Courts and Crime

  What does the Supreme Court Decision mean for Maine and its citizens.

Host Keith Shortall was joined by a panel to comment on the decision and respond to listener comments and questions consisting of :

Andrew Coburn: Research Professor/Chair, Health Policy & Management, Population Health and Health Policy, Muskie School, University of Southern Maine

Dmitry Bam: Associate Professor, University of Maine Law School. He focuses on constitutional law, professional responsibility, and the judiciary.

  Out! As I Want to Be sponsored a talk in Rockland by Jamie Nabozny, the subject of the documentary Bullied.

Caution: Language contained in this program may be offensive to some listeners; listener discretion is advised.

  Two Maine judges shared their family court experiences and tell how to do a divorce the right way.

Host Keith Shortall was joined by:

Andrew 'Mark' Horton, who has been a judge since 1999, first on the Maine District Court and now on the Maine Superior Court, and

John David Kennedy, who was appointed as a Judge of the Maine District Court in 2002, and sits in the District Court in mid-coast Maine.

Together they have written a book, "Do Your Divorce Right."

  Unity Dow is an author, human rights activist and former judge and the first woman to serve on Botswana’s High Court. She delivered the University of Maine School of Law’s inaugural Justice for Women Lecture. Her talk is titled “Juggling Truths – When Justice is a Moving Target.”  

  Jeff Clements is an attorney, author and activist, who founded the organization Free Speech for People, a national, non-partisan campaign to challenge the creation of Constitutional rights for corporations, overturn Citizens United v. FEC, and strengthen American democracy and republican self-government.

  Professor of history at Bowdoin College, Allen Wells, discussed the problems facing the country of Mexico. Namely, how political gridlock and drug violence have fostered a state of political paralysis. The drug war has consumed the country over the last few years at a cost of 40,000 murders in Mexico.

  Speaking in Maine returns to Camden and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations, for an address by Ira Glasser, longtime Director of the ACLU and now President of the Drug Policy Alliance. Glasser points out that use of all drugs has gone down in countries such as Portugal and Holland where usage is decriminalized.

Ira Glasser was for much of his adult life the Executive Director of the ACLU and in this capacity became a spokesman for civil rights in general and a thorn in the side of most of the last eight administrations.

  Speaking in Maine offers a talk by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. He was at the University of Maine in Orono to deliver the William S. Cohen Lecture. Senator and former Secretary of Defense Cohen introduced Holder and took part in the Q and A.