Jami Floyd

IAFC Blogger

Jami Floyd appears in the following:

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.


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


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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Jami Floyd: bin Laden's Death Brings Closure, Not Celebration

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

I understand the desire, the need, perhaps even the compulsion to celebrate. But it is time to check our collective selves. It is time to regain our composure. And, truth be told, we must also steel ourselves for the possibility of future attacks.

-Jami Floyd, on the reactions to the news of Osama bin Laden's death.

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The Greene Space

The NEXT New York Conversation: Stop and Frisk

Monday, May 2, 2011

7:00 PM

Is “stop-and-frisk” an effective preemptive strategy for crime prevention or a case of racial profiling? Join panelists on both sides of the issue in The Greene Space to discuss how "stop-and-frisk" affects New Yorkers in their everyday lives.

Loving v. Virginia Comes to Life in Tribeca Film

Friday, April 22, 2011

The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival is in full swing, here in New York, celebrating it’s tenth year with a bevy of science fiction, drama and even horror films to capture the imagination. But the genre in which I am most interested, this time around, is a love story - disguised as a documentary.

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OK City 16 Years Later: Extremism Didn't Die with Timothy McVeigh

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Today marks the sixteenth anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing in which 168 U.S. citizens, including nineteen children, lost their lives.

Timothy McVeigh, a militia movement member, the mastermind of the plot, was seeking revenge against the federal government for the Justice Department’s handling of the Waco siege, which had ended in the deaths of 76 people, exactly two years earlier. He hoped to inspire a revolt against what he considered to be a tyrannical federal government. McVeigh was executed in 2001, but anti-government fanaticism did not die with him.

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50 Years After Bay of Pigs, We're Still the World Police

Saturday, April 16, 2011

The lessons of the Bay of Pigs haven’t been learned at all. Since the brilliant disaster, we have been to Vietnam, Cambodia, Grenada, Panama, Iraq, Afghanistan, and back to Iraq again, with military force. And now there is Libya. Some of these have arguably benefited U.S. interests. Most have not.

- Jami Floydon the 50th anniversary of the disastrous 'Bay of Pigs' invasion to depose Fidel Castro

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Lincoln: The Greatest President of the Greatest Democracy

Friday, April 15, 2011

More than 14,000 books that have been written about his presidency and assassination. Why the fascination? Simply put, Lincoln was the greatest president of the world’s greatest democracy.

— Jami Floyd marking the 146th anniversary of President Lincoln's death.

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When To Appeal?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Winklevoss twins keep suing over Facebook, but sometimes long-term lawsuits pay off. Jami Floyd, legal analyst, sometime guest host for the Brian Lehrer Show, and IAFC blogger, fields calls about what goes into decisions about when to sue, when to appeal, and when to give up the case.

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Glenn Beck: The Pied Piper of Populism

Friday, April 08, 2011


This week Glenn Beck announced he will leave his daily Fox News show, later this year. But he’s not going anywhere. Not really.

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Reversal to Resolution: Finally We Know Where We're Going on Guantanamo

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

This is an about-face. The administration had said it would try these detainees in civilian court. That was the right thing to do, as a matter of law. But then something else got in the way: Politics.

-- Jami Floyd on the decision to hold the 9/11 terror trials at Guantanamo bay

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The Final Four: Should Obama Watch Tonight?

Saturday, April 02, 2011

President Obama has been very busy lately, what with Japan, the budget, not to mention launching an attack on Libya. Still, the president himself has been under fire. The leader of the free world, it seems, isn't free to take a break from the real-world madness to partake in a little March Madness.

Rush Limbaugh: “The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down nearly 300 right now. My guess is that the Street really doesn't like Obama's NCAA bracket."

Sean Hannity: "The NCAA tournament picks, I'm sure they're really important for ESPN, but maybe not at this particular time."

Newt Gingrich: America needs "a commander-in-chief not a spectator-in-chief." The list goes on; but you get the idea.

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USA vs. Barry Bonds

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Will the eight women and four men on the jury care about this case any more than taxpayers who have wearied of it after eight years of build-up and millions of dollars spent? It would be one thing if Barry Bonds were a big time Mafia Don. But he’s not. He’s a baseball player.

-- Jami Floyd on the U.S. Prosecution of Barry Bonds for lying about steroid use

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Remembering Geraldine Ferraro

Monday, March 28, 2011

It's A Free Country blogger Jami Floyd and listeners talk about the impact of Geraldine Ferraro, former member of Congress from Queens and the first woman on a major party presidential ticket.

Read Jami Floyd's post "On Geraldine's Shoulders" and Share your story here.


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