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This Saturday on HBO, Confirmation, a film staring Kerry Washington as Anita Hill and Wendell Pierce as Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, will air worldwide. The film is based on the 1991 case of 35 year old law professor Anita Hill, who claimed that Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her on the job. Thomas was her boss […]

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There are a handful of criminal cases that have a left a lasting impact on our nation. The cases that gained attention and popularity did not do so only because of the severity of the crimes, but it was also due to the amount of media coverage they received. One of the greatest known criminal […]

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With the release of the new show American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson, details from the real-life case have been circulating through various news sources. When it came to the trial that began in 1994, Linda Deutsch, a reporter for the Associated Press, had one of the best seats in the house. Deutsch […]

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Ephraim Kirby was an American soldier and first Superior Court judge in the Mississippi Territory, but most of all Kirby published the first court records. According to the Connecticut Judicial Branch, “the need for a written record of court decisions developed in order to distinguish American common law from English common law.” In fact, Kirby […]

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Court rules against webcasting

Posted by: | November 20, 2009 | No Comment |

In April 2009, the 1st U.S. Court of Appeals, based in Boston, reversed a U.S. District Court‘s decision to allow webcasting coverage of court proceedings. The case involved a lawsuit by Sony BMG Music brought against a Boston University student for downloading music. The appeals judges noted the district judge overstepped her authority by initially […]

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