Home Daily News ‘Proven Innocent’ proves stale but prompts… Law in Popular Culture By Adam Banner Posted March 14, 2019, 8:58 am CDT Rachelle Lefevre as Madeline Scott and Russell Hornsby as Ezekiel “Easy” Boudreau in the Fox legal thriller Proven Innocent. Photo from Jean Whiteside/Fox. I previously wrote about how and why Marvel’s Daredevil isn’t a good role model for defense attorneys. To my surprise, I received quite a bit of backlash. The majority of complaints and negative comments circled around the fact that Daredevil, as a comic book character, isn’t meant to be a “role model” for attorneys. Many readers took offense to my use of a comic book character to equate the real-life tensions and contradictions defense attorneys face. I somewhat understand. Comic books aren’t real. But as one commenter mentioned through social media: “human beings have been storytellers perpetuating their own mythologies to … [Read more...] about ‘Proven Innocent’ proves stale but prompts a discussion about lawyers with criminal histories
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POLITICS 12/09/2018 03:19 pm ET Updated 25 minutes ago Before the president nominated Barr to be his Attorney General, White House officials were considering him for a different position. Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman In late spring 2017, President Trump was having a hard time finding a topflight lawyer to spearhead his defense in the sprawling Russian investigation conducted by the new special counsel Robert Mueller. Some of the most prominent litigators in Washington had turned aside overtures to represent the president in the case, expressing concerns that he would not listen to their advice anyway. Around that time, sources tell Yahoo News, White House officials reached out to a man they thought would be an ideal candidate: William P. Barr, the attorney general under President George H.W. Bush. An outspoken conservative, Barr had gotten on Trump’s radar screen that spring after he had written a newspaper op-ed vigorously defending the president’s … [Read more...] about REPORT: Trump First Tapped William Barr For Another Job — Defense Lawyer
The Democratic Attorneys General Association insists it is not true. Retired law professor Phil Weiser, they tell us, did not fight for the convicted molester of children ages five and six.The controversy surrounds an ad paid for by the Colorado Freedom Independent Expenditure Committee, which details Weiser’s representation of child molester Anthony Warnick.Weiser, former dean of the University of Colorado Law School, is the Democratic nominee challenging Republican prosecutor George Brauchler in the attorney general’s race.“This ad is blatantly false — at no time did Phil serve as a criminal defense lawyer for the incarcerated criminal,” says the association’s website.So we fact checked each claim.The anti-Weiser ad never claims the professor served as a “criminal defense lawyer” for the molester. It states: “As a Boulder professor, Weiser volunteered on a criminal defense panel where he managed the appeal of a twice-convicted … [Read more...] about EDITORIAL: Attorney general candidate Phil Weiser represented a monstrous predator
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Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Oct. 29, 2018 / 8:57 AM GMT By Dartunorro Clark SOUTH FULTON, Ga.— Inside the municipal courtroom here in this Atlanta suburb, a black man in his early 20s is begging the judge for a second chance. He's facing his third shoplifting conviction and, under Georgia state law, must serve a jail sentence. Defendants plead for a second (or third) chance in courtrooms across the country on a daily basis, but here in this majority African-American town, where the population is just over 100,000, the criminal justice system is unique: Black women are in charge, and they say they run things differently. LaDawn Blackett Jones is the city's solicitor, or prosecutor, Viveca Powell serves as public defender and Tiffany Carter Sellers is the chief judge. The court clerks and staff are also black women. "As people from around the country are looking … [Read more...] about Black women deliver justice in a Southern city. Their own way.