In the early morning hours of June 3, 1961, in Panama City, Florida, Clarence Earl Gideon was seen coming out of the Bay Harbor Pool Room with a bottle of wine, some cigarettes, and money stuffed in his pocket.
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Before Facebook, Twitter and Google, it was pretty easy to keep jurors in line…But now with a quick search on a smartphone—or a peek at a defendant’s Facebook page—jurors are routinely breaching the right to a fair trial, and courts, lawyers, and legislatures are trying to figure out what to do about it.
When it comes to corporate governance, Congress’s recent work has proved to be both meddlesome and counterproductive; Here is a solution that respects privacy interests even as it offers a constructive way for the reporting of misconduct.
For every Troy Davis there are a few dozen others in jail who may have been unfairly convicted, but because they were not given a sentence of death, their story goes untold.
Breivik is the flip side of Osama bin Laden, who had he been captured and not killed might have used the stage provided by a trial to spew venom on America.