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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

Prison is perhaps the last place anyone would expect to learn about investing and money management.

But at San Quentin Prison, Curtis Carroll's class is a hot item. The 36-year-old has gained a reputation for his stock-picking prowess. He's even earned the nickname "Wall Street."

Carroll and prison officials have ...

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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

This is part of a series of stories about starting over, profiling people who, by choice or circumstance, reinvented or transformed themselves.

Faith Whitmore was ordained as a pastor 30 years ago, drawn by a deep sense of God and spirit within her. She worked at churches throughout the ...

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Finding A Jury Of Your Peers Actually Is Pretty Complicated

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Over the past few weeks, thousands of people have protested after grand juries failed to indict police officers in the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. What they wanted was to have the officers tried in an open court before a jury of their peers. But the notion of ...

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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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'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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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 h...

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Sailors With Disabilities Find Freedom On The Water

Thursday, September 05, 2013

If you think sailing at 40 mph sounds challenging, imagine doing it all alone without the use of your arms or legs, or without hearing or with limited vision. Every weekend in San Francisco, a group of sailors with disabilities does just that, taking to the water to push their ...

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Is It Legal For Undocumented Immigrant To Practice Law?

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

On Wednesday, the California Supreme Court holds oral arguments in a case that will determine whether Sergio Garcia, an undocumented immigrant, can become a licensed attorney.

The case has drawn attention from legal groups across the country and comes amid the larger national fight over immigration reform.

On the side ...

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With Budgets Tight, Small Towns Go Without Courthouses

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

In the small town of Coalinga, Calif., on the corner of 6th and Elm streets, the Fresno County Superior Court's old courthouse is still. Inside, veteran police Lt. Darren Blevins gestures inside an empty courtroom.

"In the past, when we actually had court in here, over on this wall here ...

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Budget Woes Mean Big Delays For Small Claims Courts

Friday, May 17, 2013

Across the country, cash-strapped state and local governments are not just cutting services — they're also cutting access to courts. The tip of the iceberg may be small claims courts.

These courts, dealing with disputes involving small sums of money, are the workhorses of the judicial system. There are thousands ...

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Forensic Advances Raise New Questions About Old Convictions

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Advances in forensic technology are showing that what used to be considered clear-cut proof of guilt may be nothing of the kind. A California case highlights a growing problem facing courts: what to do when an expert witness changes his mind because of better science and technology.

William Richards was ...

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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...

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