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Five Emmy Nominations for ALJ

 

For the third consecutive year, ALJ is honored with nominations for broadcasting excellence awards by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Mid-Atlantic Chapter. ALJ previously brought home two Emmy statuettes in 2016 and one in 2015. Read more ▶︎

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MEET THE AMERICAN LAW JOURNAL

The American Law Journal was recently honored with five Emmy nominations for 2017 in the Mid-Atlantic region. In addition to winning two for 2016, this is the third consecutive year the program has been recognized for outstanding broadcasting in the Interview Discussion categories, for a total of three wins and fourteen nominations. (:30)


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SPOTLIGHT

FIRED FOR BEING A WHITE SUPREMACIST?

BY CHRISTOPHER NAUGHTON

In wake of the recent Charlottesville, VA protests that turned violent, a white supremacist was ‘outed’ and fired from his job. What latitude does an employer have to fire an employee for his or her off-premises, off-the-timeclock political activity? (1:00)

PLANTED EVIDENCE– WHEN A PROSECUTOR SENSES IT, WHAT HAPPENS?

BY ANDREW SCHAEFFER

Alleged planting of evidence in the Steven Avery 'Making a Murderer' case has former prosecutors debating just how often this happens. What do prosecutors do when they believe evidence has been planted? Clip from our full program "OJ, Cosby & 'Making a Murderer'" (3:14)


ON POLARIZATION– TAKE A PAGE FROM JUSTICE'S PLAYBOOK

BY JENNIFER CONWAY

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and the Pew Research Center suggest why our nation is so divided. And Breyer proposes what we can all do about it. Read More. (2:05)

OBERGEFELL'S EFFECT ON SAME-SEX DIVORCE

BY JENNIFER CONWAY

The Supreme Court's Obergefell ruling legalized same-sex marriage. Now family law practitioners and courts are struggling with divorces of same-sex couples together before the ruling. (3:04)


  • "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 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
  • "Being on the air more than 25 years is a great credit to Christopher and the production of this show … education is part of it."
    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 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
  • "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
  • "It’s a matter of practicality … whether the shows are live and folks call in, or if taped, they email or post on social media a question- and we can answer without legal jargon. The interactivity is accessible and common sense. We’re answering questions the way the viewer asks them."
    John Waldron, Esq.
    Criminal Defense Attorney
    (Lawyer for Robert Durst, subject of HBO’s
    “The Jinx: The Life & Deaths of Robert Durst”)

 

 

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LIGHTER SIDE

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FEATURED ATTORNEYS

CRIMINAL LAW
PLAINTIFF'S PERSPECTIVE

SAYDE LADOV ON POLICE PLANTING EVIDENCE

DOLCHIN SLOTKIN & TODD

News of a Baltimore cop allegedly caught planting drug evidence at a crime scene by his own body cam has made headlines. How rare is police planting evidence or committing perjury in court? And what happens when a prosecutor believes that has happened? Five former prosecutors (and one current one) discuss in "OJ, Cosby & 'Making of a Murderer.'"

FAMILY LAW
FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY

MARK ASHTON ON HOT TOPICS IN FAMILY LAW

FOX ROTHSCHILD

Major changes in Pennsylvania family law as the waiting period for divorce is lowered and legalized same-sex marriage complicates same-sex divorce. Attorney Ashton also talks about other hot family law topics on "Parental Alienation, Grandparents' Rights & New Divorce Rules: Hot Topics in Family Law."

EMPLOYMENT LAW
EMPLOYER'S PROSPECTIVE

ANTHONY HALLER ON LGBT RIGHTS IN THE WORKPLACE

BLANK ROME

Trump Administration lines up against EEOC to roll back protection of sexual orientation under Title VII which prohibits sexual discrimination. It was a hotly debated topic on ALJ's Emmy winning program "Sexual Orientation, LGBT & the Workplace." He is also a guest on our 2017 Emmy Nominated "Equal Pay for Women: Still Waiting?."

SUPREME COURT
IP/COPYRIGHT LAWYER
Lynn Rzonca - The American Law Journal Find-Lawyer.com

LYNN RZONCA ON COPYRIGHTING 'USEFUL' ARTICLES

BALLARD SPAHR

Can fashions be copyrighted? The Supreme Court recently ruled yes, based on certain design elements. Attorney Lynn Rzonca explains the cheerleader uniform copyright infringement case, Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands. More about copyright law on "Rock 'n Roll, Redskins & Free Speech: Trademark/Copyright Goes to the Supreme Court"

FAMILY LAW
FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY

DAVID LADOV ON CUSTODY ACROSS STATE LINES

OBERMAYER REBMANN MAXWELL & HIPPEL

Does you child's non-custodial parent live in another state? Registering your custody agreement in that state under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, as discussed in Obermayer's Family Matters blog, may be important. Also watch attorney Ladov in "Crossing the Line: Interstate Relocation, Custody & Support."

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BLOG

Historic U.S. Polarization– Take a Page From This Justice's Playbook

BY Jennifer

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and the Pew Research Center suggest why our nation is so divided. And Breyer proposes what we can all do about it.

Fired For Being A White Supremacist?

BY Jennifer

How much can employers regulate employee activity and speech? On or off the job?

ALJ Honored with Five Emmy Nominations

BY Jennifer

The American Law Journal television program garnered five Emmy® nominations for broadcasting excellence, the third consecutive year for multiple honors.

Revolutionary Woman: Mary Katherine Goddard

BY Valerie

Baltimore publisher, bookstore owner and postmaster: fiery rebel or founding mother? Both.

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ALLIANCES

MOST VIEWED

JOINT LEGAL CUSTODY: DEALING WITH THE DIFFICULT EX:

Do you have a particularly vengeful and bitter 'ex'?

THIRD PARTY SETTLEMENTS:

Getting outside the Workers' Comp system. 

THE SECOND WIVES CLUB - THE END OF ALIMONY AS WE KNOW IT?:

Alimony reform hasn't yet taken the nation by storm, but here it comes.

DISABILITY OVER 50 - WHY AGE COUNTS:

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

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MOST POPULAR

"OJ, COSBY & ‘MAKING A MURDERER'" 

What are the common themes in these three?

"WAGE, HOUR & OVERTIME: WHAT'S 'FAIR PAY' TODAY?

Minimum wage, overtime and more are under scrutiny more than ever.

"LIBERTY, JUSTICE AND... GAY MARRIAGE FOR ALL?

This is the feature report from "Will Gay Marriage Be the Law of the Land?"

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