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  • Legally Speaking: We have a new power player in the Jodi Arias trial

    This player is strong, commanding, and assertive. You may think that you have seen him before but I don't think so. This player is Kirk Nurmi, Jodi Arias' lead defense attorney.
  • Legally Speaking: Who are the jurors deciding the fate of Jodi Arias?

    Who are the jurors deciding the fate of Jodi Arias? Tuesday saw the swearing in of the jury and opening statements in the retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias.
  • Legally Speaking: Do you have what it takes to be a Jodi Arias juror?

    On Oct. 21, 18 strangers will come together for the first time and sit in the most important seats in Judge Sherry Stephens' courtroom.
  • Legally Speaking: Craziest things overheard during the Jodi Arias jury selection

    The court went through 400 potential jurors and as you would expect, there were plenty of comments made that were insightful, laughable, emotional and unbelievable.
  • Legally Speaking: Grilling potential jurors makes for long day in court

    Day Three of jury selection in the State v. Jodi Arias case was one of the longest days the trial has seen.
  • Legally Speaking: Comparing jury selections in the Jodi Arias case

    Monday is the third day of jury selection in the State v. Jodi Arias case.
  • Legally Speaking: First round of jury selection for Jodi Arias retrial finishes

    Wednesday marked the end of the first round of jury selection in State v. Jodi Arias. Approximately 176 potential jurors, whom I affectionately refer to as "survivors," now have to complete the juror questionnaire and return for small group questioning.
  • Legally Speaking: Monday was the beginning of the end for Jodi Arias

    Monday marks the beginning of the end for Jodi Arias. Jury selection in the State v. Arias case has started.
  • Legally Speaking: Lot of action but few changes going into Jodi Arias retrial

    A lot has happened but nothing has really changed in the State v. Jodi Arias, a year after she was found guilty of murder.
  • Legally Speaking: Jodi Arias retrial on schedule, jury specifics given

    There is light at the end of the tunnel! The retrial of the penalty phase in State v. Jodi Arias is still on track to start jury selection on Sept. 29. The court has calendared the trial to last through the first part of December with breaks in October and November for holidays and presumably […]
  • Legally Speaking: Arias judge’s mistakes are on the record

    We would like to think that judges do not make mistakes, that they are unbiased and perfect, but even the best make mistakes.
  • Legally Speaking: What is next after the accidental Arizona Uzi shooting?

    People are deeply saddened and divided on the case of the 9-year-old girl who picked up an Uzi and accidentally shot and killed her instructor standing next to her at an Arizona gun range. Questions have surfaced about whether children should be allowed to shoot guns, where and what kinds of firearms. In this week’s […]
  • Legally Speaking: Don’t click on the celeb nudes!

    Unless you have been sleeping through the past several days, you've heard about the nude pictures of Jennifer Lawrence and other famous women floating around the Internet.
  • Legally Speaking: A closer look at Arizona’s new revenge porn law

    We all know that break-ups are usually bad. They are messy, emotional and leave us with at least some amount of baggage and anger. This can lead someone to wanting to humiliate his or her ex — NOT a good idea, legally speaking or personally speaking. In Arizona, it is now illegal to take revenge […]
  • Legally Speaking: Can police search your phone without a warrant?

    Think of these scenarios: A defendant is arrested for selling two packets of crack-cocaine. Police search him and find his old-style flip phone, they search it and use the call logs on it to find more drugs. Another defendant was detained for having an expired vehicle registration and his vehicle was impounded. He was arrested, […]