First Amendment litigator, criminal defense attorney, writer, and podcast host Ken White has a wealth of knowledge and perspective about some of today’s most pressing issues, including freedom of speech, the justice system, and American historical precedent.
In this timely and topical episode, Ken and Jack Newton discuss:
- Whether social media platforms have a responsibility to crack down on misinformation and hate speech
- Ken’s thoughts on high levels of public distrust towards news media outlets
- Ken’s take on the protests and law enforcement response in Portland
- Why the Justice Department’s recent actions are alarming from a legal perspective
- How to reconcile a love for America with frank recognition of longstanding issues in American society
Ken White is a First Amendment litigator and criminal defense attorney at Brown White & Osborn LLP in Los Angeles, California. He began his career as a federal prosecutor. Since joining private practice in 2001, he’s maintained a white collar criminal defense practice and built a First Amendment practice defending defamation cases and advising clients about free speech issues.
Ken also writes at Popehat.com, a blog devoted to law, politics, and culture, and has written on free speech and criminal justice issues for the Los Angeles Times, the Daily Journal, Salon, Reason Magazine, National Review Online, and other publications. He is the host of Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast, and co-host of the All the President’s Lawyers Podcast.
You can follow Ken (via Popehat) on Twitter at @popehat, read his writing at https://www.popehat.com/, and learn more about Brown White & Osborn LLP at https://brownwhitelaw.com/. To listen to the Make No Law podcast, visit https://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/make-no-law/.