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Best podcasts about senior staff attorney

Latest podcast episodes about senior staff attorney

Haymarket Books Live
Whose Security? Communities Resisting Post-9/11 Global Security Framework

Haymarket Books Live

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 87:53


In this inaugural event of a 4-part series marking the 20th anniversary of 9/11, artists, lawyers and scholars will be reflecting on the impact of the post-9/11 “global security” framework on communities fighting for their rights to be, to move, to believe and to resist. From the indefinite detention of Muslim men in Guantanamo, to the unending repression of the Black freedom movement, to suppression of advocacy for Palestine, and to the racist immigration and border regimes, panelists will trace the harms of post-9/11 policies with an emphasis on the ever-expanding terrorism framework. The conversation will highlight stories of creative resistance to U.S. policies of criminalization and dehumanization, and point towards new horizons of community safety and collective flourishing. Speakers: Sadie Barnette's multimedia art practice illuminates her own family history as it mirrors a collective history of repression and resistance in the United States. Barnette holds a BFA from CalArts and an MFA from the University of California, San Diego. She has been awarded grants and residencies by the Studio Museum in Harlem, Art Matters, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and the Headlands Center for the Arts. Omar Farah is a Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights and is the lead lawyer in Color of Change v. Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation, which seeks records that reveal the government's expansive surveillance of the Movement for Black Lives. Silky Shah is the Executive Director of Detention Watch Network (DWN), a national coalition building power to abolish immigration detention in the US. She has worked as an organizer on issues related to immigration detention, mass incarceration, and racial and migrant justice for over 15 years. In her time at DWN she has helped transform the organization into a national leader in the immigrant rights movement, leading campaigns to expose the system and building the capacity of grassroots members to take action. Tarek Z. Ismail is an Associate Professor of Law at the CUNY School of Law. Prior to joining CUNY Law's faculty, he served as Senior Staff Attorney at the Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) project, which primarily aims to address the legal needs of Muslim, Arab, South Asian, and other communities in the New York City area that are particularly affected by national security and counterterrorism policies and practices deployed by various law enforcement agencies. Nadia Ben-Youssef (moderator) is the Advocacy Director at the Center for Constitutional Rights. Together with the legal, advocacy, and communication teams, Nadia identifies opportunities for the Center for Constitutional Rights to make strategic cultural and political interventions that shift public narrative and policy on human and civil rights. She has expertise in international human rights fora and mechanisms, and extensive experience developing advocacy strategies to influence U.S. decision-makers. This event is sponsored by Center for Constitutional Rights and Haymarket Books. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/9aZAajigt84 Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

The Take
The Course of the Forever Wars: Amnesia

The Take

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 27:49


This is the second episode of a three-part series looking at the past, present, and future of the so-called ‘war on terror'.  Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison was once a front-page headline in the "war on terror". Today, public knowledge of the torture that made it infamous is starting to fade – but 17 years later, one US lawsuit for its victims is still going on. It centers on private contractors: companies that became an integral part of the US military efforts post-9/11 attacks, which changed the way war is fought – and accountability is sought. In this episode:  Rafael Shimunov (@rafaelshimunov), human rights activist  Katherine Gallagher (@katherga1), Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights  Majid, Abu Ghraib plaintiffs' legal team member in Iraq Connect with The Take:  Twitter (@AJTheTake), Instagram (@ajthetake) and Facebook (@TheTakePod)

Shades of Freedom
Parsimony v. The Justice System

Shades of Freedom

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 26:49


While there may be relatively few underlying concepts that liberals and conservatives might agree upon related to the justice system, perhaps one of them could be that justice should be parsimonious – defined as the government being authorized to exercise the lightest intrusion possible on a person's liberty that is necessary to achieve a legitimate social purpose. In this light, maybe there could be broad agreement that, for example, excessively long sentences for relatively minor crimes might fail this test.In this episode of Shades of Freedom, guests Daryl Atkinson (of Forward Justice) and Jeremy Travis (of Arnold Ventures) join us to discuss the new Square One Project report, The Power of Parsimony. If you are concerned about overincarceration, sentencing reform, and our culture of punishment - as meted out by the justice system, and in the added punishments which follow incarceration - this is the podcast for you.Guest BiographiesDaryl V. Atkinson is the Co-Director and Co-Founder of Forward Justice, a nonpartisan law, policy, and strategy center in North Carolina dedicated to advancing racial, social, and economic justice in the U.S. South. He also serves as a member of the steering committee for the Formerly Incarcerated, Convicted People & Families Movement, a national network of civil and human rights organizations led by directly impacted individuals committed to seeing the end of mass incarceration, America's current racial and economic caste system. Prior to joining Forward Justice, Daryl served as the first Second Chance Fellow for U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). While at DOJ, Daryl was an advisor to the Second Chance portfolio of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, a member of the Federal Interagency Reentry Council, and a conduit to the broader justice-involved population to ensure the DOJ heard from all stakeholders when developing reentry policy. Daryl previously served as the Senior Staff Attorney at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice (SCSJ), where he focused on drug policy and criminal justice reform issues, particularly removing the legal barriers triggered by contact with the criminal justice system. In 2014, Daryl was recognized by the White House as a “Reentry and Employment Champion of Change” for his extraordinary work to facilitate employment opportunities for people with criminal records. Daryl received a B.A. in Political Science from Benedict College, Columbia, SC and his J.D. from the University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, MN.Jeremy Travis joined Arnold Ventures after serving for 13 years as president of John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York (CUNY). Under Jeremy's leadership, John Jay became a senior liberal arts college at CUNY, significantly increased the number of baccalaureate students, created the CUNY Justice Academy to serve community college students, and joined the prestigious Macaulay Honors College.Prior to his time at John Jay, Jeremy was a senior fellow with the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute. Before that, Jeremy served as director of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). At NIJ, he established major initiatives to assess crime trends; evaluate federal anti-crime efforts; foster community policing and new law enforcement technologies; advance forensic sciences; and bolster research on counter-terrorism strategies.Jeremy's career also includes his role as deputy commissioner for legal matters for the New York City Police Department (NYPD); chief counsel to the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Criminal Justice; special adviser to New York City Mayor Edward I. Koch; and assistant director for law enforcement services for the Mayor's Office of Operations. In addition, he was special counsel to the police commissioner of the NYPD.He is the author of But They All Come Back: Facing the Challenges of Prisoner Reentry, and co-editor of both Prisoner Reentry and Crime in America and Prisoners Once Removed: The Impact of Incarceration and Reentry on Children, Families, and Communities. He earned his J.D. and M.P.A. from New York University and his bachelor's degree from Yale College. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, The Aspen Institute is nonpartisan and does not endorse, support, or oppose political candidates or parties. Further, the views and opinions of our guests and speakers do not necessarily reflect those of The Aspen Institute.Visit us online at The Aspen Institute Criminal Justice Reform Initiative and follow us on Twitter @AspenCJRI.

Springfield's Talk 104.1 On-Demand
Nick Reed PODCAST: 07.26 - Children's Health Defense Senior Staff Attorney Rolf Hazlehurt

Springfield's Talk 104.1 On-Demand

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 36:06


Guest: Rolf Hazlehurt Good Monday morning! Kyle Wyatt fills in for vacationing Nick Reed. Here's what he covers this hour: The Children's Health Defense Team is devoted to the health of people and our planet. Our mission is to end the childhood health epidemics by working aggressively to eliminate harmful exposures, hold those responsible accountable, and establish safeguards so this never happens again. You can read more about CHD here. Rolf is the Senior Staff Attorney for CHD. Before joining CHD, he was an Assistant District Attorney General for the State of Tennessee. As a criminal prosecutor for over 14 years, Rolf gained extensive jury trial experience while prosecuting almost every criminal offense from minor misdemeanor offenses to the most serious violent felonies including first degree murder. Since 2003, Rolf has fought for the rights of vaccine injured children. His son's case Hazlehurst v. H.H.S. was the second test case in the Omnibus Autism Proceeding under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. He intends to devote the remainder of his life to bringing the truth to light regarding the catastrophic injuries and injustices caused by the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Compensation Act of 1986.

Mornings on the Mall
The Vince Coglianese Show - 07.16.21

Mornings on the Mall

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 104:16


Vince Coglianese speaks with Jazz Shaw, Weekend Editor at Hot Air, Joe Collins, a13-year US Navy veteran and Republican candidate for California's 43rd District, Rolf Hazlehurst, Senior Staff Attorney, Children's Health Defense, Mark Krikorian, Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies, Asra Nomani, VP strategy and investigations at Parents Defending Education, and John Rossomando, Senior Analyst for Defense Policy, Center for Security Policy. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mornings on the Mall
The Vince Coglianese Show - Rolf Hazlehurst - 07.16.21

Mornings on the Mall

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 8:13


Vince Coglianese speaks with Rolf Hazlehurst, Senior Staff Attorney, Children's Health Defense. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Whole Care Network
Celebrating Pride by Advocating for LGBTQ Seniors

The Whole Care Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 49:32


LGBTQ seniors are among the most important and rapidly growing segment of our community. Understanding LGBTQ history can help us be better caretakers and advocates for LGBTQ older adults. Our guest, Amy Whelan has been a Senior Staff Attorney at the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) since 2011 and works on NCLR's full range of litigation, policy, and public education work. Amy litigates complex civil cases around the country regarding marriage equality, employment discrimination, Title IX, family law, access to healthcare, prisoners' civil rights, the First Amendment, and other constitutional matters. Amy and the entire staff at NCLR keenly understand the special needs of the LGBTQ community, especially our LGBTQ seniors and their caregivers. Listen in and learn how Amy and the National Center for Lesbian Rights are creating Healing Ties all around us!

Healing Ties
Celebrating Pride by Advocating for LGBTQ Seniors

Healing Ties

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 49:31


LGBTQ seniors are among the most important and rapidly growing segment of our community. Understanding LGBTQ history can help us be better caretakers and advocates for LGBTQ older adults. Our guest, Amy Whelan has been a Senior Staff Attorney at the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) since 2011 and works on NCLR's full range of litigation, policy, and public education work. Amy litigates complex civil cases around the country regarding marriage equality, employment discrimination, Title IX, family law, access to healthcare, prisoners' civil rights, the First Amendment, and other constitutional matters. Amy and the entire staff at NCLR keenly understand the special needs of the LGBTQ community, especially our LGBTQ seniors and their caregivers. Listen in and learn how Amy and the National Center for Lesbian Rights are creating Healing Ties all around us!

Indianz.Com
Indian Law Cases: Joel Williams / Native American Rights Fund

Indianz.Com

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 4:02


Representatives of the Native American Rights Fund present a Tribal Supreme Court Project Update during the mid-year conference of the National Congress of American Indians on June 24, 2021. Introduction Juana Majel-Dixon (Pauma Band of Luiseno Indians), Secretary, National Congress of American Indians Speakers: John Echohawk (Pawnee Nation), Executive Director, Native American Rights Fund Joel West Williams (Cherokee Nation), Senior Staff Attorney, Native American Rights Fund Dan Lewerenz (Iowa Tribe), Staff Attorney, Native American Rights Fund

Indianz.Com
Overview: John EchoHawk / Native American Rights Fund

Indianz.Com

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 3:25


Representatives of the Native American Rights Fund present a Tribal Supreme Court Project Update during the mid-year conference of the National Congress of American Indians on June 24, 2021. Introduction Juana Majel-Dixon (Pauma Band of Luiseno Indians), Secretary, National Congress of American Indians Speakers: John Echohawk (Pawnee Nation), Executive Director, Native American Rights Fund Joel West Williams (Cherokee Nation), Senior Staff Attorney, Native American Rights Fund Dan Lewerenz (Iowa Tribe), Staff Attorney, Native American Rights Fund

Indianz.Com
Indian Law Petitions: Dan Lewerenz / Native American Rights Fund

Indianz.Com

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 4:19


Representatives of the Native American Rights Fund present a Tribal Supreme Court Project Update during the mid-year conference of the National Congress of American Indians on June 24, 2021. Introduction Juana Majel-Dixon (Pauma Band of Luiseno Indians), Secretary, National Congress of American Indians Speakers: John Echohawk (Pawnee Nation), Executive Director, Native American Rights Fund Joel West Williams (Cherokee Nation), Senior Staff Attorney, Native American Rights Fund Dan Lewerenz (Iowa Tribe), Staff Attorney, Native American Rights Fund

Indianz.Com
Future Indian Law Petitions and Closing Remarks: Dan Lewerenz / Native American Rights Fund

Indianz.Com

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 1:34


Representatives of the Native American Rights Fund present a Tribal Supreme Court Project Update during the mid-year conference of the National Congress of American Indians on June 24, 2021. Introduction Juana Majel-Dixon (Pauma Band of Luiseno Indians), Secretary, National Congress of American Indians Speakers: John Echohawk (Pawnee Nation), Executive Director, Native American Rights Fund Joel West Williams (Cherokee Nation), Senior Staff Attorney, Native American Rights Fund Dan Lewerenz (Iowa Tribe), Staff Attorney, Native American Rights Fund

Indianz.Com
Introduction: Juana Majel-Dixon / National Congress of American Indians

Indianz.Com

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 1:17


Representatives of the Native American Rights Fund present a Tribal Supreme Court Project Update during the mid-year conference of the National Congress of American Indians on June 24, 2021. Introduction Juana Majel-Dixon (Pauma Band of Luiseno Indians), Secretary, National Congress of American Indians Speakers: John Echohawk (Pawnee Nation), Executive Director, Native American Rights Fund Joel West Williams (Cherokee Nation), Senior Staff Attorney, Native American Rights Fund Dan Lewerenz (Iowa Tribe), Staff Attorney, Native American Rights Fund

Indianz.Com
Future Indian Law Petitions: Joel Williams / Native American Rights Fund (Cut off)

Indianz.Com

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 1:19


Representatives of the Native American Rights Fund present a Tribal Supreme Court Project Update during the mid-year conference of the National Congress of American Indians on June 24, 2021. Introduction Juana Majel-Dixon (Pauma Band of Luiseno Indians), Secretary, National Congress of American Indians Speakers: John Echohawk (Pawnee Nation), Executive Director, Native American Rights Fund Joel West Williams (Cherokee Nation), Senior Staff Attorney, Native American Rights Fund Dan Lewerenz (Iowa Tribe), Staff Attorney, Native American Rights Fund

WPKN Community Radio
Between The Lines - 6/9/21 @2021 Squeaky Wheel Productions. All Rights Reserved.

WPKN Community Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 29:00


*Fragile Coalition Forms to Oust Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Philip Weiss, Senior Editor of Mondoweiss.net Producer: Scott Harris *Case Now Before Supreme Court Could End Reproductive Rights Established in Roe V. Wade Hillary Schneller, Senior Staff Attorney with the Center for Reproductive Rights Producer: Melinda Tuhus *Progressive Coalition Pushing Biden, Congress to Protect, Expand Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid Alex Lawson, Executive Director of the group Social Security Works Producer: Scott Harris

Thinking Freely
The Derek Chauvin Verdict, Anton Black, and Protecting Black Lives

Thinking Freely

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 55:48


On April 20, 2021, the jury in the Derek Chauvin trial issued a guilty verdict on all three counts for the murder of George Floyd. However, one verdict is not justice – it’s simply accountability. Over 5,000 people were killed by police in the U.S. since 2015, including George Floyd and Anton Black, who were killed by police in eerily, terrifyingly similar ways. We talked to LaToya Holley, the sister of Anton Black, Dayvon Love, Director of Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle and Sonia Kumar, Senior Staff Attorney with the ACLU of Maryland about the Derrick Chauvin verdict, the work being done to get justice for Anton Black and what we must do to reform policing the create a system that values and protects Black lives. Watch: Assessing the Claim or "Movement" to Defund the Police with Lawrence Grandpre, Director of Research for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle: https://youtu.be/BuG_yqnfQoU Read: Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle’s "When Baltimore Awakes" publication: https://bit.ly/3dMGDYk

CleanLaw
57-Environmental Racism in NC Hog Farming Pt 2 w/Naeema Muhammad, Elizabeth Haddix, & Hannah Perls

CleanLaw

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 58:28


EELP Fellow Hannah Perls speaks with Naeema Muhammad and Elizabeth Haddix. Naeema is a life-long activist and the Organizing Co-Director of the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network, where she has worked for the past two decades leading state-wide campaigns and supporting grassroots efforts for environmental and social justice. Elizabeth is a Managing Attorney with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. She previously was the Senior Staff Attorney at the University of North Carolina Center for Civil Rights where she led the center’s environmental justice docket from 2010 until 2017, when UNC eliminated the Center’s ability to represent clients, after which Elizabeth and the Center’s only other staff attorney, Mark Dorosin, formed the Julius Chambers Center for Civil Rights and continued to represent all their clients. In 2019, the Chambers Center became the Lawyers’ Committee’s only regional office. This is the second episode in a 2-part series in which we look at environmental justice litigation in eastern North Carolina, where communities are challenging pervasive air and water pollution from industrial hog operations. https://ncejn.org/ https://lawyerscommittee.org/ Full transcript here http://eelp.law.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/CleanLaw-57-Hannah-Naeema-Elizabeth-NC-Hog-Farms-Title-VI-pt-2.pdf CleanLaw Production Team: Robin Just, Andy Dolph, and Sara Levy

At Liberty
Daunte Wright Should Never Have Been Stopped

At Liberty

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 31:38


On Sunday, 20-year-old Daunte Wright was shot and killed by a police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota after being pulled over for traffic violations. The violations? He had expired tags on his license and air fresheners hanging from the rearview mirror of his car. This story is heartbreakingly familiar. Just a year ago the country erupted in protest over the death of George Floyd after police arrested him for allegedly using a counterfeit $20 bill at a convenience store. Police interactions with citizens shouldn’t end in death, and yet hundreds are dying at the hands of police every year. In order to protect and serve Black Americans, we need immediate solutions. Joining this episode are protesters Aja, Melina, and Emilaysia in Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park, as well as the ACLU’s Policing Policy Advisor, Paige Fernandez, and Senior Staff Attorney of the ACLU’s Criminal Law Reform Project, Somil Trivedi.

Hudson Mohawk Magazine
HHM 04 - 13 - 21

Hudson Mohawk Magazine

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 59:43


This is the Hudson Mohawk Magazine, broadcasting on WOOC-LP 105.3 FM Troy and WOOS-LP 98.9 FM Schenectady, from the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY. Tonight, NMASS member Carlos Herrera speaks about the SWEAT bill and the recent protest outside the Governor's office in Manhattan. Then Jared Enriquez, lecturer of Environmental and Land Use Planning at the University at Albany will discuss expanding local partnerships and the upcoming Sustainability Futures conference And later on, long-time labor Organizer Saladin Muhammad of the Southern Worker Assembly and Black Workers for Justice speaks on the ongoing fight for the right to Unionize After that, Julina Guo, Senior Staff Attorney in the Immigration Law Clinic at Albany Law School, gives us a history lesson in US Immigration and anti-Asian racism Finally, Josh Whelan, Director of Sales & Marketing for Nine Pin Cider, gives us a tour of the cidery and discusses, the cider making process, bottling, and packaging, of Nine Pin’s signature ciders.

Hudson Mohawk Magazine
US Immigration History is Entrenched with Anti-Asian Racism

Hudson Mohawk Magazine

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 24:24


Julina Guo, Senior Staff Attorney in the Immigration Law Clinic at Albany Law School, gives us a history lesson in US Immigration to highlight how deeply entrenched anti-Asian racism is in the history of the United States of America. She spoke with HMM's Sina Basila Hickey about policies such as the Chinese Exclusion Act, shares how political cartoons influenced culture, explains anti-Japanese hate during WWII and in the case of Vincent Chin, and ties it all together to what is happening today.

Haymarket Books Live
Asians for Abolition (8-11-20)

Haymarket Books Live

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 109:26


A conversation about abolitionist politics and transformative justice between Asian activists, authors and organizers. This panel explores abolitionist politics and practices among Asian organizers and cultural workers whose projects include prisoner support, anti-deportation work, disability justice, gender and sexual justice, anti-imperialism and anti-borders, and transformative justice. Speakers: Victoria Law is a freelance journalist that covers the intersections of incarceration, gender and resistance. She is the author of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women and the co-author, with Maya Schenwar, of Prison By Any Other Name: The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reform. She is also the co-founder of Books Through Bars NYC. Mia Mingus is a writer, educator and community organizer for transformative justice and disability justice. She is a prison abolitionist and a survivor who believes that we must move beyond punishment, revenge and criminalization if we are ever to effectively break generational cycles of violence and create the world our hearts long for. She is passionate about building the skills, relationships and structures that can transform violence, harm and abuse within our communities and that do not rely on or replicate the punitive system we currently live in. For more, visit her blog, Leaving Evidence. Tamara K. Nopper is a sociologist whose research focuses on the racial wealth gap, credit scoring systems and the push for alternative data, and the intersection between racism, financialization, criminalization, and punishment. She has experience in Asian American, immigrant rights, and anti-war activism. Anoop Prasad is a Senior Staff Attorney at the Asian Law Caucus in San Francisco and also a part of Survived and Punished and Asian Prisoner Support Committee. Anoop's work has focused on defending formerly incarcerated people from deportation with a particular focus on Cambodian refugees and domestic violence survivors. Sarath Sarinay Suong (he/him) was born in the refugee camp of Khao I Dang after his family fled Battambang, Cambodia during civil war and immigrated to his hometown of Revere, Massachusetts. To cope with the violence and pain of growing up poor, queer, and refugee, he became a community organizer, centering the intersection of race, class, gender, and sexuality. Sarath moved to Providence, Rhode Island in 1998 to attend Brown University where he majored in Ethnic Studies with a specific focus on Southeast Asian resettlement, resilience, and resistance. There, he became a co-founder and former Executive Director of Providence Youth Student Movement (PrYSM), a community organization of Southeast Asian young people, queer and trans youth of color, and survivors of state violence organizing collectively against state violence. Sarath is also a founding Co-Chair of the Alliance of Rhode Island Southeast Asians for Education (ARISE), an organization dedicated to working with Southeast Asian youth to organize for education justice. Sarath sits on the advisory board of the Immigrant Justice Network . And he is currently the National Director of Southeast Asian Freedom Network (SEAFN), a movement family of Southeast Asian grassroots organizations founded to fight against detention and deportation. Harsha Walia has organized in anti-border, Indigenous solidarity, migrant justice, feminist, anti-imperialist and anti-capitalist movements for two decades through many community groups and organizations. She is also the author of Undoing Border Imperialism, co-author of both Never Home: Legislating Discrimination in Canadian Immigration, and Red Women Rising: Indigenous Women Survivors in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, and contributing member of the Abolition Journal. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/GL2ZbqlJRQI Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

The State of California
The State of California: Rise in violence against Asian Americans

The State of California

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2021 7:13


KCBS Radio news anchors Jeff Bell and Patti Reising and KCBS Radio political reporter Doug Sovern speak with Angela Chan, Policy Director and Senior Staff Attorney at Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus in San Francisco. They discuss the alarming amount of recent violence towards Asian Americans and what needs to be done to curb these attacks.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Hudson Mohawk Magazine
What is the Right to Representation Act?

Hudson Mohawk Magazine

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2021 10:26


Julina Guo, Senior Staff Attorney of the Immigration Law Clinic at Albany Law School, spoke with HMM's Sina Basila Hickey about the Right to Representation Act and why it's important.

ACB Events
20200619 010 CCB Friday Afternoon Session.

ACB Events

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2021 166:08


Session 1: Friday June 19, 1 PM to 4 PM 1 PM Call to order, Judy Wilkinson, CCB President presiding. 1:05 PM Announcements and preliminary matters. Pledge of Allegiance 1:15 PM Virtual Conference and Convention Etiquette, Rob Turner, Member, CCB Board of Directors. 1:20 PM Adoption of Conference and Convention Rules, Gabe Griffith, CCB First Vice President. 1:30 PM "Meeting the Unmet Need for Services to Seniors with Vision Loss", Panel Moderator, Jeff Thom, CCB Immediate Past President. Panelists: Joe Xavier, Director, Department of Rehabilitation, Sacramento, CA; Shari Roeseler, Executive Director, Sacramento Society for the Blind, Sacramento, CA; Shellena Heber, Executive Director, Valley Center for the Blind, Fresno, CA; Claire M. Ramsey, Senior Staff Attorney, Justice in Aging, Berkeley, CA. The panel will discuss various issues surrounding trends in services to seniors, with emphasis on ways of filling the ever-expanding gap in services available to seniors who are blind or have low vision. 2:15 PM "Voting Matters", Paul R. Spenser, Staff Attorney, Disability Rights California, Voting Rights Unit, San Diego, CA. Mr. Spenser will discuss the importance of exercising our right to vote privately and independently as well as the challenges and opportunities for the November election, in light of the COVID-19 virus pandemic. On behalf of Disability Rights California, Mr. Spenser will seek feedback on the accessibility of the Remote Accessible Vote-by-Mail process, the new accessible voting machines in use statewide, and electronic poll books. 2:45 PM "An Update on Legal Cases Impacting People who are Blind or Have Low Vision", Sean Betouliere, Staff Attorney, Disability Rights Advocates, Berkeley, CA. Disability Rights Advocates, one of the nation's leading legal civil rights advocacy organizations for people with disabilities, has worked closely with the California Council of the Blind for more than two decades. Mr. Betouliere will provide an update on some of the important legal work being done on behalf of people who are blind or have low vision. 3:15 PM First Reading of Bylaws Amendments, Sarah Harris and David Jackson, Co-Chairs, CCB Bylaws Committee. 3:40 PM Credentials and Nominating Reports, Frank Welte, Chair, CCB Credentials and Nominating Committees. 4 PM Final Announcements, Judy Wilkinson, CCB President.

Zoom with Czarny
Zoom with Czarny: Perry Grossman of NYCLU

Zoom with Czarny

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2020 55:34


We close out 2020 with a return visit from my friend Perry Grossman of the New York Civil Liberties Union. He is the Senior Staff Attorney for the Voting Rights Project and is involved with many different election cases including school districts, reapportionment, and the census. He is also one of the top advocates for the John Lewis Voting Rights Act of NY. We have a great discussion about these cases and what is next in NY elections.

WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives
Change Agents 12/3/20: Palestine and Efforts to Silence the Voices of Palestinians in the USA

WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2020 0:01


Producer/Host: Steve Wessler -The Nabka led to Palestinians being expelled or fleeing from safety from Palestine. Many are still refugees. -Some Jewish settlers in the West Bank engage in serious harassment of Palestinians. -There are ongoing efforts in the USA to silence the voices of Palestinians. Guests: Diala Shamas, staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, where she works on challenging government and law enforcement abuses perpetrated under the guise of national security, both in the U.S. and abroad. She regularly advises human rights advocates as they come under attack by state and private actors. Prior to joining the Center for Constitutional Rights, Diala was a Clinical Supervising Attorney and Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School, and a Senior Staff Attorney supervising the CLEAR (Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility) project at CUNY School of Law. She’s a Palestinian native of Jerusalem. View a video of her work documenting harassment and violence toward Palestinians in the West Bank here Tarek Ismail, Associate Professor of Law at the City University of New York School of Law where he co-directs the Family Law Practice Clinic and is counsel to the Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) project. His clinical work and scholarship focuses on the surveillance, profiling, punishment, and separation of families. Prior to joining the faculty at CUNY Law, Tarek was a Senior Staff Attorney at the CLEAR Project, staff attorney in the Family Defense Practice at the Brooklyn Defender Services, and a Fellow at Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute. About the host: Steve Wessler will soon will be starting his 28th year of working on human right issues. He founded the Civil Rights Unit in the Maine Attorney’s Office in 1992 and led the Unit for 7 years. In 1999 he left the formal practice of law and founded the Center for the Prevention of Hate. The Center worked in Maine and across the USA. He and his colleagues worked to reduce bias and harassment in schools, in communities, in health care organization through workshops and conflict resolution. The Center closed in 2011 and Steve began a consulting on human rights issues. For the next 5 years much of his work was in Europe, developing and implementing training curricular for police, working in communities to reduce the risk of hate crimes, conflict resolution between police and youth. He has worked in over 20 countries. In late 2016 he began to work more in Maine, with a focus on reducing anti-immigrant bias. He continues to work in schools to reduce bias and harassment. Wessler teaches courses on human rights issues at the College of the Atlantic, the University of Maine at Augusta and at the School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University in northern Virginia.

Animal Law
Animal Law Podcast #66: The Case of the California Sales Bans

Animal Law

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2020 52:28


On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I welcome back Rebecca Cary of the Humane Society of the United States to speak with us about the recent decision from the Ninth Circuit in North American Meat Institute v Becerra, in which the court upheld Proposition 12 in the face of arguments by the plaintiff that it violates the Dormant Commerce Clause. Proposition 12 is, of course, the California ballot initiative that, among other things, imposed a sales ban in California on products that don't comply with certain California laws regarding the treatment of certain farmed animals. As we discuss on this episode, sales bans are a vital tool in protecting states' ability to make their laws regarding the treatment of animals effective, and they are, as a result, vehemently opposed by animal use industries. This is an important case, indeed. Rebecca Cary is a Senior Staff Attorney at The Humane Society of the United States, where she has worked since 2010 in the Animal Protection Litigation section. The bulk of her work focuses on farm animals and constitutional defense litigation. She graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in 2009, where she successfully petitioned the school to include an animal law class in its curriculum.

Wharton Business Radio Highlights
Honoring the Life & Legacy of RBG

Wharton Business Radio Highlights

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2020 8:47


Gillian Thomas, Senior Staff Attorney for the ACLU's Women's Rights Project - which Ruth Bader Ginsburg helped create - talks about RBG's legacy and what enabled her to lead significant change in women's rights and racial equality throughout her life and career. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dads With Daughters
Dads, Listen Up: Session 2: Women Community Leaders

Dads With Daughters

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2020 61:33


This is a special episode based on a webinar that we first presented on September 7th on the Fathering Together Facebook Page for another conversation on the ways fathers can empower and encourage their daughters to be community leaders! We had 3 amazing panelists doing great things in their community to forge a more equitable future. Barbara Barreno-Paschall is a Commissioner with the State of Illinois Human Rights Commission following her appointment by Governor JB Pritzker in 2019. Prior to her appointment, Barbara was a Senior Staff Attorney with Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights. She also was an Associate at Sidley Austin LLP. At Sidley, Barbara twice received the firm’s Thomas H. Morsch Award for Pro Bono Achievement for her successful representation of immigrants seeking asylum. Barbara is a Board member of the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference and Harvard Alumni for Global Women’s Empowerment and is a member of the Harris Alumni Council. In 2018, Barbara was elected as a Community Representative on the Kenwood Academy High School Local School Council and is an Emerging Leader with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Barbara is a graduate of Harvard College, Vanderbilt Law School, and the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. Ruth Lopez-McCarthy is a managing attorney with the Legal Protection Fund Project. Ruth holds over 17 years of experience in the immigration movement both locally and nationally. After working as an organizer in Chicago, Ruth obtained her J.D. from Chicago- Kent College of Law. Ruth served as the deputy field director with the Reform Immigration FOR America campaign, the coalition coordinator for the Northern Borders Coalition, and as the deputy legislative associate/legislative liaison for Field for the Alliance for Citizenship campaign in Washington, D.C. She joined the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights as the comprehensive immigration reform implementation director in 2013 where she built the IL is READY Campaign in preparation for administrative relief. Ruth worked as a consultant for immigration advocacy organizations coordinating immigrant focused programs across the United States and Mexico. At NIJC, Ruth leads the City of Chicago funded initiative, the Legal Protection Fund, aimed at educating community and providing immediate legal information, screenings, consultations, and representation to individuals who may be at risk for deportation or in need of trustworthy immigration representation. Ruth speaks Spanish and is licensed to practice law in Illinois. Kady McFadden is Deputy Director of the Sierra Club Illinois Chapter. In this role, Kady manages organizing and conservation staff in order to build strong advocacy campaigns for clean energy, clean water, and open space protection. Kady also runs the Sierra Club Illinois PAC to elect environmental champions to state, local and federal office. She is an alumna of Washington University in St Louis and University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. If you've enjoyed today's episode of the Dads With Daughters podcast we invite you to check out the Fatherhood Insider. The Fatherhood Insider is the essential resource for any dad that wants to be the best dad that he can be. We know that no child comes with an instruction manual and most are figuring it out as they go along. The Fatherhood Insider is full of valuable resources and information that will up your game on fatherhood. Through our extensive course library, interactive forum, step-by-step roadmaps and more you will engage and learn with experts but more importantly with dads like you. So check it out today!

Conversations in Clean Energy Podcast
Introducing - Conversations in Clean Energy Podcast

Conversations in Clean Energy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2020 0:53


This short introduction to "Conversations in Clean Energy" gives listeners a glimpse of what's to come from presenter Sustainable Westchester and host Radina Valova.  Built on the pillars of community, collective, collaboration, innovation and thought leadership, Sustainable Westchester has a "seat at the table" in energy discussion and innovation in both New York State and Westchester County makes nonprofit Sustainable Westchester uniquely positioned to present these conversations.   The recognized New York State model for community energy programs, Westchester Power (Community Choice Aggregation) is the foundation for the current portfolio of Sustainable Westchester's energy solutions. Other programs include NYSERDA grant-funded clean heating & cooling residential (EnergySmart HOMES) Commercial Clean Heating & Cooling, a first-of-its kind resident rate-payer demand response program, GridRewards, resident and municipal Community Solar that includes partnerships with New York Power Authority and leading solar developers. In development are projects that include direct supply and energy storage which will have additional and significant positive impact on communities, residents and Westchester County's grid. Host Radina Valova is a recognized voice in the clean energy sector in Westchester County.  Radina Valova is Regulatory Vice President at the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, where she provides strategic direction on advancing best practices for distributed energy resources and state regulatory reform, and supports IREC’s vision of affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy for a 100% clean energy future. Prior, Radina served as Senior Staff Attorney and Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Pace Energy and Climate Center, where she led the Center’s engagement in grid modernization proceedings and utility rate cases and worked toward affordable and clean energy for low-and-moderate-income communities. A graduate of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, with J.D. Certificates in Environmental and International Law, and an LL.M. in Land Use and Sustainable Development. She teaches Energy Law at Pace and has a strong commitment to training the next generation of energy and climate advocates.  We hope we've piqued your interest and you will join us as we, along with our guests, dive into the clean energy sector. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

You Learn You Turn
Addiction and Mental health are public health issues

You Learn You Turn

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2020 56:03


The laws and systems dealing with addiction and mental health are in need of a radical overhaul. Our guest this week has dedicated her life to the cause. Listen and learn what she doing to help change the landscape and get inspired to fight for changes in your community. Shelly Weizman is the Associate Director of the Addiction and Public Policy Initiative at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. She works on a project portfolio focused on the opioid epidemic, addiction policies, barriers to treatment for substance use disorders, public health approaches to drug policies and how law can promote access to treatment and support recovery.Before joining the Institute, Ms. Weizman worked as the Assistant Secretary for Mental Hygiene in the Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York. In that role, she oversaw New York State’s efforts to address the opioid epidemic as well as policy and operations related to addiction, mental health and developmental disabilities. Prior to joining the Governor’s office, Ms. Weizman served as Policy Director for Managed Care at the New York State Office of Mental Health, where she focused on developing and implementing systemic reforms within New York’s public mental health system.Previously, Ms. Weizman served as a Senior Staff Attorney at MFY Legal Services, a not-for-profit legal services organization in New York City. At MFY, she led efforts to expand and enforce the rights of people with psychiatric and physical disabilities, promote deinstitutionalization, and improve government oversight and accountability through legislative and regulatory reform, community organizing, and federal and state civil rights litigation. Ms. Weizman also provided advice and representation to hundreds of individual clients on civil legal matters including eviction prevention, access to health care and transportation, and individual civil rights matters.Ms. Weizman received her JD with a concentration in Health Law and Policy from Seton Hall University School of Law and her BA from the University of Houston.--

Thinking Freely
Stop Spy Planes Over Baltimore: End Mass Surveillance

Thinking Freely

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2020 60:06


With police spy planes, everywhere Baltimore goes, the government will always know. Spy planes carry sophisticated cameras developed for the military, mounted on airplanes, that can see the entire city, and that track the movement of every person or vehicle moving outside. Baltimore has a terrible history of racial bias and a lack of accountability for abuses by police. It should be the last place to use a program of mass surveillance. In this episode, we talk with Dayvon Love, the Public Policy Director for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, a grassroots think tank that advances the public policy interests of Black people in Baltimore, and David Rocah, Senior Staff Attorney for the ACLU of Maryland, to talk about the spy planes program, the legal case, our privacy rights, government surveillance, and the impact the spy planes are having on residents of Baltimore, especially Black residents. Let’s stop the Baltimore Police spy plane program.

Decarbonize: The Clean Energy Podcast
Minnesota is Suing Climate Polluters: Why, How, and What’s Next?

Decarbonize: The Clean Energy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2020 48:36


Minnesota Attorney General Ellison made history last week when he filed a customer protection lawsuit against ExxonMobil, Koch Industries, and the American Petroleum Institute. This lawsuit aims to hold these major climate polluters accountable for their decades-long lies and misinformation about the climate harm their products have been causing in our state. But this is just the beginning and many Minnesotans are asking what comes next.Listen to this webinar recorded on July 1 with guests from The Center for Climate Integrity, MN350, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, and Fresh Energy. Our experts discuss why now was the right time for this historic action, what it means for environmental and social justice, what makes Minnesota’s lawsuit different from other states, and what comes next. Guests:Michael Noble, Executive Director at Fresh EnergyMichael Noble is a 30-year energy leader, well-known for shaping and driving the major public policy innovations that are speeding Minnesota and the Midwest’s transition from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy. As Executive Director of Fresh Energy, Michael builds and catalyzes partnerships to secure new policies and harness market forces to achieve visionary change. At this moment, with electricity becoming cleaner and transportation now the top source of carbon pollution, J. Drake Hamilton, Science Policy Director at Fresh EnergyJ. is Fresh Energy’s science policy director. An expert in climate and energy policy at the state and national levels, her responsibilities include scientific analysis and policy development of clean energy solutions to global warming that will maximize economic opportunities. J. represents Fresh Energy at the global climate summits, and witnessed the historic 2015 Paris Agreement; she showcased Minnesota’s nation-leading deep carbon reductions at the 2017 Bonn Climate Summit.Sam Grant, Executive Director, MN350Sam Grant has been organizing around the intersection of economic, cultural and environmental justice since working on his college campus for divestment from South Africa and working for passage of legislation ensuring that both workers and communities have the right to know about toxic chemicals in their workplaces and communities. Sam brings decades of nonprofit leadership, transformative organizing, and love to the work of MN350.Joy Anderson, Senior Staff Attorney, Minnesota Center for Environmental AdvocacyJoy is a senior staff attorney at Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, where she works on climate, water quality, and mining issues. Before joining MCEA, she was a partner at Minneapolis law firm Gray Plant Mooty, where she was a litigator and chair of the pro bono committee.Alyssa Johl, Legal Director, The Center for Climate IntegrityListeners can stay up to date on our work via our once monthly email list, blog at www.fresh-energy.org, or by following us on Facebook and Twitter. You can support Fresh Energy’s work for a clean energy Minnesota by making a donation today! Click here to learn more and donate.

WPKN Community Radio
Between The Lines - 6/10/20 @2020 Squeaky Wheel Productions. All Rights Reserved.

WPKN Community Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2020 29:00


*Sustained Protests Demand Police Accountability and Reforms to Address U.S. Structural Racism Darius Charney, Senior Staff Attorney with the Center For Constitutional Rights Producer: Scott Harris * Trump Endangers Democracy with Militarized Response to Nationwide Protests Against Police Violence Cas Mudde, Stanley Wade Shelton UGAF Prof of Intl Affairs, Univ of Georgia's School of Public & Intl Affairs Producer: Scott Harris * Cuba Contains the Coronavirus Pandemic at Home, and Shares That Knowledge Around the World Helen Yaffe, a Lecturer in Economic and Social History at the University of Glasgow, Scotland Producer: Melinda Tuhus

Worst Year Ever
Fighting for Abortion Rights During The Pandemic

Worst Year Ever

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2020 49:06


Katy, Robert and Cody speak with Jenny Ma, Senior Staff Attorney for the Center for Reproductive Rights about Coronavirus and Abortion Rights. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

CalMatters
Getting Through Coronavirus, Explained: Help For Homeowners, Renters and People Who Are Homeless

CalMatters

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2020 62:40


NOTE: The conversation starts at the 10-second mark. CalMatters housing reporter Matt Levin moderates our latest virtual discussion on what help is available for homeowners and renters struggling to make mortgage payments and rents, and what can be done to help homeless Californians while shelter-in-place orders are in effect. SPEAKERS * Sasha Harnden, Housing Policy Advocate at Western Center for Law and Poverty * Tomiquia Moss, founder and chief executive of All Home * Lisa Sitkin, Senior Staff Attorney, National Housing Law Project WHO SAID WHAT WHEN * 0 to 4:10 min - Intro to CalMatters, and why we're having this conversation * 4:10 min - If I am a homeowner who is afraid I can't pay my mortgage next month, what should I do? * 5:45 min - Same question for concerned renters: What should they do on May 1? * 9:05 min - How people can help the unhoused * 16 min - Specific help for homeowners, and who qualifies for it * 22 min - What if I don't have a federally-backed mortgage? * 26:10 min - What public health and safety issues would allow an eviction to go forward? * 28:45 min - Why is it taking so long for hotels and motels that were acquired for getting people off the streets to actually do that? * 33:25 min - Will the federal government do something significant about loan payments, and what will that look like? * 38:35 min - Are there protections for those who want to terminate/get out of their lease due to fear of not being able to pay back rent due to the pandemic? * 44:55 min - What's the post-pandemic plan to end homelessness? * 53 min - What happens when the shutdown ends -- and people are unable to pay several months of back rent? * 56 min - Final thoughts -- and the most important info to remember from this Q&A Our compiled list of useful resources mentioned during the Q&A is at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RtQJA2st_oeaelTbPueKXASuJMjc1m4IJCnh3f61A90/edit

Mother's Quest Podcast
Ep 72: Seeking Asylum is a Human Right with Bay Area Border Relief's Belinda Arriaga

Mother's Quest Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2020 49:44


I’m honored to share this episode, the first I’m releasing after our lives have changed in immense ways due to this global pandemic. At a time when we realize how interconnected we all are, I’m honored to bring you a conversation with Dr. Belinda Arriaga, a leader at Bay Area Border Relief, about the incredibly important work she does championing families seeking asylum at the United States Mexican border. In addition to her advocacy through Bay Area Border Relief, Belinda is Founder and Executive Director of Ayudando Latinos a Soñar, a non-profit which stands for Believing in Latinos to Dream, dedicated to working with Latino rural youth, families, farmworkers, asylum seekers, and seniors living on coastside in the San Francisco Bay Area. Bringing her training as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, she serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of San Francisco in the School of Education, as Co-Founder of the Half Moon Bay Latino Advisory, and founder of the Latino Trauma Institute. She’s beloved by those who know her as being a fierce advocate with a heart of gold.In this episode, Belinda shares about her own childhood immigration experiences journeying to America from Panama, how despite her mother’s instruction to keep her head down she learned to speak out and fight injustice, about our country’s history of honoring asylum as a human right, and now the ways in which our current immigration policies increase trauma for families fleeing violence instead of providing our protection, shelter and support. Belinda tells her firsthand accounts of the devastating conditions that families experience living in encampments on the Mexican side of the border now and also about miracles and community rising up to literally open doors.  With faith in our collective generosity and hope for more miracles, Belinda and I spoke this week about what the families at the border need now. We want to invite you to say “yes” to the challenge of writing love letters in Spanish especially to the children there and also to send along children’s masks that can provide some protection from the spread of the coronavirus if it reaches their encampment. As we are sheltering in place, Belinda, the Bay Area Border Relief team and I invite you to follow the information in the show notes to take action within your homes, to send care packages that let these families know that they are not forgotten. Much appreciation, P.S. Know someone who would love this conversation? Pay this forward to a friend who may be interested.   This Episode is Dedicated by: Vickie Giambra of ABA’s Children’s Immigration Law Academy Vickie Giambra is a Senior Staff Attorney with the ABA’s Children’s Immigration Law Academy. She lives in Houston, TX with her husband and twice-exceptional daughter. She has been practicing immigration law since 2009. She began her nonprofit immigration law career when she joined Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston in January 2017.  As a Managing Attorney, she led the General Immigration Program at Catholic Charities, which encompassed family immigration matters and provided a full range of immigration services for refugees and asylees. With a B.A., cum laude, in Latin American Studies from Barnard College, Columbia University, and an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge, Vickie began her career working in HR and recruitment for a large international law firm in New York and London.  This sparked an interest in employment and immigration law, which led Vickie to enroll in the University of Houston Law Center, graduating in May 2009. She’s also a member of the Texas Bar and is also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach. ABA Children’s Immigration Law Academy   Connect with Vickie: LinkedIn Twitter   Vickie’s Suggested Resources:    DHS Measures on the Border to Limit the Further Spread of Coronavirus Trump administration has expelled 10,000 migrants at the border during coronavirus outbreak, leaving less than 100 in CBP custody U.S. deports 400 migrant children under new coronavirus rules Under coronavirus immigration measure, U.S. is expelling border-crossers to Mexico in an average of 96 minutes There is No Public Health Rationale for a Categorical Ban on Asylum Seekers   In This Episode We Talk About: How Belinda’s painful experience leaving her native Panama for the United States connects to the work she does now supporting immigrants.  An explanation of the Migrant Protection Protocol (MPP), a policy that stopped asylum seekers from entering the United States since November A discussion of asylum-seeking as a basic human right Belinda's firsthand experience and observations about children's suffering under our current immigration policy and the ways we can support them How Belinda finds the personal strength and faith to persevere in the challenging work she does Belinda’s belief in miracles and a powerful story about community rising up to support a family seeking asylum    This Week's Challenge: For this episode’s challenge, Belinda encourages us to write love letters to the children who are seeking asylum (especially after the government’s latest announcement to shut down all asylum efforts right now) and to support an effort to bring 1,000 children’s masks to the families at the border. With this simple act of love and care, we can empower them to have strength especially when they are scared or lonely. You can send your letters and masks to 4 Windsor Drive, Hillsborough, CA 94010 If you're interested in contributing to the larger project, you can go to https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/bayareaborderrelief to make a fully tax-deductible donation.  And/or order masks for your family & friends with proceeds supporting the campaign visit

Breaking Distance
Denim Day and SAAM Coalition Episode Featuring Safe Horizon, Day One and Violence Intervention Program

Breaking Distance

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2020 49:30


 Jimmy Meagher Policy Director at Safe Horizon, Lisa Alexander Senior Staff Attorney with Day One and Lorraine Correa a Counselor Advocate for the Sexual Violence Project at the Violence Intervention Program in New York City speak with Breaking Distance about the work their around client services, community programs, sexual, domestic and intimate partner violence prevention and more. They are all valued members of the Denim Day NYC Coalition. https://www.denimday.nyc/2020pledge    Lisa Alexander is a Senior Staff Attorney with Day One, a New York City-based nonprofit that assists survivors of domestic and dating violence aged 24 and under. She previously worked as an attorney with Sanctuary for Families for nearly seven years. She has helped advocate for healthy relationships education legislation in New York, and is the current co-chair for the New York City Lawyers Committee Against Domestic Violence. www.dayoneny.org   Lorraine Correa is a Counselor Advocate for the Sexual Violence Project at the Violence Intervention Program in New York City, a community-based, non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating domestic, intimate partner and sexual violence. She was born in and grew up in Brooklyn, New York in the neighborhood of Sunset Park, which was a  predominantly Hispanic/Latino neighborhood and currently resides in Queens, New York. She holds a Master's degree in Psychology from Pace University and has experience providing trauma-focused counseling and case management services to populations in underserved and marginalized communities. Specifically, she has worked largely with survivors of gender-based and community violence, sexual and intimate partner violence, and individuals with mental health diagnoses and also has experience providing multilingual services to the Latinx community. She is passionate about social justice issues and mental health advocacy, especially among those communities. Her passion for working with these communities also comes from her own experience, as the daughter of an immigrant woman from Colombia. https://www.vipmujeres.org/    Jimmy Meagher (he/him/his) is Policy Director at Safe Horizon. After graduating from Haverford College in 2008, Jimmy joined Safe Horizon as a client advocate in the Brooklyn Criminal Court Program. Since then, he has moved into increasingly responsible roles within the Criminal Court Program, the Manhattan Family Justice Center, and the Government Affairs Office. While working at Safe Horizon, he obtained his MSW from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. He previously oversaw the Domestic Violence and Empowerment (DOVE) Initiative at Safe Horizon. https://www.safehorizon.org/      TAKE A STAND AGAINST SEXUAL ASSAULT & VIOLENCEDenim Day NYC is a coalition of community agencies, elected officials, students, and volunteers united to promote awareness around the issue of sexual assault. Denim Day grew out of a case in which a rape conviction was overturned because the judge reasoned the victim’s tight jeans meant that she had to have helped her assailant remove them, implying consent. People were outraged all over the world and wearing jeans became an international symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes and myths surrounding sexual assault. Denim Day NYC started in 2010 with a collaborative of three agencies and has grown to more than 40 agencies uniting to promote awareness around the issue of sexual assault.https://www.denimday.nyc/ 

On The Record on WYPR
BPD Surveillance Plane Plans Stay Grounded

On The Record on WYPR

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2020 25:19


What’s the best way to combat the staggering number of murders in Baltimore? One approach supported by Police Commissioner Harrison is a test of aerial surveillance. What could it accomplish? What are its limitations? What privacy concerns does it raise? We speak with Baltimore Beat news editor Brandon Soderberg, who has reported on the technology. And also with David Rocah, Senior Staff Attorney at ACLU of Maryland. He explains the lawsuit filed against BPD using the technology … and questions why, during a city lockdown, there is a rush to put it in place.

What Next | Daily News and Analysis
Is Michael Bloomberg Sorry?

What Next | Daily News and Analysis

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2020 25:45


Since he launched his bid for the Democratic nomination, Michael Bloomberg has been trying to distance himself from the legacy of ‘stop and frisk.’ He says stops went down 95 percent by the end of his time as mayor. Darius Charney, one of the lawyers that helped bring down the policy, doesn’t buy it. As he tells it, there’s little evidence that Mayor Bloomberg means it when he says “I’m sorry.” Guest: Darius Charney, Senior Staff Attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
What Next: Is Michael Bloomberg Sorry?

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2020 25:45


Since he launched his bid for the Democratic nomination, Michael Bloomberg has been trying to distance himself from the legacy of ‘stop and frisk.’ He says stops went down 95 percent by the end of his time as mayor. Darius Charney, one of the lawyers that helped bring down the policy, doesn’t buy it. As he tells it, there’s little evidence that Mayor Bloomberg means it when he says “I’m sorry.” Guest: Darius Charney, Senior Staff Attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Journey to Esquire: The Podcast
Jared M. Krukar- Being an Ally for Diversity and Inclusion

Journey to Esquire: The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2020 26:55


In this episode, we speak to Jared Krukar about his journey to esquire and his work in diversity, inclusion and equity as an ally for minority attorneys and his work incorporating diversity into the appellate law practice in Florida.  Jared M. Krukar is board certified by The Florida Bar as a specialist in Appellate Practice.  He practices exclusively in the areas of appellate practice and civil litigation support. Mr. Krukar has a wide range of appellate experience, beginning with his early roles at the Florida Second District Court of Appeal as a Central Staff Attorney and then as a Senior Staff Attorney to the Honorable Darryl C. Casanueva.  In private practice, he has successfully represented business and individuals in cases before the Federal Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Florida, all five of Florida’s District Courts of Appeal, and several Florida Circuit Courts’ appellate divisions. Links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaredkrukar/ Fun fact: Jared is a former certified Les Mills BodyFlow instructor. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/journey-to-esquire/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/journey-to-esquire/support

#SUNDAYCIVICS
You Have the Right to an Attorney

#SUNDAYCIVICS

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2019 51:45


You have the right to legal representation in a criminal matter but there is no guarantee that representation will have the resources and the access to represent you well. L. Joy brings Scott Hechinger to the front of the class to discuss the role public defenders play in our justice system and you will learn its not all Law & Order promised us. #FirstCivicAction Scott Hechinger’s #FirstCivicAction happened when he was eight years old. His grandfather ran for office and he went with him canvassing door to door in their district. Our Guest: Scott Hechinger is Senior Staff Attorney and Director of Policy at Brooklyn Defender Services (BDS), a public defense firm representing about half of all those arrested in Brooklyn each year, Scott bridges the divide between practice and policy. As a Senior Staff Attorney, he has represented thousands of low-income individuals accused of crimes ranging from low-level misdemeanors to the most serious felonies, from arraignment to trial, in and outside of court. As Director of Policy, he's leveraged his experience in court to lead criminal justice reform efforts outside of it on a range of issues, including immigration law and policy, pretrial detention, marijuana legalization, prosecutor accountability, and mandatory minimums. Scott co-founded the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, wrote the short film "Perpetual Punishment," conceptualized and launched the "Power of Prosecutors" media advocacy project, and most recently, co-directed, produced, and wrote the "We Have Rights" immigrant empowerment campaign. His work and commentary has been widely featured, including in the New York Times, New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, The Atlantic, NPR, Village Voice, Huffington Post, VICE, Slate, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and Al Jazeera.

Law To Fact
First Amendment: Free Speech

Law To Fact

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2019 30:04


In this episode…Professor Allen Rostron, the Associate Dean of Students, William R. Jacques Constitutional Law Scholar and Professor of Law at the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law, explains the First Amendment as it relates to freedom of speech and provides an outstanding analytical framework for those challenged with answering a free speech question on an exam or the bar.Some key takeaways are... 1. Speech is both verbal and non-verbal communication and includes images, instrumental musical communication or even tattoos. 2. The Government can regulate speech in certain instances.3. The government may always regulate obscenity. 4. In order to understand whether the government can regulate non-verbal speech one must look at intent and understanding5. The government can regulate Commercial speech, student speech and spending limits in limited instances. About our guest… Professor Allen Rostron teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law, tort law, products liability, and conflict of laws.Before becoming a teacher, Rostron worked in Washington, D.C. as a Senior Staff Attorney at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, where he was part of a nationwide litigation effort that included lawsuits brought against gun manufacturers by several dozen major cities and counties. Rostron began his career working as a law clerk for Judge Thomas S. Ellis III of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and then as a litigation associate at the Cravath Swaine & Moore law firm in New York City.Professor Rostron’s research and writing has had a significant impact on several areas of law. The Supreme Court of Wisconsin relied on one of his articles in a decision in which it became the first court in the nation to impose proportional or “market share” liability on manufacturers of lead paint. In another article, Professor Rostron suggested a new approach to regulation of high-powered sniper rifles, and that approach was subsequently enacted into law in the District of Columbia and incorporated into proposed federal legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate. As always, if you have any suggestions for an episode topic, please let us know! You can email us at leslie@lawtofact.com or tweet to @lawtofact. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@lawtofact) and to like us on FaceBook! And finally, your ratings and reviews matter! Please leave us a review on iTunes. Want to stay updated on all things Law to Fact? Join our mailing list by visiting us at www.lawtofact.com. If you're currently in law school, interested in attending law school, or simply want to learn more about law school or the legal field, subscribe to Law to Fact. This episode is sponsored by Kaplan Bar Review. Getting ready for the bar exam means you’ll need to choose the study program that’s right for you. Kaplan Bar Review will get you ready to take on test day with confidence by offering $100 off live and on-demand Bar Review with offer code Leslie100. Visit kaplanbarreview.com today to sign up.

Thinking Freely
Racism, Algorithms and the Fight for Redemption

Thinking Freely

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2019 37:33


For years, people sentenced as children to life in prison with the possibility of parole, and their families, have tried to get Maryland to live up to the promise of second chances that a parole-eligible sentence is intended to provide. However, many barriers exist that stop this from happening. Many criminal justice stakeholders have turned to technology to help make parole decisions through “risk assessment tools.” Also labeled artificial intelligence, these tools have been touted as carrying with them the potential to save a broken system. However, these tools may exacerbate the same problems they are supposed to help solve. They rely on flawed criminal justice data that is not controlled for the institutional vestiges of slavery, de jure and de facto segregation, racial discrimination, and biased policing. In this episode we talk to Earl Young, who was sentenced to life as a young man; James Foulds, Assistant professor in the Department of Information Systems at UMBC; and Sonia Kumar, Senior Staff Attorney at the ACLU of Maryland. What are the barriers to people getting a real opportunity to earn a second chance? What can you do to support meaningful reforms to parole systems, like the deeply flawed system in Maryland?

Talking Liberties with the ACLU of Illinois
Episode 16: Protecting Your Biometric Information

Talking Liberties with the ACLU of Illinois

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2019 26:07


Concerns about protecting your personal information online continue to grow, especially from its use by corporations and the government. Emerging technologies – including facial recognition and mobile fingerprinting software – are making our ability to protect our digital privacy more difficult than ever, if not impossible. On this episode, we speak with Adam Schwartz, Senior Staff Attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, about what we can do to shield ourselves from invasive surveillance technology, as well as the importance of the groundbreaking Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.

RTP's Free Lunch Podcast
Explainer 2 – The Dynamex Decision and its Implications for Independent Contractors

RTP's Free Lunch Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2019 15:21


In 2018, the California Superior Court announced a new test for determining whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor. In this Explainer podcast episode, Luke Wake of the National Federation of Independent Businesses breaks down the case and its implications for small business owners in California.Featuring:- Luke Wake, Senior Staff Attorney, NFIB Small Business Legal CenterVisit our website – RegProject.org – to learn more, view all of our content, and connect with us on social media.

RTP's Free Lunch Podcast
Explainer 2 – The Dynamex Decision and its Implications for Independent Contractors

RTP's Free Lunch Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2019 15:21


In 2018, the California Superior Court announced a new test for determining whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor. In this Explainer podcast episode, Luke Wake of the National Federation of Independent Businesses breaks down the case and its implications for small business owners in California.Featuring:- Luke Wake, Senior Staff Attorney, NFIB Small Business Legal CenterVisit our website – RegProject.org – to learn more, view all of our content, and connect with us on social media.

Wildfire
The Language of Wildfire

Wildfire

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2019 22:15


When this final episode of Wildfire was recorded, in May of 2019, wildfire Season had already kicked in. Or, maybe it never stopped. We’re breaking records all around the world: more loss of life due to forest fires; many more homes lost to fire; longer fire seasons; hotter global temperatures; much more carbon in the atmosphere. In short, we’re heading into uncharted territory. Our goal with this podcast series has been to equip you with the tools you need to understand wildfire, so that you can be a more informed citizen of the world and build a stronger relationship with our wild spaces. We covered the science, the fire and forest management methods, the history, and we explored what we can do in the future to and create a more symbiotic relationship between our society and the forests in which we live and on which we rely. But now that we’re wrapping up the show, you’re about to dive back into the media bath of forests burning and threatening communities while engulfing entire regions of the world in smoke. In this final episode of Wildfire, now that we’re done with the story of the Eagle Creek Fire in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge, we’re going to arm you with the tools you need to interpret the information you see in the news, be more prepared personally, and, if you like, know where you can go to learn more. Resources Thriving with Fire Predictive Services National Interagency Fire Center Outlooks Crag Law Center What Does 'Containing A Fire' Really Mean - NPR Built to Burn - 99% Invisible  Forest Fire Facts  Firefighters United for Safety in Environmental Ethics  The National Fire Protection Association Key takeaways: 0:05 - In May of 2019, Wildfire Season had already kicked in, or maybe it never stopped… 2:24 – This is clearly a worldwide issue… 2:54 – In the Pacific Northwest, a record-setting fire season is already kicking in… 6:45 – A conversation with Ralph Bloemers, Co-Founder and Senior Staff Attorney at the Crag Law Center in Portland, around the language used to describe wildfire. 10:15 – How do we know if the wood products we’re buying come from companies with good forest management policies? 12:04 – We are, in fact, breaking many important records. Records that we do not want to be breaking… 13:00 – What can we, as individuals, do? 13:50 – What does it mean to “harden our homes?” 16:58 – Resources you can use to learn more about wildfire and what’s happening in our forests.

Direct Examination Podcast
Episode 17 - Consumer Legal Services and Greenville Practice with Susan Ingles

Direct Examination Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2019 33:30


Amber and Joseph take a call from a Senior Staff Attorney and Consumer Law Unit Head for SC Legal Services Susan Ingles. Susan is also a fellow podcaster and runs the "Think Like A Lawyer Thursday" podcast. You can follow Susan on Twitter and Instagram at @InglesAngle. Dayne is away putting out (we hope figurative) fires.Follow Direct Examination on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.Send questions or suggestions to directexaminationpodcast@gmail.com.Theme music by 630 Band. Contact us at DirectExaminationPodcast@gmail.com Dayne Phillips: https://sccriminallaws.com/ Amber Fulmer: https://www.mooretaylorlaw.com/ Joseph Bias: http://www.national-law.com/locations/columbia-sc/

Better Business > Better Series
Your Online Behavior Impacts Your Children

Better Business > Better Series

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2019 18:24


It’s #InternetSafetyMonth and on this episode of The Bistro, Katie Goldstein, Senior Staff Attorney of the Children’s Advertising Review Unit, shares with us a twist on internet safety for children. Learn how you as parents could be jeopardizing your children’s safety online. Want more insights? Read Katie’s article in Parents Magazine.

RTP's Free Lunch Podcast
Deep Dive 53 – Analyzing the Regulatory Thicket

RTP's Free Lunch Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2019 62:28


Regulation is a pervasive and increasingly a contentious issue in 21st Century America. The propriety of any given regulatory imposition may be debatable; however, in this discussion we address bigger questions about how regulation works as a whole—whether, in the aggregate, regulation at the federal, state and local level is working well, or impacting innovation and economic opportunity. What are the relative benefits of local and state regulation as well the societal costs?Our co-presenters, Brooks Rainwater (National League of Cities) and Luke Wake (NFIB Small Business Legal Center), will explore whether we should maintain the status quo, seek to scale-back existing regulation, and/or winnow existing regulatory regimes.Featuring:- Brooks Rainwater, Senior Executive & Director, Center for City Solutions, National League of Cities- Luke Wake, Senior Staff Attorney, NFIB Small Business Legal CenterVisit our website – RegProject.org – to learn more, view all of our content, and connect with us on social media.

RTP's Free Lunch Podcast
Deep Dive 53 – Analyzing the Regulatory Thicket

RTP's Free Lunch Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2019 62:28


Regulation is a pervasive and increasingly a contentious issue in 21st Century America. The propriety of any given regulatory imposition may be debatable; however, in this discussion we address bigger questions about how regulation works as a whole—whether, in the aggregate, regulation at the federal, state and local level is working well, or impacting innovation and economic opportunity. What are the relative benefits of local and state regulation as well the societal costs?Our co-presenters, Brooks Rainwater (National League of Cities) and Luke Wake (NFIB Small Business Legal Center), will explore whether we should maintain the status quo, seek to scale-back existing regulation, and/or winnow existing regulatory regimes.Featuring:- Brooks Rainwater, Senior Executive & Director, Center for City Solutions, National League of Cities- Luke Wake, Senior Staff Attorney, NFIB Small Business Legal CenterVisit our website – RegProject.org – to learn more, view all of our content, and connect with us on social media.

New York City Bar Association Podcasts -NYC Bar
Freedom of Speech in 21st Century America: Second Annual First Amendment Program

New York City Bar Association Podcasts -NYC Bar

Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2019 104:34


On December 3, 2018, experts discussed the legal issues relating to the First Amendment and freedom of speech. Topics included the scope and limits of First Amendment protection for certain types of speech, whether by news and media outlets, on school campuses, via social media, or as part of public protests. The program covered the current state of the law and recent developments. With an eye toward contributing to the public understanding of this complex area of law, it focused on the legal issues and on identifying and addressing the areas where legal line-drawing either is fairly easy or remains difficult and uncertain. Opening Remarks: Roger Juan Maldonado, President, New York City Bar Association Panel: Alex Abdo, Senior Staff Attorney, Knight First Amendment Institute Floyd Abrams, Senior Counsel, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP Daniel J. Kornstein, Partner, Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP Carmelyn P. Malalis, Chair & Commissioner, NYC Commission on Human Rights Nadine Strossen, John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law, New York Law School Moderator: Jamal Greene, Dwight Professor of Law, Columbia Law School Sponsoring: New York City Bar Association City Bar Justice Center City Bar Office for Diversity & Inclusion Co-Sponsoring Association Committees: Civil Rights Committee, Philip Desgranges, Chair Federal Courts Committee, Laura Grossfield Birger, Chair Communications & Media Law Committee, Katherine M. Bolger, Chair Legal History Committee, Daniel J. Kornstein, Chair

Rated LGBT Radio
Are Hard Won LGBTQ Rights About to be Lost at the Supreme Court?

Rated LGBT Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2019 60:00


The court announced on April 22 it would take up a trio of cases that will test the scope of sex discrimination protections under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. A ruling by the justices could also have implications outside of the workplace. Title VII case law often is cited as precedent in other civil rights contexts. A bad ruling could damage years of LGBTQ gains, including marriage. Our special guest, Chris Stoll explains it all to us. Chris Stoll is a Senior Staff Attorney at the National Center for Lesbian Rights.  He has over two decades of experience litigating cases to protect the rights of LGBT people. He represented LGBT couples in marriage equality cases around the country, including the 2015 Supreme Court case that established the freedom to marry nationally, and currently represents the plaintiffs in cases challenging the Trump Administration’s ban on military service for transgender people.  He also has been involved in many cases seeking to establish legal protections for LGBT workers, students, and tenants under federal and state anti-discrimination laws. Featuring co-host Brody Levesque.  

Reversing Climate Change
69: Fighting US Energy Policy with the Youth Climate Lawsuit—with Andrea Rogers of Our Children’s Trust

Reversing Climate Change

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2019 50:27


The amended complaint of the youth climate lawsuit, Juliana v. United States, includes a Prayer for Relief stating that “Defendants have violated and are violating Plaintiffs’ fundamental constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property by substantially causing or contributing to a dangerous concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere, and that, in so doing, Defendants dangerously interfere with a stable climate system required by our nation and Plaintiffs alike.” In other words, the government isn’t just sitting back while climate change happens, they’re implementing an energy policy that actively contributes to the problem. Andrea Rogers is Senior Staff Attorney with Our Children’s Trust, an organization working to elevate the voice of youth in an effort to secure the legal right to a stable climate system. Andrea is a graduate of the Arizona State University School of Law, where she served as co-executive editor of Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science and Technology. Her impressive resume includes roles as In-House Legal Counsel for the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe and Staff Attorney for the Western Environmental Law Center. Andrea’s environmental law practice is dedicated to reducing pollution and fighting climate change.  Today, Andrea joins Ross and Christophe to explain why Juliana v. US qualifies as a constitutional law case, sharing the progress of the case to date and discussing how it provides a framework for decarbonization. She describes the nuances of the government’s duty to protect its citizens and counters the argument that the government didn’t know its energy policy contributed to climate change. Andrea also offers insight around the role of public trust doctrine in Juliana v. US, the court’s ability to influence policy, and the government’s defense in the case. Listen in to understand the role of the judiciary in setting new precedent and learn how you can support Our Children’s Trust in furthering this landmark case.   Resources  Our Children’s Trust Join Juliana No Ordinary Lawsuit Podcast Juliana v. US Professor Mary Wood DeShaney v. Winnebago County Obama at the 2018 Rice University Gala Obergefell v. Hodges Brown v. Board of Education McCleary v. State of Washington DC v. Heller Green New Deal Jimmy Jia on RCC EP057 Jeff Sachs Evolved Energy Research Carbon Removal Newsroom Review RCC on iTunes   Connect with Ross & Christophe Nori Nori on Facebook Nori on Twitter Nori on Medium Nori on YouTube Nori on GitHub Email hello@nori.com Nori White Paper Subscribe on iTunes   Key Takeaways  [1:38] Andrea’s path to reversing climate change Father founder of environmental law ASU for Science and the Law program Wrote litigation manual for 2011 suit On team filed Juliana v. US in 2015 [5:11] The legal flaw of laws passed to protect the environment Prior to passage, file on ‘nuisance grounds’ (judge’s discretion) Laws legalized certain levels of air, water pollution [8:20] Why Juliana v. US qualifies as a constitutional law case Youth born into dangerous climate system Consequences infringe on liberty [10:29] The argument that the government doesn’t have a duty to protect Not obligated to take action to protect Prohibited from authorizing policy that causes harm Duty to protect if place person in position of danger (e.g.: DeShaney) [13:10] The argument that the government didn’t know it was contributing to climate change Control energy systems, future with policy Duty to certain amount of knowledge re: consequences  [15:19] The progress of Juliana v. US to date Judge Ann Aiken found right to stable climate system = attribute of liberty Government moved to dismiss case 12 times (prevent from going to trial) [19:10] The cases that inspire Andrea’s team as precedent Brown v. Board of Education Prison reform litigation McCleary v. State of Washington  [22:50] The role of public trust doctrine in the case of Juliana v. US Government cannot allow substantial impairment of resources Plaintiffs denied access to beaches, crab on Oregon coast Constitutional injury = loss of home + mental health impacts [26:54] Why Our Children’s Trust seeks to hold executive agencies liable Obligated to implement authority in way that doesn’t violate constitutional rights Seeks declaratory + injunctive relief (as opposed to damages) [28:37] Andrea’s insight on the court’s ability to influence policy Cannot dictate how legislative, executive branch implement policy No way to force elimination of fossil fuel subsidies [29:54] The role of the judicial branch in setting new precedents Liberal courts willing to expand notion of individual rights Constitutional traditionalists hesitate to apply discretion in interpreting law  [32:27] How Juliana v. US provides a framework for decarbonization Must show that injuries redressable 21 experts developing pathways to get US off fossil fuels [36:29] The other issues that might use Juliana v. US as precedent Gun violence Institutional reform  [41:18] The role of the Supreme Court Bulwark to protect constitutional rights Expected to change with societal norms [44:18] The government’s argument regarding Juliana v. US Children not harmed differently from anyone else Contest what experts say economically, technically feasible [46:00] The grounds on which Our Children’s Trust might lose their case Standing (youth must show personal injury differs from others) Must prove US energy policy responsible for problem Court must accept role to review executive, legislative actions

WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives

Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco Land Use Planning Commission Poised to Open 1.3 million Acres of Maine Woods to Development The Maine Land Use Planning Commission (LUPC) is poised to make the biggest proposed policy change in Commission history. Their plan to change adjacency criteria, eliminating the so-called “one mile rule”, would open up over 1.3 million acres of the Maine woods to residential subdivisions. 800,000 of those acres would also be opened to commercial development. This would open an unspecified number of class 3 lakes to development. Opponents say, the policy change would also reverse a 2001 legislative ban on large residential subdivisions of 25 acres (so called, kingdom lots), and would allow subdivisions of up to 14 lots and 30 acres to meet only limited environmental review on approximately 400,000 acres. The LUPC is accepting written comments on their proposed development changes until January 22. Email comments to Benjamin.Godsoe@maine.gov Guest: Cathy Johnson, Senior Staff Attorney, Forest and Wildlife Director, Natural Resources Council of Maine www.nrcm.org/projects/forests-wildlife/maine-north-woods-protection-lupc/lupc-adjacency-principle-maines-north-woods/ www.nrcm.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/2018-one-mile-rule-general-factsheet-post-hearing.pdf www.nrcm.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/NRCMadjacencytestimony62018.pdf www.nrcm.org/projects/forests-wildlife/maine-north-woods-protection-lupc/ Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Maine Land Use Planning Commission Proposed Rules Revisions: Revised Applications of Adjacency Principle and Subdivision Standards : www.maine.gov/dacf/lupc/projects/adjacency/rulemaking/Adj_Sub_PublicCommentDraft_Dec2018.pdf Today’s program was produced with the Sunlight Media Collective.

The Theater of Public Policy
The Great Minnesota Mining Debate

The Theater of Public Policy

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2019 54:28


One of the most contentious policy debates in the state circles around whether or not Minnesota should permit more companies to develop new mines, particularly around the Boundary Waters. We have two well-informed guests with two very different ideas on how the state should proceed, Kevin Lee, Program Director, Senior Staff Attorney, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy and Isaac Orr, Policy Fellow, Center of the American Experiment.

Lost in the Stacks: the Research Library Rock'n'Roll Radio Show
Episode 406: “The Frontiers of Privacy”

Lost in the Stacks: the Research Library Rock'n'Roll Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2018 64:04


Guest: Lee Tien, Senior Staff Attorney and Adams Chair for Internet Rights at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) First broadcast DEC 14, 2018. Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2018/12/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-december-14th-the-frontiers-of-privacy-episode-406/ “There's a lot to like about [the California Consumer Privacy Act], but there are a lot more things we could do.”

Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Noura Jackson

Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2018 61:42


S7E4: Noura Jackson: Wrongfully Convicted of Murdering Her Mother After Prosecutors Withheld Evidence of Her Innocence Noura Jackson was egregiously framed and wrongfully convicted of murdering her mother, Jennifer Jackson, in Memphis, TN in 2005. Amazingly, she spent over three years in jail awaiting trial before being sentenced to 20 years and nine months in prison. No physical evidence linked Noura to the murder, and DNA testing not only excluded her as a suspect, but it also suggested that two or three different people were present at the crime scene. The Supreme Court of Tennessee overturned her conviction unanimously in 2014, and in their 5-0 decision, they made strong statements about the misconduct that took place during her trial. The prosecutors threatened to retry Noura, and she was faced with little choice but to accept an Alford Plea in 2015. Noura Jackson was then sent back to prison for 15 months before she was finally released in 2016, after serving 11 years in prison. She is joined by one of her lawyers, Bryce Benjet, Senior Staff Attorney at the Innocence Project, in this episode. www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom is a production of Lava For Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co. No1 and PRX.

WashingTECH Tech Policy Podcast with Joe Miller
K.J. Bagchi: The Obstacle is the Myth (Ep. 149)

WashingTECH Tech Policy Podcast with Joe Miller

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2018 18:45


K.J. Bagchi: The Obstacle is the Myth (Ep. 149) K.J. Bagchi joined Joe Miller to discuss how the Model Minority Myth negatively impacts Asian Americans and impedes an inclusive policy dialogue. Bio K.J. Bagchi (@kjbagchi) is the Senior Staff Attorney for Telecommunications, Technology, and Media at Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC. K.J. has broad experience providing counsel and policy advice for elected members at the local, state and federal levels. He worked as Legislative Counsel at the D.C. City Council and for former Congressman Mike Honda. He has drafted legislation in a variety of areas including juvenile justice, immigration, and consumer protection. Through various roles, K.J. has developed programs, trainings, and conversations to embolden and empower the AAPI community in civic participation. K.J. holds a bachelor’s degree from University of California Davis and a law degree from Seattle University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in the State of Maryland. Resources Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC 14: Stories that Inspired Satyajit Ray by Bhaskar Chattopadhyay News Roundup Facebook reveals new disinformation campaign Facebook revealed a new disinformation campaign last week which led to its removal of 32 pages and accounts on Facebook and Instagram. Facebook wrote that the accounts were engaged in “inauthentic behavior”. The company said that it was unable to attribute the campaign to Russia. But Virginia Senator Mark Warner said this provides what he termed as “further evidence” that the Kremlin is attempting to impact the midterm elections. Facebook is set to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on September 5th. Facebook teams up with banks to share customer data The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that Facebook has sought detailed banking information from the likes of JP MorganChase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, and US Bancorp. Facebook wants users to be able to communicate with their banks within Messenger. In a press release, Facebook pushed back writing that the Wall Street Journal report is overblown as it is seeking no more information than other technology firms such as Google and Amazon. But this new revelation is sure to come up during the September 5th hearing on the Hill. States sue to stop 3D printing of guns AP reports that several states are suing the Trump Administration for settling with a purveyor of plans to make homemade 3D printed guns. A federal judge had blocked Defense Distributed from releasing plans that would allow anyone with a 3D printer to print the plastic firearms. But the Trump Administration stepped in and negotiated a settlement. Nineteen states including the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit. And there’s newly introduced legislation in the House that would either prevent the 3-D printing of guns, or make 3D-printed guns detectable at security checkpoints. Advertisers sue Sinclair Sinclair Broadcasting’s troubles got worse last week after advertisers brought a class action lawsuit against it, Tribune Media, and several co-defendants for coordinating to inflate ad prices in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. The Department of Justice is currently probing the possibility that Sinclair worked with competitors to manipulate prices, after it discovered suspicious behavior during the course of its review of Sinclair’s $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune. The FCC has since sent the merger to an Administrative Law Judge to decide, an act that experts largely see as the death knell for the merger. Lobbying disclosure statements show that the FCC’s decision has led Sinclair to retain more lobbyists than it has since the year 2000. They’re working with the S-3 Group—a Republican lobbying firm -- according to the Hill. Apple hits a $1 trillion market valuation Apple closed with a $1 trillion market cap on Thursday, making it the first firm to do so.  Notably, the company has hung on to that valuation, with a market cap of over $1 trillion for the August 6th close. Facebook, Apple, YouTube, and Spotify remove all Alex Jones’ Content Facebook, Apple, YouTube, and Spotify have removed all of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ channels for failing to meet community guidelines against hate speech and glorifying violence. The conservative commentator founded InfoWars in 1999 and is largely seen as having been instrumental to the election of President Donald Trump. The net neutrality fight is the gift that keeps on giving The net neutrality fight is the gift that keeps on giving. First, the FCC’s own Inspector General has found that the FCC lied back in May of 2017 when it said a wave of comments following John Oliver’s net neutrality segment on Last Week Tonight led to a large-scale Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. I repeat: the attack . never. happened.  As Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel noted—they were actual comments. The inspector general’s findings haven’t been released, but FCC Chairman Ajit Pai tried to get out in front of it by making the announcement on Monday and blaming the former CIO for saying it was a DDoS attack—which he never did. Also, the FCC and DOJ have filed a petition with the Supreme Court to vacate the DC Court of Appeals ruling to uphold the 2015 net neutrality rules. The FCC’s repeal of those rules wasn’t enough I suppose.

Attorney Heart Podcast
Ep. 038 - Do What Moves Your Heart

Attorney Heart Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2018 44:06


On the next Attorney Heart episode I had the pleasure of interviewing Monika Y. Langarica, who is a Senior Staff Attorney at the American Bar Association’s Immigration Justice Project.   Monika works in San Diego which is the largest land-border crossing in the Western Hemisphere.  She works with vast populations of pro se clients in immigration court and focuses on representing clients with mental health issues.  Great episode for anyone wanting to improve their well-being!

The Rough Draft Diaries with Haley Taylor

We're traveling outside northwest Ohio on this episode of The Rough Draft Diaries meeting Tarek Ismail, the Senior Staff Attorney in the Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) project, which primarily aims to address the legal needs of Muslim, Arab, South Asian and other communities in the New York City area.

Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Andre Hatchett

Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2018 48:09


S5E11: A Gruesome Murder, an Impossible Scenario, and a Sloppy, but Ultimately Successful Frame Up: The Terrible Saga of Andre Hatchett’s 25 Years Behind Bars for a Crime He Didn’t Commit Andre Hatchett spent half of his life in prison for a murder he did not commit largely due to inadequate defense, a single unreliable witness, and exculpatory evidence that was not disclosed to the defense. He was the 19th person to be exonerated under Brooklyn D.A. Ken Thompson's Conviction Integrity Unit. Andre Hatchett is joined by Senior Staff Attorney at the Innocence Project Seema Saifee and his brother Jerry Hatchett in this episode. wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom is a production of Lava For Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co. No1 and PRX.

Citations Needed
Episode 31: Fake ISIS Plots and the Selling of Forever War

Citations Needed

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2018 77:58


We’ve seen the headlines hundreds of times: “ISIS plot foiled”, “ISIS in Brooklyn", “Woman Stopped At Airport on way to join ISIS”. These stories strike fear into the hearts of Americans everywhere, especially in the build up to the war effort against ISIS in Summer 2014.   The terror group was everywhere, recruiting our teenagers and attempting to strike in every major city––seemingly all at once. But what do these headlines mean exact? What is an “ISIS plot”? What is the gap between the image the media provides versus the reality of what’s occurring?   On this week’s episode we dive into the 17 year-long phenomenon of the US media assisting the government’s war on terror by parroting dubious claims of al Qaeda and ISIS plots when the vast majority of the time––no al Qaeda or ISIS are involved.   With guest Pardiss Kebriaei, Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights.

Live From America Podcast
050: Civil Liberties In The Modern Age

Live From America Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2018 93:18


On this heated episode of Live From America Podcast, we are joined by high ranking staff from the ACLU. Lee Rowland (@berkitron) is back on the air with Noam by popular demand. She is the Senior Staff Attorney for the ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project. Jay Stanley (@JayCStanley) is the Senior Policy Analyst with that same project. Also on the show Comedian Dan Naturman and Journalist Stephen Calabria Hosted by Noam Dworman and Hatem Gabr

Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Noura Jackson

Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2017 61:42


S4E9: Noura Jackson: Wrongfully Convicted of Murdering Her Mother After Prosecutors Withheld Evidence of Her Innocence Noura Jackson was egregiously framed and wrongfully convicted of murdering her mother, Jennifer Jackson, in Memphis, TN in 2005. Amazingly she spent over three years in jail awaiting trial before being sentenced to 20 years and nine months in prison. No physical evidence linked Noura to the murder, and DNA testing not only excluded her as a suspect, but it also suggested that two or three different people were present at the crime scene. The Supreme Court of Tennessee overturned her conviction, unanimously in 2014, and in their 5-0 decision they made strong statements about the misconduct that took place during her trial. The prosecutors threatened to retry Noura, and she was faced with little choice but to accept an Alford Plea in 2015. Noura Jackson was then sent back to prison for 15 months before she was finally released in 2016, after serving 11 years in prison. She is joined by one of her lawyers, Bryce Benjet, Senior Staff Attorney at the Innocence Project, in this episode. www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom is a production of Lava For Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co. No1 and PRX.

Women Killing It!
Ep. 76: Rachel Meeropol Makes An Impact As A Social Justice Lawyer

Women Killing It!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2017 37:09


Rachel Meeropol is a Senior Staff Attorney and Associate Director of Legal Training and Education at the Center for Constitutional Rights, where she works on prisoners’ rights, Muslim profiling, criminalization of dissent, and First Amendment issues. Rachel recently argued before the United States Supreme Court, an experience she describes as "terrifying" but that she wants to repeat! Get inspired by Rachel's successes that have had tremendous impact on the lives of many, including prisoners who got to see the sky for the first time in decades due to her work with others to stop the prisoners' solitary confinement.  No matter what your field, learn from Rachel the value of knowing yourself in identifying the role that you are best suited to play.

Firewalls Don't Stop Dragons Podcast
Your Privacy Rights Are Under Assault at the U.S. Border

Firewalls Don't Stop Dragons Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2017


There are bills before Congress to use drones along our border for mass surveillance and provisions to capturing all manner of biometric data when you travel. How will that data be used and who will have access? We break it all down for you and tell you how to voice your opinions. India McKinney and Adam Schwartz from the EFF are with me this week to explain several ways that your privacy rights are under serious attack at the U.S. border. Your favorite PDF viewer is probably riddled with security vulnerabilities. I cover some recent news about Foxit PDF Reader and help you find safer alternatives with my Tip of the Week. India McKinney is a Legislative Analyst with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, primarily focusing on privacy and surveillance issues in upcoming legislation. Prior to joining EFF, India spent over 10 years in Washington, DC as a legislative staffer to three members of Congress from California. Her work there largely focused on the appropriations process, specifically analyzing and funding programs in the Departments of Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security, and Justice. Her biggest legislative accomplishment was authorizing, funding and then naming a new outpatient VA/DoD clinic that will serve over 80,000 people. Adam Schwartz is a Senior Staff Attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Adam works to ensure that new technologies expand instead of shrink our privacy, freedom of speech, and other civil liberties. Before joining EFF, Adam worked as a Senior Staff Attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois. Adam graduated in 1995 from the Howard University School of Law. For Further Insight: Website: https://eff.org/ Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EFF Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eff/ Additional Resources For You: Help me to help you! Visit: https://patreon.com/FirewallsDontStopDragons EFF’s Defending Privacy at the U.S. Border: A Guide for Travelers Carrying Digital Devices Sumatra PDF Reader: https://www.sumatrapdfreader.org/download-free-pdf-viewer.html

Risk Everyday with Kristy Arnett
A Passion for Justice

Risk Everyday with Kristy Arnett

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2017 53:03


Outside a Bronx Nightclub stands 25-year-old, Aaron Cedres. He’s working as a bouncer. A fight breaks out, and a confusing brawl of more than a dozen people leaves one man ends with a broken jaw and deep cuts to his head and back. Aaron, who has no prior criminal record, is charged with gang assault. If convicted, he faces a possibility of 25 years in prison. The prosecutor in the case says tells Aaron that he’s obtained the surveillance footage from outside the club and urges him to take a plea deal of 5 years behind prison. Aaron is appointed Kristin Bruan, a Senior Staff Attorney at Legal Aide Society, to defend him. He tells a different story. As the bouncer at the club, it’s his job to break up fights. Aaron says he threw one punch between two men who were in physical altercation, and that’s it. He insists the footage with exonerate him. Unfortunately, in New York state, prosecutors can wait until just before trial to supply the defendant with key evidence such as witness names, statements and video footage. For Kristin, making life-altering decisions with extraordinarily imperfect information, using her gut and her tenacity to fight for justice, and drawing on passion to keeping moving forward. Today’s podcast is a story about a real and ongoing, “WTF am I doing with my life?” moment from Kristin, who had to making life-altering decisions with extraordinarily imperfect information. She’ using her gut and her tenacity to fight for justice, and drawing on passion to keeping moving forward. LINKS:  Legal Aid The Bronx Freedom Fund New York Assembly Write Your Senator (NY) Write Your Governor (NY)   Call the show!  (702) 605-4609   The song featured on this show is "Slow Burn" by Autograf. 

Firewalls Don't Stop Dragons Podcast
Protecting Your Privacy at the US Border

Firewalls Don't Stop Dragons Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2017


What are your rights at the border? It depends on your immigration status, and even US citizens will not enjoy their usual Constitutional rights in this situation. This is an important topic that should not be overlooked. I have a insightful and revealing discussion with Adam Schwartz from the Electronic Frontier Foundation about the recent escalation in US border searches of electronic devices. We'll discuss what’s happening and how you can prepare for potential searches at the border, and why this is important for every citizen whether you plan to leave the country or not. Adam Schwartz is a Senior Staff Attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Adam works to ensure that new technologies expand instead of shrink our privacy, freedom of speech, and other civil liberties. Before joining EFF, Adam worked as a Senior Staff Attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois. Adam graduated in 1995 from the Howard University School of Law. Also, in the news this week: 600M iCloud accounts are purported to have been hacked - are you at risk? And the Senate has taken the first step towards allowing your internet service and cell phone providers to once again do whatever they please with your web surfing and app usage data. I'll tell you how much you need to worry about these and what you can do about them! For Further Insight: Website: https://eff.org/ Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EFF Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eff/ Additional Sources For You: https://www.eff.org/wp/digital-privacy-us-border-2017 https://medium.freecodecamp.com/ill-never-bring-my-phone-on-an-international-flight-again-neither-should-you-e9289cde0e5f https://act.eff.org/action/don-t-let-congress-undermine-our-online-privacy

Sermons | Christ Community Church - Brockport, NY

Continuing in our series on Daniel in Babylon, Pastor Mark’s son Ben (Chief of Staff and Senior Staff Attorney to the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court) draws from his own experiences working with a modern-day Daniel. Ben focuses on how to not just survive, but thrive, when people and circumstances are arrayed against you.

Memory Motel
#05: Court of Memory

Memory Motel

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2016 36:52


In our daily lives, we often accept that our memories are poor. We move on if our memories don’t exactly match up with another person’s, agreeing to disagree. But that’s not an option in court. And yet memory is as fragile and poor there as it is when we’re struggling to remember where exactly we had that second date. In "Court of Memory," our host speaks with Nathan Brown, an exoneree, Karen Newirth, a Senior Staff Attorney from the Innocence Project, and Julia Shaw, author of the Memory Illusion, as he explores the high stakes of remembering in the criminal justice system.

Animal Law
Animal Law Podcast #10 — Getting Animals Out of Roadside Zoos With Jessica Blome and Jeff Pierce

Animal Law

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2016 70:25


Episode #10 of the Animal Law Podcast is up, and it’s an important one! This episode features the Animal Legal Defense Fund‘s Jessica Blome, Senior Staff Attorney, and Jeff Pierce, Litigation Fellow, and they will be telling us about their recent victory in […]

FedSoc Events
Federalism, the Environment, Land Use, and Energy Independence 1-30-2016

FedSoc Events

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2016 83:58


Some states have criticized Washington overreach on a number of energy and environmental issues, from fracking, the sale of public lands, utility regulation, and clean air and water regulation. Many state attorneys general have banded together to challenge alleged overreach in the environmental arena, including litigation against the EPA’s coal-fired power plant regulation plans. What are the proper federalism models for environmental regulation? What role should the courts and state attorneys general play? A panel of experts will discuss. -- This panel was part of the 2016 Annual Western Chapters Conference at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, CA on January 30, 2016. -- Featuring: Mr. Anthony L. (Tony) François, Senior Staff Attorney, Pacific Legal Foundation; Prof. Richard Frank, Director, California Environmental Law and Policy Center, UC Davis School of Law; Prof. Donald J. Kochan, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development; Dale E. Fowler School of Law, Chapman University; and Prof. Justin Pidot, Sturm College of Law, University of Denver. Moderator: Hon. Milan D. Smith, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit. Introduction: Ms. Jennifer Perkins, Assistant Solicitor General, AG Opinions and Ethics at Arizona Attorney General's Office.

Making Contact
Full time Struggle, Part time Work: Making a living post recession

Making Contact

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2015 29:14


During the Great Recession from 2007 to 2009 millions of people lost their jobs and hustled to survive. Since then, the economy has regained more than 8 million jobs. Still wage growth remains low and many simply can’t find a full time work. On this edition of Making Contact we’ll hear from a panel of labor experts on the state of labor market especially for part-time and low-wage workers. The Panelists include former New York Times labor reporter Steven Greenhouse, Ann Boger, Director of Government Affairs & Public Policy for the Freelancers Union; Tsedeye Gebreselassie, Senior Staff Attorney for the National Employment Law Project; and Rick McGahey, the first voice you’ll hear. He’s a Professor of Professional Practice and Director of Environmental Policy and Sustainability for The New School for Public Engagement. The moderator is David Gray, Senior Fellow at New America NYC.

Making Contact
Full time Struggle, Part time Work: Making a living post recession

Making Contact

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2015 29:14


During the Great Recession from 2007 to 2009 millions of people lost their jobs and hustled to survive. Since then, the economy has regained more than 8 million jobs. Still wage growth remains low and many simply can’t find a full time work. On this edition of Making Contact we’ll hear from a panel of labor experts on the state of labor market especially for part-time and low-wage workers. The Panelists include former New York Times labor reporter Steven Greenhouse, Ann Boger, Director of Government Affairs & Public Policy for the Freelancers Union; Tsedeye Gebreselassie, Senior Staff Attorney for the National Employment Law Project; and Rick McGahey, the first voice you’ll hear. He’s a Professor of Professional Practice and Director of Environmental Policy and Sustainability for The New School for Public Engagement. The moderator is David Gray, Senior Fellow at New America NYC.

DEF CON 22 [Materials] Speeches from the Hacker Convention.
Nicole Ozer & Kevin Bankston & Timothy Edgar - Panel - Surveillance on the Silver Screen - Fact or Fiction

DEF CON 22 [Materials] Speeches from the Hacker Convention.

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2014


Panel — Surveillance on the Silver Screen- Fact or Fiction? Nicole Ozer Technology and Civil Liberties Policy Director, ACLU of California Kevin Bankston Policy Director, New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute Timothy Edgar Fellow, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University Join ACLU and others for a fun-filled surveillance tour of the movies - from Brazil to Bourne - to talk about what is still fiction and what is now fact. What is technologically possible? What is legal? And what is happening in the courts, Congress, and in companies and communities to reset the balance between government surveillance and individual liberties. Kevin Bankston is the Policy Director of the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute, where he works in the public interest to promote policy and regulatory reforms to strengthen communities by supporting open communications networks, platforms, and technologies, with a focus on issues of Internet surveillance and censorship. Prior to leading OTI's policy team, Kevin was a Senior Counsel and the Director of the Free Expression Project at the Center for Democracy & Technology. From that position, he spent two years advocating on a wide range of Internet and technology policy issues both international and domestic, most recently organizing a broad coalition of companies and civil society organizations to demand greater transparency around the US government's surveillance practices. Prior to joining CDT, he worked for nearly a decade at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, specializing in free speech and privacy law with a focus on government surveillance, Internet privacy, and location privacy. As a Senior Staff Attorney at EFF, he regularly litigated issues surrounding free expression and electronic surveillance, and was a lead counsel in EFF's lawsuits against the National Security Agency and AT&T, challenging the legality of the NSA warrantless wiretapping program first revealed in 2005. He received his JD at the University of Southern California Law School after receiving his BA at the University of Texas at Austin. Timothy H. Edgar is a visiting fellow at the Institute and adjunct professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center. His work focuses on the unique policy challenges posed by growing global cyber conflict, particularly in reconciling security interests with fundamental values, including privacy and Internet freedom. Mr. Edgar served under President Obama as the first director of privacy and civil liberties for the White House National Security Staff, focusing on cybersecurity, open government, and data privacy initiatives. From 2006 to 2009, he was the first deputy for civil liberties for the director of national intelligence, reviewing new surveillance authorities, the terrorist watchlist, and other sensitive programs. He has also been counsel for the information sharing environment, which facilitates the secure sharing of terrorism-related information. He has a JD from Harvard Law School, where he served on the Harvard Law Review, and an AB from Dartmouth College. Nicole Ozer developed and has led the technology and civil liberties work for the ACLU in California since 2004. Nicole is a nationally recognized expert on issues at the intersection of consumer privacy and government surveillance and free speech and the Internet. Nicole developed Demand Your dotRights, ACLU's national online privacy campaign and spearheaded the passage of both the first RFID and digital book privacy laws in the nation. Nicole is the author of numerous legal and policy publications, including Losing the Spotlight: A Study of California's Shine the Light Law, Privacy & Free Speech: It's Good for Business, a primer of dozens of case studies and tips for baking safeguards into the business development process. Her most recent law review article, Putting Online Privacy Above the Fold: Building a Social Movement and Creating Corporate Change, was published by the NYU Review Law & Social Change in 2012. Nicole graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College, studied comparative civil rights history at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and earned her J.D. with a Certificate in Law and Technology from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California Berkeley. Nicole blogs at www.aclunc.org/tech and tweets @nicoleozer.

Lawyer 2 Lawyer -  Law News and Legal Topics
Facial Recognition Technology: Security vs. Privacy Concerns

Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2014 37:17


Imagine a computer thousands of miles away recognizing you in a camera at an intersection. Furthermore, consider being tracked and monitored from your home to your place of work every day. Facial recognition technology makes this type of identification possible and it is being rapidly developed for country defense and law enforcement purposes. On this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host J. Craig Williams interviews Ed Tivol from EWA, Government Systems, Inc. and Jennifer Lynch from Electronic Frontier Foundation. Together, they discuss the paradox of security vs. privacy when it comes to biometric modes of identification. In addition, they deliberate on how this data is being collected, who is collecting it, and for what purpose. Tune in to hear about your evolving First and Fourth Amendment Rights in the face of national security, crime prevention, and the private sector. Jennifer Lynch is a Senior Staff Attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation and works on open government, transparency, and privacy issues as part of EFF's Transparency Project. She is a writer and frequent speaker on government surveillance programs, domestic drones, intelligence community misconduct, and biometrics. Lynch has testified about facial recognition before Senate Subcommittees and prior to joining EFF, she was the Clinical Teaching Fellow with the Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic at UC Berkeley School of Law. Ed Tivol is the Vice President of the Intelligence and Operations Division for EWA, Government Systems, Inc. a defense contractor actively developing facial recognition technology for the Federal Government. He is a 1964 graduate of The Citadel and served in the Army's Military Intelligence branch for 24 years. Tivol completed two tours in Vietnam and retired with the rank of Colonel in 1990. In the same year, he began his work with EWA and has been there ever since. Ed holds master's degrees from University of Maryland and the Army War College. Today Mr. Tivol and his wife raise racehorses and Angus cattle outside of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Special thanks to our sponsor, Clio.

Scream & Shout
Has America Lost Most Of The Freedoms & Civil Liberties It Once Had?

Scream & Shout

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2014 30:02


David Rocah is the Senior Staff Attorney at the ACLU of Maryland. He is engaged in general legal work, including litigation against state police spying on political activists, and also advocates on legislative issues.---------------------John W. Whitehead as president of The Rutherford InstituteJohn W. Whitehead is an attorney and author who has written, debated and practiced widely in the area of constitutional law and human rights. Whitehead's concern for the persecuted and oppressed led him, in 1982, to establish The Rutherford Institute, a nonprofit civil liberties and human rights organization whose international headquarters are located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Whitehead serves as the Institute’s president and spokesperson, in addition to writing a weekly commentary that is posted on The Rutherford Institute’s website (www.rutherford.org), as well being distributed to several hundred newspapers, and hosting a national public service radio campaign. Whitehead's aggressive, pioneering approach to civil liberties issues has earned him numerous accolades, including the Hungarian Medal of Freedom.

Scream & Shout
Has America Lost Most Of The Freedoms & Civil Liberties It Once Had?

Scream & Shout

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2014 30:02


David Rocah is the Senior Staff Attorney at the ACLU of Maryland. He is engaged in general legal work, including litigation against state police spying on political activists, and also advocates on legislative issues.---------------------John W. Whitehead as president of The Rutherford InstituteJohn W. Whitehead is an attorney and author who has written, debated and practiced widely in the area of constitutional law and human rights. Whitehead's concern for the persecuted and oppressed led him, in 1982, to establish The Rutherford Institute, a nonprofit civil liberties and human rights organization whose international headquarters are located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Whitehead serves as the Institute’s president and spokesperson, in addition to writing a weekly commentary that is posted on The Rutherford Institute’s website (www.rutherford.org), as well being distributed to several hundred newspapers, and hosting a national public service radio campaign. Whitehead's aggressive, pioneering approach to civil liberties issues has earned him numerous accolades, including the Hungarian Medal of Freedom.

Freethought Radio
Guest: FFRF Senior Staff Attorney Rebecca Markert

Freethought Radio

Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2012 42:45


Is the Freedom From Religion Foundation "roaming the country" looking for state/church violations? FFRF's lead staff attorney Rebecca Markert assures us it is the other way around, as she discusses the many complaints that come into the legal office. We also hear about Freethought in Australia, Philadelphia and North Carolina, legal complaints in Rhode Island and Tennessee, listen to Annie Laurie on FOX News talking about a cross at a fire station, and give tribute to nonbelieving composers Brahms and Tchaikovsky.

Kids These Days!
Show 62: Work/Family Life Balance

Kids These Days!

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2012 57:53


With only so many hours in the day in which to balance a career, a family, a social life, and all the other obligations that go along with being a well-rounded person, it can be extra difficult when a life change occurs to unsettle that balance - like when a relative becomes ill and needs care, or when a new baby is added to the family. But, whether or not there's a life shift, how flexible are you in your everyday life and how flexible - and family-friendly - is your employer? IN-STUDIO GUESTS: Joining host Shana Sheehy in the studio to explore this issue are two guests - each with an unique perspective on work/life balance: Kathy Day owns the Alaska public relations firm KD/PR Virtual - a full service agency where all the employees work "virtually" instead of in a traditional office. Mother to two sons, she opened her own business in 2000 when she had her first baby and realized she could no longer meet the travel and long-hour demands of working at a traditional agency. Now she employs many others who are seeking this same balance in their lives. Phoebe Taubman is the Senior Staff Attorney at A Better Balance: The Work and Family Legal Center, and mother to a toddler. There she works on expanding paid leave and flexible work options for families and combating discrimination against pregnant women, parents and other family caregivers. She joined us by phone from New York City.

KUCI: Privacy Piracy
Mari Frank Interviews Lee Tien, Sr. Staff Attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation

KUCI: Privacy Piracy

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2011


Lee Tien is a Senior Staff Attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, specializing in free speech and privacy law. Before joining EFF in 2000, Lee was a sole practitioner specializing in Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation. Mr. Tien has published articles on children's sexuality and information technology, anonymity, surveillance, the First Amendment status of publishing computer software, and state secrets litigation. Lee received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Stanford University. After working as a news reporter at the Tacoma News Tribune for a year, Lee went to law school at the University of California at Berkeley, where he also did graduate work in the Program in Jurisprudence and Social Policy. www.eff.org

Freethought Radio
Guest: FFRF Senior Staff Attorney Rebecca Markert on Important Victories

Freethought Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2011 43:09


Is religion going extinct? Census data from several countries suggest it might. Fundamentalist homophobia is alive and active in the US. Senior Staff Attorney Rebecca Markert discusses a variety of important legal victories.

American Planning Association
Complete Streets: Best Policy & Implementation Practices

American Planning Association

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2010


Complete Streets Listen to a discussion on complete streets with Barbara McCann, Executive Director of The National Complete Streets Coalition, Sarah Zimmerman, Senior Staff Attorney for The National Policy and Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity (NPLAN), and hosted by APA's Research Associate, David Morley.

KUCI: Privacy Piracy
Mari Frank Interviews Chris Hoofnagle, Senior Staff Attorney and Privacy Law Expert

KUCI: Privacy Piracy

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2010


Chris Jay Hoofnagle is senior staff attorney to the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic and senior fellow with the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. His focus is consumer privacy law. From 2000 to 2006, he was senior counsel to the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and director of the organization's West Coast office. At EPIC, he concentrated on financial services privacy, telemarketing regulation and consumer profiling. He was also a non-residential fellow with Stanford University's Center for Internet and Society for the 2005 academic year. Hoofnagle is a nationally recognized expert in information privacy law. He has testified before the U.S. Congress and the California Senate and Assembly numerous times on social security number privacy and credit transactions. The text of his written testimony is online at http://epic.org/. Hoofnagle was the author of an amicus brief in Remsburg v. Docusearch, a case in which the Supreme Court of New Hampshire held that private investigators have a duty to exercise reasonable care towards individuals being investigated, and that individuals may bring common law privacy claims against investigators who acquire personal information through deception. He also authored an amicus brief in Kehoe v. Fidelity Federal Bank and Trust, in which the 11th Circuit held that individuals do not need to demonstrate harm to collect monetary damages from invasions of privacy. The decision makes it economically viable for individuals to vindicate privacy rights in court, and resulted in a $50 million settlement including direct payments to thousands of affected plaintiffs. Chris is a regular contributor to print, radio and television articles, Hoofnagle has provided commentary for over 1,000 news stories in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, National Public Radio, ABC News and other major media outlets. (2004). http://www.law.berkeley.edu/samuelsonclinic

KUCI: Privacy Piracy
Mari Frank Interviews Lee Tien, Senior Staff Attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation

KUCI: Privacy Piracy

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2009


Lee Tien is a Senior Staff Attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, specializing in free speech law, including intersections with intellectual property law and privacy law. Before joining EFF, Lee was a sole practitioner specializing in Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation. Mr. Tien has published articles on children's sexuality and information technology, anonymity, surveillance, and the First Amendment status of publishing computer software. Lee received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Stanford University, where he was very active in journalism at the Stanford Daily. After working as a news reporter at the Tacoma News Tribune for a year, Lee went to law school at Boalt Hall, University of California at Berkeley. Lee also did graduate work in the Program in Jurisprudence and Social Policy at UC-Berkeley. lee@eff.org +1 415 436 9333 x102 Lee Tien Senior Staff Attorney (Privacy, Free Expression & Freedom of Information)