Former federal prosecutors say the collapse of Paul Manafort’s plea agreement with special counsel Robert Mueller is a loss for both sides in the Russia investigation. Mueller lost a key witness who was the head of Donald Trump’s campaign. On the other hand, Manafort can potentially face decades in prison. Mueller says he knows [...]
President Donald Trump was not implicated when the verdict was given in Northern Virginia, but a guilty plea in Manhattan did implicate him. However, legal experts say it may be very hard to prove that he actually did anything wrong. They still believe that these two events in court could possibly be bad news [...]
President Donald Trump and his legal team have continuously claimed that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation on the possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia is wasting taxpayer dollars. According to legal experts who have followed the former Trump campaign chairman’s three-week trial, it could lose its impact if Paul Manafort is convicted [...]
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”.
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.
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.”
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]