The Limits of Sovereignty
November 13, 2023
In this episode of Legal Judg(e)ments, Bob and his guest, Richard Gottlieb, dissect Lac Du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians v. Coughlin, a significant legal battle at the intersection of tribal sovereign immunity and bankruptcy law. They explore the historical concept of sovereign immunity and its application to Native American tribes, focusing on the Clear Statement Rule for waiving sovereign immunity. This episode offers an insightful look into a case that challenges the limits of tribal immunity and the protections provided by bankruptcy law.
When a Regulation Becomes a Taking: A Constitutional Debate Over Property Rights
November 13, 2023
In this thought-provoking episode, Bob and Joshua Thompson, Director of Equality and Opportunity Litigation at the Pacific Legal Foundation, discuss the landmark case of Cedar Point Nursery vs. Hassid and explore the intricate balance between private property rights and public interests. What constitutes a ‘taking’ and how far government regulations can go in the name of the public good?
Life, Liberty, and the Right to Decide: Medical Aid in Dying
October 16, 2023
In the first episode of season 3, O’Melveny & Myers LLP’s John Kappos explains to Bob how his representation of two Massachusetts doctors led to a decision on whether medical-aid-in-dying qualifies as a fundamental constitutional right in Kligler v. Attorney General.
About This Podcast
Bob Stetson, a Boston-based trial lawyer at Bernkopf, hosts Legal Judg(e)ments. This podcast tackles litigation and trial strategy by analyzing and talking about real legal cases.
You’ll hear about the strategy, the issues, how they won, and everything else.
New episodes are released twice a month.