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WATCH: Feds Want Harsh Sentence For Blagojevich

Posted 11.15.2011 | Chicago

Update: The U.S. Attorney's Office issued a statement Thursday in response to news reports about former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's possible s...

Kuwaiti Netizens Protest Lawyers' Offer to Defend Mubarak

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 11.07.2011 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

Using the hashtag, #MyQ8, Kuwaiti netizens are protesting against Kuwaiti lawyers who plan to join the defense team for Egypt's ousted President Hosni Mubarak.

Why Eyewitness Memory Isn't All It's Cracked Up to Be (Part II)

Sam Sommers | Posted 10.31.2011 | Crime
Sam Sommers

The legal complications of the constructive nature of memory are clear: being an accurate eyewitness is far more difficult that we give it credit for.

Why Eyewitness Memory Isn't All It's Cracked Up to Be (Part I)

Sam Sommers | Posted 10.30.2011 | Crime
Sam Sommers

Few moments in a courtroom are as compelling to a jury as seeing a confident witness point out a defendant and say, "that's the man I saw at the crime scene."

Crisis of Confidence: How Washington Lost Faith in America's Courts

Karen J. Greenberg | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics
Karen J. Greenberg

It's hard to escape the conclusion that the U.S. has little faith in its ability to put on trial a man assumedly responsible for murdering thousands. The administration's skepticism when it comes to using the judicial system risks is becoming pervasive.

Mubarak Appears in Court Again

Hoda Osman | Posted 10.16.2011 | World
Hoda Osman

The meaning of the decision to ban the trial's live broadcast is still unclear. Will the trial be filmed and aired later? Are photographs allowed? Will we hear Mubarak responding to questions?

Is Your Attorney Sabotaging You?

Henry Gornbein | Posted 10.04.2011 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

I was in court this morning on a hotly contested divorce. We had been in mediation the night before and it looked like everything was blowing up. I ...

WATCH: Ga. Mom Could Get 3 Years For Son's Traffic Death

Marietta, GA Patch | Michael Jacobs | Posted 09.25.2011 | Crime

The Marietta mother convicted of vehicular homicide in her 4-year-old son’s jaywalking death says she isn’t focusing on the possibility that she w...

Watch: Error In Casey Anthony Trial Evidence Reported

Posted 09.18.2011 | Crime

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David Lohr

Casey Anthony Appealing Conviction For Lying To Police

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 09.14.2011 | Crime

Casey Anthony's attorneys have filed a notice of appeal for her four convictions of lying to police. The document was filed at Orange County Court Cou...

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Casey Anthony Case: Drew Peterson, Attorney Pleased With Verdict

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 09.10.2011 | Crime

The lawyer representing former Illinois police officer and tabloid headline-grabber Drew Peterson said he and his client were happy to hear the not gu...

David Lohr

Closing Arguments Bring High Drama In Casey Anthony Trial

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 09.02.2011 | Crime

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Closing arguments typically don't make for dynamic television. However, there were few dull moments today during the final stages of ...

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VOTE: Casey Anthony Guilty or Innocent? BeThe Thirteenth Juror

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 09.02.2011 | Crime

ORLANDO, Fla. -- For 32 days, a jury has sat and listened to more than 200 hours of testimony in the case of the State of Florida vs. Casey Anthony. ...

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Casey Anthony Trial Spectator Jailed For Flipping DA The Bird

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.30.2011 | Crime

The circus surrounding the Casey Anthony case reared its ugly head again Thursday when a 28-year-old restaurant server made an obscene gesture toward ...

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George Anthony's Suicide Note

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.30.2011 | Crime

A suicide note that was written by Casey Anthony's father was published to the jury during day 32 of her first-degree murder trial today. George An...

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Did George Anthony Tell His Alleged Mistress Caylee's Death Was An Accident?

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.30.2011 | Crime

A woman allegedly involved in a secret relationship with Casey Anthony's father claims he described the death of two-year-old Caylee Anthony as an "ac...

David Lohr

Casey Anthony's Father Admits Suicide Attempt, Denies Molesting Daughter

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.29.2011 | Crime

Casey Anthony's first-degree murder trial descended into chaos on Wednesday morning when prosecutors entered a flurry of objections as the defense att...

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Casey Anthony Trial: Mother vs. Son On The Stand

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.28.2011 | Crime

Day 30 of the Casey Anthony murder trial brought high drama and surprises, pitting the accused child killer's family members against each other. Le...

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Casey Anthony's Lawyers Call For Mistrial, Ask Court To Reconsider Death Penalty

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.27.2011 | Crime

Casey Anthony's defense team filed a motion Monday asking the court to reconsider the death penalty, a direct response to a recent Florida court rulin...

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Cindy Anthony: Ladder Was Left Outside The Pool

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.24.2011 | Crime

Casey Anthony's mother made another startling revelation on the witness stand Friday that the defense hoped strengthen their case: A ladder had been l...

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Casey Anthony Defense: No Dirt, No Drugs, No Murder

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.22.2011 | Crime

Despite only having a shortened day of testimony to work with, Casey Anthony's defense team managed to call half a dozen forensic experts to the witne...

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EXCLUSIVE: Barefoot Bandit's Mom 'Pleased' With Plea Deal, Wants To Stop Movie

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.22.2011 | Crime

The mother of Colton Harris-Moore, the once elusive "Barefoot Bandit," is glad her son entered into a historic plea deal with federal prosecutors Frid...

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Did A Fellow Jail Inmate Inspire Casey Anthony To Concoct Drowning Story?

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.21.2011 | Crime

During opening statements, Casey Anthony's attorney shocked a packed courtroom when he said her 2-year-old daughter Caylee was the victim of an accide...

David Lohr

Casey Anthony Judge Blasts Lawyers On Both Sides, Trial Set To Resume Tuesday

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.20.2011 | Crime

The judge in the Casey Anthony murder trial set a strict tone at the start of Day 23, blasting both sides for wasting the court's time. Judge Belvi...

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Battle Of The Bug Experts At Casey Anthony Trial

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.17.2011 | Home

An insect expert said he found no evidence that Caylee Anthony's body decomposed inside her mother's car in testimony at Casey Anthony's first-degree ...