The history of the law has seen a gradual expansion of the concept of “rights.” People without land, prisoners of war, slaves, women and children were all once seen as “chattel,” or subhuman property, with none or few of the inherent rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness enjoyed by full citizens. The […]
In 2018, a prototype autonomous vehicle owned by Uber killed a bicyclist. If a human being had done such a thing, we would have had no problem assigning moral responsibility for that action. We would ask was the driver was negligent, speeding, or drunk? Or did the bicyclist dart out in front of the car […]
Law School Expo: Tuesday, October 1, 11am – 4pm @ Union South Hosted by the UW-Madison Center for Pre-Law Advising (CPLA), the Law School Expo is free and open to the public! Representatives from 100+ law schools from around the country will be available to answer questions about their programs, the application process, and life […]
In the streets, in the courtroom—victories for social justice and equality take place in both. For today’s show, author and attorney Michael Steven Smith tells the stories of extraordinary lawyers who fought for justice and advanced the progressive movement, as highlighted in his new book, Lawyers for the Left. Michael Steven Smith is an attorney, […]
For today’s show, we get an inside look at the American judicial system with Charles Schudson, author of Independence Corrupted: How America’s Judges Make Their Decisions. Charles Schudson is a former trial and appellate judge, law professor, and Fulbright scholar. He has made many public appearances, including on PBS, NPR, and before the Senate Judiciary […]
The race for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice is heating up. Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Rebecca Dallet advanced in the February primary and now Election Day is just a short eight days ahead on April 3rd. Eight O’Clock Buzz host, Kai Brito visits with Dallet about her campaign and her vision of justice for Wisconsin.