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Podcast by HearSay — Law Week Colorado

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Podcast by HearSay — Law Week Colorado

    What Would the Founders Do?

    What Would the Founders Do?

    The Senate is expected to end the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump tomorrow by voting on whether to remove him from office. Trump is just the third impeached U.S. president. In lawyer speak, that means we don’t have a lot of case law to help define impeachable behavior. His lawyers and his supporters in Congress have argued impeachment requires the president to commit a crime.

    For perspective on how the Founding Fathers thought about the purpose and scope of impeachment power when they established it in the Constitution, reporter Julia Cardi talked with Scott Barker, a lawyer at Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell and self-taught impeachment scholar.

    • 20 min
    2019 Year In Review

    2019 Year In Review

    From funding of prosecutors' offices to legislative efforts to get the Office of Public Guardianship off the ground, a lot happened in Colorado's legal world last year. Julia Cardi sits down with Law Week Colorado reporters Doug Chartier and Jessica Folker, and assignment editor Jess Brovsky-Eaker, to discuss some of the most rewarding and interesting stories the editorial team covered in 2019.

    • 25 min
    Oral Histories From the 10th Circuit

    Oral Histories From the 10th Circuit

    Shortly before his death in May, Judge Richard Matsch, best known as the judge who presided over the Oklahoma City bombing trials, had finished a series of interviews for an oral history of his life and career by the 10th Circuit Historical Society.

    The 240-page transcript is a remarkably thorough record of Matsch’s early life, career and judicial philosophies given his reclusive and unapproachable reputation. The oral history is part of a renewed effort by the 10th Circuit Historical Society to document the careers of well-known judges within the circuit’s six states. This month, reporter Julia Cardi sits down with the judge who interviewed Matsch to talk about the historical society's oral histories and his sessions with Matsch.

    • 20 min
    Engaging Students With 'Our Courts'

    Engaging Students With 'Our Courts'

    Most people probably don't pay much attention to how judges in Colorado get selected, and it's tough to get voters engaged in judicial retention elections. But a high school presentation series seeks to change that. Students participate in a mock nominating commission process to learn about picking judges in Colorado, right as they are getting close to voting age.

    Reporter: Julia Cardi

    • 10 min
    Back To The Bench

    Back To The Bench

    What do gun regulations and Colorado’s Open Meetings Law have in common? They’re both issues in cases the state Supreme Court has taken on for the new session. This month, reporter Julia Cardi discusses a few significant cases with Sherman & Howard's Chris Jackson. One looks at whether the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is subject to the Open Meetings Law. Another takes on the constitutionality of the state's high-capacity firearms magazine ban.

    Reporter: Julia Cardi
    Managing editor: Tony Flesor

    • 19 min
    Worlds Apart

    Worlds Apart

    For prosecutors and public defenders, the measure of an effective office is a matter of perspective. They don't even agree on the fundamentals of what makes each side’s job complicated, and each seems to think their responsibilities are more burdensome than the other side has.

    Reporter: Julia Cardi
    Managing editor: Tony Flesor

    • 21 min

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