john edwards

Jun 4, 2012

Law blog roundup

Welcome to the first Monday in this month for grads (and dads). With much less pomp and circumstance, here are a few items to get your week started. — Even superheroes need lawyers. — John Edwards’ acquittal/mistrial spurs armchair quarterbacks. — Loyola (albeit Chicago) and Northwestern are back in the news — but not for […]

May 18, 2012

Jurors ask to look at exhibits in Edwards trial

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A jury deliberating whether John Edwards broke campaign finance laws made a request for evidence and office supplies Friday, suggesting they are settling in for detailed talks about the money from wealthy donors that was used to hide the candidate’s pregnant mistress during his 2008 White House bid. After about two hours […]

May 17, 2012

Prosecutors give closing argument in Edwards trial

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Prosecutors are saying in closing arguments in the John Edwards campaign corruption trial that he was part of a politically ambitious scheme to take money from wealthy donors to hide his pregnant mistress. Prosecutors took 90 minutes to present their arguments. The defense will get two hours, and prosecutors will get another […]

May 16, 2012

Defense rests without calling Edwards, mistress

GREENSBORO, N.C. — John Edwards’ defense team rested Wednesday without calling the two-time Democratic presidential candidate or his one-time mistress to the witness stand, a sign of confidence after presenting little more than two days of testimony and evidence. The defense had called a series of witnesses aimed at shifting the jury’s focus from the […]

May 7, 2012

Librarian: Edwards asked heiress for more money

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Shortly before his 2011 indictment on corruption charges, John Edwards called the elderly heiress whose money helped hide his pregnant mistress and asked for $3 million more, a witness testified Monday at the trial of the former presidential hopeful. Librarian Tony L. Willis testified at Edwards’ corruption trial that his boss, 101-year-old […]

Apr 24, 2012

Even in high-profile cases, the Rules still apply

As lawyers, we can get as wrapped up as anyone else in the latest media-hyped news. Often the news is law-related, giving us the chance to consider what lessons we can draw from these events. The story surrounding the death of Trayvon Martin is one example. A couple weeks ago, lawyers for George Zimmerman, the […]

Apr 24, 2012

Ex-Edwards aide back on the witness stand at trial

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The aide who helped former presidential candidate John Edwards hide his mistress’s pregnancy is back on the witness stand, telling a jury about money that flowed from a wealthy supporter. Former aide Andrew Young testified Tuesday for a second day at Edwards’ criminal trial. Edwards has pleaded not guilty to campaign finance […]

Mar 19, 2012

Feds seek to limit jury information in Edwards case

RALEIGH, N.C. — Prosecutors have asked a federal judge in North Carolina to bar those in the upcoming trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards from mentioning his poor health because of concern it could create sympathy among jurors. Edwards’ trial was delayed in January after his lawyers said the Democrat needed treatment for a […]

Dec 12, 2011

Law blog roundup

On this, my final law blog roundup for The Daily Record, we have breaking news — The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case on Arizona’s polarizing immigration law. On with the rest of the news and links to love: John Edwards may have caught a break in his case — the 4th Circuit, […]

Jun 3, 2011

John Edwards charged in felony indictment

RALEIGH, North Carolina — A federal grand jury has indicted two-time presidential candidate John Edwards over massive sums of money spent to keep his mistress in hiding during the peak of his 2008 campaign for the White House. The case of USA v. Johnny Reid Edwards contains six counts, including conspiracy, four counts of illegal […]

Apr 29, 2011

Attorneys for media outlets urge access in John Edwards sex tape case

RALEIGH, N.C. — Attorneys for media outlets asked a North Carolina judge on Friday to pull back the cloak of privacy that has allowed records to be kept secret in a lawsuit filed by the mistress of former presidential candidate John Edwards. On Friday, a judge in Raleigh listened to lawyers on issues in the […]

Jan 17, 2011

Edwards’ knowledge about spending probed

WASHINGTON — A federal criminal investigation targeting John Edwards is examining how much the two-time presidential candidate knew about money used to cover up his extramarital affair and out-of-wedlock child and whether he had other practices that pushed the bounds of campaign finance laws, people involved in the case have told The Associated Press. A […]

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