Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Warrant to Search President Trump's Lawyer's Home and Office

NPR's Morning Edition has an interview with a former federal prosecutor about the significance of the issuance of the warrant to search President Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen's home and office. 3 min 53 sec, transcript available.
More about the attorney-client privilege can be found here. 3 min 38 sec, transcript available.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The New Workplace

NPR’s All Things Considered has just aired another episode in a series they are doing called "The Rise of the Contract Workers". The latest in the series is entitled "Unequal Rights: Contract Workers Have Few Workplace Protections". 4 min 38 sec, transcript available.
A reference to an earlier episode, already noted, can be found here.

Friday, March 09, 2018

Justice Online

Last year Joshua Rozenberg QC (who presents Law in Action on BBC Radio 4) spoke on the subject of Justice Online -  Justice Online: Just as Good? - at Gresham College.
Recently he presented part two of a three part series -  Justice Online: Getting Better? - which begins with a detailed presentation of a Canadian programme, then goes on to a fairly critical presentation of reforms in progress in England and Wales. Next year will bring Rozenberg's final lecture in the series. The lectures are about one hour long, with a transcript and slides available.

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Employees vs. Independent Contractors in the Gig Economy

NPR’s All Things Considered examines the distinction between employees and independent contractors here. Whether someone falls into one or the other category has many consequences  concerning, for instance, minimum wages and overtime, pensions, benefits such as insurance. Cases are coming through the courts concerning Uber and Lyft drivers, freelancers and contract workers.
4 min, 29 sec, transcript available.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Microsoft Before the U.S. Supreme Court

Does Microsoft have to turn over to U.S. authorities the content of emails stored overseas? NPR’s Nina Totenberg has a short (2 min, 26 sec) presentation of the case, United States v. Microsoft Corptranscript available, but the presentation page of the audio gives more information about the case. A much longer (1 hour) analysis of the issues involved in this case can be found on the First Mondays podcast for February 26. The oral arguments in the case will soon be available here.

Law in Action is Back

The BBC 4 radio programme, Law in Action, is back for another series. The first is about evidence withheld by the prosecution from the defense in criminal cases. Next week the journalist, Joshua Rosenberg, will examine sex discrimination law. There will probably be two more in this series. 30 min, no transcript.


Monday, February 26, 2018

Transparency in the Family Justice System (England) - the series

Gresham College (London) is presenting a series this year, Transparency in the Family Justice System, featuring Professor Jo Delahunty QC. Lectures already given include Women Lawyers: Equals at the Bar?What Do Judges Do in the Family Court? Vulnerable Clients and the Family Justice System. The lectures are about one hour long. You can watch the lecture in streaming or download it. A transcript is always available as well as the slides that are used.
The last three lectures will be Dealing with Sex Abuse, The Child in the Family Court Room: Whose Child is it Anyway? and Transparency in the Family Court: What Goes On Behind Closed Doors?