This Week: February 18, 2016

After a week off there is much to discuss on our upcoming show.  By now everyone has heard of the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.  While most of the national media is focused on the search for his replacement and what it means politically for both parties in an election year, we want to know what his death means for our criminal justice system?  Scalia was without question the most polarizing member of the Court in his time.  People either loved Scalia and his often stinging and witty opinions, or they despised the man.  However, even his critics cannot deny that Scalia was the staunchest defender of the 4th Amendment on the Court and would even side with the liberal justices if it meant protecting our constitutional rights.  His death will have an enormous impact on the Court both in the short and long term and the battle over his replacement could linger into the new administration.  We will get our panel’s thoughts on what the future holds for the Supreme Court in the wake of Scalia’s death.

Also, a federal magistrate judge has ordered Apple to help the FBI hack into the iPhone of one of the San Bernadino shooters.  Apple is challenging the ruling but what is the likelihood of their success?  Plus, Texas AG Ken Paxton can add a State Bar investigation to his list of legal problems; a continuance of the biker trials in Waco; and much more this week on Reasonable Doubt with our guests defense lawyers Franklin Bynum and Mike Russo.  Join us at 8pm this Thursday!

About Jimmy Ardoin

Jimmy Ardoin is criminal and civil lawyer practicing predominately in federal courts both in Texas and across the country. You can find out more about Jimmy at his website, and you can follow him on Twitter @jimmyardoin.