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Sean Smith

A screenwriter and creative executive, Sean moved to LA years ago and refuses to leave. He misses Al’s Bar, Hop Louie and the chickens of Echo Park. Sean is a graduate of Harvard, Stanford and USC’s School of Cinema-Television.

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Mike Romano: Derrick Thompson Freed After Three Strikes Conviction Overturned

Over two years ago, Derrick was recommended for early release by prison staff, wardens, and the Secretary of Corrections due to his “exceptionally meritorious” conduct while incarcerated over the past two decades. Last week, he walked free.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 92

In Part 92, Judge Mader assesses the dismissal of a vehicular manslaughter case based on evidence of faulty brakes. The Judge also explores some of the specific legal perils faced by a defendant who decides to represent themselves when accused of a sex crime.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 91

In Part 91, Judge Mader discusses the case of a repeat offender seeking a lesser sentence because of health concerns, while reflecting on an earlier case to muse on unexpected romantic pairings that she sees in court proceedings.

New Episode of Durst Trial Podcast: Durst Sentencing – Part 1: How Judge Windham Saw the Durst Trial

In this episode, host Kary Antholis and co-host Brittany Bookbinder discuss the Thursday, October 14th, court appearance of Robert Durst, his first since being convicted of the murder of his friend Susan Berman.

Breaking News Bonus Episode of Durst Trial Podcast: DeGuerin Leaves Defense Team After Revealing Durst Is On A Ventilator

In this Breaking News Bonus Episode, reporter Charles Bagli breaks the news that Dick DeGuerin has "completed the assignment" and no longer represents Robert Durst.

Prison Journalism Project: My First Year In Prison

The first year in prison was a learning process to understand what I needed to do to make it through such a long stretch of time.

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