Entries by John Birdsall

The Legal Defense Show – 7/22/17

Legal Defense is back on 101.5 FM WHBL Sheboygan! With a new week, comes a new episode of Legal Defense!  John and his law clerk, Nicole Muller, discuss the current controversies surrounding Jeff Sessions’ new asset forfeiture directive and the constitutional implications of such. In addition to exploring the underlying success and failure of cash […]

The Legal Defense Show – 5/20/17

Legal Defense is back on 101.5 FM WHBL Sheboygan! With a new week, comes a new episode of Legal Defense!  John and Kirk discuss the controversies around jury nullification and a case that deals with an attorney who, in his closing statement, hinted at jury nullification. Don’t forget to tune in next week for another […]

The Legal Defense Show – 2/25/17

Legal Defense is back on 101.5 FM WHBL Sheboygan! With a new week, comes a new episode of Legal Defense!  John and Kirk discuss a recent Supreme Court case that reversed a conviction where the defense attorneys presented evidence that because their client was black, he was more like to re-offend,  and an ACLU lawsuit […]

The Legal Defense Show – 2/11/17

Legal Defense is back on 101.5 FM WHBL Sheboygan! With a new administration, comes a new episode of Legal Defense!  John is solo today and discusses President Trump’s tough on crime agenda, his manipulation of FBI crime data, the role of police in a free society in the age of Trump, the roles of the […]

The Legal Defense Show – 2/4/17

Legal Defense is back on 101.5 FM WHBL Sheboygan! With a new administration, comes a new episode of Legal Defense!  Kirk and John discuss the recent redistricting litigation that found Wisconsin’s republican drawn legislative district lines were unconstitutional, the evolution of political parties in the context of that litigation, President Trumps executive order banning travel […]

The Legal Defense Show – 1/28/17

Legal Defense is back on 101.5 FM WHBL Sheboygan! With a new administration, comes a new episode of Legal Defense!  Kirk and John discuss the role of the Rule of Law in US history and its state today, the organic growth of the “co-equal” branches of government, President Trump’s executive order to build a wall […]

The Legal Defense Show – 1/21/17

Legal Defense is back on 101.5 FM WHBL Sheboygan! With the presidential inauguration, comes a new episode of Legal Defense!  Kirk and John discuss President Obama’s commutation of Chelsea Manning’s sentence for leaking classified documents,  the legal parameters of the military chain-of-command, the pardon of James Cartwright, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of […]

The Legal Defense Show – 1/14/17

Legal Defense is back on 101.5 FM WHBL Sheboygan! With the New Year, comes a new episode of Legal Defense!  Kirk and John discuss a recent court of appeals ruling where a defendant wanted a different lawyer and the court forced him to continue to trial without counsel, and the problems with Ignition Interlock Devices […]

The Legal Defense Show – 1/7/17

Legal Defense is back on 101.5 FM WHBL Sheboygan! With the New Year, comes a new episode of Legal Defense!  Kirk and John discuss the presumption of innocence, a request by the Democratic Party of Wisconsin to obtain training videos created by now Attorney General Brad Schimel while he was district attorney of Waukesha County, […]

The Legal Defense Show – 12/17/16

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 […]