Judge Stephens issued her order regarding whether cameras will be allowed in the courtroom during the retrial of the penalty phase in State v. Jodi Arias. I am happy to report that yes, cameras will be allowed! However, no coverage can be aired … [Read more...] about Cameras Allowed in Retrial of Jodi Arias
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MKL's take on the Opening Statements in Devault Today I was in the courtroom for the opening statements in the State v. Marissa Devault case. This is a death penalty case in Maricopa County. The State is alleging Devault murdered her husband by … [Read more...] about Opening Statements in St. v. Marissa Devault
Yesterday Mac and Gaydos and I had a discussion on News Talk 92.3 KTAR about a thought provoking and emotional issue. Was a mother doing the right thing by "cyber shaming" her daughter or was it cyberbullying itself? Here are my thoughts on the … [Read more...] about Is it Online Discipline or Cyberbullying?
For all of you out there, including me, who expected to hear or see something interesting today in State v. Jodi, you (we) are out of luck. The oral argument scheduled for today will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. On October 1, 2013, Judge Stephens … [Read more...] about Jodi Arias Hearing Closed to Public
A lot a movement has happened in State v. Jodi Arias in the past couple days leading up to the status conference scheduled for Monday, August 26. It is anticipated that the firm trial date will be scheduled on Monday. Additionally, the Judge may … [Read more...] about Motions and Twitter and Juries Oh My! (State v. Jodi Arias)
Kanye West had a slight altercation with a "papparazzo" at the airport a short while ago and although the district attorney declined to press any assault charges, a civil lawsuit against the outspoken rapper has in fact ensued. Guess who is … [Read more...] about Kanye, Kanye, Kanye – Being Sued and Making Statements
This is the exact question that the California legislature is dealing with and the topic I spoke with Shep Smith on Studio B today about. SB115 would give a man, who contributed his sperm in assisted reproductive methods, the opportunity to argue … [Read more...] about Should Sperm Donors Have Parental Rights?
I was very surprised that the Jury stopped its deliberations at 6pm tonight. I expected them to deliberate until around 10pm tonight. They are sequestered which means they cannot go home to their own beds, pillows or loved ones until the verdict is … [Read more...] about Zimmerman Jury Stops