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July 7th, 2014
11:23 PM ET

Mother's demeanor before and after her son's death in a hot SUV raises questions

Authorities are taking a close look at the actions of Leanna Harris. Her husband Justin is facing murder and child cruelty charges in the hot car death of their 22-month-old son Cooper.  Now some are asking whether she will also be arrested. Jason Carroll takes a closer look.

CNN legal analysts Sunny Hostin, Paul Callan and Mark Geragos look at whether Leanna Harris' statements may have incriminated her.

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Filed under: Crime & Punishment • Hot car death • Jason Carroll • Justin Harris • Mark Geragos • Paul Callan • Sunny Hostin
July 2nd, 2014
10:26 PM ET

Is there enough evidence for authorities to keep Justin Harris in jail?

Justin Harris is heading back to court tomorrow. He has already pleaded not guilty to murdering his son by leaving him in a hot car. Tomorrow a judge is set to decide whether prosecutors have enough evidence to keep him in jail. Martin Savidge looks at the case against Harris and what may be presented in court tomorrow.

John Berman discussed the chances of the judge granting Harris bail with legal analysts Paul Callan, Sunny Hostin and Mark Geragos.

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Filed under: Hot car death • Justin Harris • Mark Geragos • Martin Savidge • Paul Callan • Sunny Hostin
May 30th, 2014
10:00 PM ET

Is Donald Sterling 'mentally incapacitated'?

First came word that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer agreed to buy the Clippers for $2-billion. Then we learned that two doctors declared Donald Sterling mentally incapacitated, giving his wife Shelly sole power to sell the team. While that would be an opportunity for the Clippers owner to quietly walk away from the NBA, Donald Sterling's lawyer filed a lawsuit,  suing the league for $1-billion. Anderson discussed these latest twists with sports agent Drew Rosenhaus and criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos.

Roger Mason Jr is the Vice President of the National Basketball Players Association, he told Anderson that he was stunned by the amount of money Steve Ballmer is willing to pay for the Clippers.

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Filed under: Donald Sterling • Mark Geragos • NBA
May 14th, 2014
10:20 PM ET

Are NBA players ready to boycott if Donald Sterling keeps the Clippers?

It is still unclear exactly how the NBA plans to remove Donald Sterling as owner of the Clippers. There is talk of a player boycott if he is still in control at the start of next season. Anderson spoke to Roger Mason Jr., who is Vice President of the National Basketball Players Association. He says the players are "unified and want to do the right thing."

Is it possible for Shelly Sterling to remain an owner of the Clippers? Anderson discussed this with CNN legal analysts Sunny Hostin and Mark Geragos.

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Filed under: Donald Sterling • Mark Geragos • Sunny Hostin
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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Filed under: Donald Sterling • Jeffrey Toobin • Mark Geragos • Sunny Hostin
May 1st, 2014
10:03 PM ET

Is Donald Sterling preparing for battle?

A ten-member committee of NBA owners held a meeting today to discuss Donald Sterling's ownership stake in the L.A. Clippers. The league released a statement saying:

"This afternoon the Advisory/Finance Committee met via conference call to discuss the process for termination of Donald T. Sterling's ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers. The Committee unanimously agreed to move forward as expeditiously as possible and will reconvene next week."

Donald Sterling has not yet announced what he plans to do. But he could tie the process in court, which is something that he is known to do. Anderson looked at Sterling's options with CNN legal analysts Mark Geragos and Sunny Hostin.

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Filed under: Donald Sterling • Mark Geragos • Sunny Hostin
March 10th, 2014
11:05 PM ET

Oscar Pistorius vomits and cries in court

Extremely graphic testimony in the Oscar Pistorius trial led to the former Olympian breaking down inside the courtroom and vomiting. It happened as a pathologist went into detail about Reeva Steenkamp's injuries caused by the bullets fired by Pistorius. Robyn Curnow was in court when this happened.

Anderson broke down today's proceedings with criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and former federal prosecutor Sunny Hostin.

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Filed under: Mark Geragos • Oscar Pistorius • Robyn Curnow • Sunny Hostin
March 7th, 2014
10:06 PM ET

Crime & Punishment: The case against Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius sat through a tough week of emotional testimony in his murder trial. Several witnesses took the stand including the former Olympian's neighbor's who say they heard a woman's screams coming from the house. But Pistorius's lawyers tried to make the case that he mistook his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp for a burglar, and it was actually Pistorius screaming. Nick Valencia has the latest.

Anderson discussed this with criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and former federal prosecutor Sunny Hostin who says Pisotrius' defense "is he screams like a girl."

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Filed under: Crime & Punishment • Mark Geragos • Nick Valencia • Sunny Hostin • Ukraine
February 18th, 2014
10:36 PM ET

Michael Dunn: "I'm the F***ing victim here"

CNN obtained recordings of jailhouse phone calls made by Michael Dunn while he was awaiting trial. He was speaking with his fiancé, and the conversations offer a unique insight not seen in court. He describes himself as both "victor" and "victim," he also calls his fellow inmates "animals."

Benjamin Crump is the attorney for Trayvon Martin's family. He spoke with Anderson after listening to the Dunn tapes.

Anderson discussed all of this with criminal defense attorney Joseph Haynes Davis, New York Times op-ed columnist and CNN political commentator Charles Blow along with our own legal team of Sunny Hostin and Mark Geragos.

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Filed under: Charles Blow • Jordan Davis • Mark Geragos • Michael Dunn • Sunny Hostin
February 14th, 2014
09:26 PM ET

Dunn trial deliberations head into the weekend

Deliberations are set to resume this weekend in the Michael Dunn trial. Before the jury  wrapped up today, they asked the judge a question that could give some indication where this is going. John Berman discussed all of this with Martin Savidge, former federal prosecutor Sunny Hostin and criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos.

Filed under: Jordan Davis • Mark Geragos • Martin Savidge • Michael Dunn • Sunny Hostin
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