The Legal Defense Show – 10/15/16


It’s Legal Defense with attorneys John Birdsall and Kirk Obear on 101.5 FM WHBL Sheboygan! With the election only a few weeks away, John and Kirk discuss the major party candidates, and dig into the history of the electoral process in the United States. In the second segment, they discuss how sexual assault cases are carried out by prosecutors, and what changes this system could benefit from. Later in the show, John looks into the situation of Duane Buck, who is currently on death row in Texas, but petitioning the court to reevaluate his sentence on Sixth Amendment grounds. Buck claims that his state-appointed attorney acted inappropriately after he brought in an expert at his client’s sentencing hearing who claimed that Buck was more likely to commit violent crimes because he was African American. Tune in next week for an all new episode, and don’t forget that all previous episodes of Legal Defense are available for free on our website: