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My Facebook page as a legal analyst specific to the news I report on is now live. It contains notices on when I will be appearing on-air, as well as links to videos of on-air appearances, plus occasional articles.

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Karen DeSoto Appears On-Air Reporting

karen desoto speaks about autism

Karen DeSoto Appears On-Air Reporting about legal cases in the national news. Karen Desoto is an attorney at law that has previously served as a prosecutor, public defender, attorney in private practice, and corporate counsel for the city of Jersey City. For the past 13 years she has appeared on the leading news shows to lend her expert insight to a variety of cases. She appeared for 10 years o Court TV and MSNBC, and currently Fox News, CNN Headline News, MSNBC,  and the Today Show.  The video contained here[…]

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John Edwards Trial Postponed

John Edwards trial postponement

John Edwards Trial Postponed: Karen Desoto, legal analyst, and Nieca Goldberg, cardiologist, speak with Lester Holt about the medical and legal implications surrounding the John Edwards trial regarding the postponement of his case on medical ground.

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They’ve got the power: Hudson County’s most influential people: Karen Desoto Attorney

They’ve got the power: Hudson County’s most influential people: Karen Desoto attorney. The Reporter has compiled a list of the top 50 most influential movers and shakers of Hudson County, from top political officials to local bloggers and activists. Encompassing a breadth of categories from politics to the arts, the individuals yield tremendous influence in different ways. Some of those who hold high positions in local government actually failed to make the list if they have seen their influence wane. Those at the top were selected due to their countywide influence. As the list[…]

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Baby Ayla Disappearance

Baby Ayla Disappearance

Baby Ayla Disappearance : Karen appears on the TODAY SHOW with Lester Holt to discuss the case; appearing at 2:24 into this video Baby Ayla Disappearance

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Humanitarian of the Year Award

Humanitarian of the Year award, by the City of Bayonne Youth Center, was awarded to Karen Desoto in recognition of her priceless charitable contributions. Karen Desoto is an attorney at law who founded and operates the Center for Legal Justice, located in journal Square, Jersey City. Receiving the humanitarian of the year award she said “was so overwhelming; it was nice to be recognized but I share this with so many others out there helping out along side me.” She earned a Juris Doctorate in Law from Temple University before beginning[…]

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Fallout of Jerry Sandusky Remarks

Jerry Sandusky

Fallout of Jerry Sandusky Remarks:  Karen appears briefly to comment on the further speculation over the legal implications of Jerry Sandusky’s recent interview remarks.

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Sandusky Denies Allegations of Sex Abuse

Jerry Sandusky

Sandusky Denies Allegations of Sex Abuse. Karen Desoto appears on the TODAY SHOW with Lester Holt to address the recent denial remarks from his (Jerry Sandusky) recent television interview. Sandusky was assistant coach at the famed Penn State University, where allegations have arisen that he has been sexually abusing students for decades.

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Giordano Released From Aruba Prison

Robyn Gardner

Giordano Released From Aruba Prison. Karen Desoto appears on the Today Show with Lester Hold to discuss the legal implications regarding the ruling of an Aruba judge’s ruling that Gary Giordano can no longer be held indefinitely.

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New Jersey City University Appoints Karen DeSoto

Governor Christie with Attorney Karen Desoto

New Jersey City University Appoints Karen DeSoto, Esq. of Jersey City, an attorney, public advocate, and television legal analyst, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of New Jersey City University, after being nominated by Governor Christie.  Source: New Jersey City University news release.  

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