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2018 Emmy Award Winner

ALJ was honored at the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards Gala for Best Interview/Discussion Program:

Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo /Weinstein Era.

Pictured (L to R) Andrew Schaeffer, Valerie Jones, Christopher Naughton, Jennifer Conway.

Not pictured: Gina Passarella & Joel Keeler.

 

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ALJ HONORED WITH MID-ATLANTIC EMMY® AWARD

The American Law Journal brought home Emmy award statuettes from the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards gala October 13, 2018 in Philadelphia for the program Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo/Weinstein Era in the category Best Interview/Discussion Program. (26:16)


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MEET THE AMERICAN LAW JOURNAL (1:30)

PRONOUN WARS: THE LAW AND TRANSGENDER IN AMERICA (29:50)

GERRYMANDERING: WHY WE'RE MAD AT WASHINGTON (28:11)


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SPOTLIGHT

COMBATING GERRYMANDERING IN THE 2018 MIDTERMS

BY JENNIFER CONWAY

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eric Holder, Barack Obama and other politicians are hitting the campaign trail in support of ending partisan gerrymandering. Schwarzenegger is visiting multiple states with anti-gerrymandering reform underway with ballot initiatives or in the courts. He is also very actively fundraising for the cause. (3:27)

JUSTICE KENNEDY STEPS DOWN: WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF ROE V. WADE? 

BY VALERIE JONES

Justice Kennedy voted conservatively in matters of business, voting rights, campaign finance and plaintiffs' actions, but he sided more with liberal justices on the Court on LGBT and to a certain extent, abortion matters. What impact will his retirement have on Roe? (feature-3:46, program 29:56)

WHO'S FUNDING THE 2018 ELECTIONS

BY JENNIFER CONWAY

Democrats and Republicans are taking advantage of campaign finance loopholes and Super PACs created after the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision allowed unlimited money in elections. With the right strategy, donors can legally remain anonymous until after the election according to a report by ProPublica and Politico.


DHHS ATTEMPTS TO DEFINE SEX

BY JENNIFER CONWAY

The Department of Health and Human Services is attempting to define "sex" as it relates to Title IX. The new definition would eradicate federal recognition of 1.4M American's who have chosen to be identified as a gender different from that in which they were born. DHHS has argued that by including gender identity as an option the previous administration has extended civil rights protection to people who should not have them. (3:34)

JUSTICE BREYER ON DEALING WITH DIVISIVE ISSUES

BY VALERIE JONES

How does the Supreme Court deal with divisive issues? At an event held at The National Constitution Center, Justice Stephen Breyer relates how many times he has heard justices raise their voices to each other on the High Court (hint... zero!). (2:04)

 

WILL OPIOID EXECS GO TO JAIL?

BY JENNIFER CONWAY

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will introduce a bill that imposes a minimum 10-year prison sentence and individual fines for opioid executives whose company is found to have illegally contributed to the opioid crisis. Manufacturers would no longer be allowed to direct market opioid products without adequate warning of their addictive properties. (1:36)


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    John Morganelli, Esq.
    Northampton County, PA District Attorney
    (Prosecutor of Robert Durst, subject of HBO’s
    “The Jinx: The Life & Deaths of Robert Durst”)
  • "What I like about appearing on this program is the quality of the program. Christopher Naughton tackles difficult legal issues that legal scholars agonize over, and makes it clear to the audience how difficult those issues are and the competing contentions … the show is on the cutting edge of these issues. He is as prepared for the programs as the best attorneys who have appeared before me.."
    The Hon. Edward N. Cahn
    Former Chief Judge
    for the U.S. District Court
    of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • "The average folks out there, they want to hear from the judges, they want to hear from lawyers, they want to learn about their legal rights. It also makes them better able to select a lawyer when they need an attorney with some information at hand that they’ve learned."
    John Morganelli, Esq.
    Northampton County, PA District Attorney
    (Prosecutor of Robert Durst, subject of HBO’s “The Jinx: The Life & Deaths of Robert Durst”)
  • "I think it’s good for the public, it’s good for our state and country to have this kind of debate in the open; it elevates the greater conversation about our country, its laws and freedoms."
    The Hon. Edward N. Cahn
    Former Chief Judge for the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • "I want to thank you for the excellent coverage of court issues over the years -- also, thank you for including the court reformer’s perspective so often when you thought relevant. Keep up the good work!"
    Lynn A. Marks
    National Advocate for Court Reform & Executive
    Director, Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts
  • "I had one occasion when Christopher asked if I would try to be a guest host and when I went through that process, I realized how difficult it is … I also realized how good he is, having the knowledge of so many areas of the law at his command."
    Anthony B. Haller, Esq.
    Blank Rome LLP

 

 

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FEATURED ATTORNEYS

CRIMINAL LAW
CORPORATE PERSPECTIVE

LINDA DALE HOFFA ON WHITE COLLAR CRIME

DILWORTH PAXON

German authorities have fined Audi $925M for the diesel emissions scandal; the U.S. has fined parent company, Volkswagen, $4.3B. The U.S. has also indicted 6 top executives for the 10 year conspiracy. Watch ALJ's program on white collar crime "DOJ Targets CEOs: Jail Time for the 1%?"

EMPLOYMENT LAW
PLAINTIFF'S PERSPECTIVE

TINA TCHEN ON WORKPLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT

BUCKLEY SANDLER

Tina Tchen, cofounder of the Times Up Legal Defense Fund and former chief of staff to Michelle Obama, says workplace sexual harassment is a diversity problem. We need to prop-up companies that are doing a good job at promoting diversity on all levels. Learn more: "Workplace Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo/Weinstein Era."

EMPLOYMENT LAW
PLAINTIFF'S PERSPECTIVE

GINA PASSARELLA ON GENDER PAY GAP

ALM/THE LEGAL INTELLIGENCER

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a federal appeals court ruling meant to close the gender pay gap. The Equal Pay Act does not allow employers to use prior work salary as a reason why a pay difference exists between men and women. Watch "Equal Pay for Women: Still Waiting?"

EMPLOYMENT LAW
CORPORATE PERSPECTIVE

JONATHAN YOUNGER ON THE SKILLED 'GIG' ECONOMY

AGILE TALENT

With 57 million freelancers participating in the U.S. 'gig' economy each year and a average yearly growth of 8.1 percent, workers needs to cultivate the right skills to maximize their profit. Entrepreneur magazine published a list of the 10 highest paying freelance jobs in 2018. Watch Younger on "The 'Virtual' Employee in the 'Gig' Economy."

PRODUCT LIABILITY LAW
PLAINTIFF'S PERSPECTIVE

STEPHEN SHELLER ON PHARMACEUTICAL LIABILITY

SHELLER PC

Philadelphia's Law Department has enlisted the help of five private law firms in the city's suit against multiple opioid manufactures for the "public health nightmare" it has created. One of the expert firms, Sheller PC, has been a guest on ALJ speaking out against the false claims and misleading marketing tactics of pharmaceutical companies.

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BLOG

Tick-tock ... or not: Supreme Court tells NC they don't have to redraw voting map. But in PA ...

BY Valerie

UPDATE: PA Supreme Court says Congressional voting maps are unconstitutional- change them. NC was told the same thing but the Supreme Court said not yet?

Trump, Nixon and the Pentagon Papers

BY Jennifer

Where do Richard Nixon, Donald Trump and the Pentagon Papers intersect? In 1968, President Johnson was concerned that candidate Nixon had violated the Logan Act by contacting a foreign power before the election. Is the United States repeating history?

Will the Courts block the FCC ending Net Neutrality?

BY Jennifer

The FCC just reversed the Obama era Net Neutrality rule, December 14, 2017. Now that the FCC has passed the repeal of net neutrality with a 3-2 vote, what can be we expect?

Cake and Civil Rights at the Supreme Court

BY Valerie

ALJ Guest and law professor John Culhane says the court struggled to find middle ground between two sides in the Masterpiece Cakeshop argument.

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If you're over 50, is getting approved for disability more in your favor?

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