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Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 81

In Part 81, Judge Mader reflects on the care a judge must take when composing instructions to a jury. She also navigates a delicate situation with a disrespectful prosecutor.

New Episode of Durst Trial Podcast with Breaking News: Small Time Caveman Lawyer: Closing Arguments — Part 2

On Thursday September 9th, Ethan Milius and Habib Balian wrapped up closing arguments for the prosecution and Dick DeGuerin commenced closing arguments for the defense.

New Episode of Durst Trial Podcast: Roaches in Soup: Closing Arguments — Part 1

On Wednesday September 8th, Deputy DA Habib Balian commenced the prosecution's highly-anticipated closing arguments.

CA Innocence Project: Kiera Newsome, Wrongly Convicted of Murder, Freed After 17 Years

The morning a fatal shooting took place, Kiera Newsome was in class 13 miles away. So how did she end up imprisoned for 17 years for a crime she did not commit?

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 79

In Part 79, Judge Mader examines the political pressures surrounding investigations of officer-involved shootings, drawing on her time as the Inspector General of the Los Angeles Police Department.

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