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Jack is really a storyteller, international explorer, and humanitarian and everything else rolls out from there. As a writer, its what he does.  As a trial lawyer and trial skills teacher aroud the world, its his most important tool. As a former CIA officer, the only way to truly motivate people is to connect and to tell them a story that they can feel viscerally.  As a media analyst, what better way to make a point.  In the end, he tries to captivate his audience about the world and its people as much as he himself is captivated.

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Entries in supreme court (9)


[The Jack Rice Show] Archive: Justice Collapses in Haiti


[Jack Rice Show Appearance] July 1st: Jack Talks Supreme Court and Obamacare


[Jack Rice Show Appearance] June 10th: Jack Talks Voter ID Before the MN Supreme Court


[KoPoint Appearance] Wednesday, April 11th: Jack Talks CIA.

I sat down for a long conversation on KoPoint on Wednesday, April 11, 2012.  It was interesting because the show takes generally one or two topics and digs really deep into them and is pretty free form.  As a result, the occasional diversaion can become the main topic.  Actually, I loved the freedom that the conversation allowed.  I expected that we were going to talk about the Supreme Court and we eventially did.  However, I spent a lot of time talking about the CIA, power in Washington and how it actually plays out in proactice.  I don't know if I have ever done this before.  

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[KoPoint Appearance] Wednesday, April 11th: Jack Talks Law, the Supreme Court and Politics

I appear on KoPoint on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 8 p.m. e.t.  After the recent healthcare argument before the U.S. Supreme Court, a lot of people have been asking how we got here.  As a result, I will appear on KoPoint with a good friend Dan Patterson to talk about the history of the Court, the politics and makeup of the current Supreme Court, and the ramifications of where we go next. This should be a lot of fun and pretty edgey.

Hope you can watch.


[Huffington Post] So The Chamber of Commerce Senator Meets The Exxon Congressman

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So, I can imagine just how this is going to play out.  You don't think that if a corporation or series of corporations could the possibility of making billions, they wouldn't spend hundreds of millions?  You don't think they would buy their own Senators and Congressmen?  What is to stop them.  In fact, according to this conservative court, absolutely nothing!

I can see it now . . . pretty soon, corporations will start sponsoring their own politicians just like they do for sports stadiums.  How much of a stretch is it to move from The Pepsi Center to the Pepsi Senator?  The Chamber of Commerce Congressman?  I'm sure those politicians would represent "the people."


This is an article I wrote for Huffington Post about the U.S. Supreme Court and what happens when corporations gain more power than individuals.

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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!