Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Free Speech

Chicago’s local TV station has interviewed Goeffrey Stone, a professor of law at the University of Chicago, about a book just published that he co-authored, The Free Speech Century. 10 min, no transcript.

Monday, January 14, 2019

The Most Important Cases of 2018 in the UK

Law Pod UK, produced by the barristers of One Crown Office Row, presents a review of the most important legal cases in the UK.  17 minutes, no transcript, but the recording is very clear.
In an accompanying article, Jonathan Metzer, the One Crown Office Row barrister you hear in the podcast, presents this review in written form in the UK Human Rights Blog

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Serial Podcast, Season 3 - A Year in Cleveland Courts

The Serial Podcast is known for its first season which examined the case of Adnan Syed, convicted of murdering his girlfriend. Season 3 is described on its website as « A year inside a typical American courthouse. This season we tell you the extraordinary stories of ordinary cases. One courthouse, told week by week. » Each episode is about one hour long. A transcript is available.

Monday, December 03, 2018

UK's Judicial Office on YouTube

The UK’s Judicial Office has a YouTube site and has recently published a short (2 min 16 sec) video for young people Judiciary and the rule of law.
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Other videos on the site include short interviews with judges explaining what they do. Beginning on Nov. 15 the site now includes live streaming of the Court of Appeal Civil Division.

Thursday, November 08, 2018

The Most Dangerous Branch?

Terry Gross, of the NPR program Fresh Air, interviewed author David A. Kaplan, author of the recently published book intitled The Most Dangerous Branch. The book criticises the role of the U.S. Supreme Court today. The subtitle of his book is « Inside the Supreme Court’s Assault on the Constitution ».  37 min, transcript available.

Saturday, November 03, 2018

More on the Harvard Admissions Suit

The trial to hear evidence about how Harvard chooses which applicants to admit is over, with a ruling to come much later because the evidence is so « dense », according to Max Larkin of NPR’s local Boston station. You can find his report here. 4 min, transcript available

Monday, October 15, 2018

How Harvard Chooses Its Students and Is That Legal

NPR’s All Things Considered has a piece about a lawsuit, brought on behalf of Asian-American students, criticizing how Harvard chooses its students. 3 min 41 sec, transcript available.
NPR's Morning Edition speaks with a reporter from their Boston affiliate. The report can be found here. 3min 36 sec, transcript available.