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How to Impeach a President. Any President.

BY MAURA KENNEDY

Is “Obstruction of Justice” vague under U.S. law?  Two American presidents involved in impeachment proceedings in the last century—Bill Clinton in 1998 and Richard Nixon in 1974— were accused of obstruction of justice. Is a third in the works? ▶︎

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MEET THE AMERICAN LAW JOURNAL

The American Law Journal was honored with two Emmy awards in 2016 in the Mid-Atlantic region. This is the second consecutive year the program has been recognized for outstanding broadcasting in the Interview Discussion categories, for a total of three wins and eight nominations. (6:28)


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SPOTLIGHT

SLANTS WIN AT THE SUPREME COURT

BY VALERIE JONES

On June 19, the decision of the lower court was affirmed and the Slants win the case to trademark their name. The case has been closely watched as it could impact the NFL Redskins football team's trademark of their name. See the full program from earlier this year here or click above for report. (3:03)

BILL COSBY MISTRIAL: CELEBRITY FACTOR?

BY ANDREW SCHAEFFER

A hung jury could not come to a verdict after 52 hours of deliberation, so the sex abuse trial of the television and comedy icon comes to a close with no resolution. The prosecution says they'll mount another trial, but what will that mean? And does the "celebrity factor" play a role? Watch this excerpt from our earlier program (1:37)


PARIS AGREEMENT: "WE'RE GETTING OUT'... IN 4 YEARS?

BY ANDREW SCHAEFFER

Can President Donald Trump legally remove the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement? If he can, how long would it take? (0:58)

WE NEED CLARITY: TRANSGENDER LAWS IN AMERICA

BY GINA PASSARELLA

The law is struggling to keep up as the fight for transgender rights escalates. Amid school, employment and bathroom controversies and conflicting court opinions, lawyers and law makers ask for clarity. (3:34)


  • "I think it’s good for the public, it’s good for our state and country to have this kind of debate in the open; it elevates the greater conversation about our country, its laws and freedoms."
    The Hon. Edward N. Cahn
    Former Chief Judge for the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • "Being on the air more than 25 years is a great credit to Christopher and the production of this show … education is part of it."
    John Morganelli, Esq.
    Northampton County, PA District Attorney
    (Prosecutor of Robert Durst, subject of HBO’s
    “The Jinx: The Life & Deaths of Robert Durst”)
  • "I want to thank you for the excellent coverage of court issues over the years -- also, thank you for including the court reformer’s perspective so often when you thought relevant. Keep up the good work!"
    Lynn A. Marks
    National Advocate for Court Reform & Executive
    Director, Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts
  • "I had one occasion when Christopher asked if I would try to be a guest host and when I went through that process, I realized how difficult it is … I also realized how good he is, having the knowledge of so many areas of the law at his command."
    Anthony B. Haller, Esq.
    Blank Rome LLP
  • "The average folks out there, they want to hear from the judges, they want to hear from lawyers, they want to learn about their legal rights. It also makes them better able to select a lawyer when they need an attorney with some information at hand that they’ve learned."
    John Morganelli, Esq.
    Northampton County, PA District Attorney
    (Prosecutor of Robert Durst, subject of HBO’s “The Jinx: The Life & Deaths of Robert Durst”)
  • "It’s a matter of practicality … whether the shows are live and folks call in, or if taped, they email or post on social media a question- and we can answer without legal jargon. The interactivity is accessible and common sense. We’re answering questions the way the viewer asks them."
    John Waldron, Esq.
    Criminal Defense Attorney
    (Lawyer for Robert Durst, subject of HBO’s
    “The Jinx: The Life & Deaths of Robert Durst”)

 

 

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LIGHTER SIDE

Quizzes, surveys, the latest in legal cartoons: you never know what’s new on “The Lighter Side” until you look.

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FEATURED ATTORNEYS

SUPREME COURT
PLAINTIFF'S PERSPECTIVE

SUPREME COURT WIN FOR JOHN CONNELL

ARCHER LAW

Although neither he nor his partner Ron Coleman would predict it at the time, John Connell's pure First Amendment argument before the U.S. Supreme Court ended in an unanimous decision for his client Simon Tam and the Slants. Watch him make his case.

PERSONAL INJURY
PLAINTIFF'S PERSPECTIVE
Thomas Kline - The American Law Journal Find-Lawyer.com

THOMAS KLINE ON WRONGFUL DEATH

KLINE & SPECTER

Notable wrongful death cases: On behalf of the father of Rachel Jacobs who died in the Amtrak derailment in May 2015, Kline has filed a private complaint of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment. Kline also represents the parents of Tim Piazza who died during a fraternity hazing incident at Penn State University.

RULE OF LAW
LAW PROFESSOR

CLAIRE FINKELSTEIN ON RUSSIAN HACKING OF ELECTION PROCESS

PENN LAW'S CENTER FOR ETHICS & THE RULE OF LAW

Claire Finkelstein is featured as expert on MSNBC's "Election Attack" discussing Russia's cyberattack on the last U.S. election. You can also hear her expert view of the state of our "Constitutional Crisis" in ALJ's "Trump, the Constitution and the 'Rule of Law'".

NURSING HOME LITIGATION
PLAINTIFF'S PERSPECTIVE

CHRISTOPHER CULLETON ON NURSING HOME ARBITRATION

SWARTZ CULLETON

A federal court blocked Medicaid's new rule cutting off funding for facilities that required arbitration clauses in residents' contracts. Is arbitration really a simpler, swifter and more cost effective way to settle disputes? Or does it keep abuse and neglect from the public eye? Watch Attorney Culleton "Nursing Home Abuse, Litigation & Arbitration."

EMPLOYMENT LAW
PLAINTIFF'S PERSPECTIVE

GINA PASSARELLA ON EQUAL PAY FOR WOMEN

THE LEGAL INTELLIGENCER

A judge recently shut down the Chamber of Commerce's request to halt a Jan. 23rd city ordinance in Philadelphia prohibiting businesses from asking for salary history of job applicants. The ordinance seeks to improve wage equity for women and minority workers. Gina Passarella discussed the gender wage gap in "Equal Pay for Women: Still Waiting?"

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BLOG

Another Janssen Whistleblower, Off-Label Marketing

BY Valerie

Alleged “companies with a long history of prior misconduct involving off-label promotions of its drugs.” And 6 of the 7 largest settlement in 2016 against J&J. Will Janssen executives see jail time?

The 'Slants' Band Wins at the Supreme Court

BY Valerie

Today the Slants band won their First Amendment case to trademark their name. ALJ guest John Connell argued the case before the Court.

How to Impeach a President. Any President.

BY Valerie

Is talk of impeachment premature? And what would impeachment proceedings look like?

"This is What Democracy Looks Like"

BY Jennifer

In a polarized political climate, can we exercise our right to free speech and assembly without fear of reprisal and violence?

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Alimony reform hasn't yet taken the nation by storm, but here it comes.

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If you're over 50, is getting approved for disability more in your favor?

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Minimum wage, overtime and more are under scrutiny more than ever.

"LIBERTY, JUSTICE AND... GAY MARRIAGE FOR ALL?

This is the feature report from "Will Gay Marriage Be the Law of the Land?"

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