Where the lawyer and layperson meet.

CNN WFMZ.png

Two Emmy®
Awards For
The American
Law Journal

BY VALERIE JONES

The program was honored with two Emmy® awards in September, with four nominations by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Mid-Atlantic region. ▶︎

law-on-demand.png

VIDEO

This week: Trademark, Copyright & Free Speech: The Slants Go to the 'Supremes'

Can a racial slur be trademarked? A fashion design copyrighted? Two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court will tell us much about the bounds of the First Amendment as it relates to intellectual property.


WATCH MORE

PRES. TRUMP'S 'SUPREME CHALLENGE'?


PRES. TRUMP, THE CONSTITUTION & THE RULE OF LAW


MEET THE AMERICAN LAW JOURNAL

full prog btn.png

seg btn.png

passarella btn.png


ALLIANCES

SPOTLIGHT

NEIL GORSUCH, MERRICK GARLAND, GOING NUCLEAR

BY JENNIFER CONWAY

Will Gorsuch, Trump's nominee for U.S. Supreme Court, be confirmed– or is there unfinished business?

"A REPUBLIC - IF YOU CAN KEEP IT"

BY GINA PASSARELLA

Are we facing a constitutional crisis? Perhaps. But as Gina Passarella reports, this card has been in the American deck for years– and it's number has just come up.


ZACH GALIFIANAKIS— THIS IS HIS REAL HANGOVER 

BY CHRISTOPHER NAUGHTON

Our anger at our three branches of government is real. Maybe what's at the root of our anger is something this comedian takes seriously.

'WILD WEST' OF DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS (Lawyer's Cut)

BY JENNIFER CONWAY

New caselaw-Tincher, specifically- makes this area of practice wildly unpredictable. Watch this ‘Lawyer’s Cut’ to get the full picture.


  • "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”)
  • "What I like about appearing on this program is the quality of the program. Christopher Naughton tackles difficult legal issues that legal scholars agonize over, and makes it clear to the audience how difficult those issues are and the competing contentions … the show is on the cutting edge of these issues. He is as prepared for the programs as the best attorneys who have appeared before me.."
    The Hon. Edward N. Cahn
    Former Chief Judge
    for the U.S. District Court
    of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • "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”)
  • "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
  • "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”)

 

 

icon-question-topic.png

ASK A QUESTION
SUGGEST A TOPIC

Have question about a legal issue you're facing? Want to suggest a topic we cover in a feature report or program?

icon-behind-scenes.png

BEHIND
THE SCENES

Check out what we've been up to, who's visited the office, what the latest trend in producing television is.

icon-lighter-side.png

THE 
LIGHTER SIDE

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

icon-star.png

FEATURED GUESTS

SUPREME COURT
LIBERAL PERSPECTIVE

DAYLIN LEACH ON TRUMP'S NOMINATION OF GORSUCH

PENNSYLVANIA SENATOR (D)

Pennsylvania Senator Daylin Leach (D) joined the panel Monday, February 6 for the LIVE program The Gorsuch Nomination: Trump's 'Supreme' Challenge?

LITIGATION/TRIAL LAW
CIVIL LITIGATOR PERSPECTIVE

MARK ARONCHICK ON THE RULE OF LAW IN THE ERA OF TRUMP

HANGLEY ARONCHICK SEGAL PUDLIN & SCHILLER

The new president has some rejoicing and others recoiling. Is it fair to say this constitutional crisis has been building for quite some time? Watch Attorney Aronchick on The Constitution & Rule of Law in the Era of Trump.

TRADEMARK/COPYRIGHT
IP ATTORNEY PERSPECTIVE

LYNN RZONCA ON THE "SLANTS" AND THE 'SUPREMES'

BALLARD SPAHR

The Supreme Court will decide if an Asian American band can trademark the "Slants." Can a derogatory term be trademarked if the band members are part of the minority group in which the term refers?  Watch Attorney Rzonca on "Trademark, Copyrights & Free Speech: The Slants Go to the Supremes."

PARENTAL ALIENATION
FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY

MARK ASHTON ON DEALING WITH A MANIPULATIVE PARENT

FOX ROTHSCHILD

Manipulating and brainwashing the children by one or both parents. How do family courts deal with parental alienation? Watch (March 6) Attorney Ashton on "Parental Alienation, Grandparents Rights & Other Hot Topics in Family Law."

SUPREME COURT
IP ATTORNEY PERSPECTIVE

JOHN CONNELL ON THE 'SLANTS' AND THE 'SUPREMES'

ARCHER LAW

Archer attorneys John Connell and Ronald Coleman argued the case of music group 'The Slants' before the U.S. Supreme Court. Is the band's name protected under the First Amendment, Free Speech? Watch "Trademark, Copyrights & Free Speech: The Slants Go to the Supremes."

view-law-source-btn.png

blog icon.png

BLOG

THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE'S PURPOSE

BY Jennifer

ALJ guest Sheryl Axelrod's followup comments on the real purpose of the Electoral College.

SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR, CATO & ME

BY admin

...or what I should have said to Ilya Shapiro on a recent program on Supreme Court nominations.

2017: THE YEAR OF THE RULE OF LAW

BY Jennifer

We've had some compelling conversations at ALJ’s home office in light of our recent election cycle.

TOP MOVIE LAWYERS: OUR FAVES

BY admin

Who are your favorite movie lawyers? Mojo.com's video suggests ten; the ABA and our office weigh in.

more-blog-posts.png

MOST VIEWED

JOINT LEGAL CUSTODY: DEALING WITH THE DIFFICULT EX:

Do you have a particularly vengeful and bitter 'ex'?

THIRD PARTY SETTLEMENTS:

Getting outside the Workers' Comp system. 

THE SECOND WIVES CLUB - THE END OF ALIMONY AS WE KNOW IT?:

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

DISABILITY OVER 50 - WHY AGE COUNTS:

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

more viewed.png

MOST POPULAR

"OJ, COSBY & ‘MAKING A MURDERER'" 

What are the common themes in these three?

"WAGE, HOUR & OVERTIME: WHAT'S 'FAIR PAY' TODAY?

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?"

more popular.png