About Jack

Jack is a storyteller and journalist.  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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At the Sotomayor Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings.

The seat where Sonia Sotomoyor will field questions from U.S. Senators.  What is not obvious is a stool under the table for her two rest her foot.  She recently had an accident and still is sporting a cast.Sotomayor's mother sits in the front row right behind the place her daughter is to sit.Today is the opening of the Sonia Sotomayor U.S. Supreme Court Justice confirmation process which is taking place in Room 215 of the Hart Building here in Washington DC.  And the crush of the press isn't even obvious in the photos above. 

The process is expected to take about 2 weeks with about a week of testimony from supporters and those opposed to Sotomayor.   The following week, most Senate Democrats expect to hold a vote.  And unless something unexpected happens, all in the room seem to assume that Sotomayor will be confirmed as the next Supreme Court Justice.  By the way, she would be the first hispanic to ever sit on the U.S. Supreme Court.


Jack Interviewed by National CBS Radio. 

Jack looks at the CIA scandal and former Vice President Dick Cheney's apparent involvement.  If it is true, the real question is whether the CIA effort was operational.  If so, the VP may have some problems.

Jack's interview can be heard across the CBS radio affiliates around the country.


Jack Appears on The Ed Show on MSNBC Tomorrow Night.

With new revelations that Former Vice President Cheney and David Addington ordered the CIA not to bried Congress on an ongoing operation, real questions exist as to whether there was undue influence or even violations of the 1947 National Security Act.

Jack appears on The Ed Show on MSNBC from Washington DC tomorrow night.  Hope you can watch.


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Jack Appears on The Ed Show on MSNBC at 6 p.m. e.s.t.

Did the CIA lie to Congress?  Was it the Agent giving the briefing?  What the Agwency?  Was it the White House telling them to do it?  Jack joins Ed to talk about it.


Could MJ Reach All The Way to Apartheid South Africa?  Yes!

Rachel Pulfer, a journalist, writes about how Michael Jackson impacted her life in apartheid South Africa.  It is a surprizing piece because of its reach and talks about how issues of race, and divisions of race, became less important because Michael seemed to make them less important.  And this happened during apartheid for a white girl in a predominantly African area of Lesotho. 

Rachel Pulfer joins me on Air America radio and airamerica.com today. 

Rachel Pulfer is a Toronto-based journalist; Webster McConnell Fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto.


Jack Reports on the Sotomayor U.S. Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings.

Jack Rice reports from Washington DC regarding the Sotomayor U.S. Supreme Court  confirmation hearings in front of the U.S. Senate. The expectation is this will be a fight and the Republicans are trying to establish that they stand for something.  Jack will be in the room to report on exactly what that is.  

If confirmed Judge Sonia Sotomayor will be the first hispanic to sit on the court.  I find it ironic that the likes of Rush, Hannity and Beck call her a racist when she says she will use her background when she makes decisions. I guess Scalia, Roberts and Thomas never contemplate their own "common sense", which is nothing but the summation of their own collective experience.  Now who is the racist, Rush? 

Check back for more from Washington DC.


Jack Appears on The Ed Schultz Show This Afternoon on MSNBC.

Covering the major issues of the day, Jack appears on The Ed Schultz Show on MSNBC this afternoon.  Always a lot of fun.


Jack Interviews Al Franken - The Archive.

Click on the links to watch Jack's 2-part Video Interview with Al Franken.

Jack Rice interviews Al Franken - Part 1.  http://bit.ly/NVvMW

Jack Rice interviews Al Franken - Part 2.  http://bit.ly/11b8dc


How Did the Wall Street Meltdown Actually Happen?

I'm looking forward to an interview with one of the most respected financial journalists in the world, Gillian Tett, of the Financial Times.  In her book, Fool's Gold, she looks at how a couple of bankers from JP Morgan came up with the idea and how Wall Street went nuts with it.

Gillian joins me on The Jack Rice Show on Air America Radio  on Monday's show from 12-3 p.m. e.s.t.  Online at airamerica.com