Monday, June 20th, host Craig Lubow will speak with Attorney Michael Sharma-Crawford about immigration cases decided during the current US Supreme Court term. The Supreme Court’s ability to review decisions is extremely limited. Nine justices of the Supreme Court must correct the errors made by the judges of 13 courts of appeal.  Not only are they outnumbered, but they have to work only the cases they are given.  Today we will learn how a right leaning supreme court is ruling on issues faced by persons attempting to gain US citizenship and/or residency.

We’ll play our calendar at the midpoint of the hour, then host Margot Patterson will speak with Derek Farmer, who went to prison on the charge of aiding and abetting a crime when he was 16.  He spent many years in prison, came out and became a lawyer.  He has defended people charged with transferred intent for more than 20 years. Transferred intent is a legal doctrine that holds that, when the intention to harm one individual inadvertently causes a second person to be hurt instead, the perpetrator is still held responsible. In other words, the perpetrator fails to commit his/her intended crime and accidently causes harm to another.

What is Derek Farmer’s story?  He never pulled the trigger, but two police were shot in a botched store robbery that he and his 18-year-old nephew attempted.  After his release, a court in Ohio allowed Farmer to take the bar exam because he was so young when the murders took place, he fired no shots, he later helped to seek prison reforms and he showed true remorse, court officials said.

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We wish everyone a Happy Juneteenth day.

On Jaws of Justice, we examine how to find justice in our society.  Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.

Calendar for the week of June 20th:

  • The Kansas City Chapter of Missouri Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants has a monthly virtual meeting. MO CURE advocates for the human rights of prisoners in Missouri prisons and jails as well as those who have returned to society.   For info call Keith Brown El at 816-377-2873.
  • THURS, June 23rd, 11:30 AM, NE Kansas Town Hall: 11:30 AM, Library Room, The Beacon, 420 SW 9th St, Topeka, The Kansas Town Hall series is a sharing and listening initiative to identify barriers impacting women in the workplace and entrepreneurship, including childcare, paid family leave, broadband access, etc. Your voice matters. RSVP to attend: https://formstack.io/4806F
  • THURS, June 23rd, 5:30 PM, Treatment & Recovery Center dedication ceremony and open house, 1000 W. Second Street, Lawrence, KS, You can join a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Treatment & Recovery Center. The ceremony will be followed by an open house until 7 p.m.The Treatment and Recovery Campus of Douglas County will serve community members with serious mental illness, substance use disorders and addiction issues.The TRC website: https://www.trcdgks.org
  • SAT, June 24th, 9:30 AM, Wyandotte County Legislative Recap will be at Memorial Hall, 600 N 7th, KCKS, Moderated by Mike Taylor, who will help us make sense of the 2022 session. Presented by Voter Rights Network of Wyandotte County, Mainstream Coalition, and the League of Women Voters of Johnson County.
  • SAT, June 24th, 11 AM, Women in Politics Foundation Summer Fling at the New Mattie Rhodes Culture Center, 1701 Jarboe, KCMO. They will be discussing how we can come together to move forward, not backward, in our policies and politics. Donations are suggested.
  • SUN, June 25th, 6 PM, Race, Violence, and Jubilee at The Open Table KC, 318 E 55th St, KCMO. Racism is an act of war against BIPOC bodies; It is America’s original sin, and the struggle for economic justice continues. Dr Joshua Bartholomew offers perspectives on how the biblical concept of jubilee can be applied to achieve equity in our communities. There will be a taco bar, so you might bring a side dish or dessert to share.



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