Lawyer 2 LawyerAuthor: Legal Talk Network
30 Nov 2020

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

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J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi are top law bloggers that together host Lawyer2Lawyer. They bring us their (sometimes opposing!) views on a variety of hot legal topics from literally across the country. Williams, defense attorney and partner at Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold LLP, specializes in civil and business criminal cases that involve complex business lawsuits, contract actions and environmental issues. Williams is a prolific writer and former journalist. Ambrogi represents clients at the intersection of law, media and technology. His firm, Law Offices of Robert J. Ambrogi is located in Massachusetts and focuses on media and new media law as well as mediation and arbitration. Ambrogi is the only person ever to hold the top editorial positions at both national U.S. legal newspapers, the National Law Journal and Lawyers Weekly USA. We're thrilled to bring the two together in this first-of-its-kind Internet radio show!

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    Transition of Power

    The transition of presidential power is the process during which the president-elect of the United States prepares to take over the administration of the federal government of the United States from the incumbent president. The peaceful transition of government has long been a hallmark of American democracy.

    In what has become an unfortunately common refrain, 2020 has proven different. For weeks following the election being called for Joe Biden, the Trump administration refused to begin the transition process. It was in these circumstances that this episode was recorded. However, since then, the General Services Administration has decided to release funds to the incoming Biden administration to facilitate a transition, but that doesn’t necessarily mean a smooth transition is here. The possible impact of the delays, continuing refusals to concede defeat, and ongoing litigation disputing the results in multiple swing states give rise to concerns regarding national security, the economy, and the government's ability to properly address the effects of the Coronavirus.

    On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by William C. Banks, professor and former interim dean from the Syracuse University College of Law and professor Leslie Gielow Jacobs, director of the McGeorge School of Law Capital Center for Law & Policy, as they explore the practical impacts of a delayed transfer of power from an uncooperative incumbent administration, both for the incoming administration and the American people. They’ll discuss what lessons we can learn from the past, and what options the Biden administration may have going forward.

    Special thanks to our sponsors, Blue J Legal and LEX Reception.


  • Posted on 27 Nov 2020

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    Presidential Immunity

    On Saturday, November 7th, 2020, after nearly a week of waiting for the results of the 2020 election, former Vice President Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election. As of the publication of this episode, President Trump has not yet conceded and has instead filed or intends to file a number of lawsuits against select swing states, claiming voter fraud and demanding recounts.

    On January 20th, 2021, it is expected that President Trump will leave the White House and return to life as a private citizen without certain protections and a loss of presidential immunity. A number of currently pending lawsuits and an investigation await the president after his departure from the office. For instance, New York City is specifically targeting President Trump and his business dealings with a criminal investigation led by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance.

    On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by attorney David S. Weinstein, partner with the firm Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP to discuss the potential litigation that could follow President Trump after he leaves office. We will take a look at his current "immunity from prosecution" as president, the loss of presidential immunity, and what may be to come for private citizen Trump.

    Special thanks to our sponsors, Blue J Legal and LEX Reception.


  • Posted on 13 Nov 2020

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    The 2020 Election: Voter Suppression, Mail-in Ballots, and a Potential Legal Fight

    As we approach Election Day on November 3rd, 2020, it seems the list of issues grows by the day. Controversy over ballot drop boxes. Intimidating emails to voters from Iran and Russia. A call for an "army of poll watchers" from the president. And so much may hinge on the Supreme Court.

    So, what impact will these issues have on the election? On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by professor Joshua A. Douglas from the University of Kentucky College of Law as they explore a variety of legal issues leading up to the election including voter suppression, voter intimidation, controversy over mail-in ballots, and the potential legal fight awaiting us after the election.

    Special thanks to our sponsors, Blue J Legal and LEX Reception.


  • Posted on 30 Oct 2020

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    The President, COVID-19, and Impact on the American Public

    On October 2nd, 2020 President Trump announced that he and his wife, Melania Trump tested positive for the coronavirus. After disclosing his positive test, President Trump was taken to Walter Reed hospital, and questions and rumors circulated about his condition.

    In press conferences from Walter Reed, medical professionals cited HIPAA privacy laws for not sharing specific details regarding the president’s health, leaving the American public guessing. After a controversial car ride around Walter Reed by the president, questions remained about the exposure to COVID-19 of those closest to him. On October 5th, the president was released from Walter Reed, when he gave a thumbs up before walking inside the White House and took off his mask. Now back at the White House, will this experience result in any change?

    On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by Harry Nelson, founder and managing partner of Nelson Hardiman, the largest boutique healthcare law firm in Los Angeles, to discuss the health of the president and whether it is a national security issue to not know his condition; to take a look at White House staff members and others testing positive; and to consider the duty of all employers to keep employees safe, the controversy over wearing masks, and the impact of the president’s words regarding the virus on the American public.

    Special thanks to our sponsors, Blue J Legal and LEX Reception.


  • Posted on 16 Oct 2020

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    RBG, Judge Amy Coney Barrett & the Impact on SCOTUS

    On September 18th, 2020, we lost a powerhouse on the Supreme Court. An advocate, a fighter for women’s rights, and a trailblazer, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away leaving behind a huge legacy, in addition to an empty seat on the Supreme Court.

    With less than two months before Election Day, controversy was sparked between republicans and democrats when President Trump nominated federal appellate judge and Notre Dame law professor Amy Coney Barrett, known as a conservative judge and a former clerk for Justice Scalia, to fill Justice Ginsburg’s seat.

    On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams and is joined by Deborah Pearlstein, professor of constitutional and international law and co-director of the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy at Cardozo School of Law, discuss the latest on SCOTUS, the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her legacy, the controversy surrounding President Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett in an election year, and the potential impact on Roe v. Wade, healthcare and the High Court.

    Special thanks to our sponsors, Blue J Legal and LEX Reception.


  • Posted on 02 Oct 2020

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