Thursday, February 08, 2007

AAPD Online Forum Launched

Starting February 1, AAPD will join some of the nations leading legal analysts and commentators in regularly weighing in on the issues making headlines in a new online blog and discussion forumcalled Talking Justice, at The new feature is a project of Justice Talking, the award-winning NPR program that airs in nearly 100 public radio markets and in 140 countries around the globe via NPR Worldwide and Armed ForcesRadio Network.

Each day of the week, a new, timely commentary from a distinguished contributor will be posted at Talking Justice. Bloggers from organizations as diverse as the American Tort ReformAssociation, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Family Research Council, the National Council of Churches, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the National District Attorneys Association and the satirical group the Capitol Steps will offer up their views about law and American life. Some of the best legal blogs, websites and newspapers, including SCOTUSBlog, FindLaw, theNational Law Journal and Jurist will post content as well. AAPD will be featured on the 13th day of the month but has also put upan initial post just yesterday.

That initial post, entitledKeeping the World Safe for Disability, can be viewed at: and readers also are invited to participate in thedebate via discussion forums centered around topics aired onJustice Talking programs. Justice Talking, hosted by veteran NPR correspondent Margot Adler,has won 18 national journalism awards. Each program features intelligent conversation with activists and analysts, personalstories of those affected by the law, and lively debate on todays legal issues. A project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center ofthe University of Pennsylvania, Justice Talking is made possible with the support of the Annenberg Foundation.We invite you to visit the Talking Justice blogs upon its launch, and offer your feedback at or 215-573-8919. You can stay up to date on whats happening on the show bysigning up for their weekly podcasts or e-newsletter at And be sure to check in on the 13th of each month to see the latest contribution from AAPD.

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