June 18, 2021

Summer Hiatus

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Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast, Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by author and journalist, Jamie Ducharme, of TIME, to discuss JUUL, her new book, Big Vape: The Incendiary Rise of Juul, and what the future may look like for e-cigarettes in general.

 

In today’s conversation, Aaron and Jamie delve into “the JUUL” story touching on the dubious decisions the company made as far as marketing to how JUUL Labs mismanaged its response to resale issues and the “dealing JUUL” phenomenon. Jamie explains her interpretation of the research that she’s found as far as less dangerous alternatives to traditional combustible cigarettes as she and Aaron examine JUUL in the larger context of the public health crisis. Is history repeating itself? How does JUUL compare to “Big Tobacco?” Today, Jamie and Aaron discuss responsible marketing, the FDA and regulation, safer alternatives, the vaping world, and more.  

 

Originally from New Hampshire, Jamie is now based in Brooklyn. She is a staff writer at TIME Magazine, where she covers health and science. Jamie’s work has won awards from the New York Press Club, the Deadline Club, and the Newswomen’s Club of New York. Previously, she was the health editor at Boston Magazine. Big Vape is Jamie’s first book; it is a deep-dive into the e-cigarette company Juul Labs and an exploration of the complicated search for an alternative to cigarettes.

 

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Host: Aaron Freiwald

Guest: Jamie Ducharme

 

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Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast, Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by Professor Kellen R. Funk, of Columbia Law School, for our second episode on bail and bail reform. Today’s conversation is part two of last week’s topic and follows up on some of the same ideas; Aaron and Dr. Funk discuss the bail system, what bail is and what it means for our society, as well as how the issues of bail relate to the broader problems of our criminal justice system as a whole.

In today’s episode, Dr. Funk and Aaron address what it is that people need to understand about bail, touching on the topics of pre-trial detention and custody, civil justice, safety, bail and affordability, American history, the role of Judges and more. Dr. Funk explains the systemic implications bail bond decisions can have on communities as well as the importance of understanding what he refers to as the “lived reality” of many. Aaron and Professor Funk also talk about presumption of innocence, safety and risk, poverty and inequality, disadvantaged communities, bail schedules, and judicial discretion. 

Dr. Funk is a legal historian with expertise in civil procedure and remedies. A graduate of both Yale Law School and Princeton University (Ph.D.), Professor Funk has written on the history of civil litigation practices in the U.S., the development and reform of the American bail system, and the juridical processes of churches and religious groups. His areas of study include data analytics, legal history, litigation and dispute resolution, and social justice and human rights with areas of specialty in history of the practice and professions of law, pretrial procedure and bail bonding, the development of federal equity, religious freedom and pluralism, and digital text analysis. Dr. Funk’s scholarship combines historical research methods with data science, and he is piloting a project to digitize the paper filings for nearly ever civil case litigated in New York County in the 19th century.

 

Professor Funk joined the Columbia Law faculty in 2018 after completing his Ph.D. in American history. His first book, The Lawyers’ Code, will be published by Oxford University Press next year; it explores how the 1848 enactment of New York’s Field Code shaped the field of American civil procedure by merging law and equity, accelerating creditors’ remedies, and giving lawyers supremacy over the rules of litigation.

 

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*Professor Funk is working on his first book, The Lawyers’ Code, which he anticipates being published early next year.

 

Host: Aaron Freiwald

Guest: Kellen R. Funk

 

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Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast, Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by attorney Ken W. Good, to discuss bail bond, the notion of bail bond reform, and the wide-ranging implications bail decisions can have on the broader criminal justice system.

 

Today, Aaron and Ken have a conversation about the state of bail in America, the impact the bail industry has, and continues to have, on society, and what exactly the point of bail is. Today’s episode is the first part of our series on bail and bail reform and today’s discussion is at times tense as Ken and Aaron touch on the topics of race, jail populations and overcrowding, urban environments and the irrefutable failings (past and present) of our country.

 

 

Mr. Good graduated from Hardin Simmons University and received his Masters in Education from Tarleton State University; he received his law degree from Texas Tech School of Law and was a member of the Texas Tech Law Review. Mr. Good has argued cases before the Supreme Court of Texas and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He is the author of “Good’s on Bail,” a practice guide created for bail industry professionals and has written several articles on the subject of bail reform and the bail system. He is a professional bondsman and is on the board of Directors for the Professional Bondsmen of Texas.

 

 

 

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Host: Aaron Freiwald

Guest: Ken W. Good

 

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Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast, Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by author and Vox correspondent, Ian Millhiser, to discuss the Supreme Court, Congress, politics and policy, as well as Ian’s new book, The Agenda: How a Republican Supreme Court is Reshaping America.

 

 

What will a conservative Supreme Court do with its power? In today’s conversation, as well as in his book, Ian explains how from 2011, when Republicans gained control of the House of Representatives, until the present, Congress enacted hardly any major legislation but in the same time span, the Supreme Court dismantled much of America’s campaign finance law, severely weakened the Voting Rights Act, permitted states to opt-out of the Affordable Cart Act’s Medicaid expansion, weakened laws protecting against age discrimination and sexual and racial harassment, and held that every state must permit same-sex couples to marry. Ian argues that this powerful unelected body, now controlled by six very conservative Republicans, has and will become the locus of policymaking in the U.S. Today, Aaron and Ian, discuss the constitution, forced arbitration, “the administrative state,” power and authority, the judiciary as an independent, and the impact the Court has on us all.

 

 

 

Ian is a senior correspondent at Vox, where he focuses on the Supreme Court, the Constitution, and the decline of liberal democracy in the United States. Before joining Vox, Ian was a columnist at ThinkProgress; he clerked for Judge Eric L. Clay of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and he served as a Teach for America corps member in the Mississippi Delta. Ian received his B.A. in philosophy from Kenyon College and his J.D. from Duke. While at Duke, he served as senior note editor on the Duke Law Journal and was elected to the Order of the Coif. In addition to his most recent book, Ian is also the author of Injustices: The Supreme Court’s History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting the Afflicted. Ian’s reporting is partially supported by a grant from the New Venture Fund.

 

 

 

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To check out Ian’s new book, The Agenda: How a Republican Supreme Court is Reshaping America, please click here.

 

To read Ian’s recent New York Times op-ed, “Republicans Have an Agenda All Right, and They Don’t Need Congress for It,” please click here

 

 

 

Host: Aaron Freiwald

Guest: Ian Millhiser

 

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