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Dean Johnson

  • With the emergence of religion as it relates to as issues as diverse as reproductive rights vs. the right to life or the Free Exercise of Religion vs. the need to shelter in place during the pandemic, Your Legal Rights will tonight examine the role of religion in our legal system.
  • We survived January 6, but is our democracy still in crisis?
  • Bail reform is yet again in the news, as is rising crime. How do we balance public safety with the presumption of innocence and the avoidance of preventative detention?
  • The killing of George Floyd sparked a response unlike anything we have seen in many years. What do the verdicts in the trial of Derek Chauvin teach us about where we are with policing our cities today?Representive Zoe Lofgren reports that prior to the january 6 assault on the capitol, a commanding official directed Capitol police officers to pursue only agitators against former President Donald Trump and ignore potential pro-Trump troublemakers.Are these stories truly discrete, or does the story of the assault on the capitol give us some insights? Into a troubled institution or an institution that merely reflects a troubled society? What does all this say about us? Where do we go from here?For tonight’s discussion, YLR Host Jeff Hayden, with tonight's co-host Josh Borger, is joined by San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos Bolanos, and Redwood City Attorney and legal and political commentator Dean Johnson.Questions for Jeff and his guests? Call us, toll-free, at (866) 798-8255.
  • In the first segment we look to the recently passed Proposition 19, which broadens the ability of some homeowners to transfer their tax assessments to…
  • YLR: Proposition 19, Your Property and Washington in Crisis
    In the first segment we look to the recently passed Proposition 19, which broadens the ability of some homeowners to transfer their tax assessments to…
  • The end of the Trump administration is near – or is it?Legal and political analyst Dean Johnson and Professor Lawrence Douglas will join us to look…
  • With all eyes on the Presidential election, just where are we now and where are we going? Under cover of the Presidential election, two industries bought…
  • Why has President Trump dispatched Federal Officers , often in plain clothes, into cities? Focused on cities run by Democratic mayors? Under what…
  • Our system of Bail has evolved from where someone would await your trial in your stead to make sure you showed up, to where you posted money to make sure…