Legal News Chat Transcripts

[03/28/01] Attorney Edward Lazarus on Bush and the Supreme Court -- Edward Lazarus, a former U.S. Supreme Court clerk and the author of "Closed Chambers: The Rise, Fall, and Future of the Modern Supreme Court," joined Law Chat via telephone from Los Angeles, California, to discuss the medical marijuana case now before the Supreme Court.

[03/21/01] Attorney Edward Lazarus on Bush and the Supreme Court -- Edward Lazarus, a former U.S. Supreme Court clerk and the author of "Closed Chambers: The Rise, Fall, and Future of the Modern Supreme Court," joined Law Chat via telephone from Los Angeles to discuss possible Bush appointments to the court.

[03/14/01] Law Professor Anthony Sebok on Corporate Moral Blindness -- Brooklyn Law School professor, author and FindLaw columnist Anthony J. Sebok joined Law Chat, Wednesday, March 14, 2001, to talk about the recent lawsuit against IBM that claims the company aided the Holocaust and about the recently published book that makes similar allegations.

[03/07/01] FindLaw's Julie Hilden On The KKK's Freedom of Speech -- FindLaw columnist and attorney Julie Hilden writes frequently on First Amendment law and specialized in such issues as an associate at the Washington firm of Williams & Connolly from 1996-99. A graduate of Yale Law School, she is the author of the memoir "The Bad Daughter." Hilden joined Law Chat by telephone from New York on Wednesday, March 7, 2001, to discuss the fact that Missouri must allow the Ku Klux Klan to participate in its Adopt-A-Highway cleanup program after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the state's appeal this week.

[02/28/01] Charles Compton On The Microsoft Appeal -- Charles "Chris" Compton is an attorney for the firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto, California, where he specializes in trade regulation and antitrust issues. He also handles many cases involving intellectual property litigation. Compton is the author of "Where Now for Microsoft?" which examines the Microsoft antitrust case. He joined Law Chat by telephone at noon, Wednesday, February 28, 2001.

[02/21/01] John Dean Points To Complexities Of Rich Case -- FindLaw columnist John Dean was White House counsel during the Nixon administration and has written extensively about his involvement in the Watergate scandal, notably in his book, "Blind Ambition." Now an investment banker in California, Dean joined Law Chat from Los Angeles by telephone at noon, Wednesday, January 21, 2001, to discuss President Bill Clinton's controversial last-minute pardon of expatriate financier Marc Rich.

[02/14/01] Attorney Kevin Grierson Says Web File-Sharing Is Here To Stay -- Kevin Grierson is an attorney with Willcox and Savage of Norfolk, Virginia, and specializes in intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and new ventures. He is a member of the firm's Internet and E-Commerce Law Team. Grierson joined Law Chat on Wednesday, February 14, 2001, to discuss the February 12, 2001, decision by the 9th U.S. Court of Appeals that Napster must stop its users from exchanging copyrighted musical recordings.

[02/13/01] Law Professor Marci Hamilton On The Napster Ruling -- Marci Hamilton, a constitutional law professor at the Benjamin N. Cordozo Law School in New York and a columnist for FindLaw, joined Law Chat on Tuesday, February 13, 2001, to discuss the Napster decision.

[02/06/01] Attorney Robert Precht Discusses Tactics In The Embassy Bombings Trial -- Robert Precht is director of the Office of Public Service at the University of Michigan Law School. As a federal public defender, he was the attorney for one of the four defendants in the 1993-94 World Trade Center bombing trial. Precht joined Law Chat on February 7, 2001, to discuss the issues involved in the federal trial in New York of the four men accused of a decade-long conspiracy to kill Americans and destroy U.S. government property, a conspiracy the government alleges culminated in the August 7, 1998, bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

[01/31/01] Law Professor Yonah Alexander On The Lockerbie Verdicts -- Professor Yonah Alexander is a Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies and director of its International Center For Terrorism Studies. He is also the director of the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies and co-director of the Inter-University Center for Legal Studies, both of which are consortia of international universities and think tanks. In addition, Professor Alexander is a Senior Fellow, Center for International Studies, Tel Aviv University.

[01/03/01] Attorney Jonathan Nelson On Pre-Trial Discovery And Jury Selection In The Embassy Bombings Trial -- Trial attorney Jonathan Nelson, an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School, joined Law Chat on Wednesday, January 3, to discuss jury selection and the start of the trial of four men accused in the deadly bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998.

[12/20/00] John Dean On The Transition To A Bush Administration -- Former White House Counsel and Watergate figure John Dean joined Law Chat on Wednesday, December 20 to discuss legal issues related to the transition of power to President-elect Bush, and whether Independent Counsel Robert Ray will indict President Clinton after he leaves office.

[12/13/00] Law Professor Victor Williams Discusses The Impact Of The U.S. Supreme Court Decision In Bush v. Gore (CNN) -- Law Professor Victor Williams, who teaches constitutional law at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., joined Law Chat on Wednesday, December 13, to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Bush v. Gore.

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