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    Ghislaine Maxwell - Is Her Defense Going Too Far? LJS #22

    Ghislaine Maxwell - Is Her Defense Going Too Far? LJS #22

    Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein’s close associate who is alleged to have procured underaged girls for illicit acts, is through the first week of her trial in New York.

    This week, Ethan and Amy talk about the how the defense has successfully stopped discussion of “grooming” and at the same time violated a witnesses privacy. And why is Maureen Comey, daughter of former FBI director James Comey, the lead prosecutor in this case?

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    • 23 min
    Prosecution Rests and Defense Calls Elizabeth Holmes To The Stand - LJS #21

    Prosecution Rests and Defense Calls Elizabeth Holmes To The Stand - LJS #21

    This week, Ethan and Amy talk about the how the prosecution looks to be doing as they rest their case-in-chief against Elizabeth Holmes in this criminal trial reflecting on Theranos.

    What is the responsibility of the prosecution in convincing the jury of Elizabeth Holmes’ guilt?

    Why would the defense risk putting Elizabeth Holmes on the stand?

    Or was that one of their smartest moves, so far?

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    • 23 min
    What Happened in the Kyle Rittenhouse Trial Before Verdict? LJS #20

    What Happened in the Kyle Rittenhouse Trial Before Verdict? LJS #20

    llinois resident Kyle Rittenhouse was on trial in Kenosha, Wisconsin for the shooting deaths of two people and the near death of a third, plus other charges. As of this posting, the jury is deliberating.

    This episode asks:


    Why was this trial so short compared to the ongoing Elizabeth Holmes trial?
    What are the gun laws that allowed the defendant to walk around with an AR-15?
    What is the jury allowed to request and can they ask questions of witnesses?
    How does self-defense work?
    Did the defense team miss something?
    How do they determine intent?
    Can a defendant testify in spite of their attorney’s recommendation?
    And more questions from trial audio clips!

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    • 32 min
    How Could Both Sides Be Losing The Elizabeth Holmes Trial? LJS #19

    How Could Both Sides Be Losing The Elizabeth Holmes Trial? LJS #19

    The prosecution’s case in chief against former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes continued this week with additional witnesses. Former lab director Dr. Lynette Sawyer was one, there could be a complication based on her experience, listen to find out what!

    Former Fortune magazine reporter Roger Parloff wrote a piece about Theranos that has become a focal point of many questions. The defense wanted his notes, but the First Amendment may have stopped them. However, it isn’t as clear cut as you might think.

    Prosecution witness, patient B.B., did not testify. Why?

    Finally, the defense was denied by Judge Davila, is it their strategy of taking a long time intentional and could it work?

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    • 19 min
    Did Elizabeth Holmes' Judge Side With Big Investors? LJS#18

    Did Elizabeth Holmes' Judge Side With Big Investors? LJS#18

    While the Elizabeth Holmes Theranos criminal trial drags on, does one side benefit more than the other from how long this is taking? Also, Judge Davila made a legal ruling regarding a defense argument, did he side with Big Investors? Further, did Elizabeth Holmes make a fatal admission in the SEC case against Theranos? Finally, when does salesmanship and marketing cross into fraud?

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    • 15 min
    Did Prosecutors Score One For Elizabeth Holmes' Defense? LJS #17

    Did Prosecutors Score One For Elizabeth Holmes' Defense? LJS #17

    This week in the Elizabeth Holmes (former CEO of Theranos) criminal trial, another juror was released from service because of inattentiveness. When does a juror cross the line into misconduct and how close are we to a mistrial?

    Plus witnesses for the prosecution continued to take the stand including former Theranos project manager Daniel Edlin and former Pfizer scientist Dr. Shane Weber. One of the questions appears to have been a miscalculation by the prosecutors. Listen to find out what they did.

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    • 25 min

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