The Legal Defense Show – 11/26/16

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Listen to the newest episode of Legal Defense with attorneys John Birdsall and Kirk Obear on 101.5 FM WHBL Sheboygan! With John in New York for Thanksgiving, Kirk does the show solo. He covers the recent District Court ruling that rejected hyper-partisan gerrymandering in Wisconsin, and discusses what repercussions this could have for gerrymandering tactics around the country. Though the ruling will most likely be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, it has opened the door for further legal action that could limit legislative redistricting nationwide. In the second segment, Kirk dives into the legal history of marijuana in the United States, and ties it to the current decriminalization and legalization wave sweeping the country. Lastly, he takes a look at Jury Instructions, and how they can succeed or fail to convey the concepts of ‘reasonable doubt’ and ‘burden of proof’ to a jury. Don’t forget to tune in next week, as John rejoins Kirk on the podcast!

You can find an all new episode of Legal Defense right here on our website: www.birdsall-law.com/legal-blog.