Emily Green appears in the following:
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)