It's all Imus all the time this week in the media and in the blogosphere. But what does the law have to say about all this? Did Imus commit libel? What about the First Amendment? Where's the FCC in all this? Did he have an employment contract? We get the answers to those questions and more this week on our legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer, with two top media lawyers and a civil rights lawyer to help us out. Our guests for this program are:
- Eileen O'Connor, counsel at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in Washington, D.C., and a 24-year veteran broadcast journalist.
- Norman A. Pattis, criminal defense and civil rights lawyer and co-author of the blog Crime & Federalism.
- Sandra S. Baron, lawyer and executive director of the Media Law Resource Center in New York City.