The Legal Defense Show – 09/24/16

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It’s another episode of Legal Defense with attorneys John Birdsall and Kirk Obear on 101.5 FM WHBL Sheboygan! John starts off the show talking about the Milwaukee Rescue Mission, which provides shelter and counseling for Milwaukee’s homeless population. Kirk then discusses a conference he recently hosted for Wisconsin area defense attorneys, in which once of the topics covered was the proliferation of Title IX cases involving sexual assault on college campuses. John and Kirk tackle the intricacies of the Department of Education’s 2010 expansion of Title IX’s scope, and what impact that has had on the burden of proof in assault cases. The second half of the show covers the questionable reliability of fingerprints in identifying defendants, and the shaky science on which they’re use in trials is based.

 

The Legal Defense Show – 09/10/16

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It’s another episode of Legal Defense with attorneys John Birdsall and Kirk Obear on 101.5 FM WHBL Sheboygan!  After several weeks of running the show solo, both attorneys are back together to discuss legal topics from Wisconsin and around the nation. They begin with coverage of a new book by former Manitowoc County assistant prosecutor Michael Griesbach, which examines the Steven Avery case from a new perspective. The second topic of the show takes a look at how courts in Wisconsin have been permitting character evidence through what is known as the “greater latitude rule,” and what impact this has had on convictions in the state.  The latter half of the show investigates the high number of incarcerations in Deerborn County, Indiana that far exceed per capita numbers around the country. John and Kirk take a look at why trends like this occur, and how other states such as Wisconsin have tapered construction of new prisons.

 

The Legal Defense Show – 08/27/16

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Another week, another episode of Legal Defense with attorneys John Birdsall and Kirk Obear on 101.5 FM WHBL Sheboygan.  Kirk and John are now co-hosts of Legal Defense and will continue going forward bringing you cutting edge legal analysis that’s easy to understand.  This week John reports from Wyoming prior to Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College program!!