Judge Expands Gag Order in Trump’s Criminal Hush Money Case to Include Family Members Amid Concerns for Trial’s Integrity

New York City – The judge presiding over former President Donald Trump’s criminal hush money case has extended a limited gag order to include family members of both the judge and the district attorney. This decision comes after prosecutors raised concerns about Trump targeting the judge’s daughter on social media due to her involvement with a Democratic political group. Last week, Judge Juan Merchan issued a limited gag order that prevented Trump from making comments about potential witnesses, jurors, lawyers, court staff, and their families. However, the order allowed Trump to continue making public comments … Read more

Kansas City Sees Surge in Jury Trials, Returning to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Kansas City, Missouri – The Kansas City area is experiencing a return to pre-pandemic trends when it comes to jury verdicts, according to the latest data released by the Greater Kansas City Jury Verdict Service. The number of jury trials has been steadily increasing since the COVID-19 pandemic, with 2023 seeing a 30% rise compared to the previous year. This upward trend suggests that the region is making progress in recovering from the effects of the pandemic. One notable finding from the data is the increase in the average value of plaintiff-friendly jury verdicts in … Read more

Former Memphis Judge Exposes Broken Justice System with Decline in Jury Trials Leading to Lenient Plea Deals

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – After more than five years since the fatal shooting of Greater Memphis Chamber president Phil Trenary, one of the two men accused in his murder has reached a plea deal. McKinney Wright, 27 years old, pleaded guilty to the crime in December 2023. The murder took place in September 2018. The slow progress of cases making their way through the court system has raised concerns. Retired judge Bobby Carter, who now serves as a court consultant under former Memphis mayor Jim Strickland, believes that more efficient use of available tools is necessary. … Read more

Carroll Trial’s Intriguing Twist: The Judge’s Curious Query on the Meaning of ‘M’ Leaves Jury Puzzled, Says Friend

New York, NY – A judge overseeing a high-profile defamation lawsuit against former President Donald Trump asked the jury to clarify the meaning of the letter “M” in relation to the damages sought by the plaintiff, E. Jean Carroll. Carroll, a writer and media personality, accused Trump of sexually assaulting her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in the 1990s. The request for clarification provided a curious insight into the legal proceedings surrounding the case. During the trial, Carroll’s close friend, Jennifer Brennan, testified about a conversation she had in 2019 with Carroll, immediately after … Read more