Welcome to episode three of The Legal Watchdog Podcast.
In part one we discuss a criminal defendant's right to file a substitution against the judge assigned to his case -- and the trial judge that wouldn't let him do it. The case is State v. Harrison. We had no choice but to analogize to Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Doppelgangland episode, though I think Matt might have been a bit lost in that part of the discussion.
In part two we discuss free speech and the Madison, Wisconsin "sing-along" protests. (On this topic, Matt redeems himself.) Learn how "The Man" tried to silence the citizenry, and why it didn't work, in State v. Crute. (And for anyone interested in free speech issues on our college campuses, check out the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. Spoiler alert: academic bureaucracies don't like free speech and will go to great lengths to silence students and professors.)
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Our funky, jazzy theme song ("Cold Hurt") and our cool intermission song ("Murgatroyd") were generously provided by David Pizarro. To hear more of David's music you can listen to his philosophy-psychology podcast Very Bad Wizards, or go directly to his SoundCloud page.
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