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Jack Rice - Blog

Jack Rice is a criminal defense trial lawyer who provides legal advice to those charged with crimes in Federal and Minnesota State courtrooms.

 

Jack's Blog & Media Appearances


The Jack Rice Show, Thursday, February 22, 2007.


There used to be a time when it was almost a requirement to have served in the military in order to be in politics. Is that still the case? When did it change? Would you have more faith in politicians at wartime if their families were serving?
A man broke through a neighbors door thinking he was stopping a woman from being raped and ended up getting in trouble with the law. Actually, the story was stranger than that. The man heard screaming, took a sword and broke down a neighbor only to find the man watching pornography with the volume very loud. He is now facing 33 months in prison if convicted. Just because he was wrong, does that me he should go to jail? What does this say about other good samaritans? Jack conducted a poll of his listeners.
Does the fear of litigation keep you from being a good samaritan?

yes - - - - - 38%
no - - - - - 62%

Governor Pawlenty signed historic legislation dealing with the environment. Joshua Tickell, a biodiesel expert, joined the program to talk about renewable energy sources and why we need to moving into alternative fuels.
Joshua Green, a writer for The Atlantic wrote a piece on gay political donors and how they are stealthily fighting sexual discrimination and reshaping American politics. What is the impact of special interest groups like this and others in politics.


Jan Crawford, correspondent for ABC news talked about the U.S. Supreme Court and how the individuals on the bench shape our laws.