Monthly Archives: June 2012

A trial close to home, and a jury weighing evidence

A trial has just ended near my home–the trial of former football coach and charity founder Jerry Sandusky. It has been a crazy first year at Penn State for me because of the events surrounding Sandusky, and I have considered … Continue reading

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When a hung jury is a reasoned “verdict”: The John Edwards trial

Alan Dershowitz makes a compelling case in a CNN op-ed essay that the jury in the John Edwards criminal trial got it right when they failed to reach a verdict on most charges. As he sees the case, The judge … Continue reading

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