Objections: With Adam Klasfeld

Law&Crime

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. read less

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Behind the biggest stories are the legal details that matter. This podcast, Objections: With Adam Klasfeld, examines those meaningful details. This show is more than a crime podcast. It is an analysis and discussion of legal cases in a factual manner. The most important legal stories appear on this podcast. Adam Klasfeld guides the research and conversation. Joining him are experts and special guests who bring insights and unique perspectives. Klasfeld interviews Jim Obergefell, Ken Feinberg, and others. Klasfeld is an investigative reporter for Law & Crime.

One episode details the swap of a Russian arms dealer for WNBA player Brittney Griner. In this segment, Steve Zissou, the arms dealer's lawyer, joins Klasfeld on the show to share details. Other guests, like UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh, join the show. Volokh discusses New York law and online hate speech. Lindsay Schubiner, a journalist, joins another episode to discuss modern American democracy. No matter what the topic might be—a seditious conspiracy trial or Arizona state law—this podcast delivers. Audiences can expect conversations about Biden and the Capitol. They'll also hear from people like writer Elizabeth Williamson. Attorney Dave Lurie joins the show, too.

Listeners can expect a new podcast to be available every week. Episodes vary from 15 minutes in length to a full hour. Episodes that feature guests are longer.

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Larry Ray's first survivor to go public opens up (Feat. Daniel Barban Levin)
Feb 8 2023
Larry Ray's first survivor to go public opens up (Feat. Daniel Barban Levin)
Some of the videos of the horrendous abuse suffered by the first victim of “cult” leader Larry Ray are horrific to describe, let alone to watch. One of them shows Ray striking writer Daniel Barban Levin in the gut with a hammer, pulling on his tongue with a set of pliers and, in the same video, threatening to get even "more severe."In a lengthy sit-down interview for Law&Crime’s podcast “Objections: with Adam Klasfeld,” Levin emphasized that these were blackmail videos, which used to make him and his peers quake in silence.“It was part of why I didn’t speak out for many years because I remembered the sound of that camera shutter when he photographed me during like this horrible, humiliating abuse, and I knew that he had these pictures and video,” Levin explained.That was then.“The incredible irony is that we were empowered to use this very same footage against him to put him in prison," he added.In the interview, Levin explains why he now embraces those recordings he once feared, which have been disseminated far and wide in news articles, podcasts, documentaries and TV broadcasts. Law&Crime's podcast "Devil in the Dorm," now on Wondery+, mines thousands of pages of public record and numerous court exhibits to examine Larry Ray's crimes. Levin talks in the interview about his participation in Hulu's soon-to-be-released documentary "Stolen Youth," and why he wanted the most grisly footage of his humiliation in the final cut.SUBSCRIBE TO OUR OTHER PODCASTS:Court JunkieSidebarThey Walk Among AmericaCoptales and CocktailsThe Disturbing TruthSpeaking FreelySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Georgia DA: Trump 2020 Election Charging Decisions Are 'Imminent' (Feat. Renato Mariotti)
Jan 25 2023
Georgia DA: Trump 2020 Election Charging Decisions Are 'Imminent' (Feat. Renato Mariotti)
The Georgia prosecutor investigating former President Donald Trump and others over attempts to overturn the 2020 election results told a judge that "decisions on imminent" on charges.Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti analyzes what such a case could look like — and warns against Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis (D) pursuing a case under Georgia's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act."I think there's this belief that Trump is like a crime boss and kingpin — and this and that — and that essentially, all you need to do is just put it all out there, and that will be evident," Mariotti said. "What I would just say to the public is that white collar crimes can be very difficult to prove up."Mariotti opines that racketeering allegations could needlessly complicate a case over Trump's wide-ranging efforts to subvert Georgia's election results through his "word salad" phone call with Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and the fake-electors scheme.On the podcast, Mariotti also chimes in a federal judge's nearly $1 million sanctions against Trump and his lawyer — and what the discovery of classified documents in the homes of President Joe Biden and former Vice President Mike Pence could mean for special counsel Jack Smith's probe.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.