Compilation of Lawyers on the Daily Show and the Colbert Report, Including a Peabody Award for a Se
Brian Baxter at American Lawyer has provided an article aggregating information on lawyers appearing on the Daily Show and the Colbert Report. The other night, Thomas Goldstein of Scotusblog was quite good on the Daily Show as he spoke about the healthcare cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, and the recent U.S. Supreme Court case he lost – the rapidly infamous and much ridiculed 5-4 decision opinion deferring to police decisions to strip search anyone who is arrested for anything. (Perhaps we can all look forward to watching youtube videos of strip searches, as happened in Canada.)
Trevor Potter, however, has been the best of all. He formerly ran the Federal Election Commission, and today is at Caplin & Drysdale. He and Stephen Colbert have done a wonderful series of short, easy to grasp interviews and vignettes which brilliantly explain – and skewer – the absurdity of campaign finance laws in the US. The series recently won a Peabody Award, as explained by Stephen.