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20 Sep 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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    Bob Woodward, the “Trump Tapes,” and the Parallels to Watergate

    This month, a series of excerpts from 18 recorded interviews between investigative journalist Bob Woodward and President Trump for Woodward’s book, Rage, were released. As many of you know, Bob Woodward, who was a young reporter with The Washington Post back in 1972, teamed up with another investigative reporter, Carl Bernstein to report on the Watergate scandal, ultimately leading to numerous government investigations and the eventual resignation of President Richard Nixon.

    In his book, Woodward interviewed President Trump on a variety of topics, including the threat of the coronavirus and Black Lives Matter. One of the more controversial revelations was from the recording on February 7th when Woodward asked about the threat of the coronavirus-President Trump responded, “It's also more deadly than your, you know, your even your strenuous flus. This is deadly stuff.” Meanwhile, on February 27th, during a White House press conference, the president was telling the American public something very different. So did the president knowingly keep this information from Americans?

    On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams and guest co-host Bob Ambrogi are joined by historian Jim Robenalt, litigation partner at Thompson Hine LLP and John Dean, former White House counsel for President Richard Nixon, as they discuss the controversial excerpts from Bob Woodward's interviews with President Trump, the parallels to the Watergate scandal through these recently released "Trump Tapes,” and how these revelations could impact the president before the election.

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  • Posted on 18 Sep 2020

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    The President, the Press, and the Dossier

    In response to an article published on August 27th by Washington Post’s reporter David Fahrenthold on how the U.S. Secret Service has spent more than $900,000 at Trump properties during Trump’s presidency, White House spokesperson Judd Deere said:

    “The Washington Post is blatantly interfering with the business relationships of the Trump Organization, and it must stop...” “Please be advised that we are building up a very large ‘dossier’ on the many false David Fahrenthold and others stories as they are a disgrace to journalism and the American people.”

    On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by Stephen Gillers, a professor of law at NYU School, and attorney Charles Glasser, an expert in international media law, as they discuss this alleged dossier, it's implications for freedom of the press, and the current and historic relationships between the White House and journalists.

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

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  • Posted on 04 Sep 2020

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    The Constitutionality of the President’s Recent Executive Orders

    Since 2017, President Trump has issued 181 executive orders. Recently, the president has come under fire for issuing executive orders to provide economic relief to Americans during the pandemic, bypassing congress and its traditional "power of the purse".

    So what are these executive orders? Are they constitutional, and will the president see legal challenges? On today’s Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by professor Kimberly Wehle from the University of Baltimore School of Law and professor Michael W. McConnell, director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School, to discuss the use of executive orders by the president and, specifically, the constitutionality of President Trump's recent pandemic motivated executive orders.

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

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  • Posted on 21 Aug 2020

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    A Look at Voting in the Upcoming Election

    On July 30th, 2020, President Trump tweeted the following:

    "With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???"

    So, what does it mean when a sitting president calls for a delay of an election? What is the difference between universal mail in voting and absentee voting, and why does this controversy exist? And how will all of this impact the 2020 election?

    On today’s Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by professor James A. Gardner, a specialist in election law at the University at Buffalo School of Law, to spotlight voting in the upcoming election. Craig and Jim discuss the aforementioned tweet, the controversy surrounding mail-in voting, and predictions on what we will see on election day.

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


  • Posted on 08 Aug 2020

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    Standout SCOTUS Rulings, the Justices, and Impact

    From LGBTQ rights, to abortion, to the Dreamers, to Trump’s taxes, major rulings coming out of the Supreme Court in 2020, have been anything but ordinary. Through these decisions, we have witnessed the unpredictability of some of the justices-in particular, newly appointed justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch, and Chief Justice John Roberts, who notably sided with the four liberal justices in a number of rulings.

    On today’s Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by Jeffrey Rosen to discuss SCOTUS, some of its more notable recent decisions, the justices, and the impacts of these rulings.

    Jeffrey Rosen is president and CEO of the National Constitution Center and also host of the We the People podcast. Special thanks to Jackie McDermott, producer of We the People, for her assistance in recording Jeffrey’s audio for this episode.

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

    Links:

    We the People podcast

    • constitutioncenter.org/podcasts

    Interactive Constitution 

    • constitutioncenter.org/constitution

    CLE

    • constitutioncenter.org/CLE

    Conversations with RBG: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law


  • Posted on 24 Jul 2020

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