Tag Archives: trial

Defendant granted new trial after judge fails to administer proper oath to jury

In a decision that establishes attorneys always need to pay attention to the details, the Michigan Court of Appeals has determined that failing to administer the proper oath is grounds for a new trial. The judge had the panel of…

Prosecutor Asked to Remove Ash Wednesday Marking From Forehead

An Iowa Assistant County Attorney was asked by a the presiding judge to remove an Ash Wednesday marking from his forehead. The attorney had just returned from lunch to continue with a trial. The defense attorney, after noticing the mark,…

Is Taped Testimony More Compelling Than Live Testimony?

A recent article posits that when using videotaped testimony to cross-examine a live witness, the videotaped testimony is more compelling. Richard Rollo drafted an article for Delaware Lawyer discussing the use of videotaped depositions or testimony, and says "For some…

Where will the trial for the 9/11 plotters be held?

The Obama administration declared the 9/11 plotters will not be tried in civilian courts in New York, and they are considering alternative venues. Mayor Bloomberg of New York told the administration security alone would cost $200 million. Bloomberg had been…

California Gay Marriage Trial To Be Shown on YouTube

A federal court judge in California has decided to broadcast the upcoming trial on California’s gay marriage ban as part the 9th Circuits experimental broadcast program. The experimental program, just adopted, allows non-jury civil cases to be filmed by court…

Guantanamo Not Closing for At Least Another Year

Congress has balked at the Obama administrations request to pay $150 million dollars for an Illinois prison to house Guantanamo inmates, delaying the closing of Guantanamo until at least 2011. In the meantime, officials can work on upgrading security at…

Killer cop seeks funds for appeal

Peter Edwards Staff Reporter A Toronto police officer who ran up a $1.2-million legal aid bill while on trial for his mistress’s murder is now seeking taxpayer funding to appeal his conviction. Richard Wills is scheduled to appear Tuesday at…

Ex-boyfriend confesses to child’s murder

Peter Small Courts Bureau   In a scene worthy of movie-of-the-week witness box confessions, the former boyfriend of a woman charged with fatally beating her 2-year-old daughter testified Wednesday he was the killer.   "Who is responsible for the death…