Elementary! U.S. Court Says Sherlock Holmes Isn’t Copyright Protected

The New York Times reports on a case covered in my book, On Your Case: a federal appeals court handed a big victory to Leslie Klinger, an author who sued the estate of Arthur Conan Doyle and not only won, but can get his legal fees reimbursed. Klinger sued to challenge the estate’s position that Holmes […]

Justin Bieber’s Guilty Plea

In On Your Case, I describe Justin Bieber’s self-inflicted legal woes to examine the (too) many ways teens get in trouble with the law. Sadly, the fresh-faced star could teach a master class in misbehavior, and his record (criminal, not musical) may prove to be his lasting legacy.  In Miami, the Associated Press reports, Justin […]

Murder or Self-Defense: The Death of Renisha McBride

This morning, I spoke with MSNBC’s Tamron Hall about the high-profile trial of a man accused of murdering an unarmed young woman on his front porch.

Controversial Sentence for Teen Rapist

MSNBC’s Tamron Hall and I discuss the decision by a Texas judge to sentence a young man to a 45-day sentence and probation for the rape of a 14-year-old girl, a crime that could have earned him 20 years in prison. What did the judge say about the victim to justify her incredible decision?