About Jack
JACK IS A CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY, FORMER CIA OFFICER, JOURNALIST AND STORYTELLER.   

Jack is a criminal defense attorney, former CIA officer, journalist and storyteller.  As a lawyer, Jack practices exclusively in the areas of criminal defense and DWI/DUI defense.  He is unique across the entire state of Minnesota and the U.S. as the only criminal defense attorney who is also a former Central Intelligence Agency Officer as well as a former prosecuting attorney. Jack's extensive experience, aggressiveness and passion speak for themselves and he is most proud of his reputation as a fighter for the rights of his clients. He has a national reputation and can be seen frequently on MSNBC, Al Jazeera, CNN, and other networks across the country.  He is also a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

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Minneapolis, MN 55416

Telephone: 612-227-1339

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Monday
Oct052009

I'm on WVLY with Howard Monroe Today.

One of my favorite guys in this business, Howard Monroe, has asked me to come on the air this morning with him at 8:10 e.t. to talk about Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  Always happy as this issue continues to perplex this administration just like it perplexed the last one.  However, there is always one fundamental question that we must ask:

Are we more in danger from keeping it open along with the perceptions of torture that it presents, or simply closing it outright?

It is a simple but incredibly important question.  Hope you can listen.

Monday
Oct052009

A New Supreme Court Term Begins Today.

Things are going to get interesting at the U.S. Supreme Court in the next couple of months.  With the additional of Justice Sotomayor, you never know exactly how it will impact the dynamic.  It is not just the question of one Justice's vote.  Rather, it is about her ability to influence others around her. 

It appears that the Court will focus primarily on the regulation of business, just how much power the government has to regulate business and its ability to put limits on salaries.  Twenty-four of forty-five cases are business related.

In addition to addressing rregulatory and other questions regarding business, the court will also be looking at criminal law, specifically, 1st, 2nd and 8th Amendment.  Going to get interesting.

Keep checking back as I intend to be in the room today!

Saturday
Oct032009

I'm Speaking at ACLU/PEN Event About American Torture.

The U.S. Government has done some pretty extraordinary things since 9/11.  Sadly, some of them have been illegal.  Torture is one of those things.  It is very easy to use the "few bad apples" excuse and we roll it out at every opportunity.  Or, on the other hand, we will use the excuse that we had a legal justification.  Every country that has tortured has used the same justification.  Those arguments failed too!

I'm very pleased to be involved with the ACLU and PEN American Center in the Great Hall at Cooper Union in Manhattan on October 13, 2009, to talk about torture and what has happened in this country.  I feel truly honored to play a role!

Saturday
Oct032009

I Appear on MSNBC Next Week.

Just learned that I'm scheduled to appear on MSNBC this next week to talk about the big stories of the day.  I won't know the schedule until early this next week but check back for more information.  always promises to be a lot of fun.

Hope you can watch.

Friday
Oct022009

I Appear on WCCO Radio in Minneapolis This Sunday.

This should be interesting this weekend.  I'm appearing on WCCO Radio in Minneapolis at 7:30 p.m. central time to talk about the Mexican Drug wars and how these drug cartels are reaching into the U.S. and extending their operations here. 

There is an additional element to this interview that should be fun.  I used to work for WCCO Radio for more than five years and many of these people are my friends.  In addition, I have a very warm spot in my heart for the people of the Twin Cities.   I graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School, I met my wife there, and all of my children were bon there.  I'm really looking forward to this conversation.

Hope you can listen.

Friday
Oct022009

March in D.C. For Human Rights on Oct 10-11.

Some argue that The Equality March is an event for the GLBT community, and it is.  After all, there some in this country that would just as soon push them back into the closet.  I have heard the arguments while working in California during the Proposition 8 debacle.  However, this is about more than just GLBT people.  

In my mind, this march is about the broader question of whether or not Americans should stand for equal rights for all of us or whether we should target and discriminate against a certain group of us.  So it will be interesting to see who shows up here in Washington.  If it is the GLBT community, and they show up in mass, that is good.  On the other hand, if the broader community shows up, that will be even better.

I will be covering The National Equality March starting at the end of the week and throughout the weekend.  Check back for still photos, video, and more.  Certainly promises to be interesting. 

Friday
Oct022009

Congressman Adam Smith Joins The Program.

Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) joins the program to talk Guantanamo Bay.  He has an interesting take and certainly will cut against the Democratic Party when he thinks others are wrong.  I like the independence even if I occasionally disagree with him on issues.  

Hope you can listen.

Friday
Oct022009

Detainees Praying to Allah - Gitmo, 2009.

Friday
Oct022009

Note The American Flag Behind the Razor Wire! Gitmo - 2009.

Friday
Oct022009

Jack Reports from Inside Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 2009.