In “How Is This Legal,” an ongoing podcast series of discussions on the law, trial attorney Jim Coogan joins Ben Joravsky to discuss the legal issues in the news of the day. Ben Joravsky is a columnist for The Chicago Reader and the host of The Ben Joravsky show. Jim Coogan is the Managing Partner and lead Trial Attorney for the law office of Coogan Gallagher
In this episode, they discuss the President’s use of his “commutation” power to commute the prison sentence of Roger Stone. Jim and Ben explored key Supreme Court decisions issued at the conclusion of this SCOTUS term. Must Donald Trump’s bankers and accountants release financial documents to authorities? Is the Creek Nation Indian Reservation in Oklahoma still a sovereign nation within the United States? Can Employers discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation? What is “textualism”? And the pair discuss the important roles that each Justice plays in the rhythm of the court, particularly Justice Neil Gorsuch and Chief Justice John Roberts. Click “Play” to hear it all.