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Birdsall Law Offices 7th Annual Fundraiser

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Join Birdsall Law Offices 7th Annual Fundraiser Benefiting the Milwaukee Rescue Mission

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Maintaining Racial Hierarchy in a Post-Strauder America

Introduction

“It requires little knowledge of human nature to anticipate that those who had long been regarded as an inferior and subject race would, when suddenly raised to the rank of citizenship, be looked upon with jealousy and positive dislike, and that state laws might be enacted or enforced to perpetuate the distinctions that had before existed.”[1]

As ominously foreshadowed by the Supreme Court in 1879,[2] current state and federal laws  and practices continuously present disadvantages to people of color. Distant from enslavement and the oppressive nature of the Jim Crow Era, individuals, courts, and politicians, blind to the discrepancies of this nation’s criminal justice system, erroneously believe that the black defendant enjoys the same rights as the white defendant. Ignoring the lack of racial representation and the presence of implicit bias in the courtroom, white judges sit in front of white prosecutors and instruct the white jury on how to handle the black defendant’s case. The black defendant is seldom given a jury that racially represents him or her, and this lack of representation is a product of case precedent, judicial reasoning, and discriminatory practices. In Wisconsin, these discriminatory practices take form in both state and federal jury pooling procedures. As such, the purpose of this article is to draw on the disproportional impact jury pooling practices have on black defendants in circuit and federal district courts in the state of Wisconsin.

Legal Defense is back on 101.5 FM WHBL Sheboygan!

With a new week, comes a new episode of Legal Defense! This time John and Kirk discuss issues pertaining to JAG jury selection processes, Wisconsin Supreme Court Elections and the role of judges, and the compensation rate for appointed counsel. Additionally, Attorney John Birdsall discusses the current petition in front of the Wisconsin Supreme Court that deals with increasing the compensation rate for appointed defenders.

Don't forget to tune in next week for another episode of Legal Defense! You can find all episodes, old and new, right here on our website: www.birdsall-law.com/legal-blog.

Legal Defense is back on 101.5 FM WHBL Sheboygan!

With a new week, comes a new episode of Legal Defense!  Attorney John Birdsall is coming to you from the Big Apple! While on a business trip in New York City, Attorney Birdsall discusses  a political corruption trial that is currently being held in the Southern District of New York. Additionally, Attorney Birdsall discusses the controversies surrounding a criminal death penalty case in Louisiana wherein the defense attorney admitted his client's guilt. In discussing the Louisiana case, Attorney Birdsall addresses issues criminal defense attorneys face when representing mentally diminished clients.

Legal Defense is back on 101.5 FM WHBL Sheboygan!

With a new week, comes a new episode of Legal Defense!  Attorneys Kirk Obear and John Birdsall are back again with a new show full of controversy, Oprah, and pizza. First the dynamic duo discuss the controversies surrounding Michael Wolff's book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House."In discussion the purpose of the book, Attorneys Kirk and John remind listeners that the book is night offered for the truth of the statements, but rather for the truth that people said those statements. After discussing at length the beauty of New York City pizza, Kirk and John dissect the political persuasion power of Oprah and how celebrity fame leads to winning presidential elections.

Don't forget to tune in next week for another episode of Legal Defense! You can find all episodes, old and new, right here on our website: www.birdsall-law.com/legal-blog.

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