The Legal Defense Show – 06/18/16

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Join us for another episode of Legal Defense with attorneys John Birdsall and Kirk Obear on WHBL Sheboygan. As always, John and Kirk provide insight into legal news from Wisconsin and around the nation. They kick off the show discussing the legal nuances of gun control legislation, as well as the controversy surrounding an Orange County Superior Court judge who was recently reelected despite admitting to misconduct. In the second half of the show, they jump into an in-depth discussion of ethics rules for lawyers, especially those here in Wisconsin as governed by the State Supreme Court, and what the implications of those standards are. John and Kirk share examples of what these rules mean for their work, and the work of attorneys across the state.

 

The Legal Defense Show – 06/11/16

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Kirk is back this week on The Legal Defense Show for WHBL Sheboygan. They comment on the problematic arguments Donald Trump has presented regarding a Hispanic judge litigating a case involving Trump University, as well as gerrymandering trends here in Wisconsin. They also address changes to court proceedings in Wisconsin, especially the significance of preliminary hearings, and the burden they put on the prosecution.

 

The Legal Defense Show with Kirk Obear and John Birdsall 06/04/16

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This week, John goes solo on The Legal Defense Show for WHBL Sheboygan. He talks about the dangers of overcriminalization, and how the topic has been discussed at the congressional level, as well as the burgeoning scandal in Orange County, California involving the district attorney’s office and jailhouse snitching.