The Legal Defense Show – 12/17/16

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It’s another episode of Legal Defense on 101.5 FM WHBL Sheboygan!

With Kirk out of town this week, John does the show solo. He jumps into a discussion of the electoral college – what it is, how it works, and why, despite the presidential election having taken place on November 8th, the college will not be voting until Monday, December 19th. Explaining its inception under Article 2 of the Constitution, John tackles why the founding fathers implemented a system of indirect election of presidents, and what burden this system places on the college’s members.

In a later segment, John switches gears and addresses the persistent debate over the interpretation of crime statistics around the country, and how local contextualization can muddy one’s perception of changes in the crime rate.

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The Legal Defense Show – 12/10/16

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It’s another episode of Legal Defense with attorneys John Birdsall and Kirk Obear on 101.5 FM WHBL Sheboygan! They kick off the show by discussing President Obama’s string of clemency actions, which have largely been directed at nonviolent drug offenders, and what challenges those released still face as convicted felons. Later in the show, they discuss the importance of client advocacy, especially in the face of often heavy pressure by judges and district attorneys to accept plea offers. They also take on the proliferation of fake news, and how it has real world impact, such as the December 4th, shooting at a DC restaurant.

Don’t forget to tune in next week for another episode of Legal Defense! You can find all episodes, old and new, right here on our website: www.birdsall-law.com/legal-blog.