clauses: The Case for Separating Church and State," and how the Supreme Court's First Amendment law concerning religion is likely to change in the years ahead. June Grasso hosts. 

  • Christian Art Fight Fueled by Litigation Finance 

    Christian Art Fight Fueled by Litigation Finance 

    16/09/2020 Duración: 22min

    Roy Strom, Bloomberg Law Reporter, discusses how litigation finance is fueling the lawsuit of artist Akiane Kramarik who gained fame as a 9-year-old on the Oprah Winfrey show, against Art & SoulWorks, her licensing arm for more than a decade. Carl Tobias, a professor at the University of Richmond Law School, discusses President Trump's new additions to his list of possible Supreme Court nominees. June Grasso hosts. 

  • Is the U.S. Bankruptcy Code Racist?

    Is the U.S. Bankruptcy Code Racist?

    12/09/2020 Duración: 29min

    Mechele Dickerson, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law and an early researcher on race and bankruptcy, discusses why Black debtors file for bankruptcy disproportionately more than other racial groups, yet get less permanent relief. Employment law expert Anthony Oncidi, a partner at Proskauer Rose, discusses what a Biden Administration could mean for employers and employees. June Grasso hosts. 

  • DOJ Wants to Take Over Trump Defamation Defense

    DOJ Wants to Take Over Trump Defamation Defense

    11/09/2020 Duración: 24min

    Erik Larson, Bloomberg Legal Reporter, discusses the Justice Department's unusual move to take over the defense of President Trump in a defamation suit tied to a rape claim. Jordan Rubin, Bloomberg Law Editor, discusses why state prosecutors dropped the murder indictment against Curtis Flowers, a Black man tried six times in Mississippi for a quadruple murder. June Grasso hosts.

  • Did Postal Chief Violate Campaign Finance Laws?

    Did Postal Chief Violate Campaign Finance Laws?

    09/09/2020 Duración: 31min

    Campaign finance law expert Meredith McGehee, the executive director of Issue One, which advocates for stronger campaign finance laws, discusses the allegations that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy pressured his former employees to donate money to Republican political candidates and then reimbursed them using company money. Leon Fresco, a partner at Holland & Knight, discusses a federal judge ordering the U.S. Census Bureau to stop following a plan that would have it winding down operations in order to finish the 2020 census at the end of September. June Grasso hosts. 

  • Can Employers Watch Drug Testing? 

    Can Employers Watch Drug Testing? 

    06/09/2020 Duración: 27min

    Employment law expert Anthony Oncidi, a partner at Proskauer Rose, discusses an Ohio Supreme Court ruling that employees required to take an employer-watched urine test, didn't have a claim for invasion of privacy. Erin Mulvaney, Bloomberg Law Senior Reporter, discusses employees filing suits over denial of Covid-19 leaves. June Grasso hosts. 

  • Trump 2, House 1 in McGahn Subpoena Fight

    Trump 2, House 1 in McGahn Subpoena Fight

    04/09/2020 Duración: 32min

    Neil Kinkopf, a professor at the Georgia State University College of Law, discusses the third ruling by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals over the House of Representatives lawsuit seeking to subpoena former White House Counsel Don McGahn. Pat Parenteau, a professor of environmental law at the Vermont Law School, discusses California's 100th lawsuit against the Trump administration. June Grasso hosts. 

  • Former Black Franchisees Sue McDonalds

    Former Black Franchisees Sue McDonald's

    02/09/2020 Duración: 28min

    Eric Talley, a professor at Columbia Law School, discusses the lawsuit against McDonald's by more than 50 Black former franchisees who say they were driven out of business after being pushed by the company to set up shop in crime-ridden areas. Former federal prosecutor Robert Mintz, a partner at McCarter & English, discusses the continuing legal saga of former Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, after a federal appeals court declined to order the dismissal of the case against him. June Grasso hosts. 

  • Extradition Fight of Men Accused of Ghosn Escape 

    Extradition Fight of Men Accused of Ghosn Escape 

    01/09/2020 Duración: 18min

    Mark Ramseyer, a professor at Harvard Law School, discusses the fight against extradition to Japan of two American men who are wanted there on charges that they smuggled former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn out of the country in a box last year in his daring escape. Bloomberg's David McLaughlin discusses the decision by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. to fight charges by the U.S. of conspiring with competitors to raise prices for generic drugs. June Grasso hosts. 

  • Trump Asks High Court to Let Him Block Twitter Critics

    Trump Asks High Court to Let Him Block Twitter Critics

    30/08/2020 Duración: 13min

    First Amendment expert Eugene Volokh, a professor at UCLA Law School, discusses the Justice Department asking the Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling prohibiting President Donald Trump from blocking users from his personal Twitter account. June Grasso hosts. 

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