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Jami Floyd

Legal Analyst

Jami Floyd appears in the following:

Opinion: Why We Should Take the Sarah Palin Book Seriously

Monday, September 19, 2011

Political agenda and unnamed sources aside, the real value in any book about Sarah Palin will be in the study of her character and characteristics as a leader. For too long there has been reluctance, in the press, to talk about her qualities and qualifications, with any real clarity.

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Opinion: 9/11 Has Left us Afraid to Embrace our Values

Sunday, September 11, 2011

I feel to my core that we have not yet fully recovered as a family, as a neighborhood, or as a nation. And now, as a decade later, I do not know that we ever will.

-Jami Floyd, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: Obama Has Divided His Black Base

Friday, September 09, 2011

When I attend private functions with the folks, there is an increasing divide: Those who feel it is okay to criticize the president publicly, and those who feel we must stand by Obama, no matter what.

-Jami Floyd, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: As Court Weighs Perjury Retrial, Clemens Defense Needs a Demure Rocket

Friday, September 02, 2011

Whatever your opinion on whether prosecutor’s should spend taxpayer resources pursuing doping-related cases, like Clemens’, I think we can all agree that the man who showed up at the hearings did not do himself any favors.

-Jami Floyd, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn: Case Dismissed

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Jami Floyd, legal analyst, sometime guest host for The Brian Lehrer Show, and It's A Free Country blogger, and Will Saletan, Slate's national correspondent, talk about the Manhattan DA's decision to request all charges be dropped against Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

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Opinion: The Media Should Stop Shielding Names of Rape Victims

Monday, August 22, 2011

Whatever the outcome, the DSK accuser's decision to come forward raises an important question for those of us who cover these cases and choose to shield the identity of adults who allege charges of sexual assault: Should we protect their identity?

-Jami Floyd, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: Casey Anthony Walks, The System Works, But Who is the Biggest Loser?

Sunday, July 17, 2011

I, for one, am so disturbed by what has occurred that I propose removal of cameras from courtrooms in all criminal cases, where the camera threatens to undermine the sixth amendment right to a fair trial.

-Jami Floyd, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Heading South

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Tea Party champion Senator Jim DeMint on what the movement means for politics and the debt ceiling. Plus: new research on autism; the 14th amendment and debt; and how African-Americans are moving to the South. 

Casey Anthony: Not Guilty

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Legal analyst, sometime guest host for the Brian Lehrer Show, and It's a Free Country blogger Jami Floyd talks about the verdict in the Casey Anthony case, as well as the fair trial-free press debate.

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Opinion: Why Casey Anthony 'Got Off,' and Why it Matters

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Our constitution balances the tension between the public’s desire for retribution against the greater societal goal of justice. The fair trial/free press debate, which was highlighted again by the Casey Anthony trial, is as old as the republic.

-Jami Floyd, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Potential Holes in the DSK Case

Friday, July 01, 2011

Jami Floyd, legal analyst, and It's a Free Country blogger, discusses the New York Times and AP reports that the Manhattan DA's case against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is weakening.

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Opinion: Have We Learned From the DSK Affair?

Friday, July 01, 2011

The case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn is crumbling, even before it really got underway. The accuser, it seems, not only lacks the credibility to proceed, the allegations themselves appear to be caught up in misstatements and untruths.

So, what are the lessons of what will undoubtedly come to be known as The Strauss-Kahn Affair?

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Opinion: Why Rod Blagojevich Should Expect a Stiff Sentence

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Rod Blagojevich was a man who was determined to employ the charm offensive to its fullest effect. The effect was not what he had hoped for.

-Jami Floyd, on why Blagojevich will likely recieve a harsh penalty.

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Opinion: California Could Take a Page from New York's Gay Marriage Playbook

Monday, June 27, 2011

Perhaps the action of our leaders in New York, where our legislators and governor have demonstrated the courage of their convictions will serve as an example for California and the rest of the nation that has yet to step into the 21st Century.

-Jami Floyd, comparing the gay marriage legislative battles in California and New York.

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SCOTUS Decisions

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Jami Floyd, legal analyst, sometime guest host for The Brian Lehrer Show, and IAFC blogger, and Jeffrey Rosen, professor of law at The George Washington University and the legal affairs editor of The New Republic, discuss the decisions that came down from the Supreme Court today.

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Where Weiner Went Wrong

Friday, June 17, 2011

Anthony Weiner has finally resigned, but not before leading the country on a nearly three-week odyssey of sexual imagery, social media and lies. As a lawyer, journalist and political analyst, I have paid close attention to how Weiner has handled his communications strategy. As a New Yorker and news consumer, I have been amazed that, yet another intelligent and ambitious man in high places has made all the wrong choices.

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Yes, John Edwards is a Dog, But So is This Case

Monday, June 06, 2011

The fact that the government is spending taxpayer money to prove Edwards misused campaign contributions is an ironic waste. The government can't convict John Edwards for being a fool, disgrace to his party or a bad husband.

-Jami Floyd, on the case against former presidential candidate John Edwards.

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What's Left on the Supreme Court's Docket and Why it Matters

Friday, June 03, 2011

The Supreme Court's term ends in mere weeks and there are still a few hot potatoes on their plates, from privacy issues to freedom of speech to limiting the size of classes in a class action lawsuit. These are cases that have a potential for big impact, depending on how the judges come down.

We put our heads together with legal analyst and It's a Free Country blogger Jami Floyd to break down a few of these remaining cases and explain what impact they may have.

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Perp Walks, French Attitudes and the Lessons of Strauss-Kahn

Friday, May 20, 2011

We're at the end of a week of nonstop, breathless coverage of the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case. It has dominated headlines around the world, but nowhere more so than in his Native France, and here in New York, where the former IMF Chair stands accused of attempted rape and sexual abuse.

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There's No Way bin Laden's Alive. How Do we Know? DNA

Friday, May 06, 2011

WNYC

When President Obama made the announcement this week that U.S. Navy Seals had killed Osama bin Laden, the first question everyone asked was, How can he be so sure?

The answer: DNA.

As a criminal defense attorney, legal analyst and journalist who covered the innocence movement from its inception, I ...

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