The grand jury that will decide whether to file criminal charges in the Michael Brown shooting is meeting behind closed doors. According to the Saint Louis Dispatch, the man who pulled the trigger, Officer Darren Wilson testified about the shooting. Anderson discussed why this is a surprising and potentially risky move with legal analysts Jeffrey Toobin and Sunny Hostin.
It started as a routine medical procedure, but days later the country was mourning the death of Joan Rivers. Susan Candiotti reports on what was allegedly happening inside the out-patient clinic when Rivers was getting what should have been a routine procedure.
Anderson digs deeper into these shocking allegations with Arthur Caplan, who is the founding director of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Langone Medical Center and Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin.
Adrian Peterson will be back on the field, playing with the Vikings next weekend. The decision comes just days after he was benched following his indictment on a felony child abuse charge. Peterson released a statement on the way he punished his son, saying in part:
"The way my parents disciplined me has a great deal to do with the success I have enjoyed as a man..."
He is talking about a style of parenting that millions of Americans will recognize. It is also a style of parenting that's at the center of a national debate over what constitutes abuse. Ed Lavandera takes a closer look at the Peterson case.
NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley weighed into the controversy surrounding Adrian Peterson saying:
"I'm from the south. Whipping is…we do that all the time. Every black parent in the south is going to be in jail under those circumstances. We have to be careful letting people dictate how we..you know treat their children."
Anderson discussed all of this with children's advocate Areeva Martin, New York Times columnist Charles Blow and Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin.
"He had his f****n hands up." That's what one witnesses is screaming in a video recorded moments after the shooting death of Michael Brown. He was one of two contractors who just happened to be working nearby that day. Randi Kaye spoke to the attorney for the man who shot that video and she has new information.
How does this video change the case against Officer Darren Wilson? Anderson discussed this with CNN Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin and Anthony Gray, who is an attorney for Michael Brown's family.
Bruce Levenson is the majority owner of the Atlanta Hawks and he is selling the team after racially charged e-mails came to light. He was writing about why the team was not attracting more affluent white season ticket holders. In one e-mail he wrote:
"My theory is that the black crowd scared away the whites and there are simply not enough affluent black fans to build a signficant season ticket base." He added, "I never felt uncomfortable, but I think southern whites simply were not comfortable being in an arena or at a bar where they were in the minority."
Levenson had been one of the most vocal critics of Donald Sterling earlier this year. Unlike Sterling, Levenson is selling his team without a fight. But NBA Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar told Anderson that he does not believe that Levenson was expressing hatred.
New York Times Op-Ed Columnist Charles Blow says he does not believe Levenson should get "a business waiver for bias." He spoke to Anderson in a conversation with Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin.
Michael Brown was 18 years old when he was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson. Now a judge is deciding whether to release his juvenile court records. This legal battle began when a pair of media outlets petitioned to make the records public. At a hearing today, a court official said that Brown had no serious felony convictions as a juvenile. What would be gained by releasing these records? Anderson spoke with CNN legal analysts Jeffrey Toobin and Mark Geragos and legal affairs commentator Areva Martin.
A jury in Texas found a man not guilty in the murder of a drunk driver who killed his sons. Local media reports say in 2012, 20-year-old Jose Banda Jr. was intoxicated when he struck and killed David Barajas' sons. They were just 11 and 12, and helping to push the family's truck down a road near their home. Prosecutors say Barajas then shot and killed Banda. Anderson discussed this emotional case with former federal prosecutor Jeffrey Toobin and Mark O'Mara, who is George Zimmerman's former attorney.
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.
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.
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.