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July 19th, 2011
12:03 PM ET

The legal stakes for Murdoch and News Corp. in hacking scandal

On the heels of a report that media baron Rupert Murdoch may be replaced as the CEO of his own company, Murdoch is set to testify this morning before British lawmakers about allegations that journalists working for him illegally eavesdropped on thousands of people.

Murdoch's son James and Rebekah Brooks, the former editor of News of the World, are also scheduled to appear before parliament's Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee to answer questions.

Jeffrey Toobin, CNN Senior Legal Analyst, covers the hearing live today on American Morning, offering commentary during the testimony of  Sir Paul Stephenson, the Acting Commissioner of the  Metropolitan Police and Dick Fedorcio, the Director of Public Affairs and Internal Communication. Toobin weighs in on what's at stake for Murdoch and what the possible penalties could be for those facing testimony.

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