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Good Law | Bad Law

Summary: Good Law | Bad Law is a weekly podcast featuring Attorney Aaron Freiwald and guests taking stories from the headlines and from the courtroom and discussing how and why the law matters to every American. Come join us and our guests every Friday for an informative and fun conversation! Submit your questions and topic suggestions on Facebook or Twitter to have them discussed on the show.

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 Good Law | Bad Law #46 - Safe Injection Sites W/ Scott Burris | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:46:25

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   Follow Freiwald Law: Twitter: @FreiwaldLaw Facebook: @FreiwaldLaw Youtube: Good Law | Bad Law Instagram: @goodlawbadlaw Website: http://www.freiwaldlaw.com

 Good Law | Bad Law #45 - Eastern State Penitentiary Special Episode W/ Sean Kelly | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:36:18

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   Follow Freiwald Law: Twitter: @FreiwaldLaw Facebook: @FreiwaldLaw Youtube: Good Law | Bad Law Instagram: @goodlawbadlaw Website: http://www.freiwaldlaw.com

 CASE IN POINT | Las Vegas Shooting, Gun Rights Change - Good Law | Bad Law | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:08:36

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.

 Good Law | Bad Law #44 - Taking a Knee, First Amendment Rights In School W/ Josh Kershenbaum & Grace Osa-Edoh | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:05:18

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     Follow Freiwald Law: Twitter: @FreiwaldLaw Facebook: @FreiwaldLaw Youtube: Good Law | Bad Law Instagram: @goodlawbadlaw Website: http://www.freiwaldlaw.com

 Good Law | Bad Law #43 - What is the Future of Health Care Reform — Part One, W/ Frank McClellan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:53:48

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   Follow Freiwald Law: Twitter: @FreiwaldLaw Facebook: @FreiwaldLaw Youtube: Good Law | Bad Law Instagram: @goodlawbadlaw Website: http://www.freiwaldlaw.com

 Good Law | Bad Law #42 - Convicted of A Crime You Didn’t Commit W/ Marissa Bluestine | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:49:43

Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast series Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by Marissa Bluestine, the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project.   The name of the show is Good Law | Bad Law because we not only talk about the good in the law, how the law helps people, but also, the bad in the law, such as the criminal justice system failing people. The Pennsylvania Innocence Project is an organization that helps those who have been affected by a legal system that failed them; people that have been wrongfully convicted of a crime they didn’t commit.   Marissa Bluestine and Aaron Freiwald have an amazing conversation about not only what the PA Innocence Project does, but about many aspects of our criminal justice system, how people end up wrongfully convicted, the impact wrongful convictions have on society, and what we can do to make an impact.   If you want to learn more about the PA Innocence Project visit their website at: http://innocenceprojectpa.org/   Remember to tune in every Friday for new episodes of Good Law | Bad Law!   Host: Aaron Freiwald Guest:  Marissa Bluestine   Follow Freiwald Law: Twitter: @FreiwaldLaw Facebook: @FreiwaldLaw Youtube: Good Law | Bad Law Instagram: @goodlawbadlaw Website: http://www.freiwaldlaw.com

 CASE IN POINT | Hazing Prevention Week - Good Law | Bad Law | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:09:26

Last week was National Hazing Prevention week, a week where we think about and talk about hazing; how to prevent it, what it is, what it means, how to handle it, etc. In the news, we saw stories about Universities that are stepping up and making changes to their protocol to make an impact on the hazing epidemic.   But, hazing is not a one week a year problem. It’s not a one month a year problem. It’s a daily problem, one that happens everyday across all Universities and students of all different races, statuses, income levels, etc. So, as we move on from Hazing Prevention Week, as we go back to our normal lives, how can we make an impact on the problem the rest of the year? What are Universities doing to make an impact?   Aaron Freiwald mentions many stories that have recently come into light such as the LSU hazing incident that has led to a student’s death and the Penn State hazing incident that lead to another student’s death, and other stories that have come out, showing the epidemic that is hazing on college campuses.   This has been another episode of Case In Point, a Good law | Bad Law production.   Remember to subscribe and check out our other episodes!

 Good Law | Bad Law #41 - The ACLU and The First Amendment W/ Reggie Shuford | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:47:48

Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast series Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by Reggie Shuford, the Executive Director for the Pennsylvania ACLU.   Today we’re talking about free speech and the ACLU’s involvement over the years protecting our first amendment right. The ACLU has been involved in some of the most controversial events regarding freedom of speech from the Skokie Illinois Nazi March, to the more recent events in Charlottesville Virginia.   In both of those cases the ACLU supported the rights of people who had an opinion or message they didn’t agree with.  One of the things Reggie points out in the episode is, the ACLU is an organization that stands for all civil rights and sometimes, they have to support people who have beliefs or messages that go against what they as people or even an organization believe. To him, it’s one of the things that makes the ACLU unique. Remember to tune in every Friday for new episodes of Good Law | Bad Law!   Host: Aaron Freiwald Guest:  Reggie Shuford   Follow Freiwald Law: Twitter: @FreiwaldLaw Facebook: @FreiwaldLaw Youtube: Good Law | Bad Law Instagram: @goodlawbadlaw Website: http://www.freiwaldlaw.com

 Good Law | Bad Law #40 - Second Amendment Rights W/ Joshua Prince | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:55:00

Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast series Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by attorney Joshua Prince from, the Civil Rights Defense Firm, to discuss the Second Amendment and the issue of guns in schools.   Joshua Prince handles cases involving gun owners’ rights and the second amendment most notably the Goslin case. The Goslin case, found here, is a case involving a student who accidentally brought a pocket knife into school. Joshua became involved while the case was being appealed because he saw more was at stake. As he explains, this case could pave the way in guns in Pennsylvania schools.   We not only talk about the Goslin case, but also the Heller case, which in 2008 settled the question of whether an individual’s right to “bear arms” is found in the Second Amendment. Join us for this intriguing episode of Good Law | Bad Law.   Remember to tune in every Friday for new episodes of Good Law | Bad Law!   Host: Aaron Freiwald Guest: Joshua Prince   Follow Freiwald Law: Twitter: @FreiwaldLaw Facebook: @FreiwaldLaw Youtube: Good Law | Bad Law Instagram: @goodlawbadlaw Website: http://www.freiwaldlaw.com

 Good Law | Bad Law #39 - Betsy Devos, Dear Colleagues W/ Attorney Laura Laughlin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:38:50

Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast series Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by attorney Laura Laughlin.   Today, on Good Law | Bad Law, Aaron and Laura talk about Title IX and the Dear Colleague letter. The Dear Colleague letter was the guidance for Title IX since it came out in 2011. Now, Betsy Devos has taken a new stance on Title IX which Laura discusses in her latest blog article http://www.freiwaldlaw.com/laws/changes-title-ix-enforcement.   This topic is especially important with the start of the new school year upon us. College women face a significantly higher threat of sexual assault than anyone else and this new stance has a direct impact on their wellbeing.   Remember to tune in every Friday for new episodes of Good Law | Bad Law!   Host: Aaron Freiwald Guest: Laura Laughlin   Follow Freiwald Law: Twitter: @FreiwaldLaw Facebook: @FreiwaldLaw Youtube: Good Law | Bad Law Instagram: @goodlawbadlaw Website: http://www.freiwaldlaw.com

 CASE IN POINT | Suicide Prevention Month- Good Law | Bad Law | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:09:48

Suicide Prevention Month   September is National Suicide Prevention Month. It’s meant to raise awareness about the issue of suicide, especially in teens and young adults. On this episode of "Case In Point", Aaron Freiwald talks about teen suicide and what resources are available. Along with that, he also brings up the controversial topic of physician assisted suicide.   As of now there are 6 states in the United States that allow physician assisted death or “death with dignity”. Those states are: Colorado, Washington, Vermont, California, Oregon, and the District of Columbia.   Montana has expanded the Rights of the Terminally Ill Act to allow physician assisted suicide but there isn't the regulatory framework necessary to make it legal. Instead, doctors in Montana are protected from prosecution if they have the patient's request in writing. New Mexico has a similar system in place and New York has tried, unsuccessfully, to get physician assisted suicide approved.   Though an option, it is not one that is taken lightly; doctors have very strict guidelines they must follow if a patient chooses to move forward with physician assisted suicide or “Death with Dignity”. For more information on Death with Dignity you can visit:   http://healthcare.findlaw.com/patient-rights/death-with-dignity-laws-by-state.html https://www.deathwithdignity.org/   If you know someone who is having suicidal thoughts or think someone you know and love may be please contact one of the resources below:   http://www.thetrevorproject.org/ National Suicide Hotline – 1-800-273-TALK(8255) National Alliance on Mental Illness – Text 741-741

 Good Law | Bad Law #38 - Communicating With Body Language | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:29:12

Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast series Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by veteran judge and body language expert Richard Klein. On our show today, we are talking about body language both in the courts and out. Judge Klein tells us about his experiences from nearly 40 years on the bench watching jurors and attorneys and how they interact with each other. He explains the importance of non-verbal communications and how this translates into interactions outside the courtroom. Judge Klein also serves as founding co-chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Plain English Committee and Pennsylvania House of Delegates. He has served as an adjunct professor at the Temple University Law School for 15 years and he is also an author who has written about body language in the book, “Trial Communication Skills, written with Body Language” with co-authors Julius Fast and Roberto Aron. Remember to tune in every Friday for new episodes of Good Law | Bad Law! Host: Aaron Freiwald Guest: Judge Richard Klein Follow Freiwald Law: Twitter: @FreiwaldLaw Facebook: @FreiwaldLaw Youtube: Good Law | Bad Law Instagram: @goodlawbadlaw Website: http://www.freiwaldlaw.com

 CASE IN POINT | Tim Piazza Case Development - Good Law | Bad Law | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:03

On Case In Point, Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law, talks about a topic in the news that has significant impact on our society. In this clip, Aaron discusses the recent ruling by the Centre Country PA court. The ruling dismissing all the most serious charges against the fraternity members, leaving only the misdemeanor charges.   Tim Pizza was a freshman at Penn State University in the process of pledging the fraternity Beta Theta Pi. On February 4th 2017, he tragically passed away after a night of hazing that resulted in Timothy drinking incredible amounts of liquor, falling down a set of stairs, and being left unattended for 12 hours with life threatening injuries. By the time medical professionals were called, it was too late.   After Tim passed away, 18 of his fraternity brothers were charged with various crimes, including manslaughter. This past week, a judge dismissed the manslaughter charges against 8 of the men charged, leaving the alcohol violations, hazing, and reckless endangerment charges against 12 of the brothers.     Disclosure: Freiwald Law Represents Penn State Whistleblower James Vivenzio.   To see the full article about the most recent developments click here. To see what else we had to say about the situation check out the following links: http://www.freiwaldlaw.com/blog/penn-state-greek-life http://www.freiwaldlaw.com/vlog/tim-piazza   Let us know what you think, should these students be held accountable for Timothy’s death?   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/

 Good Law | Bad Law #37 - When HIV Becomes A Crime | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:41:00

Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast series Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by attorney and Executive Director of the PA AIDS Law Project Ronda Goldfein.   On our show today, we are focusing on HIV and AIDS and the criminalization of HIV and AIDS in our society today. Founded in 1988, the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania is a nonprofit, public-interest law firm providing free legal assistance to people with HIV/AIDS and those affected by the epidemic.   Remember to tune in every Friday for new episodes of Good Law | Bad Law!   Host: Aaron Freiwald Guest: Ronda Goldfein   Follow Freiwald Law: Twitter: @FreiwaldLaw Facebook: @FreiwaldLaw Youtube: Good Law | Bad Law Instagram: @goodlawbadlaw Website: http://www.freiwaldlaw.com

 Good Law | Bad Law #36 - Rock & Roll Attorney - Peter Meltzer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:52:48

Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast series Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by attorney and extremely accomplished author, Peter Meltzer. Peter has written 4 books to date including a thesaurus titled “The Thinkers Thesaurus” and three trivia style books. On our show today, we are focusing on Peter’s latest book, “So You Think You Know Rock & Roll”. This book focuses on Rock & Roll music through the 11-year period, 1965-1975, arguably rock and roll’s most influential decade.   Remember to tune in every Friday for new episodes of Good Law | Bad Law!   Peter’s Books: The Thinkers Thesaurus: https://www.amazon.com/Thinkers-Thesaurus-Sophisticated-Alternatives-Expanded/dp/0393351254 So You Think You Know Baseball: https://www.amazon.com/So-You-Think-Know-Baseball/dp/039334438X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1503599858&sr=1-1&keywords=so+you+think+you+know+baseball So You Think You Know The Presidents: https://www.amazon.com/So-You-Think-Know-Presidents/dp/1933909730/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1503599888&sr=1-1&keywords=so+you+think+you+know+the+presidents So You Think You Know Rock & Roll: https://www.amazon.com/Think-Know-Rock-Roll-Depth/dp/1510717668/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1503599920&sr=1-1&keywords=so+you+think+you+know+rock+and+roll   Host: Aaron Freiwald Guest: Peter Meltzer   Follow Freiwald Law: Twitter: @FreiwaldLaw Facebook: @FreiwaldLaw Youtube: Good Law | Bad Law Instagram: @goodlawbadlaw Website: http://www.freiwaldlaw.com/

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