Kendall Coffey Speaks on Russian Indictments Regarding 2016 Election

Donald Trump

Last Friday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russian citizens and three Russian companies, accusing them of interfering with the 2016 presidential election to help Donald Trump get into the White House. The indictment has very specific allegations including names, dates, and the text of private messages. President Trump has continuously denied any claims of the Russians having an influence on the election, calling it “fake news” and a “hoax”.

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Kendall Coffey on the Adam Matos Trial

Kendall Coffey spoke with Heather Hansen from the Law & Crime Network about the Adam Matos murder case. 32-year-old Adam Matos has been accused of quadruple murder. Matos’ ex- girlfriend, her parents, and her new boyfriend were found stacked on top of each other less than a mile away from their Hudson, FL home.

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Entrapment: Stuck in the Trap or Beating the Rap?

The term entrapment is a favorite of the television law shows. It is frequently understood to mean that when a defendant takes the bait dangled by police, the entrapped defendant can count on an acquittal. The scenarios for setting up defendants are known as “stings” and are a common tool of law enforcement in cases ranging from public corruption to drug deals. Thus, the Department of Justice has long recognized that undercover operations have been “especially effective in public corruption investigations.”

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Selective Prosecution: Illegal or Just Unfair?

This is an excerpt from Spinning the Law by Kendall Coffey. The full book is available for purchase on Amazon here. So-called selective prosecution is only illegal if a defendant is singled out for a purpose that is itself wrongful, such as discrimination based on race, gender, or political or religious affiliation. Like claims of a …

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Defense of Insanity: Overly Successful or Overrated?

This is an excerpt from Spinning the Law by Kendall Coffey. The full book is available for purchase on Amazon here. Even for defendants who are mentally ill, the legal defense of insanity is rarely successful – especially since the laws changed in the wake of the insanity-based acquittal of John Hinkley Jr., President Reagan’s attempted …

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Will Omar Mateen’s Wife Face Charges for Failing to Stop Her Husband’s Shooting Spree?

Memorial for Orlando Shooting

Omar Mateen’s wife, Noor Salman, may face criminal charges due to her possible involvement with her husband’s assault on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL. A federal grand jury is reviewing the incident and Salman’s suspected involvement in the attack. Mateen killed 49 people and took hostages during his attack on the gay nightclub. Kendall …

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Could Robots Replace Lawyers?

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Could robots replace lawyers as the most efficient and unbiased keepers of the law? Science fiction has posed this question for decades, but now the question is entering the real world. In fact, one British study predicts that robots will replace lawyers by 2030! Why would you want a robot lawyer? The perceived benefits of …

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Study Concludes Human Trafficking Judged Unevenly

U.S. human trafficking

Misconceptions about human trafficking are holding us back from creating lasting, tangible changes. According to a wide-ranging new study by Northeastern criminologist Amy Farrell and her research partners, the severity of the criminal penalty for human trafficking in the U.S. has no effect on the number of suspects who are arrested and prosecuted for the …

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North Dakota’s “Fetal Heartbeat” Law Permanently Blocked

North Dakota

On January 25th, the “fetal heartbeat” law, a North Dakotan law that banned many abortions and was among the toughest abortion laws in the nation, was permanently blocked by the Supreme Court. SCOTUS refused to review a lower court’s ruling from July 2015 that overturned the law, thereby ending the legal process and permanently blocking …

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