Harvey A. Silverglate is a prominent civil rights and criminal defense attorney, a co-founder and board member of the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression, a former litigation counsel for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, so he knows a thing or two about freedom of speech and abuse of power.
Today, he joins the program to discuss how the Department of Justice has stoked what he considers a continued civil war in this country, leaving those with classical liberal ideals — statistically, the vast majority of Americans — caught in the crossfire between radicals on both the far left and far right. Meanwhile the government and the media uses the chaos to restrict rights and push its own agenda. In his book Three Felonies A Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent, Silverglate detailed how the average American violates three obscure laws every single day without even knowing it.
Currently, he’s representing Dr. John Eastman, former counsel to President Trump, as he battles the California State Bar over their actions taken against Eastman in the aftermath of the 2020 election. He discusses that case, as well as others he’s encountered in his long career as a champion of individual rights.