Peter Benjamin Edelman is an American lawyer, policy maker, and law professor at Georgetown University Law Center, specializing in the fields of poverty, welfare, juvenile justice, and constitutional law.
There’s a saying, “it costs a lot of money to be broke.” Georgetown law professor Peter Edelman agrees. His new book, “Not a Crime to Be Poor,” explores all the ways our systems nickles and dimes people below the poverty line — from a multitude of fees for minor infractions to evictions stemming from domestic violence calls. He joins guest host Courtney Collins to talk about his investigations of state and local government policies and his call for a renewed focus on social justice.
Bennet Kelley welcomes Peter Edelman, his law professor and aide to Bobby Kennedy, to talk about the 50th anniversary of his presidential campaign and assassination and what it means today. Peter Edelman is the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches constitutional law and poverty law and is faculty director of the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality.
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