The Legal Defense Show – 06/25/16


It’s Legal Defense with attorneys John Birdsall and Kirk Obear on 101.5 FM WHBL Sheboygan. John goes solo again, as Kirk is out on break this week. Despite this, he manages to tackle a variety of important legal and political current events from Wisconsin and around the nation. First up, is Peruta v. San Diego County – a controversial decision out of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, that has the potential to significantly limit concealed carry rights around the country. John talks about the likely appeal of the 52-page majority ruling to the United States Supreme Court, and notes the differences between this and the D.C. v. Heller Supreme Court ruling from 2008. In the second half of the show, the topic shifts to illegal traffic stops, and the recent court decision in Utah v. Strieff. John explains why he thinks the Supreme Court ruling dangerously corrodes the standard of dismissing all evidence when acquired illegally during traffic stop, and what implications this might have on law enforcement conduct.