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8 Apr 2014, 11:30 am by Devon Maylie
Accused murderer Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday presented his account of what happened the night he shot and killed his girlfriend. [read post]
7 Apr 2014, 9:39 am by Devon Maylie
A tearful Oscar Pistorius testified Monday that he has nightmares in which he relives the killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of Valentine's Day last year. [read post]
1 Apr 2014, 11:03 am by Jenny M. Brandt
Olympian Oscar Pistorius’s trial in South Africa for allegedly murdering his girlfriend continues on, despite Pistorius throwing up during witness testimony.     [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 9:49 am by Patrick McGroarty
AFP/Getty Images JOHANNESBURG—The prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius questioned the South African star for a final time on Tuesday, homing in on alleged inconsistencies in the South African runner’s testimony as he sought again to show the athlete’s claims of his innocence in the shooting death of his girlfriend weren’t credible. Cross-examining Mr. Pistorius for a fifth day, prosecutor Gerrie Nel accused him of providing an implausible and untrue account… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 9:49 am by Patrick McGroarty
AFP/Getty Images JOHANNESBURG—The prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius questioned the South African star for a final time on Tuesday, homing in on alleged inconsistencies in the South African runner’s testimony as he sought again to show the athlete’s claims of his innocence in the shooting death of his girlfriend weren’t credible. Cross-examining Mr. Pistorius for a fifth day, prosecutor Gerrie Nel accused him of providing an implausible and untrue account… [read post]
25 Mar 2014, 2:19 pm by David Lat
* Professor Ann Althouse’s analysis of today’s Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood arguments before SCOTUS. [Althouse] * Professor Nelson Tebbe’s take on the proceedings. [Balkinization] * Finally, a very Jezebel assessment: “Supreme Court Prepares to F**k Up This Birth Control Thing.” [Jezebel] * “JUDGE TO PORN TROLLS: IP Addresses Aren’t People.” [Instapundit] * YouTube videos and text messages surface in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial. [IT-Lex] *… [read post]
11 Apr 2014, 9:03 am by Patrick McGroarty
Oscar Pistorius puts on his jacket as he arrives at court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday.Associated Press PRETORIA—A South African prosecutor Friday sought to dismantle a central plank of Oscar Pistorius's defense that he shot and killed his girlfriend because he thought she was a burglar in his bathroom. Capping a week of testimony by Mr. Pistorius, prosecutor Gerrie Nel engaged the double-amputee track star in a set of terse exchanges about the final moments before he fired four… [read post]
11 Apr 2014, 9:03 am by Patrick McGroarty
Oscar Pistorius puts on his jacket as he arrives at court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday.Associated Press PRETORIA—A South African prosecutor Friday sought to dismantle a central plank of Oscar Pistorius's defense that he shot and killed his girlfriend because he thought she was a burglar in his bathroom. Capping a week of testimony by Mr. Pistorius, prosecutor Gerrie Nel engaged the double-amputee track star in a set of terse exchanges about the final moments before he fired four… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 6:07 am by Staci Zaretsky
* Gibson Dunn released the records for all interviews it conducted in order to clear Gov. Christie’s name in the Bridgegate scandal. They all said he was too busy working out to know. [New Jersey Star-Ledger] * Maryland Law named Donald B. Tobin its new dean. We hope he’ll assist in not jumping the gun on mourning the death of civil rights leaders before they’ve actually died. [Baltimore Business Journal] * “You understand that you can’t have two defenses?” The… [read post]
8 Apr 2014, 6:07 am by Staci Zaretsky
* The Eighth Circuit axed a $900K jury award after a lawyer recounted her tale of sexual harassment by a law professor at Drake University Law during closing arguments. Well, that sucks, but we’d really love to know which professor this was. [ABA Journal] * If flat is the new up, then mergers must be the new growth. The new year is upon us, and law firms are on track to either meet or break the merger record set in 2013. Thus far, 22 firms have announced mergers or acquisitions in 2014.… [read post]
11 Mar 2014, 7:39 am by Jo Finch
 Last week, the ASA ordered Paddy Power to remove a newspaper ad offering "money back" on bets if Oscar Pistorius is found not guilty of murder. The ad showed a photograph of the South African Paralympian superimposed on a statue of an Oscar award, with the words: "It’s Oscar Time. Money back if he walks. We will refund all losing bets on the Oscar Pistorius trial if he is found not guilty". The ASA received 5,200 complaints about the ad, making it the most controversial campaign of… [read post]
22 Feb 2013, 5:02 am by Timothy P. Flynn, Esq.
Oscar Pistorius faces a judge at a bail hearing.We have only to look to the recent and utterly tragic Oscar Pistorius premeditated murder case to know that sometimes our emotions get the best of us when it comes to love and romance.  While we are in no way convicting Mr. Pistorius before his day in court, it is simply a very sad reminder that domestic violence exists in more homes than anyone cares to admit. Particularly in these trying times, the highly emotional process of divorce has a… [read post]
5 Jun 2013, 6:06 am by Staci Zaretsky
* Meow! An ethics complaint has been filed against Judge Edith Jones, the judicial diva herself, over insensitive comments about race and the death penalty that she made at Penn Law. [San Antonio Express-News] * In the pissing contest over judicial confirmations, it’s fair to say that Obama’s recent nominees to the D.C. Circuit won’t receive a hearing, much less be confirmed, any time soon. [WSJ Law Blog (sub. req.)] * Nobody likes patent trolls, not even the president. Obama went… [read post]
3 Apr 2014, 5:02 pm by INFORRM
In the past weeks, hundreds of thousands of people around the world have been able to hear and see on television, radio and the Internet the evidence being led in the criminal trial of Oscar Pistorius. Pistorius stands accused of murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine’s morning last year. He also faces three charges of offences under the Firearms Control Act 60 of 2000 for allegedly discharging a firearm in a public place (relating to the incidents at Tasha’s and the… [read post]
5 Mar 2014, 1:34 am by Caroline Ncube
Leo with IP glasses onsource: (C) starstyleMost of the world has its eyes on South Africa as the country's first televised criminal trial unfolds.  This Leo, like many around her, was watching, but with her intellectual property (IP) glasses on. One of the major conditions on the television broadcast of the trial is that where a witness states that s/he does not want his/her image to be shown on TV, that must be respected and only an audio of the testimony is permitted to be broadcast.… [read post]
10 Jan 2008, 6:32 am
Oscar Pistorius is back in the news, as the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) prepares to rule that the South African known as “Blade Runner,” for the leg extensions that he relies on to motor around a track, is ineligible for Olympic competition.   Born without fibulas, Pistorius had both legs amputated below the knee before he was a year old.   Relying on a new study, however, the IAAF apparently will exclude Pistorius under a… [read post]
28 Feb 2013, 1:30 am by Rechtsanwalt
Der südafrikanische Olympia-Star Oscar Pistorius soll seine Lebensgefährtin laut Anklage erschossen haben. Während die Anklage von einem Mord ausgeht, beruft sich die Verteidigung auf einen tragischen Unfall. Der Sportler soll seine Freundin mit einem Einbrecher verwechselt und dann durch die geschlossene Tür erschossen haben. Seit der Tat befand sich Pistorius in Untersuchungshaft. Nach mehreren Anhörungen hat das Gericht ihn nun jedoch gegen Kaution aus dem Gefängnis… [read post]