The courtroom clash continues between the defense and the prosecution’s star witness, Rachel Jeantel on Day Four. At first she seemed to have adopted a more respectful tone, but as the cross-examination continued, she took on a sharper edge with the defense who tried to discredit her testimony. CNN's Martin Savidge reports.
Texas state Senator Wendy Davis spent 13 hours on her feet at the Texas Capitol during a filibuster of an abortion bill that would have greatly restricted abortions in the state.
"It was an amazing moment for democracy in Texas," Senator Davis said on AC360. The large number of growing supporters inside the capitol gave her a push of energy.
She told Anderson, "I underestimated how difficult it would be both physically and mentally. About two hours in, I realized I was in for a long day, my back started hurting pretty early on and began to really hurt as the hours ticked by."
On Wednesday Texas Governor Rick Perry vowed to try again. The governor will convene the Texas Legislature on July 1 for a special session to take up the abortion bill. FULL POST
Legal Analyst Sunny Hostin and Criminal Defense Attorney Danny Cevallos discuss testimony by Trayvon's friend, neighborhood witnesses and previous 911 calls on the third day of the George Zimmerman trial.
Rachel Jeantel, a friend of Trayvon Martin, testified about the final moments of the teenager's life on day three of George Zimmerman's trial.
"I am the last person to talk to him on the phone," Jeantel said Martin told her a "creepy" man was following him.
The defense focused on parts of her testimony that were inconsistent with her earlier deposition. Martin Savidge reports.
(CNN) - California resident Jean Podrasky, first cousin of Chief Justice John Roberts, tells Anderson Cooper that she’s disappointed by the chief justice’s dissent on the DOMA ruling, but is thrilled that his majority opinion in the Proposition 8 case will allow her and her partner, Grace Fasano, to be married.
“I’m so overwhelmed. I’m so excited,” Podrasky said on AC360. “I have told everybody that I was expecting this but it’s still a shock. I’m so excited.”
California resident Jean Podrasky, first cousin of Chief Justice John Roberts, tells Anderson Cooper that she’s disappointed by the chief justice’s dissent on the DOMA ruling, but is thrilled that his majority opinion in the Proposition 8 case will allow her and her partner Grace Fasano to be married.
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