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PODCASTS

October 2013

James Copland discusses the recent proxy season and the increase in shareholder activism in 2013 with Tim Howard, CEO of IR Smartt

September 2013

James Copland and Erika Harford, the Assistant Director of the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship, discuss the Illinois licensing laws that impede economic growth and discourage small business owners.

Richard Epstein and Paul Howard discuss the findings from Richard’s new report, “The FDA’s Misguided Regulation of Stem-Cell Procedures” and how administrative overreach is blocking medical innovation.

James Copland and Chad Readler, partner at Jones Day in Columbus, OH, discuss the over-criminalization and over-federalization of criminal law.

July 2013

James Copland and Laura Finn, the Web Editor at Board Member.com, discuss findings from "2013 Proxy Monitor Finding 5: More Proposals Introduced in 2013 but few Have Gained Majority Support."

April 2013

James Copland and Ted Frank, discuss the significance of the Supreme Court's recent ruling in Comcast v. Behrend and its potential impact on class action litigation.

January 2013

Jim Copland and Hester Pierce, senior fellow at the Mercatus Center, discuss her recent book co-authored with James Broughel, Dodd-Frank: What It Does and Why It Is Flawed.

Nicholas Q. Rosenkranz, discusses the topic of his forthcoming book, the subjects and objects of the Constitution and their role in constitutional interpretation, with Jim Copland.

 

December 2012

James Copland and Adam Freedman, author of "The Naked Constitution", discuss the Supreme Court's ruling on the 5th amendment takings case, Arkansas Game and Fish v. United States.

 

October 2012

James Copland and Adam Freedman, author of "The Naked Constitution," discuss oral arguments from the recent Supreme Court hearing of Fisher v. University of Texas.

James Copland and Collin Levy, senior editorial page writer at the Wall Street Journal, discuss findings from "Proxy Monitor 2012: A Report on Corporate Governance and Shareholder Activism."

 

July 2012

Isaac Gorodetski, project manager of the Manhattan Institute's Center for Legal Policy interviews the Center's director, James Copland, about his latest Proxy Monitor report and shareholder activism trends from the 2012 proxy season.

 

June 2012

Michael Rosman of the Center for Individual Rights discusses the outcome of the Obamacare decision.

Nadine Strossen, Professor of Law at New York Law School, discusses nuances of the Obamacare decision with Jim Copland.

Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies at the CATO Institute, discusses the Arizona v. United States decision with Jim Copland.

Adam Freedman, author of "The Naked Constitution," discusses the outcome of Arizona v. United States with James Copland.

 

May 2012

James Copland and Ted Frank discuss the John Edwards trial and the potential overcriminalization and regulatory overreach involved.

 

April 2012

Ken Klukowski, fellow and senior legal analyst with the American Civil Rights Union and legal contributor to Breitbart News discusses the Supreme Court case Arizona v. U.S. with James Copland and predicts how the justices will rule on the contested provisions in Arizona's immigration law.

Ilya Shapiro, senior fellow, Cato Institute discusses with James Copland the U.S. government's challenge of Arizona's immigration laws.

James Copland and Michael Rosman, general counsel of the Center for Individual Rights, break down the Commerce Clause and Necessary and Proper arguments invoked in the oral arguments challenging Obamacare's individual mandate before the Supreme Court.

James Copland and Nadine Strossen, professor of law at New York Law School, discuss the past week's oral arguments on Obamacare's individual mandate in front of the Supreme Court.

 

March 2012

Penny Venetis, clinical professor of law and co-director of the Constitutional Litigation Clinic at Rutgers School of Law in Newark, and James Copland discuss the Alien Tort Statute and the Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum case.

Andrew Grossman, visiting legal fellow in The Heritage Foundation's Center for Legal and Judicial Studies and litigator at Baker & Hostetler, and James Copland discuss the Alien Tort Statute and the Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum case.

 

January 2012

Kenneth Feinberg, administrator of the 9/11 and BP Deepwater Victim Compensation Funds, and James Copland discuss mass injuries and alternative dispute resolution in America.

 

December 2011

Andrew Wise, leading D.C. defense attorney at Miller Chevalier and James Copland, director of the Center for Legal Policy at the Manhattan Institute, discuss the 'Honest Services' Fraud Statute and Wise's defense of Kevin Ring, a former lobbyist who was involved in the Jack Ambramoff Indian lobbying scandal.

James Copland and Timothy O'Toole, criminal defense attorney with Miller Chevalier and NACDL Board Member, discuss overcriminalization at federal and state levels.

 

September 2011

PROXY MONITOR 2011: James Copland speaks with Harvey Pitt, former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, about shareholder proposal trends over the last four years

 

March 2011

Howard Husock interviews James Copland about his fourth New Finding from the ProxyMonitor.org database. In this fourth New Finding, Copland discovers labor unions are targeting their shareholder proposal efforts over non-traditional industries like retail and financial services industries.

Howard Husock interviews James Copland about his New Findings from the ProxyMonitor database. In the third of his New Findings, Copland reveals that labor unions and individual activists are making serious efforts to alter the corporate governance structure of corporations. He discusses how labor unions in particular are looking to separate the role of chairman and CEO, supporting proposals for chairman independence.

Howard Husock interviews James Copland about his New Findings from the ProxyMonitor database. In this New Finding, Copland reveals that shareholders are making major efforts for corporations to disclose their political campaign contributions even though under Citizens United, the Supreme Court ruled corporate political expenditures are speech protected by the First Amendment.

 
February 2011

Howard Husock, Vice President for Policy Research at the Manhattan Institute interviews James Copland, the director for the Center for Legal Policy at the Manhattan Institute about executive compensation and union sway over the proxy ballot process.

 
December 2010

Howard Husock, Vice President for Policy Research interview James Copland, director of the Center for Legal Policy at the Institute on his new report, “Regulation by Prosecution: The Problems with Treating Corporations as Criminals”

 
August 2010

Howard Husock, VP of policy research at MI, interviews Jim Copland on potential BP litigation and good vs. bad environmental torts.

 
February 2010

Howard Husock, Vice President for Policy Research at the Manhattan Institute, interviews Jim Copland on Trial Lawyers Inc.: K Street.

 
December 2009

Marie Gryphon and Jim Copland, director of the Center for Legal Policy, discuss her new report on overcriminalization

 
October 2009

Paul Howard, director of the Center for Medical Progress, interviews Jim Copland, director of the Center for Legal Policy, about Trial Lawyers Inc: Healthcare.

 
July 2009

Marie Gryphon, senior fellow at the Center for Legal Policy, interviews John Hasnas, an associate professor of business at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and author of Trapped: When Acting Ethically Is Against the Law, about how criminal law creates moral dilemmas for corporate officers.

 
June 2009

Jim Copland, director of the Center for Legal Policy, interviews Judge Alex Kozinski and attorney Misha Tseytlin about their essay on overcriminalization entitled "You're (probably) A Federal Criminal".

Jim Copland, director of the Center for Legal Policy, interviewed Ken Langone on his thoughts about the overcriminalization of corporate conduct from the legal and business perspectives

Jim Copland, director of the Center for Legal Policy, interviewed Dick Thornburgh on his thoughts about the overcriminalization of corporate conduct from the legal and business perspectives.

 
May 2009

Jim Copland, director of the Center for Legal Policy, interviews Ilya Somin, assistant professor of law at George Mason University School of Law, on Sonia Sotomayor's judicial record regarding property rights.

 
March 2009

Jim Copland, the director of the Center for Legal Policy, interviews Richard Epstein about the problems with the Employee Free Choice Act.

 
December 2008

Marie Gryphon, senior fellow at the Center for Legal Policy, discusses her report, "Greater Justice, Lower Cost: How a "Loser Pays" Rule Would Improve the American Legal System" with Jim Copland, director of the Center for Legal Policy.

 
October 2008

Jim Copland, senior fellow and director of the Center for Legal Policy, reads his West Virginia Record piece, "West Virginia too heavenly for Trial Lawyers".

 
September 2008

Jim Copland, senior fellow and director of the Center for Legal Policy, interviews Richard Epstein, James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago and visiting scholar at the Manhattan Institute, about his most recent book, Supreme Neglect: How to Revive Constitutional Protection for Private Property

 

Jim Copland, senior fellow and director of the Center for Legal Policy, reads his Washington Post article, "Leave it to the FDA".


Jim Copland, senior fellow and director of the Center for Legal Policy, reads his Washington Examiner article, "Asbestos Litigation Far From Over".

Jim Copland, senior fellow and director of the Center for Legal Policy, reads his New York Sun article, "Smoke Test for Supremes".

Jim Copland, senior fellow and director of the Center for Legal Policy, interviews Richard Epstein, James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago and visiting scholar at the Manhattan Institute, about his most recent book, Supreme Neglect: How to Revive Constitutional Protection for Private Property.

 
May 2008

Jim Copland, senior fellow and director of the Center for Legal Policy at the Manhattan Institute, and Lester Brickman, professor at the Cordozo School of Law and renowned expert on asbestos litigation, discuss the evolution of asbestos litigation and the measures that should be taken to prevent the continuation of abuses by the trial bar. Click here to read Trial Lawyers Inc.: Asbestos, a report on the asbestos litigation industry released in May 2008 by the Center for Legal Policy at the Manhattan Institute.

 
December 2007

Professor Epstein's third lecture was titled "The New Antitrust: Reexamining Microsoft and Other Consent Decrees." Click here to listen to a podcast interview, in which Epstein gives James Copland, director of the Center for Legal Policy, an overview of important cases involving consent decrees.

 
November 2007

Richard Epstein, Manhattan Institute visiting fellow, with James Copland, director of the Center for Legal Policy, discusses his lecture entitled "Neither Liberal Nor Conservative: A Maverick's View of the Supreme Court." This is the second podcast in our Fall 2007 lecture series with Professor Epstein, called "Law, Litigation, and State Power."

 
October 2007

Richard Epstein, Manhattan Institute visiting fellow, and James Copland, director of the Center for Legal Policy, discuss the event "Aiding and Abetting Securities Liability: Reflections on Stoneridge Investment v. Scientific-Atlanta." Professor Epstein examined the United States Supreme Court's pending case of Stoneridge Investment v. Scientific-Atlanta, in which the Court considered whether to expand the scope of private shareholder liability suits to third-party defendants.

 
June 2007

James Copland, director of the Center for Legal Policy, reads his article "A Judge Cries 'Sue'!" This article originally appeared in the New York Post on 6-13-07 and is posted on PointOfLaw.com.

 

 

 

 


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