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Always Relevant, Never Hearsay, Sometimes Argumentative. In each episode of Objections, Adam Klasfeld navigates listeners through the top legal stories of the week with experts in a straightforward, analytical and factual manner.
Klasfeld is a senior investigative reporter and editor for Law&Crime. Adam has reported on every corner of the legal system for more than a decade, with datelines from federal courts, state courts, the United Nations, Guantánamo Bay, the Ecuadorean Amazon, and a court-martial inside a military base near NSA headquarters.

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Always Relevant, Never Hearsay, Sometimes Argumentative. In each episode of Objections, Adam Klasfeld navigates listeners through the top legal stories of the week with experts in a straightforward, analytical and factual manner.
Klasfeld is a senior investigative reporter and editor for Law&Crime. Adam has reported on every corner of the legal system for more than a decade, with datelines from federal courts, state courts, the United Nations, Guantánamo Bay, the Ecuadorean Amazon, and a court-martial inside a military base near NSA headquarters.

    Top National Security Lawyer Dissects Mar-a-Lago Raid (feat. Brad Moss)

    Top National Security Lawyer Dissects Mar-a-Lago Raid (feat. Brad Moss)

    If federal prosecutors were to pursue charges against Donald Trump because of his handling of classified information, a top national security lawyer believes the former president would face an uphill battle at any trial.

    "It would be a very complicated piece of litigation only because Trump would try to bog it down in pretrial motions, no doubt," attorney Bradley Moss says on the podcast. "But if a charge is brought — if the information is as we believe it is, at this point — I don't foresee a way he would avoid conviction." 

    Moss, a leading expert on classification matters, answers all the questions you may have about the FBI's recent search off Mar-a-Lago, Trump's primary home. He explains what the search required, which statutes the DOJ may be considering, how high the sign-off on the raid likely went, and what federal authorities might do with information they may have found in the former president's safe and home.




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    Respect for Marriage (Feat. Jim Obergefell)

    Respect for Marriage (Feat. Jim Obergefell)

    The day that the Supreme Court released its ruling for marriage quality, Jim Obergefell — the man behind the watershed decision — saw a sign of his impending victory on his admission slip.

    "Every time I had been in the Supreme Court, the tickets were bright orange," Obergefell reflected on the latest episode of Law&Crime's podcast "Objections: with Adam Klasfeld."

    "On Friday, June 26 — that day, it wasn't bright orange," he continued. "It was lavender, and when we realized that we all thought, 'Well, this has to be a sign. This has to be a positive sign. There's no reason for the ticket to have changed color, let alone being lavender.'"

    In an extended interview, Obergefell moves beyond the cold record of that case to reflect upon how he and his late husband John Arthur began their legal battle over their marriage. He describes how he became ordained to officiate weddings after his Supreme Court victory — and came to read the closing lines of the ruling that bears his name at "every" ceremony.

    He also discusses his ongoing political campaign for state office in Ohio and movement on Capitol Hill right now to preserve same-sex marriage with the Respect for Marriage Act.

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    • 35 min
    Pressure in the Peach State (Feat. Brandon Bullard)

    Pressure in the Peach State (Feat. Brandon Bullard)

    After finding himself inside the crosshairs of an investigation into attempts to overturn the 2020 election, Georgia state Sen. Burt Jones (R) successfully disqualified the prosecutor who announced that he was a "target." Jones may not have wide name recognition outside of Georgia, but he's currently running for lieutenant governor, the state's second highest executive branch post. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis (D), in what a Georgia judge described as a "What were you thinking" moment, attended the fundraiser of his rival. "This is not an invisible prosecution," Georgia appellate attorney Brandon Bullard — who is intimately familiar with the Peach State's laws and politics — noted . "Every step is going to be scrutinized and to think that this wasn't going to matter: It's a lapse — at least a lapse in awareness — if not a lapse of judgment." In the latest episode, Bullard helps unpack what's next for the Fulton County DA's investigation. He also explains that while this is a loss for the prosecutor, it may also be a blessing in disguise for the integrity of the case that she is building.

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    Russia's 'hostage diplomacy' with WNBA star Brittney Griner (Feat. Adrienne Lawrence)

    Russia's 'hostage diplomacy' with WNBA star Brittney Griner (Feat. Adrienne Lawrence)

    As WNBA star Brittney Griner faces the possibility of 10 years in a Russian prison, that country's government reportedly hopes to swap her for a notorious arms trafficker locked up in a U.S. prison.

    The latest episode of Law&Crime’s podcast “Objections: with Adam Klasfeld” looks into the global phenomenon of “hostage diplomacy” and the difficult choices governments face when an authoritarian regime detains one of their citizens.

    “We don’t want to continue to put ourselves in situations where Americans are just taken at will so that Russians or other countries that have somewhat of a hostile relationship with the United States are able to negotiate for things that they want,” noted attorney Adrienne Lawrence, a TV host and the author of the book Staying in the Game: The Playbook for Beating Workplace Sexual Harassment.

    The episode explores why Griner played the off-season in Russia, gender pay disparities in professional basketball, and the trade Russia reportedly wants to make for "Merchant of Death" Viktor Bout.

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    Elon Musk's High Stakes Game of Chicken (Feat. David Lurie)

    Elon Musk's High Stakes Game of Chicken (Feat. David Lurie)

    Following through on its legal threats, Twitter sued Elon Musk in Delaware in a lawsuit seeking to follow through on a $44 billion deal, and some experts have envisioned a worst-case scenario that would put a vital court for American business on a collision course with the richest man in the world.

    In the latest episode of Law&Crime's podcast "Objections: with Adam Klasfeld," attorney David Lurie — a trial lawyer and frequent legal commentator — rejects the thought experiment that Musk might defy a ruling against him.

    If a chancellor orders Musk to complete the deal, Lurie predicts, the billionaire simply has too much on the line to thumb his nose at the court.

    "Keep in mind: Elon Musk is not a Russian oligarch," Lurie notes on the podcast. "He's a citizen of the United States. He's heavily invested in major companies that are established in Delaware and headquartered in the United States, with their assets in the United States. He has really no way to shield himself from the authority of a court."

    Lurie provides analysis charting the likely course of litigation, the legal issues involved, and what the discourse surrounding it says about our national moment.

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    Litigating Julian Assange’s Extradition (Feat. Jameel Jaffer)

    Litigating Julian Assange’s Extradition (Feat. Jameel Jaffer)

    After the U.K. formally approved the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, First Amendment groups in the United States expressed broad opposition to his prosecution. Does he deserve it?

    Prosecutors accuse Assange of conduct that go well beyond traditional journalism, including conspiring to break into a U.S. military database, gaining unauthorized access to an Icelandic government computer, and picking targets for hacker collectives to breach. One of those targets was the New York Times, prosecutors say.

    Still, Jameel Jaffer, the director of the prominent Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, calls Assange’s prosecution a “dagger to the throat of press freedom.”

    In the latest episode of “Objections,” Jaffer fields questions about some of the toughest criticisms of Assange, from U.S. prosecutors and others, and says that in the end, the case is about more than him.

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I can only listen to one “you know” repeated every so often by someone. If I’m hearing 5 or 6 or more “you knows” repeated in the first 2 minutes someone is speaking I can’t take anymore! Had to listen to Trump’s Stepien’s 100 “you knows “ in the J6 hearings. PAINFULLY AMATEURISH! Whatever happened to people learning how to speak WELL
in public? Otherwise a great podcast.

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Love this podcast

This podcast helps people like me to be more informed in legal/political matters. I love how they just tell what’s going on without shoving a political parties views with it.

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Partisan hack jobs

They try to act like they are just presenting facts and letting people decide but they are crafting a narrative, albeit they do a good job but this is a hack show and they should just own up to being liberal propagandist.

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