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The Fight Over Guns

The Second Amendment states: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

The debate over this amendment has grown increasingly hot with recent mass shootings, as advocates and opponents of stricter gun control argue the collective safety of the population versus self protection and individual rights. How do we define the right of the people and the need to be well regulated? The very words of the amendment have been used to argue either side of gun regulation.

UCLA Law professor, Adam Winkler, stands in the middle of this argument, with his book “Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America,” which has won praise from both sides of the debate.

See what Winkler has to say about the issue of gun control in “The Fight Over Guns,” as he joins Martin Lasden on this episode of Legally Speaking, presented by UC Hastings College of Law and California Lawyer.

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The Trials and Triumphs of Conrad Black

He once presided over the third largest newspaper empire in the entire world. He also was a celebrated author with massive biographies of both Franklin Roosevelt and Richard Nixon to his credit.

But that was all before Conrad Black served three years in federal prison for fraud and obstruction of justice.

In the latest installment of “Legally Speaking,” host Martin Lasden joins Black at his Toronoto mansion to talk about his spectacular rise and fall, and the protracted legal battles that he has waged to clear his name. Presented by UC Hastings College of Law and California Lawyer.


Sex & Punishment: Legislating Desire

For prosecutors, as well as priests, how we have sex has long been a matter of serious concern. So serious, in fact, that whenever community standards are challenged, the response is often repression, and, sometimes, severe punishment.

In the latest installment of the Legally Speaking series from UC Hastings College of Law and California Lawyer, Eric Berkowitz, a San Francisco attorney who has studied this phenomenon and written about it in his book Sex and Punishment: Four Thousand Years of Judging Desire, speaks with California Lawyer’s Martin Lasden.

Sex & Punishment: A Conversation with Eric Berkowitz – Legally Speaking