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Amy Dardashtian
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Amy Dardashtian is a television correspondent and attorney living and working in New York City. She is a graduate of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and has reported on trials in the tri-state area.

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Prosecution's Case Is Weak in Oscar Pistorius Trial

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2014 | 6:51 PM

If you examine all the evidence presented thus far in the Oscar Pistorius case, there's just one critical fact, in my opinion. Perhaps this is just common sense, but I love stepping back and looking at the obvious when everyone overanalyzes a case and gets lost in it. Here's the...

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Utah Ruling May Foreshadow Supreme Court Defeat for Gay Marriage

(54) Comments | Posted January 8, 2014 | 12:45 PM

The Supreme Court halted gay marriages in Utah with a judicial stay. The big question is whether nearly 1,000 marriages performed over the last three weeks will be valid if the 10th Circuit ultimately sides with Utah and upholds its ban on gay marriage. Let's put it this way: The...

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2013: What's Behind the Headlines?

(0) Comments | Posted December 31, 2013 | 9:45 AM

A look back at the sand slipping through the hourglass that was 2013 and very few of the headlines circulating reflect on a positive year. We remember one filled with strife, tragedy, loss, destruction, lewdness, insensitivity, irresponsibility, fury, fear, helplessness, disappointment, anger and tears.

The lists on surveys conducted...

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Jonathan Martin's Polite, Suicide-Free Society

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2013 | 4:41 PM

When Miami Dolphin Jonathan Martin complained he was bullied by teammate Richie Incognito, the public chose sides in a way we have not seen before in recent bullying stories. Almost always, the "victim" garners overwhelming public sympathy and the accused bully is despicable. When the victim commits suicide, the bully...

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Zimmerman Verdict Exposes Deficiencies in U.S. Self-Defense Law

(435) Comments | Posted July 14, 2013 | 2:52 PM

How can a teenage boy be dead and the man who killed him walk free with no legal consequences? That's the question people across this nation are struggling with. Those who believe George Zimmerman should have been found guilty and those who believe the verdict was correct, share the same...

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Broccoli Is Your Best Bet In Rudy Baylor's ObamaCare Marketplace

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2013 | 12:27 PM

Right now, in every state across America, teams of people are building websites that will change the health care landscape in this country. These "Health Insurance Exchanges" will offer Americans government-run health insurance plans. The online marketplaces begin accepting applications October 1. New York already launched its

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An IRS With Integrity: Will This Be the Dawn of Another New Era?

(4) Comments | Posted May 17, 2013 | 9:48 PM

Thursday President Obama stood before the nation declaring that "the IRS has to operate with absolute integrity." Will the words Internal Revenue Service and integrity ever be synonymous? Integrity means consistency in actions and values. It means an agency that acts in accordance with the principles it is...

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Should Jodi Arias Have the Right to Choose the Death Penalty?

(21) Comments | Posted May 15, 2013 | 12:12 PM

Less than twenty-four hours after Jodi Arias was found guilty of the first-degree murder of her ex-boyfriend, the 32-year-old former waitress told a local Arizona television station that she would rather die than spend her life in prison, calling death "the ultimate freedom." Raising the question:...

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