Take a look at this very enjoyable conversation at the Institute for Policy Studies’ conversation between Michael Tigar, author of Sensing Injustice: A Lawyer’s Life in the Battle for Change, and Rep. Jamie Raskin.
Michael Tigar‘s legacy as a movement lawyer goes back more than 50 years. At 28, he won the Supreme Court case that resulted in thousands of Vietnam War resisters being freed from prison. Tigar also played a key role in the legal team investigating and winning a legal judgment against the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile, for the 1976 assassination in Washington DC of IPS colleagues Orlando Letelier, the exiled Chilean diplomat and opposition leader, and Ronni Moffitt, an IPS staffer.
Michael Raskin, the Democratic congressman from Maryland and a former professor of constitutional law, led the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump, and has played key roles in the Congressional Progressive Caucus and beyond, defending democracy and the Constitution against continuing assaults.
Watch above or at the IPS YouTube page.
Over the years Tigar represented a host of progressive movement activists and intellectuals, including Angela Davis, leaders of the Black Panther Party, the Chicago Eight and many more, much of which is described in his new book, Sensing Injustice. (Watch here for some choice scenes from those heady days – in the ’60s.)