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Tuesday, December 02, 2014
How long would your relationship last without a kiss or more than a kiss? In America, only three states allow prisoners and their spouses or domestic partners to have extended family visits, also known as conjugal visits or on the inside, “booty calls." It's a place and time where couples can have privacy and they can have legally sanctioned sex. This is the story of one couple and the 48-hour conjugal visit they share once a month inside San Quentin State Prison.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
The producers at Life of the Law teamed up with the producers at the podcast Destination DIY to take a look at the legal grey area occupied by the sharing economy. How are cities grappling with these increasingly popular, disruptive, peer-to-peer business models?
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Returning wolves to the West has tested the legal system’s tolerance for restoring wild animals to places not entirely wild. The Endangered Species Act is at the center of a debate that will determine how that rugged landscape will look in the future and whether it includes humans and wolves.
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
The Scottsboro Boys are infamous — nine black teenagers falsely accused and convicted of raping two white women. Last year, the state of Alabama finally exonerated all nine. But what does a pardon means 82 years after the fact? And what does forgiveness look like after so many years? Story by Producer Ashley Cleek
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Comedian Carlos Mencia is notorious for stealing other comics’ jokes. But he’s never been sued—in fact, there are almost no lawsuits in comedy. On this episode of Life of the Law, what the law means to comics, and what they do when it can’t help them.
Monday, September 08, 2014
What happens when one parent takes a child across international borders without the other parent’s permission? In 1980, the United States and international partners created a treaty that lays out the rules for what federal officials are supposed to do ...