July 3 - Snowden's Father's Lawyer on Wikileaks; Could the Press be Liable for Reporting on Snowden?; The Big Business-Friendly Supreme Court

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We begin with Bruce Fein, the legal counsel for Lon Snowden, Edward Snowden’s father, and discuss the open letter they have written to the young American fugitive who is the subject of a worldwide manhunt. Bruce Fein is the author of “American Empire: Before the Fall’ and was a senior policy advisor to the Ron Paul 2012 campaign. bruce fein

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Then we speak with Frank Snepp a former CIA officer and whistleblower whose book “A Decent Interval” became the basis of the landmark Supreme Court decision U.S. v. Snepp that defines the legal rights and risks of U.S. intelligence employees who become whistleblowers. We discuss the Snowden case with someone who has had the Supreme Court throw the book at them and discuss Frank Snepp’s article at CNN “Snowden and a Muzzled Free Press”.

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Part 3

Then finally, with the majority of public sentiment firmly against the recent overturning the Voting Rights Act, we look into the role of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts as the leading strategist for the Republican Party as some have charged. Erwin Chemerinsky, the founding dean and distinguished professor of law at the University of California Irvine School of Law, joins us to discuss his article on the Robert’s court in Monday’s New York Times “Justice For Big Business”.

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