August 31, 2008
Steven Bochco said he has always been fascinated by the law. "Law shows and cop shows are a wonderful opportunity to look at morals," said Bochco, whose 10-episode "Raising the Bar" debuts Monday on TNT. "You see the challenges -- the kind of compromises people are challenged, forced or seduced into making. " Bochco, a creator of "NYPD Blue" and "L.A. Law," teamed up with former New York public defender David Feige to create the new courtroom drama. The show follows public defenders and district attorneys as they clash over cases.
February 9, 2008 |
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Feb. 8 -- A Cambodian genocide victim confronted a former Khmer Rouge leader in a courtroom here Friday, demanding to know who was responsible for the "hellish regime" that killed about 1.7 million people, including her parents. "It's the first time a victim is able to stand up and confront a defendant. It's extremely symbolic," said Peter Foster, a spokesman for Cambodia's U.N.-backed genocide tribunal. "We made history today. " The encounter came when Theary Seng took the stand on the second day...
May 25, 2012 |
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Something exceedingly strange is happening at the John Edwards trial : all four alternate jurors dressed in red shirts Friday. They each wore bright yellow the day before. Coincidence? Few here think so. The demeanor of the alternate jurors and their behavior has become the talk of the courthouse. The alternates enter the courtroom each day giggling among themselves. One of the alternates, an attractive young woman, has been spotted smiling at...
March 28, 2013 |
The gay former Army lieutenant who handcuffed himself to the White House fence to protest the military's now repealed "don't ask, don't tell" policy was found guilty in federal court on Thursday and fined $100. The guilty finding against Daniel Choi came as the West Point graduate tried to turn the usually staid courtroom of the District's federal court into a lively venue for protesting his prosecution for his role in the November 2010 demonstration . ...
January 5, 2012 |
A young Rockville man who crashed his car and fled from the scene, leaving three of his friends dead or dying, was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday after an emotional hearing that revealed the deep rift the wreck has brought to a once close-knit community. Kevin Coffay, 20, told a packed courtroom that he was "deeply sorry" for the May 15 crash that killed Spencer Datt, 18; John Hoover, 20; and Haeley McGuire, 18. The group rode with Coffay between two late-night parties that included drinking...
June 23, 2011 |
Tom Keary answered his jury duty summons the same way that dozens of other District residents did Wednesday, arriving at D.C. Superior Court at 8 a.m. It wasn't until a clerk called him and about 40 other prospective jurors to a courtroom that things took an unusual turn: The trial, for felony assault, was before Judge Ann O'Regan Keary, his wife of nearly 40 years. It's common for judges to see friends, neighbors or colleagues in their courtrooms, and they are generally dismissed to...