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phil spector  ·  michael jackson  ·
oj simpson  ·  scott peterson  ·  robert blake
·  casey anthony  ·  george zimmerman
·  other cases of interest

 

ISSUE
INTERVIEWS

jury service  ·  jury selection  ·  gag orders
jury instructions ·  speaking skills  ·  testifying
death penalty  ·  ageist language

go to  CASES  for Comcon's cases in the news

ComCon consultants frequently are interviewed by national and local media about high profile cases and about legal issues of interest to the public, including:

TV Shows

The Early Show, CBS Evening News, Fox News, Inside Edition, America's Most Wanted, Celebrity Justice, Crime Time

Radio Shows

NPR AirTalk, Crime Prevention 101

Print Media

Associated Press, New York Times, Houston Chronicle, Journal Gazette, The Star Online, Oakland KPIX Channel 5, Journal Gazette, Fox News, CBS News

SoCal Media

Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Business Journal, OC Register, KPCC, Daily Breeze, Press Enterprise, Santa Barbara News Press, Coastlines, TheLipTV

Legal Media

Daily Journal, Law360, LawCrossing

Communities

Representing Foreign Nationals, WebSleuths

Watch the videos. Listen to the radio shows. Read the news articles and blogs.

Case Commentary      Spector  ·  Simpson  ·  Blake  ·  Peterson  · 
Jackson  ·  Anthony  ·  Zimmerman  ·  Other 

 

Case commentary in newspaper articles and televised video footage by ComCon consultants is currently available for cases involving o.j. simpson, robert blake, scott peterson, michael jackson, phil spector, casey anthony, george zimmerman, and other cases of national interest (e.g., Mehserle, Bovoto, Mercury Casualty).

PHIL SPECTOR    criminal trial (murder)

Who was seated on the first jury?

Read PHIL SPECTOR TRIAL BEGINS IN LOS ANGELES  pdf

Read OPENING STATEMENTS BEGIN IN SPECTOR CASE  pdf

Watch  Video SPECTOR MURDER TRIAL STARTING

Who is holding the gun?

Read SPECTOR TRIAL EXPERT BACKS SUICIDE THEORY  pdf

Where is Spector's attorney, Bruce Cutler?

Read SPECTOR'S LAWYER SKIPS TRIAL TO TAPE TV SHOW  pdf

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MICHAEL JACKSON     criminal trial (child molestation)

Michael Jackson

Jury listening

Jackson in court

What does Jackson think of Snedden testifying in a pre-trial hearing?

Watch  Video SNEDDON TESTIFIES

Watch  Video JACKSON CLAN HEADS TO COURT

What will jurors think of Jackson and say in voir dire?

Watch  Video INSIDE THE JACKSON COURT

Do jurors come to the case with fair and open minds?

Read JACKSON FACES PROSPECTIVE JURORS  pdf

Watch  Video JURY SELECTION FOR JACKSON

Do people want to be jurors in the case?

Read WANNABE JURORS NEEDN'T APPLY  pdf

Watch  Video JURY EXPERT TALKS JACKSON CASE

Will jurors view the case through a racial lens?

Watch  Video JACKSON JURY PICK DAY 2

What questions are on the juror questionnaire?

Watch  Video EXPERT TALKS JACKSON JURY

Who was seated on the jury?

Watch  Video THE JACKSON JURY

SCOTT PETERSON    criminal trial (death penalty)

What will jurors think of Scott's demeanor?

[WebSleuth's Crime Sleuthing Community discussed Dr. Kellermann's analysis on America's Most Wanted of Scott Peterson's televised interviews.]
Read AMW/PETERSON INTERVIEW  pdf

How does death qualifying jurors affect their decision-making?

Watch  Video DEATH QUALIFYING A JURY

Did a juror inappropriately speak to Brent Rocha?

Read PETERSON JUDGE TO SUBPEONA VIDEOTAPE OF JUROR REMARK  pdf

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O. J. SIMPSON    criminal trial (murder)  &  civil trial (wrongful death)

OJ Wins

Prosecution Loses

What appeals need to be made by the prosecution and defense to persuade the criminal jury?

Read PERSUADING THE SIMPSON JURY  pdf

What strategies are the prosecution and defense using to persuade the criminal jury?

Read UCSB PROFESSOR USES SIMPSON TRIAL TO STUDY PERSUASION TECHNIQUES  pdf

How effective were the closing arguments to the criminal jury?

Read LOCAL RESEARCHER GIVES COCHRAN PLAUDITS FOR PASSIONATE SPEECH  pdf

Did racial differences in jury composition play a role in the civil verdict?

Read LOCALS GET MEASURE OF SATISFACTION  pdf

ROBERT BLAKE    civil trial (wrongful death)

Was the civil trial celebrity justice?

Read LINDA DEUTSCH'S AP WIRE  pdf

Read THE STAR ONLINE  pdf

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CASEY ANTHONY    criminal trial (death penalty)

Did the prosecution prove murder beyond a reasonable doubt?

Watch  Video CASEY ANTHONY VERDICT REACTION

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GEORGE ZIMMERMAN    criminal trial (murder)

Why was George Zimmerman acquitted?

Watch  Video JUROR B37 AND WHY GEORGE ZIMMERMAN WAS ACQUITTED

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OTHER CASES OF INTEREST    civil  &  criminal

Gavel

Scales of Justice

People v. Mehserle

Does a juror's race matter in evaluating evidence?

Read MURDER TRIAL'S MOVE TO L.A. SETBACK FOR MEHSERLE  pdf

Bowoto v. Chevron

What do jurors think of companies alleged to have caused harm in Nigeria being sued in US courts?

Read CHEVRON'S ALIEN TORT CASE OPENS IN SAN FRANCISCO: EXPERTS PONDER HOW A LIBERAL AND EDUCATED JURY POOL WILL VIEW THE NIGERIANS' CASE  pdf

Amerigraphics v. Mercury Casualty

How much do jurors dislike insurance companies?

Read MILLIONS AWARDED IN INSURANCE CASE  pdf

Issue Commentary      Jurors  ·  Jury Selection  ·  Gags Orders  · 
Instructions  ·  Speaking  ·  Witness Prep  · 
Death Penalty  ·  Ageism 

 

ComCon consultants frequently are asked to comment on issues related to trials and jurors by national and local media. Issue commentary in news articles and televised video footage by ComCon consultants is currently available on issues of jury service, jury selection, gag orders, jury instructions, public speaking for litigators, witness preparation, the death penalty and ageist language in discrimination lawsuits.

JURY SERVICE

Jury

How have jurors responded to one-day, one-trial jury service?

Read JURY POOL RISES AS NEW CHANGES TAKE HOLD, BUT NEARLY TWO‑THIRDS REMAIN ABSENT  pdf

JURY SELECTION

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What can be done to seat a favorable jury?

Read 5 TIPS FOR SEATING A SYMPATHETIC JURY  pdf

Read 4 WAYS TO SEAT THE JURY OF YOUR DREAMS  pdf

How discriminatory is jury selection?

Listen to  Audio RACIAL DISCRIMINATION IN JURY SELECTION: PEREMPTORY STRIKES, BLM SUPPORT AND MORE

When are younger jurors preferred?

Read JURORS TEND TO BE YOUNGER IN SUMMER  pdf

Why are people not selected for juries? What experiences do jurors have?

Listen to  Audio TRIAL BY JURY

GAG ORDERS

What are the effects of gag orders?

Read DISSECTING GAG ORDER'S DYNAMICS: JUDGE'S PLAN FOR UNBIASED JURY IN TRUCKER TRIAL COULD BACKFIRE  pdf

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JURY INSTRUCTIONS

Are jurors helped by California's English language jury instructions?

Read STUMPED JURORS NOW GET INSTRUCTIONS IN PLAIN ENGLISH  pdf

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TESTIFYING

Testifying

What advice do you have for preparing witnesses?

Read 5 TIPS FOR PREPARING YOUR WITNESSES FOR BATTLE  pdf

PUBLIC SPEAKING FOR LITIGATORS

Speaker

How can litigators become more effective speakers?

Read HOW TO IMPROVE PUBLIC SPEAKING  pdf

DEATH PENALTY

How does death qualifying jurors affect their decision-making?

Watch  Video DEATH QUALIFYING A JURY

Read DEATH QUALIFYING A JURY CALLED UNFAIR  pdf

How do jurors decide on life or death?

Read JUROR TELLS HOW DEATH PENALTY RECOMMENDED FOR LAKE ELSINORE MAN  pdf

Is offering cultural evidence helpful to defendants?

Read ASK THE EXPERT: CULTURAL EVIDENCE & THE JURY  pdf

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AGEIST LANGUAGE IN DISCRIMINATION LAWSUITS

What role does ageist language play in age discrimination lawsuits?

Read AGEIST LANGUAGE AFFECTS WORKER PRODUCTIVITY, PROFITS  pdf

Read AGEISM JOKES ARE NO LAUGHING MATTER  pdf

Read WHEN WORDS GET OLD: AGEIST LANGUAGE UNDERCUTS WORKERS AND COMPANIES  pdf

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