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We all want to drink from the same Cup of Justice... and it starts with learning about our legal system. With tales from the newsroom and the courtroom, Mandy Matney, Liz Farrell and Eric Bland invite you to gain knowledge, insight, and tools to hold public agencies and officials accountable. Beginning as bonus episodes to the Murdaugh Murders Podcast with analysis of the trials of Alex Murdaugh and co-conspirators, Cup of Justice launched as its own show in January of 2023. Mandy Matney, Liz Farrell from the Murdaugh Murders Podcast and everyone’s favorite attorney Eric Bland take a hard look at everything from the state of news to important cases around the world. INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM Mandy and Liz are two of the most driven and talented investigative journalists who are revolutionizing how news is derived and delivered. Join them as they pull at threads and chase down leads to get the story straight. THE LAW With the expertise of Eric Bland, we empower listeners to understand their legal system in an entertaining format while providing tools to hold agencies and public figures accountable in order to give voice to victims and change those systems for the better. JUSTICE SYSTEMS We know that our justice systems are intimidating, but we will all encounter it at one point. Together, our hosts create the perfect trifecta of legal expertise, journalistic integrity and a fire lit to expose the truth wherever it leads. Learn more about our hosts and mission at http://CupofJusticePod.com Support Our Podcast at: https://murdaughmurderspodcast.com/support-the-show Please consider sharing your support by leaving a review on Apple at the following link: *The views expressed on the Cup of Justice bonus episodes do not constitute legal advice. Listeners desiring legal advice for any particular legal matter are urged to consult an attorney of their choosing who can provide legal advice based upon a full understanding of the facts and circumstances of their claim. The views expressed on the Cup of Justice episodes also do not express the views or opinions of Bland Richter, LLP, or its attorneys.

Cup Of Justice LUNASHARK MEDIA

    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 3.7K Ratings

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We all want to drink from the same Cup of Justice... and it starts with learning about our legal system. With tales from the newsroom and the courtroom, Mandy Matney, Liz Farrell and Eric Bland invite you to gain knowledge, insight, and tools to hold public agencies and officials accountable. Beginning as bonus episodes to the Murdaugh Murders Podcast with analysis of the trials of Alex Murdaugh and co-conspirators, Cup of Justice launched as its own show in January of 2023. Mandy Matney, Liz Farrell from the Murdaugh Murders Podcast and everyone’s favorite attorney Eric Bland take a hard look at everything from the state of news to important cases around the world. INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM Mandy and Liz are two of the most driven and talented investigative journalists who are revolutionizing how news is derived and delivered. Join them as they pull at threads and chase down leads to get the story straight. THE LAW With the expertise of Eric Bland, we empower listeners to understand their legal system in an entertaining format while providing tools to hold agencies and public figures accountable in order to give voice to victims and change those systems for the better. JUSTICE SYSTEMS We know that our justice systems are intimidating, but we will all encounter it at one point. Together, our hosts create the perfect trifecta of legal expertise, journalistic integrity and a fire lit to expose the truth wherever it leads. Learn more about our hosts and mission at http://CupofJusticePod.com Support Our Podcast at: https://murdaughmurderspodcast.com/support-the-show Please consider sharing your support by leaving a review on Apple at the following link: *The views expressed on the Cup of Justice bonus episodes do not constitute legal advice. Listeners desiring legal advice for any particular legal matter are urged to consult an attorney of their choosing who can provide legal advice based upon a full understanding of the facts and circumstances of their claim. The views expressed on the Cup of Justice episodes also do not express the views or opinions of Bland Richter, LLP, or its attorneys.

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    COJ #82 - How The Mica Miller Case Shows Dangers of Divorce Laws While Kicker's Comments Add Context

    COJ #82 - How The Mica Miller Case Shows Dangers of Divorce Laws While Kicker's Comments Add Context

    Cup of Justice co-hosts Mandy Matney, Liz Farrell and Eric Bland — talk about Chiefs Kicker Harrison Butker’s controversial convocation speech, in which he essentially told women graduates that they have been told a “diabolical lie” about pursuing an existence beyond being wives and mothers. 

    These comments and those that support them add context to the Mica Miler case out of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and shows the challenges of divorcing but also the dangers of divorce laws.

    Mandy, Liz and Eric talk about all the ways women in abusive marriages are pummeled by the law — and the system. 

    Premium Members get an extended conversation about Taylor Swift, the NFL and the pressure that still exists to be the kind of woman Harrison Butker says women should be.

    Let’s get into it...

    Premium Members also get access to searchable case files, written articles with documents, case photos, episode videos and exclusive live experiences with our hosts on lunasharkmedia.com all in one place. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3BdUtOE. And for those just wanting ad-free listening without all the other great content, we now offer ad-free listening on Apple Podcast through a subscription to Luna Shark Plus on the Apple Podcasts App. And we also offer access to exclusive video content through our new YouTube Premiere subscription.

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    • 56 min
    COJ #81 - Special Guest: Court TV’s Julie Grant Talks Victims-First Journalism and What She’d Change About the Justice System

    COJ #81 - Special Guest: Court TV’s Julie Grant Talks Victims-First Journalism and What She’d Change About the Justice System

    Investigative journalist Liz Farrell — and everyone’s favorite attorney Eric Bland — sit down with lawyer (and journalist!) Julie Grant, host of Court TV’s “Opening Statements,” to talk about everything from Alex Murdaugh’s lies to Bill Cosby’s very worst behavior outside the courthouse to the emotional impact of the Colucci trial postponement. The three also discuss vicarious trauma and how that can affect reporters, what law school is REALLY like, as well as Julie’s unusual path to her well-deserved career and what aspect of the justice system she’d change if she had a magic wand.
    Julie is a journalist, a lawyer — and a trial court expert. Above all, she’s an advocate for victims. We really admire Julie’s work because of how she chooses to keep victims’ perspectives and their stories at the forefront of highly publicized national cases.
    Julie is a big advocate of therapy for everyone — not just lawyers and journalists — and she was the perfect guest for us to have during Mental Health Awareness Month because that’s such an important message. 
    Plus, Premium Members get an additional segment when Julie introduces her new French bulldog puppy to Liz and Eric…So pup’s up to Julie!

    Let's get into it...

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    Premium Members also get access to searchable case files, written articles with documents, case photos, episode videos and exclusive live experiences with our hosts on lunasharkmedia.com all in one place. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3BdUtOE. And for those just wanting ad-free listening without all the other great content, we now offer ad-free listening on Apple Podcast through a subscription to Luna Shark Plus on the Apple Podcasts App. And we also offer access to exclusive video content through our new YouTube Premiere subscription.

    Check out our new Luna Shark Merch With a Mission shop at lunasharkmerch.com/
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    • 59 min
    COJ #80 - The Red Flags in Mica Miller’s Death + Sandy Smith Meets with Investigators, Colucci Trial is Almost Here

    COJ #80 - The Red Flags in Mica Miller’s Death + Sandy Smith Meets with Investigators, Colucci Trial is Almost Here

    For starters, Cup of Justice has a new Instagram account @COJPOD so be sure to follow for all the updates on exciting new guests, the Colucci case, and more. 
    Cup of Justice co-hosts Mandy Matney, Liz Farrell and Eric Bland — talk about what went down when Eric and Sandy Smith met with investigators to talk about where things stand in the Stephen Smith case.
    Also on the show, turns out accused killer Michael Colucci IS on an ankle monitor. Why is it so hard in South Carolina for victims to get a straight answer about a defendant’s bond conditions and whether they’re violating those terms? Also, on the show, the very strange death of 30-year-old Mica Miller. Was it a suicide? Or is there something else happening here altogether? In the weeks leading up to her death and in the wake of filing for divorce, Mica — whose husband John Paul Miller is pastor of a Myrtle Beach church — lived in fear of getting killed by John Paul. Now her family is fighting for law enforcement to listen.

    Plus, Premium Members will get a primer on what it means to sign a liability waiver and whether they can cross off the parts they don’t want to agree to.

    Let's get into it...

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    Premium Members also get access to searchable case files, written articles with documents, case photos, episode videos and exclusive live experiences with our hosts on lunasharkmedia.com all in one place. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3BdUtOE. And for those just wanting ad-free listening without all the other great content, we now offer ad-free listening on Apple Podcast through a subscription to Luna Shark Plus on the Apple Podcasts App. And we also offer access to exclusive video content through our new YouTube Premiere subscription.

    Check out our new Luna Shark Merch With a Mission shop at lunasharkmerch.com/
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Listen Now: Happily Never After: Dan & Nancy

    Listen Now: Happily Never After: Dan & Nancy

    Nancy Brophy fills her novels with romantic betrayals and murder. It’s a far cry from her quiet life in the suburbs, where she and her chef husband, Dan, are living out their golden years. But when Dan is shot dead, Nancy finds herself at the center of a murder case that could be ripped from the pages of her novels.
     
    From Wondery, this is a story about what happens when the line blurs between fiction and reality.
     
    Listen to Happily Never After: Dan & Nancy early and ad-free on Wondery+. Join Wondery+ in the Wondery App or on Apple Podcasts. https://wondery.app.link/HNADN_CoJ
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    • 5 min
    COJ #79 - Handling Disputes with Neighbors, Harvey Weinstein’s Resemblance to Alex Murdaugh + Bye Bye, Noncompete Agreements

    COJ #79 - Handling Disputes with Neighbors, Harvey Weinstein’s Resemblance to Alex Murdaugh + Bye Bye, Noncompete Agreements

    Cup of Justice co-hosts Mandy Matney, Liz Farrell and Eric Bland — talk about how to handle one of the worst kinds of disputes … having beef with your neighbors. How do you keep a fight with your neighbor from turning into an episode of “Fear Thy Neighbor”? 
    Also on the show, what the New York Court of Appeals decision overturning Harvey Weinstein’s conviction means for women and how Weinstein’s case and Alex Murdaugh’s case resemble each other. 
    Plus, the Federal Trade Commission’s decision on noncompete agreements, the hilarious turn Dick Harpootlian’s campaign is taking and what’s happening with Cory Fleming’s appeal? 
    Oh! And Luna Shark Premium Members get an extended cut of this episode that includes a deeper dive into neighborly pitfalls and some details on what our hosts consider still unchecked on their bucket lists.

    Let's get into it...

    Premium Members also get access to searchable case files, written articles with documents, case photos, episode videos and exclusive live experiences with our hosts on lunasharkmedia.com all in one place. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3BdUtOE. And for those just wanting ad-free listening without all the other great content, we now offer ad-free listening on Apple Podcast through a subscription to Luna Shark Plus on the Apple Podcasts App. And we also offer access to exclusive video content through our new YouTube Premiere subscription.

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    • 51 min
    COJ #78 - Attorney Mandy Powers Norrell Shines The Light On Colucci Trial Strategies And Gives Voice To Victims

    COJ #78 - Attorney Mandy Powers Norrell Shines The Light On Colucci Trial Strategies And Gives Voice To Victims

    Cup of Justice co-hosts Mandy Matney and Luna Shark Producer David Moses are joined by attorney and prosecutor Mandy Powers Norrell to discuss the complexities of prosecuting the first Colucci trial and her own experiences prosecuting domestic violence cases.
    On this 78th special episode of Cup of Justice, we discussed effective trial strategies for prosecutors and defense lawyers, with a focus on repetition and cohesive narratives. 
    The former Lt. Governor Candidate and current Lancaster County prosecutor, Mandy Powers Norrell also shares her personal journey in law and politics while highlighting ethical considerations in law practice. 
    The panel then analyzed evidence presented in the Michael Colucci murder trial and Andy Savage's defense strategies in the Alex Murdaugh case, with a focus on inconsistencies in timelines and the importance of driving home key evidence.
    Luna Shark Premium Members also get our complete conversation on the impact of live coverage of court proceedings and other challenges prosecutors face. 
    Our regular hosts Mandy, EB and Liz return next week as we dive into final preparations before the Colucci retrial next month. 
    Let's get into it...

    Premium Members also get access to searchable case files, written articles with documents, case photos, episode videos and exclusive live experiences with our hosts on lunasharkmedia.com all in one place. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3BdUtOE. And for those just wanting ad-free listening without all the other great content, we now offer ad-free listening on Apple Podcast through a subscription to Luna Shark Plus on the Apple Podcasts App. And we also offer access to exclusive video content through our new YouTube Premiere subscription.

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    • 1 hr 4 min

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