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Attorney Philip Howard: Reevaluating Regulation

Host Marcia Franklin interviews a lawyer who believes America’s legal system is strangling what’s best about our country.

Philip Howard is an attorney based in New York City and the author of books about legal reform, including “The Rule of Nobody,” “The Death of Common Sense” and “Life Without Lawyers.” Franklin talks with Howard about his philosophy and the changes he’d like to see in the country’s legislative, executive and judicial branches.

In 2002, Howard formed a coalition called The Common Good, whose mission is to “overhaul governmental and legal systems to allow people to make sensible choices.” Mr. Howard’s TED Talk on the subject has been viewed more than half a million times. His opinion pieces have been published in major newspapers, including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

Howard was in Boise in October 2015 to address the Bench-Bar Conference organized by the federal court system in Idaho.

Originally aired: 01/22/2016

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