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The Legal Impact

Never miss an episode by subscribing on Apple PodcastGoogle PlayStitcher, and Spotify! University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law’s legal experts give the legal angle on the latest news topics. Subjects covered range from U.S. Supreme Court decisions, sports law, technology, and more. 

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War Crimes in Afghanistan

Thursday, March 12, 2020
Investigations into whether war crimes were committed during the war in Afghanistan have been approved by the International Criminal Court. Professor Buzz Scherr discusses the role of the court and how the investigation will look into actions by US, Afghan, and the Taliban forces. Read More
Ryan Vacca

Full-Bench Decisions on Patent Cases at the Federal Circuit

Thursday, March 5, 2020
The Federal Circuit is being urged to hear more patent cases en banc. Professor Ryan Vacca discusses the importance of full-bench decisions. Read More
Professor Lucy Hodder

State Response to Outbreaks

Thursday, February 27, 2020
With the worldwide spreading of the coronavirus, Professor Lucy Hodder discusses the response the US federal government and states can take to contain disease outbreaks, especially using emergency response powers. Read More
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Clearview AI

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Facial recognition technology is quickly gaining traction, especially the application Clearview AI. Professor Buzz Scherr discusses the legal implications, Axon's response to the technology, and how state's are handling the privacy concerns. Read More
John Greabe

Do we intend to keep our republic?

Thursday, February 13, 2020
Do we intend to keep our republic? That’s the question Rudman Center Director John Greabe discusses in his latest Constitutional Connections article, touching on the impact of partisanship and lack of separation of powers. Read More
Michael McCann

Service Time Manipulation and the Cubs

Thursday, February 6, 2020
Professor Michael McCann discusses how service time manipulation in the MLB has led to a grievance being filed by the Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant, also discussed is the impact it could have on next year's player union contract renewal. Read More
Deval Patrick at Civil Liberties & the Presidency

Civil Liberties & the Presidency with Deval Patrick

Thursday, January 30, 2020
Democratic presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick joined us for Civil Liberties & the Presidency, presented by the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership & Public Service and the ACLU of New Hampshire. Read More
Michael McCann

Astros Sign Stealing

Thursday, January 23, 2020
Professor Mike McCann discusses the legal side of the Houston Astros being accused by Major League Baseball of sign stealing. This controversy hits many legal topics, including conspiracy, fraud, trade secrets, and the impact of technology in sports. Read More
John Greabe

Separation of powers, partisanship, and the Trump impeachment

Thursday, January 16, 2020
Professor John Greabe discusses the separation of powers, the effects of partisanship, and the impact it has on the Trump impeachment. Read More
Buzz Scherr

The Attack on Iran

Thursday, January 9, 2020
Professor Buzz Scherr discusses how the killing of General Soleimani has increased tensions between Iran and the United States, raising questions on whether the president can attack foreign nations without notifying congress and the international implications of attacking holy sites. Read More