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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.
June 3rd, 2011
11:21 AM ET

Why Americans are captivated by the Casey Anthony trial

The Casey Anthony murder trial has captured widespread attention of the American public.

Legal analyst and lawyer Lisa Bloom joins the AM team this morning to talk about America's interest in the case. She's also on to talk about her provocative new book "Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World," where Bloom explores what we can do to reclaim our brains in a tabloid-driven society.

Filed under: Law
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
May 16th, 2011
09:57 AM ET

Head of IMF, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, charged with sex abuse

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), was charged early Sunday with sexual abuse. The 62-year-old Strauss-Kahn was accused of chasing a housekeeper and trying to sexually assault her while in a New York hotel room. He is expected to be arraigned Monday.

CNN Legal Contributor Sunny Hostin talks to Ali Velshi and Christine Romans about the legal issues surrounding the incident.

Filed under: Economy • Law • U.S. • World
April 22nd, 2011
07:22 AM ET

Pastor Terry Jones plans Good Friday protest in Dearborn, Mich.

Pastor Terry Jones is known for his controversial burning of the Quran, and is said to have a $2 million bounty on his head in Pakistan. Jones is now planning a Good Friday protest in Dearborn, Michigan where one-third of the population is Muslim.

Dearborn Mayor Jack O'Reilly says there is a problem with the site where Jones wants to protest and tells American Morning, "We never intend to deny him his rights but he has to stay within the law." A jury will decide Friday morning whether Jones will be allowed to protest at the mosque.

Dearborn Mayor O'Reilly speaks to Kiran Chetry and Ali Velshi about Jones' Dearborn protests.

Filed under: Law • Politics • Religion • U.S.
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
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