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by Edmond Geary

Michael Skakel and the American Rights to a Fair Trial

Everyone believes Americans have a right to a fair trial.  Included in the right to a fair trial is the particular right to be effectively represented, to be represented by competent counsel. It is a right under the 6th amendment.  As a constitutional right, when violated, the remedy must be substantial. Michael Skakel just received…

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by Edmond Geary

Not Guilty Verdict at End of Long Sports Doping Trail

The federal government has been chasing award-winning former baseball pitcher Roger Clemens since 2007 with a swarm of investigators and prosecutors.  Ninety agents worked on the case and 200 interviews were conducted.  After one jury was stopped due to a prosecution miscue that caused a mistrial, the second jury trial poured out testimony from 40…

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by Edmond Geary

Government Going After Celebrity Sports Figures

First, it was Barry Bonds.  Next, it is Rogers Clemens, and, after that, maybe Lance Armstrong.  The cost to the federal government so far, including the investigation of BALCO (Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative), is over $50 million.  Whether it’s worth that brings different responses.   Proponents insist it is worth it for the “integrity of sports”…

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by Edmond Geary

Barry Bonds convicted, barely, finally

After an 8-year investigation, a 12-day trial with more than two dozen prosecution witnesses presented and finally 4 days of jury deliberation, the United States government finally obtained a conviction of Barry Bonds, but just barely.  The jury convicted Bonds of Obstruction of Justice but could not reach a verdict on the other three counts…

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by Edmond Geary

Lindsay Lohan’s DUI charges finally send her to jail

After much publicized repeated failures at probation, Lindsay Lohan is finally seeing the inside of a jail cell.  Some welcomed the judge finally dropping the hammer as long overdue.  They believed she had gotten away with too much too long.  It gnawed at a lot of people to think they would never receive so many…

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by Edmond Geary

Barry Bonds gets a Base Hit in Drug Charge Case

The prosecution of baseball home run record-holder Barry Bonds has been on hold while the government appealed a district court ruling that excluded evidence that the government must have considered important.  Urine samples that was collected by Bonds’ personal trainer, Greg Anderson, tested positive for drugs, and the government wanted to use it as evidence…

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by Edmond Geary

The Trial of Governor Rod Blagojevich

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s trial has begun.  Recently,  the first day of jury selection (voir dire) for the federal corruption trial took place.  The Pepperdine University law graduate is accused in 24 counts of trying to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President Oboma when he resigned his Senate seat.  U.S. District Judge…

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by Edmond Geary

Charlie Sheen & Domestic Abuse

Charlie Sheen is the highest paid actor in television today.  He also appears to be one of the more troubled.  His problems cannot stay out of the headlines.  Star movies such as Platoon and Wall Street and the hit comedy series, “Two and a Half Men,”   Sheen, son of well known movie star, Martin Sheen,…

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by Edmond Geary

New York Police Chief Imprisoned

Bernard Kerik was on top of the world.  He had served gloriously as police commissioner of New York City for Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.  Bernie was famous in his own right, often on television screens, sporting his trademark mustache and shaved head.  He was sent by President George Bush to reorganize the police force in Iraq. …

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by Edmond Geary

Bogus Libel Lawsuit Killed

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed U.S. District Court Judge Ronald A. White’s dismissal in September, 2007, of a pitiful lawsuit brought by former Ada District Attorney Bill Peterson against author John Gresham and others.  The lawsuit was filed in the Muskogee in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of…

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