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Thoughts on Current Issues in the Law and (Occasionally) the Media

Selected Video Clips

KEYT Santa Barbara 8-2-06

KCBS 2 Los Angeles 6-7-05

KCAL 9 Los Angeles 5-26-05

Associated Press Video Report 5-25-05

CBS 2 Los Angeles 5-25-05

CBS 5 San Francisco 5-25-05

CBS 5 San Francisco 5-24-05

KCAL 9 Los Angeles 5-18-05

KCAL 9 Los Angeles 5-13-05

CBS 5 San Francisco 5-13-05

CBS 5 San Francisco 5-11-05

CBS 5 San Francisco 5-4-05

CBS 2 Los Angeles 4-26-05


Jackson Trial Update: Prosecution Rests its Case (NPR, May 5, 2005)

Quoted in Print

Report: Judge displayed 'willful misconduct'

Lawyers for Jesse James Hollywood Want D.A.'s Office Off Murder Case (L.A. Times, July 14, 2006

Jackson Accuser's Mother Charged (L.A. Times, Aug. 24, 2005)

Larry King Live, June 13, 2005 (Transcript)

Paula Zahn Now, June 13, 2005 (Transcript)

14 Strikes and the Big Case of a 37-Year Career Is Out (N.Y. Times, June 14, 2005)

Accusers made it hard case to win (Newsday, June 14, 2005)

Lawyers weren't trying to make friends (Associated Press, June 14, 2005)

Michael Jackson: Walking Free, CBS 48 Hours

Jackson prosecutor denies he was driven by vendetta against Jackson (Associated Press, June 13, 2005)

Wheels of justice turn secretly (Newsday, June 13, 2005)

Difficult Task for Jackson Jurors (L.A. Times, June 7, 2005)

Neverland Dispatches, Santa Barbara Independent, (June 2, 2005)

Analyzing the Michael Jackson Trial (

Both Sides Rest at Jackson Trial as Defense Declines to Extend Testimony (N.Y. Times, May 28, 2005)

Prosecution Rests With Video of Accuser (Washington Post, May 28, 2005)

Ruling to Allow Videotape of Jackson's Accuser Throws Off Timetable for Trial (N.Y. Times, May 27, 2005)

As Witness Discredits Accuser, Jackson's Defense Rests (N.Y. Times, May 26, 2005)

Leno doesn't aid Jackson defense (Newsday, May 25, 2005)

Geragos Ordered Monitoring Of Accuser (Washington Post, May 14, 2005)

Backing up Jackson (Newsday, May 12, 2005)

Culkin denies Jackson molestation (USA Today, May 11, 2005)

Moms let sons sleep with singer (The Manila Times, May 8, 2005)

DA's Jacko case ends with a thud (N.Y. Daily News, May 5, 2005)

Jackson Trial Reaches Halftime (Newsday, May 5, 2005)

Jackson Prosecution Rests After 9 Weeks of Twists (N.Y. Times, May 4, 2005)

Prosecution Concludes Case Against Jackson (Washington Post May 4, 2005)

Prosecution rests its case (Santa Maria Times, May 4, 2005)

I lied about Jackson's parenting: ex-wife

Professor Smith discusses the Michael Jackson case on MSNBC's The Abrams Report

Is the King of Pop getting royal treatment? (MSNBC)

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