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Constitutional Law

This is Not Your Father’s Jury

Back when I was a young lawyer just starting to try cases for the Manhattan Trial Unit of the NYC Law Department, I got a quick introduction in selecting jurors about 15 minutes before I picked my first jury. Though it was over 25 years ago, I can hear the speech from the wizened old […]

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Constitutional Law

Will Pink Slime Lawsuit Stick? I Think Not.

Beef Products Inc., the makers of “lean, finely textured beef” as the product is officially called has filed a $1.2 Billion lawsuit against ABC News over its coverage of “pink slime” beef. Six individuals were also sued, including ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer, and the reporters Jim Avila and David Kerley. Another defendant is Gerald […]