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12 minutes | Oct 4, 2021
E7 E4 Linking Poverty and Climate Change
Climate change amplifies the divide between the haves and have not and nowhere more in the U.S. than Miami. Join Miami Law's Practitioner-in-Residence at the Mysun Foundation Environmental Justice Clinic Abigail Fleming and clinic intern Kate Dremluk to drill into the core of the issues. Recorded September 30, 2021.
17 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
S7 E3 Florida's Child Fails
Florida’s Department of Children and Families’ mismanagement impacts tens of thousands of children under its supervision. Kele Stewart and Robert Latham of the Children and Youth Law Clinic shine the light. Recorded on September 14, 2021.
15 minutes | Sep 7, 2021
S7 E2 The Death of Innocence
Despite raging infection rates in jails and prisons, Miami Law Innocence Clinic Director Craig Trocino and his students continue the work of exonerating the wrongfully accused. Recorded on August 30, 2021.
18 minutes | Aug 23, 2021
S7 E1 Combating Health Disparities
Problems with access to healthcare abound throughout the United States and have been brought into sharper focus by the pandemic. Miami Law's Health Disparities Project Fredman Family Foundation Practitioner-in-Residence Dr. Timothy Loftus, and two of his students – Kristen Dagher and Lauren Jones – examine the roadblocks and the solutions to equal access to all. Recorded on August 18, 2021.
33 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
S6 E14 What’s Next for Derek Chauvin?
As former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin awaits sentencing for the murder of George Floyd, Miami Law’s criminal law expert and former special assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Sundby explains the process. Recorded on April 23, 2021.
19 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
S6 E13 Energy Justice for All
The Biden Administration's $2.2 trillion infrastructure plan promises to prioritize longstanding and persistent racial injustices by transitioning to a more democratic energy system, including electrical grid and public transit. Miami Law's Fredman Foundation Practitioner in Residence at the Environmental Justice Clinic Abigail Fleming walks us around the biggest obstacles to energy justice. Recorded on April 16, 2021.
24 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
S6 E12 Inundated by Cancel Culture
Cancel culture is rapid-fire ostracization in the time of social media mob mentality. Stories of people drummed out of their organizations over positions taken sometimes decades earlier fill the headlines and chyrons of cable news. Compliance expert Marcia Narine Weldon explains the good, the bad, and the ugly of today's phenomenon. Recorded on March 31, 2021.
17 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
S6 E11 The World v. Donald J. Trump
Not unexpectedly, federal and state courts are awash in suits versus former President Trump and his minions. Litigation and dispute resolution expert Sergio Campos guides us through the waves. Recorded on March 25, 2021.
34 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
S6 E10 Killing the Death Penalty
South Carolina recently introduced a bill to allow death by firing squad, while Virginia passed legislation to abolish the death penalty. Thirteen of the 17 federal executions carried out in the last 60 years were under the Trump presidency. Death penalty expert Scott Sundby tracks where we've been and where we are going. Recorded on March 11, 2021.
19 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
S6 E9 The Trouble with Yemen
President Biden has cut off U.S. support for offensive operations in Yemen and related arms sales to Saudi Arabia, making good on a campaign promise. But relations in the region are complicated, at best. Miami Law international and comparative constitutional law expert Pablo Rueda-Saiz explains the moves. Recorded on March 1, 2021.
19 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
S6 E8 Amazon Won't Deliver Unionization
No other company in the world ramped up as exponentially as Amazon in the face of the pandemic, adding more than 400,000 workers globally between January and October 2020. With the explosive growth came a wave of efforts to organize by employees. Labor expert and former New York Attorney General Section Chief Andrew Elmore clocks in to unpack the union box. Recorded on March 8, 2021.
22 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
S6 E7 The State of the Woke Nation
Tragically, 2020 saw another year of killings of Black people by police and wannabes, including the murders of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, father of five George Floyd in Minneapolis, and 26-year-old Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky. The deaths prompted nationwide outrage and a national conversation about the crisis in our criminal justice system. Donald Jones, author of three books on race, equity, and social disadvantage, takes a big look. Recorded on March 1, 2021.
25 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
S6 E6 The Filibuster Back in Play
Democrats want to ax the filibuster to max accomplishments in the Biden era; Republicans need to save it to block the new administration's agenda. Constitutional expert Charlton Copeland brings us Filibuster 101. Recorded on February 22, 2021.
18 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
S6 E5 Turning the Wheels of Justice Reform
In the opening days of the new administration, President Biden took his first big swing at criminal justice reform with an executive order aimed at ending private prison contracts. Innocence Clinic Director Craig Trocino takes a wide look at the prospects. Recorded February 18, 2021.
21 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
S6 E4 The Power to Impeach and Convict
Based on a single charge of incitement of insurrection against the U.S. government and lawless action at the capitol, the historic second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump is underway. Constitutional scholar Caroline Mala Corbin leads us through the maelstrom. Recorded February 11, 2021.
18 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
S6 E3 The Financial Traders of Reddit
Retail traders took on Wall Street, kneecapping behemoth hedge funds, driving up the value of several low-performing stocks. International tax expert and longtime marker watcher Stanley Langbein reads the ticker. Recorded on February 4, 2021.
13 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
S6 E2 Parler Can't Catch a Break
Amazon's hosting server kicked Parler off following the January 6 attack on the capitol. Parler suffered another setback when it failed to convince a federal judge to force Amazon to reinstate the site. Antitrust expert John Mark Newman untangles the argument. Recorded on January 29, 2021.
25 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
S6 E1 Could The Market Reform Campaign Finance?
Fallout from the attack on the capitol reverberated throughout the world, including swift reaction from corporate America in the form of political contributions. Frances Hill, a campaign finance reform expert weighs in on the consequences. Recorded on January 21, 2021.
16 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
S5 E14 The Eviction Explosion
COVID-19 has exposed the depth of this country’s rental housing crisis. Miami Law’s Tenants’ Rights Clinic Director Jeffrey Hearne joins us to talk about the quandary and the solutions. Recorded on November 12, 2020.
23 minutes | Nov 9, 2020
S5 E13 The Gay Right to Foster
Last week the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a case of a Roman Catholic adoption agency's entitlement to discriminate against LGBTQ foster parents. Miami Law's Children and Youth Law Clinics Bernard Perlmutter and Robert Latham joined the friend of the court brief and unpack the case on this week's episode. Recorded on November 6, 2020.
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