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How has the #MeToo movement positively/negatively affected reporting of sexual harassment at work? As sexual misconduct scandals rock the nation, what are employers, employees and the law going to do about it? And can we learn anything from the legal history of sexual harassment? (29:14)
The #MeToo movement hits big law as the chair/managing partner of a Los Angeles, CA based international law firm voluntarily resigns over 'communications of a sexual nature.' The executive's conduct was not unlawful, however the board found it unbefitting of a leader at the firm. (4:25)
The U.S. Supreme Court denied a request by federal legislators to stay implementation of a new congressional district map drawn by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Gerrymandering continues to be a source of contention in politics across the United States. (3:28)
Within 24 hours of Politico releasing an investigative report on CDC director Dr. Brenda Fritzgerald's conflicts of interest with tobacco and pharmaceutical companies, she resigns. Have revolving door politics put the "foxes in charge of the chicken coop" in the CDC and FDA? (28:36)
The waiting period for a divorce in Pennsylvania was reduced from two-years to one-year in Dec 2016. According to law.com, divorcing couples are seeing psychological and monetary incentives, however there may be negative effects on a financially dependent spouse. (1:22)
Where do Nixon, Trump and the Pentagon Papers intersect? In 1968, President Johnson was concerned that candidate Nixon had violated the Logan Act by contacting for foreign power before the election. Is U.S. repeating history? (4:44)
The PA Superior Court has granted defendants a retrial in the 2014 landmark PA Supreme Court case Tincher v. Omega Flex which recalibrated product liability law. The court highlighted the importance of jury instructions that outlined the new definition of "defect." (28:16)