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Lisa Bloom

legal analyst and author

Lisa Bloom is an award-winning journalist, legal analyst, and trial attorney.

A daily fixture on American television for the last decade, Bloom is currently the CBS News legal analyst, appearing frequently on The Early Show and CBS Evening News.

Lisa Bloom appears in the following:

The Racial Politics of the Pistorius Trial

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Race relations are still fraught in South Africa today, 20 years after apartheid ended. Margie Orford, South African novelist and journalist, and Lisa Bloom, legal analyst for Avvo.com, discuss the Pistorius trial through this lens and explain why the runner is using his fear of the "unknown black intruder" as his defense against the charges that he murdered his girlfriend. Bloom is also the author of Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It

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Racial Profiling, Stand Your Ground, Injustice in the Trayvon Martin Case

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

It’s been two years since an unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder in July.

Legal analyst Lisa Bloom covered the trial for NBC. In her book Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It she discusses covering the trial and outlines what she sees as the major mistakes made by the state of Florida that guaranteed it would lose the case. Bloom tells Leonard in this interview that the prosecution blundered by downplaying the issue of race in the courtroom when it should have been central. “I believe racial profiling is at the heart of the case, not only for Zimmerman, but for the police who did a lax job of investigating the case, for the jury, and I have new info from the jury room that substantiates this, from the judge who didn’t want anyone to talk about racial profiling even though it was so obviously a part of the case,” said Bloom. “Not just in that courtroom, but for all of us.”

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Thinking About Women

Monday, May 09, 2011

Lisa Bloom, legal analyst and author of Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World, wonders why women are better educated than ever and more celebrity-obsessed.

Event: You can meet Lisa in person at Barnes and Noble on 82 street Thursday June 2 at 7PM.

Barnes and Noble on 82nd street
Thursday June 2nd at 7PM
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