Bob Battle discusses constitutionality of DUI roadblocks on Chip Franklin radio show
Posted on Nov 02, 2006
On October 26, 2006, Bob Battle was the legal expert guest on the Chip Franklin show on WBAL radio in Baltimore, Maryland. Bob discussed the constitutionality of DUI roadblocks. He also discussed the United States Supreme Court's ruling stating that such roadblocks were an exception to the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution. Bob Battle also discussed the series of state and federal rulings that have led commentators to state that there is a DUI exception to the Constitution. Bob Battle pointed out that there is a danger that the concept of allowing such special needs searches will be invoked when the government needs to find legal footing for its actions in the war on terror. In fact, the White House has already cited the United States Supreme Court's decision allowing DUI roadblocks to support its argument for warrantless wiretapping.
"The same reasons that make Bob a great trial lawyer are the reasons he is a great legal expert for radio or TV, " stated Franklin. "He is able to break down complicated legal issues and arguments and explain them to the layperson without being condescending. When I used to do a show out of the Washington, DC area on WMAL radio, I had Bob do a regular spot for my show called 'Law and Disorder' which was one of our most popular segments. In fact, after his appearance on my show to discuss the DUI roadblock issue, my co-host for the day commented on the air that he wanted to have Bob's phone number just in case he ever needed it!"
The Chip Franklin show can be heard weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on WBAL radio in Baltimore, AM 1090, and on the Internet at www.WBAL.com.Chip is the winner of the National 2004 Edward R. Murrow award for writing, never before won by a talk-show host. In addition he has garnered nine Achievement in Radio awards, including four for Best Talk Show Host. A veteran stand-up comic and broadcaster with over a dozen national television appearances (including recent appearances on Fox and Friends, Paula Zahn, The Situation Room, and The O'Reilly Factor) the Chip Franklin show successfully balances breaking news with entertaining guests and topics. In addition, "Talkers", the talk-show trade publication listed Chip as one of America's Top 100 talk show hosts for 2004 and 2005.