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WHYY to Present ALJ to PBS Stations

Following two additional Emmy® awards for broadcasting excellence by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Mid-Atlantic Chapter bringing the total to five in three years, ALJ is pleased to announce Philadelphia PBS station WHYY is presenting the program to public television stations. Read more and DONATE here. ▶︎

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MEET THE AMERICAN LAW JOURNAL

The American Law Journal was recently honored with five Emmy nominations and two wins for 2017 in the Mid-Atlantic region. This is ALJ’s fifth Emmy Award in three years and this is the third consecutive year the program has been recognized for outstanding broadcasting in the Interview Discussion categories. (:90)


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EMMY EXCERPTS: 'SLANTS GO TO THE SUPREMES' & 'GERRYMANDERING' (5:52)

THE AMERICAN LAW JOURNAL 2017 SIZZLE REEL (6:28)

EMMYS 2017: GERRYMANDERING: WHY WE'RE MAD AT WASHINGTON (28:11)


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SPOTLIGHT

RETALIATION IN A HIGH PROFILE SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE

BY ANDREW SCHAEFFER

Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, Kevin Spacey, Bill O'Reilly... Why the recent surge in high profile sexual harassment cases? How does a lawyer guilde the alledged victim through the process? (1:26)

 
 

WHEN THE SUPREME COURT GETS IT WRONG

BY JENNIFER CONWAY

ProPublica's review of 83 U.S. Supreme Court cases between 2011 - 2015 revealed numerous mistakes, errors, and misinformation. Yet these case opinions still stand, despite being based on false information. (2:31)

TRANSGENDER LAWYER VS. CHRISTIAN LAWYER

BY CHRISTOPHER NAUGHTON

Transgender lawyer Julie Chovanes debates Alliance Defending Freedom counsel Matt Sharp on litigation over LGBT access to locker rooms and bathrooms of their gender identity in this clip taken from the program "Pronoun Wars.” (2:32)


WILL JUSTICES END GERRYMANDERING?

BY JENNIFER CONWAY

The Supreme Court recently struck down racial gerrymandering and just heard arguments on political gerrymandering. Justice Ginsberg says this may be the most important case heard this term. Analysts are watching Justice Kennedy, he is viewed as the critical swing vote. (4:16)

JAIL TIME FOR CEOs?

BY JENNIFER CONWAY

In light of the Equifax data breach that affected more than 150 million Americans, we revisit our report on whether the criminal actions of companies should result in jail for the CEO or other executives. (4:15)

THE POWER OF THE PROSECUTOR

BY JENNIFER CONWAY

Who is the most influential player in the criminal justice system? Might not be who you think. The ACLU's short video explains the role the prosecutor, an elected official, plays and the importance of upcoming elections on criminal justice reform.  (2:12)


  • "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”)
  • "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”)
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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”)

 

 

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SUGGEST A TOPIC

Have question about a legal issue you're facing? Want to suggest a topic we cover in a feature report or program?

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BEHIND
THE SCENES

Check out what we've been up to, who's visited the office, what the latest trend in producing television is.

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THE 
LIGHTER SIDE

Quizzes, surveys, the latest in legal cartoons: you never know what’s new on “The Lighter Side” until you look.

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FEATURED ATTORNEYS

EMPLOYMENT LAW
CORPORATE PERSPECTIVE

JASON REISMAN ON CHANGES IN WAGE & HOUR, OVERTIME

BLANK ROME

As Peter Robb, Trump's choice for National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel, prepares to replace his predecessor, he sets the stage for a more business-friendly board with talk of rollbacks on many Democratic policies recently enacted. Several policies up for review were discussed on "Wage, Hour & Overtime: What's Fair Pay Today?"

FREE SPEECH
SCHOOL BOARD'S PERSPECTIVE

JOHN FREUND ON FREE SPEECH IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

KING SPRY

A federal judge has ruled that a high school cheerleader cannot not be reprimanded by school officials for vulgar snapchat post. The post is protected free speech. School officials and students often disagree on what constitutes free speech. Watch Freund on "I [Heart] Boobies: PA Free Speech to Supreme Court."

LGBT RIGHTS
PLAINTIFF'S PERSPECTIVE

ANGELA GIAMPOLO ON LGBT RIGHTS IN THE WORKPLACE

GIAMPOLO LAW GROUP

Session's DOJ squares off against Obama's EECO with differing opinions on whether Title VII outlaws anti-gay discrimination in the workplace. Second Circuit justices heard arguments from both sides. The EEOC's policy was covered in ALJ's Emmy winning LGBT program "Transgender at Work: LGBT Rights on the Job," also watch "Sexual Orientation, LGBT, and the Workplace."

PRODUCT LIABILITY LAW
PLAINTIFF'S PERSPECTIVE

BRANDON SWARTZ ON CHANGES IN PRODUCT LIABILITY LAW

SWARTZ CULLETON

Plaintiff's attorneys are disappointed after PA Supreme Court declines to review a personal injury case reinstated after the game-changing Tincher decision. Watch Swartz to learn more about Tincher and how it will affect future personal injury law in "Injury and 'Unreasonably Dangerous' Products: How Juries Deliver Justice?"

CRIMINAL LAW
EX-PROSECUTOR'S PERSPECTIVE

LINDA DALE HOFFA ON WHITE COLLAR CRIMES

DILWORTH PAXSON

The 2015 Yates Memo vowed to hold individuals responsible for white collar corporate crimes in response to criticism of the DOJ levying criminal fines against corporations, yet executives were not going to jail. The current administration is looking to revise this memo. Former prosecutor Hoffa is interviewed about the Yates Memo on "DOJ Targets CEOs: Jail Time for the 1%?"

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BLOG

Cake and Civil Rights at the Supreme Court

BY Jennifer

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

Equifax breach: What did they know, when did they know it?

BY Valerie

The private, identifying information of 145.5 million consumers may have been compromised in what's called the biggest data breach in U.S. history.

High Court rejects request for live audio

BY Jennifer

Gabe Roth of "Fix the Court" provided the Court's response to a request from four members of Congress to stream live audio of this important case on gerrymandering.

The Equifax Data Breach and You

BY Jennifer

No laughing matter, it's time to protect yourself. Here's my "damage control" so far. Disclaimer: I'm not a financial advisor of any kind nor do I get any compensation for mentioning goods or services.

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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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