Video: NTL member Ed Herman shares cereal expertise

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Politics |    January 16, 2019 |    |   60 Hits

You’ve been eating cereal wrong your whole life, says National Trial Lawyers member Ed Herman of Brown & Crouppen in St. Louis. To set things straight, Herman shares his cereal expertise with the world in a viral YouTube video that’s winning … Continue reading

Video: Is the US bail system fair?

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Politics |    January 10, 2019 |    |   16 Hits

A movement to eliminate cash bail is gathering steam in the criminal justice system. Is forcing people with low or no income to pay to get out of jail a fair and effective practice? California recently abolished cash bail for … Continue reading

Podcast: Great Trials with NTL members Tommy and Adam Malone

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Politics |    January 3, 2019 |    |   23 Hits

The Great Trials podcast features in-depth conversations with leading trial attorneys from across the country who discuss the courtroom strategies that helped them win landmark cases. Every episode includes one or two lawyers talking about a significant case they successfully … Continue reading

The Hamilton Project releases new report that concludes the cash bail system cost the U.S. economy over $15 billion in 2018

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Politics |    December 19, 2018 |    |   53 Hits

The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution has released a new report titled, “The Economics of Bail and Pretrial Detention,” which explores the economic burden that the U.S. bail and pretrial detention system places not only on low-income defendants—but society … Continue reading

ACLU and The Leadership Conference Praise Senate Passage of FIRST STEP Act

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Politics |    December 19, 2018 |    |   58 Hits

The Senate has passed a revised version of the FIRST STEP Act by a margin of 87-12. It is expected to pass quickly in the House of Representatives in the coming days. Jesselyn McCurdy, deputy director of the Washington Legislative … Continue reading

Podcast: President Trump’s deepening legal troubles

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Politics |    December 12, 2018 |    |   53 Hits

President Trump’s legal issues continue to mount, including whether he violated campaign finance laws when he allegedly directed his attorney, Micheal Cohen, to pay hush money to adult film star Stormy Daniels. In this podcast from NPR, Steve Inskeep talks to … Continue reading

Video: Toobin says Trump should be nervous after Flynn’s sentencing recommendation

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Politics |    December 5, 2018 |    |   51 Hits

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin says Robert Mueller’s recommendation that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn serve no prison time in exchange for his cooperation should send a signal to President Trump. And that signal is that it’s time to … Continue reading

Toobin: Cohen’s guilty plea has legal perils for Trump

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Politics |    November 30, 2018 |    |   52 Hits

Now that President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen has pleaded guilty to lying to Congress, what kind of legal trouble does that mean for the president? Writing in The New Yorker, Jeffrey Toobin outlines how Cohen’s plea explains … Continue reading

The press and the president

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Politics |    November 13, 2018 |    |   83 Hits

CNN has filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration for revoking the press credentials of Jim Acosta, CNN’s chief White House correspondent. The Washington Post lays out CNN’s legal argument, and points out that the lawsuit is causing the White … Continue reading

National Civil Rights Group Condemns Justice Department’s Election Monitoring Plan

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Politics |    November 5, 2018 |    |   105 Hits

The Justice Department “Has Been and Remains Silent on Widespread Voter Suppression”   WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law issued the following statement in response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s latest announcement regarding plans for the deployment of … Continue reading