The Brian Lehrer Show

Brooklyn DA Effect

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Is "Brooklyn DA" just another documentary show, or does it count as a violation of election-year equal time? Jami Floyd legal analyst and sometimes guest host for the Brian Lehrer Show, talks about the controversy over the CBS program, Charles Hynes' reelection campaign, and more.

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‘Brooklyn DA’; Cyber Money-Laundering; Public Libraries

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

CBS has premiered the first episode of a series called ‘Brooklyn DA’, featuring prosecutors in DA Charles Hynes’ office. Legal analyst Jami Floyd talks about the effect the show could have this election season and on cases in the courtroom. Plus: Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s Diane Brady on charges in a new laundering scheme involving a digital currency firm; a conversation about the future of public libraries; and the role of women in environmental preservation.

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The Valle Verdict and "Thought Crime"

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Daniel Engber, Slate columnist, explains the ins and outs of the so-called "cannibal cop" trial, and to what extent you can be prosecuted for your thoughts. 

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Prosecuting Mortgage Crimes

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Gretchen Morgenson, business reporter for the New York Times, continues the conversation about going after after mortgage fraud and other financial crimes. Listeners, what do you think? Where would you start when it comes to investigating financial crimes that led to the 2008 collapse?

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The Takeaway

Immigration Enforcement, Prosecutions Up Sharply

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The rate of federal prosecutions is at an all-time high, showing an increase of nine percent since last year. According to a new study by Syracuse University's TRAC project, this increase is primarily related to an increase in arrests of immigration violators. We talk with John Schwartz of The New York Times and Valeria Fernández of the Feet in 2 Worlds Program about the increase, and what it signifies for the Obama administration's stance towards immigration reform.

Read John Schwartz's article in The New York Times.