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FindLaw's Don't Judge Me

FindLaw's Don't Judge Me is the show about the law in real life. Listen as hosts Andy, Joe and Laura discuss the good, the bad, and the hilarious about current legal events and hot topics. We hope you have as much fun listening as we have making it.

Hosts:  Andy Leonatti, Joe Fawbush, Laura Temme and Vaidehi Mehta

Sound Engineer: Laura Temme

Producer: Joe Fawbush


Sep 2, 2021

The White Earth Band of Ojibwe recognized the rights of wild rice under tribal law in 2018. Now, wild rice is the plaintiff in a lawsuit in tribal court against the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, claiming a proposed oil pipeline violates its rights. Other tribes, communities in the U.S., and countries have given legal rights to waterways and ecosystems. Will a river or edible plant ever have standing to sue in U.S. courts?