Saturday, September 10, 2016

More Raising the Bar

Episodes of the BBC radio 5 live programme Raising the Bar disappear after a month, so hurry if you want to hear about divorce law (three days left to listen), or the law relating to young people (ten days left) or finally how criminal law affects ordinary people, especially victims (17 days left).

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar, on BBC Radio 5, has started a new series of programmes about the law.The first, available for another three weeks, has interviews with judges about their profession. The second, available later today for one month, talks about international law. The third, which will air August 7, is about terrorism law in the UK. 60 min, no transcript.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Stop and Search at the U.S. Supreme Court

Nina Totenberg on NPR's All Things Considered reports on an end-of-term U.S. Supreme Court decision (about when evidence obtained by an otherwise illegal search can be used in court) with what she describes as a « barnburner » dissent by Justice Sonia Sotomayor. 4 min 16 sec, transcript available. Another description, in an article on Slate, of the dissent is an "atomic bomb of a dissent".

Monday, June 13, 2016

More Perfect

A new podcast program about the U.S. Supreme Court, More Perfect, has begun on Radiolab. « More Perfect » is an allusion to an expression in the preamble to the U.S. Constitution. The first episode is about the death penalty, the second about the 1962 case that Earl Warren described as the most important of his time on the Court, Baker v. Carr (about redistricting). The internet page for each episode had pictures, links to books and other information about people interviewed in preparation for the program. About 40 min, no transcript.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Smoking Age in California Now 21

NPR’s All Things Considered reports here that California has raised the age to buy tobacco in the state from 18 to 21. 3 min 22 sec, transcript available.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Law in Action is Back - Again

The BBC programme Law in Action will be back for a new series on May 31. The first episode will be « Crimes Against Humanity ». You can find episodes in earlier series that you might have missed here. Episodes run around 28 minutes, no transcripts.

Alleged Wage Theft by Domino’s Pizza

The Attorney General of the State of New York has brought a lawsuit alleging that Domino’s Pizza franchises use software that systematically undercalculates workers’ wages. NPR's Morning Edition of May 25 has the story. 2 min 48 sec, transcript available.