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June 13th, 2014
10:05 PM ET

Donald Sterling's attorney responds to reports that he is digging up dirt on fellow NBA owners

Donald Sterling is stepping up his battle with the NBA. The league's commissioner Adam SIlver banned the Clippers owner for life and fined him $2.5 million after his racist rant went public. Sterling responded by suing the NBA for $1 billion. Now sources tell CNN that Sterling hired private investigators to dig up dirt on the league's other owners. Anderson discussed all of this with Bobby Samini, who is one of Donald Sterling's attorneys and Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin.

Brian Todd reports on the allegations of Donald Sterling investigating NBA owners.

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June 2nd, 2014
11:57 PM ET

Did President Obama break the law to bring Sgt.  Bergdahl home?

Republican Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon is chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. He slams the deal that led to Bowe Bergdahl's release because Congress was not told of the swap.

Was the deal to bring Bowe Bergdahl home illegal? Will Bergdahl face charges after he returns to the U.S.? Anderson discussed all of this with Michael Rosenblat, a former member of the Army's Judge Advocate General along with Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin.


Filed under: Bowe Bergdahl • Jeffrey Toobin
May 29th, 2014
09:37 PM ET

Reports of a deal to sell the Clippers comes as Donald Sterling's lawyer prepares for a legal battle

Donald Sterling's lawyer says the Clippers owner has a guillotine over his head. On Tuesday, the NBA is set to hold a hearing that could strip Sterling of his ownership of the team. Now, there are reports that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer signed a binding agreement to buy the team for $2-billion. But hours before news of the deal broke, Sterling's attorney, Max Blecher, spoke to Wolf Blitzer and threatened to fight the league in court. Anderson discussed all of this with senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin and Stephen A. Smith, co-host of ESPN's First Take.

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May 28th, 2014
10:16 PM ET

Donald Sterling prepares to "fight to the bloody end"

When Shelly Sterling started lining up buyers for the L.A. Clippers, it may have seemed, at least for a minute, that Donald Sterling was ready to walk away from the NBA. In fact, he cleared the way in a letter to the NBA confirming that he authorized his wife to negotiate the sale of the team. But now, his lawyer tells ESPN that Donald Sterling "is going to fight to the bloody end," and "he disavows anything" Shelly is doing to sell the team. So what's next for the Clippers? Anderson spoke with CNN legal analysts Sunny Hostin and Jeffrey Toobin along with Rachel Nichols, host of CNN's Unguarded.

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May 21st, 2014
10:31 PM ET

Were Donald and Shelly Sterling working together to cover up his recorded rant?

In his exclusive interview with Anderson Cooper, Donald Sterling referred to his wife Shelly as his ex-wife and discussed their upcoming divorce. But while their marriage may be ending, the L.A. Times reports on the NBA investigation that alleges they were working together as a team to try to cover up the now infamous recordings and do damage control after it went public. Randi Kaye has new information on what was allegedly happening behind the scenes during the Sterling scandal.

Anderson discussed the impact these allegations could have on Sterlings' battle with the NBA.

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Filed under: Donald Sterling • Jeffrey Toobin • Randi Kaye
May 21st, 2014
12:15 AM ET

Donald Sterling vs. Silver and the NBA

In a news conference Tuesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the league is "doing the right thing" by forcing out LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling. This came only one day after the NBA outlined their charges against Sterling and on the same day Sterling's lawyer demanded three months to respond. "The proceedings and the processes set out in our constitution is something they signed on for when they became owners in the league," said Silver. The commissioner expressed confidence in the NBA's ability to force Sterling into selling the franchise, which he has owned since 1981.

Anderson discussed the NBA's legal tactics and what Sterling might do next with host of CNN's Unguarded, Rachel Nichols and CNN legal analysts Jeffrey Toobin and Sunny Hostin.


Filed under: Donald Sterling • Jeffrey Toobin • NBA • Rachel Nichols • Sports • Sunny Hostin
May 16th, 2014
11:17 PM ET

Donald Sterling plans to fight to keep LA Clippers

Donald Sterling plans to fight the National Basketball Association's $2.5 million fine and lifetime ban. The scandal started when audio recordings of his racist rants were leaked on the TMZ Sports and Deadspin websites last month.

A source close to the situation told CNN that Sterling threatened the NBA with a lawsuit if the punishment that was handed down by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver just days after the recordings were released is not rescinded. Sterling contends that the league's punishment was enacted too quickly. The source told CNN the rejection was via a letter sent to the National Basketball Association.

According to Sports Illustrated, the letter says that Sterling has not violated the NBA constitution and the NBA has violated Sterling's right to due process. Sports Illustrated and USA Today reported that Sterling hired antitrust lawyer Maxwell Blecher to represent him. CNN reached out to Blecher and the NBA but did not hear back from either.

NBA Analyst for the Bleacher Report Ric Bucher debated the latest legal developments with CNN analysts Jeffrey Toobin and Sunny Hostin.

Earlier this week Anderson Cooper sat down for an exclusive interview with Donald Sterling and asked him whether he planned to fight to retain ownership of the LA Clippers. Watch what he tells Anderson.

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May 9th, 2014
10:23 PM ET

Does a new audiotape explain why Donald Sterling made racist comments?

Were the racist comments that led to Donald Sterling's lifetime ban from the NBA simply a matter of him being jealous? That's the explanation on a newly released audiotape that Radar Online says captures Sterling having a candid phone conversation. Would this explanation matter at all to the NBA? Can anything stop the league from taking action to sell his team? Anderson discussed all of this with CNN legal analysts Mark Geragos, Sunny Hostin, and Jeffrey Toobin.

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May 6th, 2014
10:19 PM ET

Monica Lewinsky is no longer "tiptoeing around her past"

After keeping a low profile for more than a decade, Monica Lewinsky is shedding new light on the 90's biggest sex scandal. For the first time, she wrote about her affair with President Clinton. It's for an upcoming issue of Vanity Fair magazine. She writes, "I am determined to have a different ending to my story… and give purpose to my past." Randi Kaye reports.

Anderson discussed Monica Lewinsky's decision to break her silence with Chief National Correspondent John King, Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger and Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin.

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Filed under: Gloria Borger • Jeffrey Toobin • John King • Randi Kaye
May 2nd, 2014
10:19 PM ET

The payoff Donald Sterling says he wishes he made

It was just a week ago that Donald Sterling's taped remarks about African Americans became public. For the first time today, the L.A. Clippers owner addressed the controversy publicly. He’s responding to V. Stiviano, the woman who recorded the tape of their private conversation. In an interview with DuJour magazine Sterling says, "I wish I had just paid her off." Brian Todd has the latest on the fallout.

Anderson discussed these latest developments with CNN Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin, Rachel Nichols, host of CNN's Unguarded, and Legal Analyst Sunny Hostin.

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