Life of the Law

Life of the Law

Law is alive. It doesn’t live in books and words. It thrives in how well we understand and apply it to everyday life.

We ask questions, find answers, and publish what we discover in feature episodes and live storytelling.

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122: Government Ghost

Life of the Law

Reporter Megan Marrelli tells the story of Dennis Rickett and his life without  a photo ID.

20 Min

Nov 14, 2017

121: In-Studio - Brutally Ruthless

Life of the Law

This week, our team goes IN-STUDIO with Jose "Chito" Vela, the young  man's immigration attorney and now candidate for the Texas State Legislature, to talk about immigration, DACA, and life in America one year into the Trump Presidency.

52 Min

Oct 31, 2017

120: Life Un-DACAmented (Re-Broadcast)

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We share the story of Luis and at the end of the episode, talk to his attorney and his mother, to find out what has happened since we first met him two years ago.

33 Min

Oct 17, 2017

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70 min
Oct 3, 2017
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Transition and Transformation

38 min
Sep 19, 2017
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All over the world people create. Music, art, literature. But is their creative work protected?

35 min
Sep 5, 2017
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Can someone really own an image, or own a song? Here in the United States, the answer is yes, absolutely. But that isn’t the case everywhere.

48 min
Aug 22, 2017
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Moral luck and prosecutorial discretion in America

29 min
Aug 8, 2017
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It all started out as a plan to steal some comic books, sell them and split the cash. That was before a busted lip, a heart attack, and federal prosecutors stepped in.

69 min
Jul 11, 2017
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Locking People Up

44 min
Jun 28, 2017
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Playing Games

19 min
Jun 13, 2017
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NBA Champion GS Warriors vs SQ Warriors

48 min
Jun 2, 2017
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Unequal Protection

32 min
May 23, 2017
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Warren McCleskey’s unsuccessful appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

37 min
Apr 4, 2017
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Twenty-one years ago, at the age of 19, Greg Eskridge was sentenced to 65 years-to-life plus two life terms in prison. Greg's mom, Patricia Eskridge, was in the courtroom that day to hear the judge announce what, in many ways, would be her future.

53 min
Mar 21, 2017
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Heroin Town

48 min
Mar 8, 2017
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Methadone treatment doesn’t always work. So what do you do?

53 min
Feb 21, 2017
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Radio Silenced

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