In The Court Of Public Opinion:

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Baseball’s Legal Season

posted by James Haggerty  |  December 31, 2007

Here’s an article I wrote in mid-December regarding the various steriod-induced legal battles enveloping our national pastime. The summation, to spare you the suspense: At his press conference, Sen. Mitchell spoke at great length about the lessons learned from mediating the Irish troubles. All good points. But in both the Bonds and Mitchell cases, we…


Media and prosecutors

posted by James Haggerty  |  September 12, 2007

Here’s an interesting quote from a decision in the Wesley Snipes tax evasion case, courtesy of my friends at the WSJ Law Blog: “Since the government lacks the means to investigate and prosecute every suspected violation of the tax laws, it makes good sense to prosecute those who will receive, or are likely to receive,…


Spinning in the age of access

posted by James Haggerty  |  June 26, 2007

This is follow-up to my post of yesterday, when I wrote about the ways transparency can impact the way court cases are handled. An article this morning on the Forbes website, here, details how cereal manufacturers in the 1990s thought they could convince the public of anything — including that sugary cereals like Corn Pops…