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October 17, 2017

Good Law | Bad Law #46 - Safe Injection Sites W/ Scott Burris

Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast series Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by Scott Burris, Professor at the Temple University Law School and Executive Director at the Public Health Law Research Center.

 

The Public Health Law Research Center is an organization that operates out of the Temple University Beasley School of Law where Scott teaches. Professor Burris has been a longtime advocate of Safe Injection Sites as a way of curbing injury and death associated with opioid use. Safe injection Sites or CUES have been set up in some other countries and share the philosophy of the “Needle Share” programs. The idea is, if we provide people resources and a safe place to inject their drugs we can offer them the help they need to turn their lives around.

 

The countries that have implemented these programs are seeing positive results. The Safe Injection Sites provide clean needles, privacy, alcohol wipes, and a place to recover from their usage. They are also staffed with professionals who can offer them resources as well as assist in the case of an overdose.

 

Some worry that Safe Injection Sites will bring more drug users to their neighborhood. Professor Burris says, studies have found the opposite to be true. Safe Injection Sites reduce the rate of drug use as well as drug related illnesses.

 

Join us today as Professor Scott Burris and Aaron Freiwald discuss this fascinating and provocative approach to the opioid epidemic. If you would like to contact the Public Health Research Center you can visit their website http://phlr.org/.

 

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

 

Host: Aaron Freiwald

Guest: Scott Burris

 

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October 13, 2017

Good Law | Bad Law #45 - Eastern State Penitentiary Special Episode W/ Sean Kelly

Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast series Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by the Vice President of Eastern State Penitentiary, Sean Kelly.

 

Eastern State Penitentiary was built in 1829 on the outskirts of the city and was one of the most iconic and influential prisons in its time. Utilizing a new concept of “time as punishment”, Eastern State was designed with one thing in mind: Solitary Confinement. Each prisoner was isolated for up to six years. Though this punishment style was harsh and met great criticism from the start, many of the prisons built in the 1800’s across the world adopted this unique style. Eastern State Penitentiary was built in a wagon wheel pattern. Each hallway came together at a central hub which made it easy for guards to look down each hallway to make sure everything was in order.

 

During its operational life from 1829 through 1971 Eastern State Penitentiary was home to some of America’s most iconic prisoners including Al Capone and Slick Willy Sutton.

 

Join us for this fascinating conversation with Sean Kelly and head over to our YouTube channel Good Law | Bad Law to see the ins and outs of the massive structure.

 

And, if you’re in the Philadelphia area in the Month of October, head over to Eastern State for “Terror Behind the Walls” where the entire prison is turned into a haunted house full of the best scares and thrills in Philadelphia.

 

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

 

Host: Aaron Freiwald

Guest: Sean Kelly

 

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October 7, 2017

CASE IN POINT | Las Vegas Shooting, Gun Rights Change - Good Law | Bad Law

After the tragedy that was the mass shooting in Las Vegas last week we saw an outcry for gun reform. People calling for gun bans, buy-back programs, and stricter regulations. On the other side, we saw people saying it was too soon and emotions were to high to begin this discussion.

 

We saw late night hosts like Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel calling for change. In tears because of the immense weight of the event.

 

No matter what your stance is, we can all agree events like this shouldn’t happen.

 

The problem is, change doesn’t come from a single speech. Change doesn’t come from one or two late night hosts calling for it. Change comes from people like you, like us, stepping up and using our voices. Electing the people that will make the changes we believe in. Writing our congressmen and women; asking them to propose the changes we want to see.

Change comes when we, the people, make our voices heard.

 

This has been another episode of Case in Point, a Good Law | Bad Law production.

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October 6, 2017

Good Law | Bad Law #44 - Taking a Knee, First Amendment Rights In School W/ Josh Kershenbaum & Grace Osa-Edoh

Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast series Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by two attorneys, Josh Kershenbaum and Grace Osa-Edoh from the law firm Frankel and Kershnbaum.  In this episode, we discuss First Amendment rights of elementary and high school students.

 

Recently, the “take a knee” movement has been catching a lot of people’s attention after President Trump began calling out the NFL and specific players, including Former 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, for taking a knee during the National Anthem.  As attention has grown, more and more athletes as well as musicians (like Stevie Wonder) and even students in schools around the country have joined in “taking a knee.” 

 

The last point is where we focus our conversation.  Josh and Grace specialize in education law and cases against schools on behalf of students and their families.  We learn in this episode that students do not lose First Amendment protections on their speech just because they are in school, with a few exceptions.

Join us for this riveting conversation as we discuss the Take a Knee movement and some landmark Supreme Court cases in this area including Tinker and Barnette.

 

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

 

Host: Aaron Freiwald

Guest: Josh Kershenbaum & Grace Osa-Edoh

 

 

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September 29, 2017

Good Law | Bad Law #43 - What is the Future of Health Care Reform — Part One, W/ Frank McClellan

Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast series Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by Frank McClellan, a Temple University Law School professor and Special Counsel at Freiwald Law.

 

Frank McClellan has a special interest in health care in our Country; teaching health care law at Temple and believing that our current system creates opportunities for discrimination and judgment by health care providers. Frank has been on the show before to discuss he book that talks about this exact subject, but today, he is in to talk about the “Affordable Care Act” or “Obama Care” and how it differs from the “American Health Care Act”.

 

This is the first in what will be a continuing series looking at the different health care options and proposals being talked about in our country and throughout the world. From a single-payer system, a multi-payer system, a private health care system, or a completely government run system. We want to examine all sides of the issue and present you with all the facts so you can make your own judgement.

 

If you are in the Philadelphia area and want to join Frank for a town hall discussion on health care send him an email at Frank@Temple.edu.

               The discussion will take place on Saturday, September 30th from 10am – 12pm at the Temple University Law School.

 

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

 

Host: Aaron Freiwald

Guest:  Frank McClellan

 

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