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35 minutes | 4 days ago
Why We Need a Domestic Terrorism Law with Frank Figliuzzi
Figliuzzi also discusses the intelligence failures in the run up to that fateful day and how politics may have played a factor into why the Capitol was left unprotected.He is also the author of the new book The FBI Way: Inside the Bureau’s Code of Excellence and he shares some stories from his FBI days, the FBI’s core values and how James Comey failed to live up to one of Figliuzzi’s “Seven C’s.”If you like Miranda Warnings, you have the right to Rate, Review and Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.
27 minutes | 11 days ago
Meet The Freshman NY Congressman Who's Very Quickly Become a Leader in Congress
On his fourth day in office, Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY) was on the floor of the House of Representative with members of the Democratic Party leadership, listening to what had been, until Jan. 6, 2021, a routine part of the peaceful transfer of power between outgoing and incoming administrations. Before long, he and other members of Congress were told that there had been a breach and that insurrectionists were likely headed to the room where they were standing.“There was no confidence on my part that I would make it out of that room without having to encounter the domestic terrorists who sieged the Capitol,” Jones said on a recent episode of the Miranda Warnings podcast. “I was preparing along with Rep. Collin Allred from Texas, a former NFL player, to do battle in the event they were able to take the chamber.”Click here to continue reading.If you like Miranda Warnings, you have the right to Rate, Review and Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.
41 minutes | 5 months ago
NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith Doesn’t Stick to Sports | Miranda Warnings
Smith discusses the role NFL players can take within their communities by getting involved in the political process as well as some of the tangible things players have negotiated with NFL owners including using several NFL stadiums as polling sites, giving the players off on Election Day and how proud he is of players continuing to find ways to protest.They also discuss how the NFL put together an actionable mass testing and contact tracing program and juxtaposes his response to the pandemic to that of President Trump.Smith, who prior to his role at the NFLPA, was a federal prosecutor and former counsel to then-Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder, also discusses how in his view, Attorney General Bill Barr has run the department into the ground and has continued to assault the rule of law.Miranda Warnings is hosted by NYSBA's 118th President David Miranda.
30 minutes | 5 months ago
Modern Government is Under Legal Assault with Cass Sunstein | Miranda Warnings
Sunstein, who also served as the Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs from 2009-2012, also discuss the attacks being laid against many federal agencies, like the EPA, Department of Labor and the Department of Transportation. They also discuss the eight ways the 'Rule of Law' fails and how for the most part much of the court have been deciding on over the past few years have been very pro-rule of law. He also lays out some clear examples of where President Trump has violated the rule of law.Finally, they close talking about potential theories on how to make the Department of Justice more independent; from direct voting for an Attorney General to setting it up the same as the Federal Reserve Board.Miranda Warnings is hosted by NYSBA's 118th President David Miranda.
23 minutes | 5 months ago
The Civil Case Against Harvey Weinstein, the NCAA and the University of Southern California with Elizabeth Fegan | Miranda Warnings
Fegan, who is a founding member of FeganScott also details how she intends to prove there was a pattern and practice of abuse committed by Weinstein, which would allow for a more safe process for women to come forward to prove damages on an individual basis.In another civil case where she is lead counsel, Fegan talks about her current class-action suit against the NCAA and her case against former Univerisity of Southern California gynecologist George Tyndall. The USC case which had 10 named plaintiffs had more than 10,000 women submit claims. A decision on the distribution of monies is anticipated to be made in February 2021. Discussing the class action suit against the NCAA, Fegan provides her reasoning for beginning an investigation, how forcing the NCAA to change its policies and rule will cause schools to change their rules.Miranda Warnings is hosted by NYSBA's 118th President David Miranda.
41 minutes | 6 months ago
The Defense Of Harvey Weinstein with Arthur Aidala & Barry Kamins | Miranda Warnings
Over the next two episodes of Miranda Warnings, David will be speaking with defense attorneys and attorneys involved in civil lawsuits against disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.Arthur L. Aidala, Esq. and Hon. Barry Kamins are a part of the team that represented Harvey Weinstein, in his defense against six felony sexual assault and rape charges. They talk to David about how their firm became involved representing Weinstein and the challenges that occur representing such a high-profile and notorious defendant. They also discuss some of their strategy behind their attempt to change the venue, why asked for a new judge and the debate about whether or not Mr. Weinstein should testify.Miranda Warnings is hosted by NYSBA’s 118th President David Miranda.
30 minutes | 6 months ago
The Supreme Court Goes Digital, Kind Of with Professor Vincent Bonventre
Vincent Bonventre is the Justice Robert H. Jackson Distinguished Professor of Law at Albany Law School and he returns to make his fifth appearance on the show. He and David discuss the Supreme Court’s most recent cases.Miranda Warnings is hosted by NYSBA’s 118th President David Miranda.
31 minutes | 6 months ago
'True Crimes & Misdemeanors: The Investigation of Donald Trump' with Jeffrey Toobin | Miranda Warnings
Toobin discusses some of the decisions made by key players involved with the Russia investigation including; James Comey, Robert Mueller, Bill Barr, and Rudy Giuliani, one of whom, in Toobin's view, committed one of the greatest failures of lawyering in American history. Buy 'True Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Investigation of Donald Trump, here. - https://www.amazon.com/True-Crimes-Misdemeanors-Investigation-Donald/dp/0385536739Miranda Warnings is hosted by NYSBA' 118th President David Miranda.
30 minutes | 6 months ago
Policing In America, Partisanship In The Department of Justice, and the Clinton Email Scandal with Loretta Lynch | Miranda Warnings
Loretta Lynch served as the 83rd Attorney General of the United States from 2015-2017 under President Barack Obama and she joins David for a wide-ranging conversation. She discusses her history prosecuting police brutality cases in New York, the Trump administration's decision to stop Obama era policies regarding community policing, and how it was a missed opportunity to continue the reform process.Lynch, who is now a litigation partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York City, also discusses what it was like to work for President Obama, his leadership style and the support he provided to members of the cabinet. She also shares her views on the problems partisanship can cause for career prosecutors in the Department of Justice and recalls her role in the email scandal of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.Miranda Warnings is hosted by NYSBA's 118th President David Miranda.
37 minutes | 7 months ago
What Makes A Good Public Opinion Poll with Siena College's Dr. Don Levy | Miranda Warnings
Dr. Don Levy is the director of the Siena College Research Institute and he joins the show to talk about some of the recent Presidential polls and what the data is saying about Joe Biden's chances to win the election. Plus he shares some tips that people can use to identify the differences between a 'good poll' and a 'bad poll,' and he discusses some of the recent polls he's conducted on Governor Andrew Cuomo's COVID-19 pandemic response, the opioid epidemic, race relations.Miranda Warnings is hosted by NYSBA's 118th President David Miranda.
37 minutes | 7 months ago
The Overreach and Lies Of Attorney General Bill Barr with Mimi Rocah | Miranda Warnings
Mimi Rocah spent 17 years as an Assistant US Attorney in the Southern District of New York. She joins the show to talk about her experience working under Republican and Democratic administrations. She also discusses her view of Attorney General Bill Barr's continued overreach in cases against associates of President Donald Trump and his continued lies about how former US Attorney Geoffrey Berman was fired this past June.Rocah, who is also the Democratic candidate for District Attorney in Westchester County, talks about her experience having to wait nearly three weeks for her primary victory to become official due to the large number of mail-in ballots and scaled back in-person voting due to COVID-19 and what that could mean for Election Day in November.Miranda Warnings is hosted by NYSBA's 118th President David Miranda.
29 minutes | 7 months ago
The Houston Astros Cheating Scandal, Colin Kaepernick and The Meidas Touch with Ben Meiselas | Miranda Warnings
Ben Meiselas, partner at the Los Angeles law firm Geragos & Geragos, joins the show to talk about the Houston Astros cheating scandal and the lawsuit his client, Mike Bolsinger, has filed against the team for allegedly ruining his career. Meiselas who heads the civil litigation department at Geragos & Geragos details what the alleged wrongdoing by the team, how the team deployed technology so their players knew what pitches were going to be thrown, and how Bolsinger's career trajectory was derailed because of an outing in August 2017.
32 minutes | 9 months ago
Censorship, Misinformation and Harassment On Social Media with Scott Malouf | Miranda Warnings
Scott Malouf, a social media lawyer and co-chair of the NYSBA Social Media committee joins the show to talk about censorship on social media, the recent executive order signed by President Trump that seeks to prevent online censorship and the recent changes to the ethics laws surrounding attorney advertising and its impact on the legal community.
20 minutes | 9 months ago
Blood & Politics: The History of White Nationalism from the Margins to the Mainstream with Leonard Zeskind | Miranda Warnings
Leonard Zeskind, author of Blood and Politics: The History of the White Nationalist Movement from the Margins to the Mainstream and founder and president of the Institute for Research & Education of Human Rights is today’s guest.He talks to David about the growth of the White Nationalist movement and why its seen enormous growth since 2016. He also talks about the differences between white nationalism and white supremacists and how these groups are using the internet to mobilize and coordinate to hold rallies.Download the IREHR’s anti-bigotry app, Trepper for your Android or iPhone here. Miranda Warnings is hosted by NYSBA’s 118th President, David Miranda.
25 minutes | 9 months ago
A Step-by-Step Guide On How To Reopen Your Law Firm | Miranda Warnings
Marian C. Rice (L’Abbate Balkan) & David Schraver (Nixon Peabody) join the show to talk about the NYSBA Working Group to Reopen Law Firms and the model reopening plan the working group released last week to help law firms get back to work as quickly as possible, while protecting employees and clients. They discuss the 9 key guidelines in the plan, what steps firms should take to ensure they’re ready to resume operations and how important a healthy employee/employer relationship will be during this time.Miranda Warnings is hosted by NYSBA’s 118th President David Miranda.
19 minutes | 10 months ago
NY Secretary of State Rossana Rosado | Can You Spare 5 Minutes For The Census | Miranda Warnings
This week’s guest is New York’s Secretary of State Rossana Rosado, who joins the show to talk about the 2020 Census; why its so important it is for New Yorkers to fill it out and how plans for door-to-door census takers have changed due to the COVID-19. Secretary Rosado also dispels some common misnomers about the Census and gives tips on how New Yorkers can identify scam attempts.Fill out the Census at https://my2020census.gov/
34 minutes | 10 months ago
Jack Newton, CEO of Clio | Using Legal Superpowers To Help Unemployed New Yorkers | Miranda Warnings
Jack Newton, CEO and co-founder of the legal technology company Clio joins David to discuss the help they’re providing the New York State Bar Association to launch a pro bono initiative, how the embrace of technology has changed the legal profession in the wake of the COVID-19 health crisis, and dispel the myth that lawyers are slow to adapt to technology.
39 minutes | 10 months ago
Brenda Berkman | FDNY’s First Female Firefighter | Miranda Warnings
Recorded at the 2020 Annual Meeting Brenda Berkman, activist, artist, and the first female firefighter in FDNY history, joins David to talk about her trailblazing career, the obstacles women still face and why the number of female firefighters is so low. Miranda Warnings is hosted by NYSBA’s 118th President David Miranda.
32 minutes | 10 months ago
Emergency Task Force for Solo and Small Firm Practitioners | Miranda Warnings
Domenick Napoletano (Brooklyn, NY) and June Castellano (Rochester, NY), co-chairs of the NYSBA Emergency Task Force for Solo and Small Firm Practitioners join David to talk about the work they’re doing to help lawyers impacted by the COVID-19 public health crisis. With more than half the members of the State Bar Association working as solo or small firm practitioners, they discuss the areas where the task force is seeking to help members, from economic best practices and law office management to advocating for clarifications about Executive Orders and ensuring rural communities are heard.Napoletano and Castellano, who are both solo practitioners, then explain how virtual notarizations will take place via video conferencing or video chat .Miranda Warnings is hosted by NYSBA’s 118th President David Miranda.
21 minutes | 10 months ago
The Paul Weiss Coronavirus Resource Center Is Here To Help | Miranda Warnings
Paul Weiss, chairman Brad Karp along with partners Robert Atkins and Michael Gertzman join David to talk about the firms Coronavirus Resource Center and how the public, small businesses, and those in need the most can utilize it to make sense of the hundreds of federal, state and local relief programs. Paul Weiss Coronavirus Resource Center
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