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weekly podcast with guests and conversation about cases and controversies that show how and why the law matters

September 19, 2017

Good Law | Bad Law #40 - Second Amendment Rights W/ Joshua Prince

Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast series Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by attorney Joshua Prince from, the Civil Rights Defense Firm, to discuss the Second Amendment and the issue of guns in schools.

 

Joshua Prince handles cases involving gun owners’ rights and the second amendment most notably the Goslin case. The Goslin case, found here, is a case involving a student who accidentally brought a pocket knife into school. Joshua became involved while the case was being appealed because he saw more was at stake. As he explains, this case could pave the way in guns in Pennsylvania schools.

 

We not only talk about the Goslin case, but also the Heller case, which in 2008 settled the question of whether an individual’s right to “bear arms” is found in the Second Amendment. Join us for this intriguing episode of Good Law | Bad Law.

 

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Host: Aaron Freiwald

Guest: Joshua Prince

 

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September 15, 2017

Good Law | Bad Law #39 - Betsy Devos, Dear Colleagues W/ Attorney Laura Laughlin

Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast series Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by attorney Laura Laughlin.

 

Today, on Good Law | Bad Law, Aaron and Laura talk about Title IX and the Dear Colleague letter. The Dear Colleague letter was the guidance for Title IX since it came out in 2011. Now, Betsy Devos has taken a new stance on Title IX which Laura discusses in her latest blog article http://www.freiwaldlaw.com/laws/changes-title-ix-enforcement.

 

This topic is especially important with the start of the new school year upon us. College women face a significantly higher threat of sexual assault than anyone else and this new stance has a direct impact on their wellbeing.

 

Remember to tune in every Friday for new episodes of Good Law | Bad Law!

 

Host: Aaron Freiwald

Guest: Laura Laughlin

 

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September 13, 2017

CASE IN POINT | Suicide Prevention Month- Good Law | Bad Law

Suicide Prevention Month

 

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. It’s meant to raise awareness about the issue of suicide, especially in teens and young adults. On this episode of "Case In Point", Aaron Freiwald talks about teen suicide and what resources are available. Along with that, he also brings up the controversial topic of physician assisted suicide.

 

As of now there are 6 states in the United States that allow physician assisted death or “death with dignity”. Those states are: Colorado, Washington, Vermont, California, Oregon, and the District of Columbia.

 

Montana has expanded the Rights of the Terminally Ill Act to allow physician assisted suicide but there isn't the regulatory framework necessary to make it legal. Instead, doctors in Montana are protected from prosecution if they have the patient's request in writing. New Mexico has a similar system in place and New York has tried, unsuccessfully, to get physician assisted suicide approved.

 

Though an option, it is not one that is taken lightly; doctors have very strict guidelines they must follow if a patient chooses to move forward with physician assisted suicide or “Death with Dignity”. For more information on Death with Dignity you can visit:

 

http://healthcare.findlaw.com/patient-rights/death-with-dignity-laws-by-state.html

https://www.deathwithdignity.org/

 

If you know someone who is having suicidal thoughts or think someone you know and love may be please contact one of the resources below:

 

http://www.thetrevorproject.org/

National Suicide Hotline – 1-800-273-TALK(8255)

National Alliance on Mental Illness – Text 741-741

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September 8, 2017

Good Law | Bad Law #38 - Communicating With Body Language

Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast series Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by veteran judge and body language expert Richard Klein.

On our show today, we are talking about body language both in the courts and out. Judge Klein tells us about his experiences from nearly 40 years on the bench watching jurors and attorneys and how they interact with each other. He explains the importance of non-verbal communications and how this translates into interactions outside the courtroom.

Judge Klein also serves as founding co-chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Plain English Committee and Pennsylvania House of Delegates. He has served as an adjunct professor at the Temple University Law School for 15 years and he is also an author who has written about body language in the book, “Trial Communication Skills, written with Body Language” with co-authors Julius Fast and Roberto Aron.

Remember to tune in every Friday for new episodes of Good Law | Bad Law!

Host: Aaron Freiwald
Guest: Judge Richard Klein

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September 5, 2017

CASE IN POINT | Tim Piazza Case Development - Good Law | Bad Law

On Case In Point, Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law, talks about a topic in the news that has significant impact on our society. In this clip, Aaron discusses the recent ruling by the Centre Country PA court. The ruling dismissing all the most serious charges against the fraternity members, leaving only the misdemeanor charges.

 

Tim Pizza was a freshman at Penn State University in the process of pledging the fraternity Beta Theta Pi. On February 4th 2017, he tragically passed away after a night of hazing that resulted in Timothy drinking incredible amounts of liquor, falling down a set of stairs, and being left unattended for 12 hours with life threatening injuries. By the time medical professionals were called, it was too late.

 

After Tim passed away, 18 of his fraternity brothers were charged with various crimes, including manslaughter. This past week, a judge dismissed the manslaughter charges against 8 of the men charged, leaving the alcohol violations, hazing, and reckless endangerment charges against 12 of the brothers.  

 

Disclosure: Freiwald Law Represents Penn State Whistleblower James Vivenzio.

 

To see the full article about the most recent developments click here.

To see what else we had to say about the situation check out the following links:

http://www.freiwaldlaw.com/blog/penn-state-greek-life

http://www.freiwaldlaw.com/vlog/tim-piazza

 

Let us know what you think, should these students be held accountable for Timothy’s death?

 

Intro Music:

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