Lawyer Alan Dershowitz shares his political commentary and legal analysis on his FilmOn TV channel , ‘The Dershow with Alan Dershowitz.’

Famed lawyer Alan Dershowitz is fighting to protect Americans’ rights on his new Filmon TV political channel, ‘The Dershow with Alan Dershowitz.’ The channel, which is a video version of the attorney’s podcast, ‘The Dershow,’ discusses law, politics, the constitution and overall important contemporary societal issues.

The latest topic that’s being discussed by Dershowitz, who’s known for his work in U.S. constitutional law and American criminal law, is the fight over two of the most major cases awaiting Supreme Court decisions – the power of the states to regulate guns and abortions. He has pointed out that “many of those who support the power of the state in one situation oppose it in the other because the politics point in opposite directions.” The lawyer, who has declared on his Twitter account that America should ban assault rifles, not abortion, has also noted that “There are constitutional differences between the cases, but there also are similarities. Both should be considered in a nonpartisan manner.”

Dershowitz, who also served as a Harvard Law School professor for almost 50 years, went on to explain that the Second Amendment guarantees that “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” But it guarantees that right in the context of “a well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state.”

The political commentator also pointed out that unlike guns, abortion isn’t specifically mentioned in the Constitution. But the Fourth Amendment does guarantee “the right of the people to be secure in their persons.” He stated that “This surely has some implication for the right of women to decide whether or not to bear a child. The state may well have the power to regulate abortion to some degree but, as with guns, the issue before the Supreme Court is how much power does the state have?”

‘The Dershow with Alan Dershowitz,’ like all free VOD channels on FilmOn, is Creative Commons through a partnership with YouTube. FilmOn, which is run by its billionaire CEO, Alki David, features over 600 news, sports and entertainment channels, as well as thousands of film and television titles, and can be accessed in dozens of languages.

The internet-based television subscription service is available as an Android and iOS app, and through its website online. The channels featured on FilmOn featire programming from around the world, including Africa, Asia, Australia, Latin America, the UK and the rest of Europe, and the Middle East. For more information on Filmon, visit the company’s official website.

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By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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