Alex welcomes his new co-host, William Cooke, an experienced criminal defense attorney, onto the show to discuss a week full of legal issues. Is it ever legal for a driver to force their way through protestors blocking a highway? How would William defend the police officer charged with shooting Terence Crutcher?
Native Baltimorean Mike Rowe, host of Discovery’s “Dirty Jobs” and CNN’s “Somebody’s Gotta Do It”, shares his thoughts on our education system and the job market. Or as Mike puts it: “We are lending money we don’t have, to kids who can’t pay it back, to train them for jobs that no longer exist.” Alex asks Mike about his podcast series, “The Way I Heard It”, about American risk-takers, entrepreneurs, and inventors of years past, and asks if this still possible in today’s regulatory structure. Listen to hear Mike’s surprising take.
Catch Mike in person at the The Lyric in Baltimore on September 24, 2016.
Just what would happen if Hillary Clinton dropped out of the presidential race? The Barristers take the legal and political implications through step by step. Next, the Barristers discuss the sad story of a W.Va. cop who was found for attempting to talk down an armed, suicidal suspect rather than killing him. Finally, a story out of Florida of three attorneys disbarred for setting up an opposing counsel for a DUI offense.
The Mark Cuban Chair for the Elimination of Stupid Patents, Daniel Nizer of EFF, joins the Barristers to discuss patent trolls and some of their absurd lawsuit threats: demanding $1,000 per employee from every company that uses scanners, claiming the rights to FanDuel and Draft Kings, and more. Later, the Barristers discuss whether the EEOC will find that the Gadsden Flag (“Don’t Tread on Me”) creates a hostile work environment, and analyze the many legal issues in Bill Cosby’s ongoing criminal case.