I will host a live video chat on a timely issue. The topic and format will vary. Sometimes I will lead a discussion on a current legal issue, talk about a recently decided case, interview a legal luminary, or talk about something totally unrelated to the law.
These meetups are free to join, and anyone can participate. I will cap attendance at the first ten people to join (more than ten, the discussion gets harder to control). If you would rather watch, or arrive too late to join, the chats will be streamed live on YouTube, and available to watch on demand afterwards.
You can view all the archived sessions here. Here are the most recent sessions:
Today I spoke with Steve Schultze, who works with the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton. CITP developed RECAP, and has spent the past several years trying to open access to the federal judiciary by making court documents readily available. Steven talks about how the federal courts began charging for PACER access in the first place, how much money they are making (roughly $100 million annually), how many pages PACER sells a year (roughly 1 billion), how CITP is working to make more documents available for free, and how to honor the legacy of Aaron Swartz. Enjoy.
JoshLive: Interview with Professor Ronald K. Collins, Author of “Nuanced Absolutism: Floyd Abrams and the First Amendment.”
Tonight at 8 I will interview Professor Ronald Collins about his new book, Nuanced Absolutism: Floyd Abrams and the First Amendment.
You can watch the video live here.
Tonight at 9 EDT, I will be talking with David Bernstein, author of Rehabilitating Lochner. We talk about the history of Lochner, how Progressives and Conservatives came to loathe Lochner, and why modern critiques of Lochner by Sunstein and Amar are historically flawed. We also talk about the origin of the title, “Rehabilitating Lochner.”
JoshLive 10/2/12 – Interview with David Gans about Originalism, the 14th Amendment, & Fisher v. Texas
We will be talking about the CAC’s brief in Fisher v. Texas, which argues that the original understanding of the 14th Amendment suppors race-conscious measures, such as affirmative action.
Tonight at 9 EDT/6 PDT, I will be talking with Professor Rick Hasen about his fascinating new book, “The Voting Wars: From Florida 2000 to the Next Election Meltdown.” If you have questions for Professor Hasen, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet them to @JoshMBlackman.
You can watch the interview live, here:
Join the conversation tonight at 9 EDT/8 CDT/6 PDT right here.
If you have any questions for Brian, please email them to Live@JoshBlackman.com.
JoshLive 8/6/12: Interview with Shon Hopwood, Author of “Law Man: My Story of Robbing Banks, Winning Supreme Court Cases, and Finding Redemption”
Tonight I am talking with Shon Hopwood, author of “Law Man: My Story of Robbing Banks, Winning Supreme Court Cases, and Finding Redemption.” You can watch the episode live at 10 EDT/7 PDT, or if you wish to join in, click this link.
You can join the conversation now here via Google Hangout or watch it via YouTube.