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August 28
CKNW AM 980, Vancouver, Canada
The World Today with John McComb

October 21, 6:30 pm EST
Federalist Society Student's Chapter, Albany Law School, Albany, NY

August 20
Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs

July 17
BBC World Business Review

July 12
WBAL 1090 AM, Baltimore, MD
Bruce Elliott Show

June 30, 11 am EST
850 WKOA AM, Denver, CO
Mike Rosen Show

June 3, 5 pm EST
Fox News
The Big Story with John Gibson

May 29, 10 am CST
KOA 85 AM, Denver, CO
Mike Rosen Show

May 29, 6:30-7 pm EST
Buchanan & Press

May 26, 6:30 pm EST
Channel 13, NYC
Nightly Business Report

May 12, 7 am PST
KIXW 960 AM, Victorville, CA
James Terrell Show

May 7
Class Action Debate
CBC Radio

April 27
American College of Physician Executives, Spring Institute
Westin Hotel Times Square, New York

April 3
Federalist Society Lawyers Chapter, Minneapolis, MN

April 2
KTSP 1500 AM, Minneapolis, MN
Jason Lewis Show

April 2, 10 am EST
House Judiciary Committee
2141 Rayburn House Office Building
Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law
Legislative hearing on H.R. 1036
“Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.”

March 28
Federalist Society Lawyers Chapter, Austin, TX

March 27: 4:30 pm EST
WDEO 990 AM, Ann Arbor MI
Kresta in the Afternoon

March 27
Federalist Society Lawyers Chapter, Dallas, TX

March 27: 10:30-11 am CST
KLUV 1190 AM, Dallas TX
Community Corner

March 26
WRMN 1410 AM, Elgin, IL
"House Calls" with Dr. Larry Berg

March 26
Federalist Society Lawyers Chapter, Houston, TX

March 17: 3-4 pm EST
WBAL AM 1090, Baltimore MD
Ron Smith Show

March 13
Federalist Society Lawyers Chapter, Washington, D.C.

March 13
Frontiers for Freedom
Think tank and Congressional staff briefing, Washington, D.C.

March 12
Federalist Society Lawyers Chapter, Atlanta, GA

March 6
Federalist Society Lawyers Chapter, Sacramento, CA

February 25: 9 am EST
WCNN 680 AM, Atlanta GA
Arnie Spanier Show

February 25: 11:00 am PST
KVON 1440 AM, Napa CA
Morning Edition

February 22 (9 pm EST), 24 (1 am EST)
C-SPAN2, Book TV

February 21: 5-6 pm EST
Court TV, Catherine Crier Show

February 20
Federalist Society Lawyers Chapter and Center for Policy Research of New Jersey, Newark, NJ

February 17: 12:10-12:35 pm CST
WJJG 1530 AM, Chicago IL
The Progressive Conservative with John Cox

February 14: 4 pm MST
KTKT 990 AM, Tucson AZ
Bert Lee Show

February 13: 7:30 pm EST
New York Young Republican Club
New York City

February 7
National Association of Manufacturers
Aventura, FL

February 6: 11-11:30 am EST
KSFO AM 560, San Franscico CA

February 5, 3-4 pm EST
WPZZ 95.9 FM, Indianapolis IN
Stan Solomon Show

February 4: 8:07 am EST
WPTT 1360 am, Pittsburgh PA
The Jerry Bowyer Show

February 4: 9:07 EST
WHO 1040 AM, Des Moines IA
Jan Mickelson Show

February 3: 11 am EST
WYRK 106.5 FM, Buffalo NY
Bob Hill Show

January 31, 4:15-25 pm EST
ABC Radio Network
Mitch Albom Show

January 30: 4-5 pm EST
1310 KXAM, Phoenix AZ
John Dayl Show

January 30: 10:40-11 am EST
620 WTMJ AM, Milwaukee WI
Charles Sykes Show

January 30: 8:10-8:20 am EST
KFAB 1110 AM, Omaha NB
The Good Morning Show

Date: TBA
Newsnight with Aaron Brown

January 30: 10:00 am MST
KOA, Denver
Mike Rosen show

January 30: 9:10-9:30 am EST
WIBC, Indianapolis
Chris Horner Show

January 28: 11:30 am-2:00 pm CST
Luncheon Address
Chicago Lawyers’ Chapter of the Federalist Society
and The Heartland Institute

January 27: 10:00 pm CST
WGN Chicago
Extension 720 with Milt Rosenberg

January 23: 5-6 pm EST
The Big Story with John Gibson
Fox News

January 21: 5:45 pm EST
Catherine Crier Live
Court TV

January 21: Noon-2:00 pm
American Enterprise Institute
The Rule of Lawyers: How the New Litigation Elite Threatens America's Rule of Law
Book Forum

Jan. 16: 9:10 am EST
WLW, Cincinnati
Mike McConnell Show

January 15
USA Radio "Daybreak"
Nationally syndicated with Al Lerner & Richard Stevens

January 14, 2003
Manhattan Institute Forum Luncheon address
Introductory Remarks: Hon. Richard Thornburgh, Former Attorney General of the United States & Former Governor, State of Pennsylvania

Jan. 12: 8:15 pm CST
WPZZ, Indianapolis
Mike Backlund Show

Jan. 9: 7:30 pm CST
KSTP, Minneapolis
Jason Lewis Show

Jan. 8: 6:45 am PST
KGET, Bakersfield, Ca.
Neil and Suzanne Grant Show

Jan. 7: 12:05 CST
KTSA, San Antonio
Brad Messer Show


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"Anyone in the market for a truly gripping read about tort lawyers should skip Grisham's novel and instead pick up Walter K. Olson's nonfiction book The Rule of Lawyers, a brilliant expose of the way courts are being overwhelmed by mass tort actions. "
—Robert Lenzner

"In just ten chapters,
Olson provides a clear,
compelling analysis
of class action litigation and the lawyers who press for it run
amok. As the subtitle implies, the situation has transformed the
justice system into a "just us" system, with the lawyers having
their way, and undermining the rule of law in the U.S. Olson does
a masterful job of presenting the complexities of the legal system
in straightforward, nontechnical language. The Rule of Lawyers is
a very important book: one to be read and shared with others."
—Sunni Maravillosa

"By taking on some the favorite cases cited by Nader and Smith— tobacco, gun, breast implant, lead paint and asbestos litigation—Olson demonstrates how trial lawyers are turning themselves into a Fourth, higher, Branch of government, without the constraints democracy imposes on the other branches."
—Duane Freese
Tech Central Station

“While the trial lawyers continue
to prowl for the next big score,
The Rule of Lawyers provides valuable ammunition for those
who march under the banner of legal reform. Perhaps more important, it serves as a wake-up call to those who have long turned a blind eye and a deaf ear to the crisis of "jackpot justice" in our courts and the growing influence
of trial lawyers in public office.”
—Eric Shippers

“Mr. Olson's engaging prose,
for all its charm, is propelled
by a sense of outrage at the abuses he describes: He slams his opponents onto the mat,
lets them rise slightly in a daze and then slams them down
again, round after round.”
—David Price
Wall Street Journal

"Olson's wry, amusing, libertarian take on the increasingly preposterous role that mass tort lawyers have assumed in our society—and in the funding of the Democratic Party—man not only spur many Democrats to reshuffle their standard talking points on those issues, but may even afford them some guilty, cant-piercing pleasures along the way."
—Roger Parloff,
Legal Times

Praise for Walter Olson's first book, The Litigation Explosion:

“From malpractice suits to libel actions, from job discrimination to divorce, suing first and asking questions later has become a way of life in the United States. The Litigation Explosion is the first major exploration of this trend—why it developed, who profits and who loses, and how it can be contained.”
Former Chief Justice
Warren E. Burger,
New York Times
Book Review, 1991