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November 17, 2017

Good Law | Bad Law #51 - 40 Years Of Blazing Trails As A Woman In The Law W/ Judge Sandra Moss

Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast series Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by retired Judge Sandra Mazer-Moss to talk about sexual assault in the workplace and her efforts to inspire and mentor women in the legal field.

 

Judge Moss was a Judge in Philadelphia for more than 30 years and was integral in the process of clearing out the backlog of asbestos and other civil cases in the City. In her time on the bench, she helped start the first court system that was built with a business plan in mind. And, through her efforts as a leader and mentor in the Philadelphia community she has inspired many young women and encouraged them to pursue a career in the legal field.

 

 Judge Moss also shares stories from her career as a lawyer and how she got on the bench, telling us how she overcame an unsupportive family, being a single mother attending law school, and facing sexual harassment in the workplace. She also explains how important having a strong mentor was for her and how that person impacted her career trajectory.

 

Join us for this incredibly relevant and fascinating conversation with Judge Sandra Mazer-Moss.

 

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

 

Host: Aaron Freiwald

Guest: Sandra Mazer-Moss

 

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November 10, 2017

Good Law | Bad Law #50 - Extreme Vetting and the US Immigration Policy W/ Ilan Rosenberg

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

 

Ilan is an Attorney in Philadelphia and was the President of HIAS Pennsylvania for the past three years. HIAS or the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society has been around for over 135 years and was founded to help Jewish immigrants adapt to their new country. Ilan and Aaron discuss the Muslim travel bans proposed by President Trump as well as the process of extreme vetting the President proposed for immigrants and refugees coming into our country.

 

As Ilan explains, the new “extreme vetting” process is actually no different than the process that has been in place since the 1980s. Ilan explains all of the steps and the typical timeline for a person who is trying to seek refuge in the United States.

 

Aaron and Ilan also discuss some of the history of immigration in the United States from the Irish coming during the Irish famine, Italians migrating here, and Jews who came before and during WWII. This leads us to the current travel ban that restricts entry from certain, mainly war-torn Muslim countries like Syria. What Ilan explains is, by not allowing these people into our country we are condemning them to certain death. It is no different than not allowing Jews into our country during WWII.

 

Finally, Ilan tells us how immigration and taking in refugees is not and should not be an economics discussion. It is a human rights and morality discussion. We take people in because that’s how we built this country, that’s why America is what it is.

 

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

 

And, thank you everyone who has supported Good Law | Bad Law over the past few months as we continue to grow. We are so proud to hit this milestone of 50 episodes and are thankful that you have joined us on this journey.

 

Host: Aaron Freiwald

Guest: Ilan Rosenberg

 

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November 4, 2017

CASE IN POINT | The Opioid Commission and Safe Injection Facilities - Good Law | Bad Law

On this episode of Case In Point, Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law, looks at the White House Opioid Commission’s report and suggestions for how to handle the country’s opioid crisis. The 130-page report outlines a plan that focuses on education and law enforcement rather than more controversial, but possibly, more effective measures such as Safe Injection Facilities.

 

Safe Injection Facilities are something we’ve been talking a lot about recently at Good Law | Bad Law and Freiwald Law since speaking with Scott Burris, a Temple Law Professor, Executive Director of the Center for Public Health Law Research, and an advocate for Safe Injection Facilities in the United States.

 

Safe Injection Facilities have seen great success in other countries in both reducing the number of overdose deaths as well as the number of drug users. But, these potential solutions are not a part of the Opioid Commissions recommendations.

 

If you’d like more information on Safe Injection Facilities you can listen to our episode of Good Law | Bad Law with Scott Burris (https://thelawmatters.podbean.com/e/good-law-bad-law-46-safe-injection-sites-w-scott-burris/) or you can head over to our website and read a recent article written by Aaron Freiwald (https://www.freiwaldlaw.com/blog/safe-injection-facilities)

 

As always, let us know what you think!

 

Intro Music:

5 Cents Back by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Artist: http://audionautix.com/

 

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November 3, 2017

Good Law | Bad Law #49 - Gerrymandering, W/ State Senator Daylin Leach

Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast series Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by State Senator Daylin Leach.

 

Daylin Leach, a former attorney, is State Senator in Pennsylvania’ 17th Senatorial District and is running for Congress in the 7th Congressional District. State Senator Leach is known for being one of the most liberal members of the Pennsylvania Legislature and he is proud of that distinction.

 

In our discussion today, we talk about gerrymandering in our country and what it means for voters. State Senator Leach explains “packing and cracking,” which are the two ways a district can be gerrymandered. “Packing” he explained, is when all one parties voters are stuffed into one district so that party has an overwhelming majority. This leaves less of that party’s voters in the other districts making it harder for them to win. “Cracking” on the other hand, is when one party tries to spread all of the other party’s voters out over many districts. This again, leaves fewer voters in each district.

 

In addition to gerrymandering, we also talk about the state of the opioid crisis in our country and the White House commission led by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. We talk about proposed solutions and break down what they are really proposing.

 

Join us for this intriguing conversation with the always controversial – and funny – State Senator Leach.

 

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

 

Host: Aaron Freiwald

Guest: Daylin Leach

 

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October 27, 2017

Good Law | Bad Law #48 - Legal Parentage W/ Tiffany Palmer

Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast series Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by Tiffany Palmer, a Family Law attorney who focuses on the rights of same sex parents.

 

Aaron and Tiffany discuss legal parentage and the difficulties that can arise when you are not a biological parent to your child. Though Tiffany focuses her practice on LGBT families, these issues affect all types of families. As surrogacy and other forms of alternative child bearing are becoming more common-place so too will the issues of parentage.

 

When the court decides that you are not a child’s parent everyone involved suffers the consequences. You may lose visitation to the child and may not even be allowed to see them again depending on the situation and your child loses a parent.

 

In today’s episode Tiffany tells us of a few cases where parentage has been questioned and challenged and some of the ways you can guarantee your rights as a child’s parent even if you aren’t biologically related.

 

Join us for this intriguing conversation as we discuss legal parentage with Philadelphia Attorney Tiffany Palmer.

 

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

 

Host: Aaron Freiwald

Guest: Tiffany Palmer

 

Follow Freiwald Law:

Twitter: @FreiwaldLaw

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