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Trump FBI probe, important Supreme Court decisions, fighting opioid dependency and more!

Former Assistant U.S. Attorneys Andre DeVooght, Renato Mariotti and Patrick Cotter discuss the probe into Russian influence on the election. Former Illinois Solicitor General Carolyn Shapiro discusses important Supreme Court decisions dealing with congressional redistricting and patents. Amerisure Insurance Assistant Vice President Kimberly Vaughn then discusses her recent CLM Workers’ Compensation Magazine article, “Managing the opioid epidemic.” Finally, in the…

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ALAN DERSHOWITZ ON TRUMP/COMEY, FEDS INVESTIGATE FOX NEWS, FYRE FESTIVAL, PENN STATE HAZING LIABILITY AND MUCH MORE

The legendary Alan Dershowitz defends Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey. Former AUSA Jeff Cramer discusses the feds’ investigation into Fox News for alleged sexual harassment and securities fraud. Christopher Hajec, Litigation Director for the Immigration Reform Law Institute, joins Rich & Jason to discuss why Trump’s travel ban is not anti-Muslim and why the Supreme Court will uphold…

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ILLINOIS GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE ON ABORTION FUNDING, MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE, NEW BOOK EXPLORES INJUSTICE AND MORE.

Jason and Rich welcome Illinois gubernatorial candidate and 47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar to discuss Governor Rauner’s threatened veto of Illinois House Bill 40, which proponents say safeguards abortion rights. University of Illinois Professor Robert Bruno discusses local and national efforts to raise the minimum wage and its impact on the overall economy. Veteran prosecutor and white collar attorney Joel…

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Legalizing marijuana, Eli Manning sued, law school trends, Bennifer, Blago & Aaron Hernandez in this week’s Legal Face-Off

Legal Face-Off welcomes Fordham University School of Law Professor Deborah Denno to discuss Arkansas’ pause on executions. WTTW Chicago Tonight’s Amanda Vinicky and State Representative Kelly Cassidy discuss legalizing marijuana in Illinois. Attorney Brian Brook joins Rich & Jason to discuss his lawsuit against the NY Giants & quarterback Eli Manning for fake memorabilia. DePaul College of Law Dean Jennifer…

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Illinois budget deal collapses, Uber & Kay Jewelers sexual harassment allegations, does Trump understand FISA?, OJ’s release & much more

Illinois Policy Institute Vice President of Communications Diana Rickert joins the show to discuss the collapse of the Illinois budget deal. Next, Rich and Jason welcome back Bryce Downey & Lenkov labor & employment attorney Maital Savin to discuss sexual harassment allegations against Uber & Kay Jewelers and age discrimination allegations against CareerBuilder. Finally, in the Legal Grab Bag, Rich…

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Logan Act, Airbnb Ordinance, NFL Concussion Settlement And More.

University of Texas School of Law Professor Stephen Vladeck joins Legal Face-Off to discuss whether the Trump Administration violated The Logan Act. Next, Rich and Jason welcome Liberty Justice Center President Pat Hughes to discuss a seminal labor case. Rich and Jason are then joined by Keep Chicago Livable General Counsel Shorge Sato to discuss this week’s hearing on a…

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Dept of Justice comes down hard on the Chicago PD, Chinese hack US law firms, Obama fails to pardon Blagojevich, El Chapo extradited, Paul McCartney v Sony and more

Rich and Jason welcome Jeffrey Cramer, Berkeley Research Group Managing Director, to discuss the Department of Justice finding on the Chicago Police Department. Cyber-security expert John Reed Stark discusses charges by the federal government against three Chinese citizens for hacking into American law firms’ computers to gain inside information about US companies. Next, Chicago Lawyer Magazine Inside Out columnists David…

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Sheriff David Clarke on Facebook hate crimes, WTTW’s Amanda Vinicky on new Illinois laws you need to know, Trump is deposed, Suing Apple and Run DMC

Rich and Jason are joined by Fox News contributor & Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke to discuss the Facebook torture video and what is says about Chicago crime & policing. Next, Chicago Tonight’s Amanda Vinicky joins Rich and Jason to discuss new Illinois laws involving synthetic drugs, domestic abuse and other issues. Finally, in the first Legal Grab Bag of…

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ISBA President On The Future For Illinois Lawyers, Gender-Based Violence, Dylann Roof Closing Arguments, A 104-Year Old Lawyer And More!

Illinois State Bar Association President Vincent Cornelius discusses challenges for new lawyers and the landscape for the Illinois legal community in 2017. Clio CEO Jack Newton joins Rich and Jason to share a new study showing that attorneys are only billing a fraction of their time. Rich and Jason are joined in-studio by Healing to Action Co-Founders Karla Altmayer and…

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Legal Marijuana Under Trump, High School Football Lawsuit, Obama’s Overtime Rule, Celebrity Chef Going To Jail And More!

Rich and Jason discuss whether the courthouse is the proper forum for a high school football dispute with IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson. Arcview Group CEO Troy Dayton then discusses the outlook for legal marijuana in a Trump administration. LFO’s labor and employment correspondent Maital Savin discusses breaking news involving Obama’s overtime rule. Finally, in this week’s sizzling Legal Grab…

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