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New Assault Charges Against Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby says innocent

New assault charges against Bill Cosby being brought by young model from an incident six years ago. Karen Desoto notes that as these cases move further away from the incident date they become harder to prosecute.  Cosby claims innocent.

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Aaron Hernandez Trial

Aaron H in court

The Aaron Hernandez trial is a high-profile case where the former NFL star is accused of first-degree murder in the killing of a semi-pro football player.

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Justice Files: Bob McDonnell Verdict & Thomas Gilbert Case

Karen Desoto appears on Justice Files

Highlighted this week on Justice Files: Bob McDonnell Verdict & Thomas Gilbert case. Rev. Sharpton talks to Judge Faith Jenkins and Karen DeSoto about two trending criminal stories: the sentencing of Bob McDonnell and Thomas Gilbert, the man accused of shooting and killing his father over his allowance.

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Actor Stephen Collins Admits to Sexual Abuse of 3 Minors

Stephen Collins

Actor Stephen Collins admits to sexual abuse of 3 minors during a People Magazine interview. Karen Desoto appears on the NBC News with comments regarding the confession by the actor. In a thousand-word statement, Collins called his behavior “inexcusable,” saying that he has never done anything since his last incident, which he claims came when he exposed himself to a teenage girl in 1994.

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Karen Desoto MSNBC Photos

Karen Desoto MSNBC photos have been add to her galleries on both her Facebook page, and Goolge Plus pages, from during the Oscar Pistorious trial. Take a look and Like and/or subscribe to follow the page(s).  Karen is a legal analyst on MSNBC and has provided legal analysis of the prosecution and defense positions and strategies throughout the trial. She has given the watching audience insights as to why the attorneys have used the various tactics they have.

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Should Oscar Pistorius Have Taken the Stand?

Oscar Pistorius emotion

VIDEO: Should Oscar Pistorius Have Taken the Stand? The Oscar Pistorius trial has been a hot topic, and after him breakdown on the stand today, the questions shift to legal opinion.  Legal analyst Karen DeSoto appears on ABC News to discuss the issue with Michelle Franzen, who asked, “was this a risky move?” Karen indicated that putting your client on the stand is always a risky, a calculated move for any defense attorney.  Was it an error here, and did his emotional meltdown help or hurt?

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Teenage Student Vs. Parent

teen sues parents

VIDEO: It may seem like tabloid entertainment, but the case in which Rachel Canning a teenage student , 18, filed a lawsuit against her parents, is one that a judge may not want to set precedent for — according to NBC legal analyst Karen DeSoto.

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Should the legislature consider amending the sentencing and parole laws?

Bonnie Minter

Should the legislature consider amending  the sentencing and parole laws? Families of violent crimes have to essentially re-live the nightmares caused by violent crimes every time the perpetrator comes up for parole.

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Sexual Harassment in Schools

Folly is arrainged

Sexual harassment in schools has surged in recent years. And according to the national board of education statistics, 40% of unwanted sexual attention in school is from female teachers. Janelle Folley made headlines on January 9, 2014 with her arraignment on charges of statutory rape of her son’s fifteen year old friend. Folley is a lunch lady and mother of four, though she  probably doesn’t look much like the one you remember from your school days.

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Defamation Law for Online Posts Revisited

Slippery Slope

Defamation Law for online posts revisited by the Texas Court to consider whether a former an employer can have his former employer remove damaging personal comments from the company website. This issue has already impacted and touched everyone that does not live in a cave, a cave without Internet that is. If the comments are deemed defamatory they still may not be able to remove those comments. Why? Because if it’s in the form of an opinion it may have free speech issues. In other countries defamatory comments are a basis for[...]

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