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.
State laws affect nearly every aspect of our daily lives—our safety, personal relationships, and business dealings—but receive less scholarly attention than federal laws and courts. Joseph A. Ranney, author of Wisconsin and the Shaping of American Law, will look at how state laws have evolved and shaped American history, through the lens of the historically […]
This week on A Rational Basis, WORT’s Legal Update, Kellen O’Brien sets out to answer: When can police officers ignore the 4th Amendment and chase people into their homes? O’Brien looks at the Wisconsin Supreme Court case State v. Weber with Professor Michele LaVigne of the UW Law School.
A slew of recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions have many scratching their heads. Including some justices on the court itself. UW Law School’s Brad Snyder tells us about the history and influence of dissenting decisions on the U.S. Supreme Court.