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
The jury has been deliberating for 3 days in the State v. Marissa Devault death penalty trial. The jury can convict her of First Degree Murder, Second Degree Murder (heat of passion) or it could acquit her - although I find that unlikely. Here is a … [Read more...] about Quick Update on Day 3 of Jury Deliberations in State v. Devault
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
If you are planning to celebrate the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014 you are obviously aware of the consequences of drinking too much (a hangover) of driving drunk (a DUI conviction) and of kissing the wrong person (use your imagination … [Read more...] about Unintended Consequences of Celebrating New Year’s Eve
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?
Let me give you some free advice...are you ready? Have a pen and paper to write this down? Okay, here you go: DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE BEFORE YOU CALL AN ATTORNEY! I received a call the other day at about 10:00 a.m. from someone who … [Read more...] about You Waited Until the Last Minute?