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Emily Green

Reporter covering the justice system for Georgia Public Broadcasting

Emily Green appears in the following:

Investment Guru Teaches Financial Literacy While Serving Life Sentence

Saturday, March 21, 2015

At San Quentin Prison in California, an inmate nicknamed "Wall Street" has gained a reputation for his stock-picking prowess while serving a life sentence.

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California Judges Must Cut Ties With The Boy Scouts

Monday, March 16, 2015

The state's earlier ban on judges belonging to groups that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation now applies to youth organizations. Does this take judicial impartiality too far?

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Why Finding A Jury For Death Penalty Cases Is Complicated

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Jury selection continues in the trials of the Boston marathon bombing and the Aurora, Colorado theater shooting. The prosecutors in both are seeking the death penalty. The process could take months.

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From Pulpit To Politics: A Pastor Takes Her Work To The Wider World

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Faith Whitmore says being a Methodist pastor was like running a small business. After 30 years of preaching, she was tired. Now she works on a larger platform as district director for a congressman.

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Finding A Jury Of Your Peers Actually Is Pretty Complicated

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Prospective jurors can be dismissed for lateness, the financial burden of taking off work, or any number of other reasons. Add race as a consideration and jury selection can take weeks to complete.

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'You Have The Right To Remain Silent.' Or Do You?

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Any devotee of TV crime dramas or police procedural shows hears the phrase regularly. But court decisions in recent years have chipped away at that principle.

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The Maestro And The Liberator: Gustavo Dudamel's Cinematic Debut

Sunday, October 05, 2014

A new film about the life of Latin American military leader Simón Bolivar features music by a first-time film score composer: Gustavo Dudamel.

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Cheerleaders' Fair Wage Lawsuits Add To NFL's Problems

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The NFL is facing public scrutiny about how its players treat women off the field, but the league's troubles also extend to on-field activities. Cheerleaders from five teams have brought fair wage lawsuits.

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Chicago And A Pair Of Counties Bring Lawsuit Against OxyContin Makers

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Two California counties and the city of Chicago, hard hit by OxyContin addiction, are suing the drug's manufacturers. Reporter Emily Green says they're charging that the drug-makers have contributed to an epidemic of prescription drug abuse.

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Sailors With Disabilities Find Freedom On The Water

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Every week, a group of people with a range of disabilities hits San Francisco Bay. They sail using specially rigged boats; one woman controls her boat using only her chin. Sailing offers a sense of independence for the participants, some of whom are confined to wheelchairs while on land.

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Is It Legal For Undocumented Immigrant To Practice Law?

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Opponents argue that admitting Sergio Garcia to the bar would violate a federal law prohibiting entities funded with state money from granting undocumented immigrants professional licenses. The California Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case on Wednesday.

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With Budgets Tight, Small Towns Go Without Courthouses

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Across the country, courthouses are closing in response to financial woes. California is in the process of shuttering almost 80 courts, many in remote locations. Litigants must now travel long distances to handle small claims, criminal cases and other legal matters.

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Budget Woes Mean Big Delays For Small Claims Courts

Friday, May 17, 2013

With budgets tight, the court in San Joaquin County, Calif., stopped hearing all small claims cases in September. More than 800 people have since filed claims with no hearing dates in sight. Many other counties nationwide are experiencing similar delays for civil cases as they grapple with spending cuts.

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Forensic Advances Raise New Questions About Old Convictions

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

William Richards was convicted of murder in 1997 after a forensic dentist identified a mark on the victim as a bite. Years later, the witness recanted after seeing a new forensic analysis. As forensic technology improves, more old convictions are likely to draw new challenges around the country.

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Deep Cuts: In Georgia, Not Enough Money for Executions

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A case brought to the Georgia Supreme Court this Tuesday might decide whether Georgia can afford to levy the death penalty any more. Jamie Weis has been sitting in jail for four years waiting for a trial because the state can’t afford to give him adequate representation or his Sixth Amendment-guaranteed right to a "speedy and public trial." Yesterday, Jamie presented a pre-trial appeal — drop his charges, or at least the possibility of the death penalty. 

To find out more we spoke with Emily Green, a reporter covering the justice system for Georgia Public Broadcasting, and Robert McGlasson, an attorney at law who represented a previous death-penalty defendant in one of the most expensive cases in Georgia history. (You can read other stories in our "Deep Cuts" series on states' budget shortfalls.)

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