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June 13th, 2011
08:38 AM ET

Bug specialist testifies in Casey Anthony case

The trial of Casey Anthony continued Saturday with testimony from a forensic entomologist–a bug specialist– Neal Haskell.

Haskell was brought to the stand by the prosecution to discuss the likelihood that Caylee's body was stored in the trunk of Casey Anthony's car. Legal Analyst Sunny Hostin speaks with Kiran Chetry about the developments in the case.


Filed under: Casey Anthony trial • Justice • Law • U.S.
May 27th, 2011
08:45 AM ET

Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic taken into custody

Former Bosnian Serb commander, Ratko Mladic was taken into custody Thursday after almost 16 years of hiding. Mladic is accused of leading one of the worst massacres in Europe’s history.

David Scheffer, former U.S. Ambassador at large for war crimes during the Clinton Administration joins American Morning to talks about the significance of his arrest and how commander will be prosecuted.

Filed under: Justice
May 26th, 2011
08:53 AM ET

Judge rules Jared Lee Loughner incompetent

A judge ruled Jared Lee Loughner, the man accused of the shooting in Tucson that killed six people and wounded Representative Gabrielle Giffords, not competent to stand trial. He will remain in U.S. custody until he is stable enough for the trial to proceed.

Sunny Hostin and Dr. Jeff Gardere weigh in on the judge's decision.

Filed under: Justice • U.S.
May 25th, 2011
10:59 AM ET

Casey Anthony defense team drops bombshell that rattles courtroom

The trial of Casey Anthony started Tuesday with a bombshell allegation from the defense team.

Legal Analyst Sunny Hostin discusses the case with Kiran Chetry and Christine Romans.

Filed under: Justice • Law
April 5th, 2011
09:01 AM ET

Toobin: Setting change for 9/11 trial will not change outcome

(CNN)— Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other 9/11 terror suspects will face a military trial at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba. The decision is a sharp reversal for the Obama administration, which wanted the terror suspects to have federal civilian trials. Besides Mohammed, the other suspects to face charges of participating in the 9/11 plot are Walid bin Attash, Ramzi bin al-Shibh, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali and Mustafa Ahmed al-Hawsawi. All five are at Guantanamo.

Today on American Morning, CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin talks about the differences between a military and civilian trial for  Khalid Sheik Mohammed, how the trial will play out, and the political implications of Obama’s reversal on his original decision.

Filed under: Justice • Law • Politics
February 24th, 2011
07:51 AM ET

Justice Department will no longer defend Defense of Marriage Act

In a major policy shift, the Obama administration has instructed the Justice Department to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act in court.

Passed in 1996, The Defense of Marriage Act prevents the government from recognizing same-sex marriage and defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Though the administration is now saying the Act is unconstitutional, the Act remains in the books as a law. truTV Legal Contributor and former Federal Prosecutor Sunny Hostin talks to T.J. Holmes about the administration's policy switch.

Filed under: Justice • Law • U.S.
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