Human Trafficking Program Hosted by The Arthur D. Shores – Robert S. Vance American Inn of Court

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Politics |    February 6, 2019 |    |   68 Hits

The Arthur D. Shores – Robert S. Vance American Inn of Court is hosting a special presentation entitled Human Trafficking in Our Own Backyard: A Panel Discussion. The presentation will be held February 12th at the Hilton Garden Inn in … Continue reading

ABA urges U.S. Supreme Court to review constitutionality of structured bail systems

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Politics |    January 29, 2019 |    |   75 Hits

The American Bar Association filed an amicus brief Monday with the U.S. Supreme Court, contending that the Calhoun, Ga., bail system, which ties pretrial release directly to a fixed-payment schedule of offenses, violates the Equal Protection and Due Process clauses … Continue reading

Video: Toobin says it’s not surprising FBI arrested Roger Stone

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Politics |    January 25, 2019 |    |   63 Hits

FBI agents arrested former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone in an early morning visit to his home. Stone was indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller as part of his investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. Stone is … Continue reading

Video: NTL member Ed Herman shares cereal expertise

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Politics |    January 16, 2019 |    |   153 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 |    |   38 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 |    |   49 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 |    |   67 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 |    |   74 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 |    |   73 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 |    |   61 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