EPISODES

Wisconsin v. Rittenhouse & Georgia v. McMichael

Recently, two very significant verdicts came down in trials that captured national attention. First, Kyle Rittenhouse was charged with multiple counts of murder for killing two people (and seriously...

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United States v. Timothy McVeigh

The bombing of the Alfred Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City was a watershed event of the mid 1990s.  It put an end to a national feeling of optimism...

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California v. Robert Durst

Hi listeners, so many people have reached out regarding the Korematsu episode commenting about how much they enjoyed having a co-host on to discuss the episode that we've done it...

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United States v. Griselda Blanco

We typically think of Central and South American cartel leaders as men.  We're familiar with such infamous characters as El Chapo, Pablo Escobar, and more recently, El Mencho.  But...

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Pennsylvania v. Bill Cosby

In 2018 Bill Cosby was convicted of sexual assault for drugging and molesting Andrea Constand in 2004.  In the summer of 2021, the Pennsylvania Court of Appeals not only...

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United States v. John Gotti

Hello friends of the show! One my earliest and most consistent listeners, Yossi, has asked for a show on organized crime.  So naturally I dropped all the research I...

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California v. Sirhan Sirhan

Political assassinations are an unfortunately  frequent occurrence in American history.  Fanatics and ideologues have felt compelled to kill public servants based on what they believed was required by their...

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United States v. Alfonso Lopez (Gun Free School Zone Act)

Listener Feedback Episode! In this episode, Paul responds to a request from a listener who requested an analysis of a commerce clause case.  After giving the idea some thought,...

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USA v. Steven Donziger (part 2)

If you are new to the program, please go listen to Episode 11 before playing this one.  This is Part 2 of the saga of Steven Donziger. For those...

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Florida v. Ted Bundy

America has a fascination with serial killers, and Ted Bundy is perhaps the most famous in American history.  Before his execution, he confessed to the murder of 30 women,...

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United States v. Fred Korematsu

Listeners and followers of the show, I have heard your repeated attempts to spice up the In Summation library by bringing on a co-host to discuss legal issues and...

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Massachusetts v. Aaron Hernandez

Aaron Hernandez had a difficult upbringing.  He has a strained family life combined with losing his father at an early age which set him on a path of rebellion. ...

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California v. Scott Peterson

Scott Peterson met Laci Rocha in 1994 while Peterson was working in the Pacific Cafe in Morro Bay, California.  They began dating and were married in 1997.  To the...

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United States v. Jeffrey Skilling (Enron Corp.)

By the middle of the year 2000, the Enron corporation was a giant in the energy industry.  The stock price was a whopping $90.56 per share, Forbes magazine had...

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New York v. Max Blanck and Isaac Harris (Triangle Shirtwaist Co. Fire)

In the wake of the highly public Derek Chauvin trial, people seem to be curious about the guilty verdicts of both murder and manslaughter.  How are they different and...

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California v. Charles Manson

Charles Manson needs no introduction.  He has become a boogeyman figure in American culture.  Virtually everyone is aware of the brutal murders committed by the Manson “family.”  People recall...

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California v. Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson has been undeniably influential in the entertainment industry since he was eight years old.  The King of Pop has wowed millions with his singing and dancing and...

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California v. Stacey Koon, Laurence Powell, Theodore Briseno & Timothy Wind (Rodney King Beating)

Around 30 years ago, on March 2, 1991, Rodney King spent the evening drinking and watching basketball with some friends.  A little after midnight, he got into his car...

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North Carolina v. David Evans, Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann (Duke Lacrosse Rape Case)

On March 13, 2006, Crystal Magnum and Kim Mera Roberts were hired by the Duke University Lacrosse team as strippers for a party over spring break.  After the party,...

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United States v. Ross Ulbricht (Silk Road and the Dread Pirate Roberts)

I suspect you are not familiar with the name Ross Ulbricht.  But chances are you have heard of his alias, the Dread Pirate Roberts.  The Government claimed that Ulbricht...

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United States v. Steven Donziger

Who is Steven Donziger?  Chances are you've never heard of him.  He may be a brave human rights activist or perhaps an exceptionally talented con man.  One thing is...

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United States v. Sheldon Silver

There is something about political corruption which is especially jarring to the common citizen.  We expect our elected officials to pursue their constituents' interests and to work to improve...

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California v. Phil Spector

Phil Spector held enormous influence over the music industry for decades.  He produced some of the most widely recognizable songs from the most widely recognizable artists.  But underneath the...

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New York v. Chanel Lewis (Howard Beach Jogger)

On August 2, 2016 Queens native Karina Vetrano went out jogging and never came home.  That night, her body was found and the Howard Beach Jogger murder became a...

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Michigan v. Dr. Jack Kevorkian (Dr. Death)

In the 1990s Dr. Murad Jacob Kevorkian assisted approximately 130 people commit suicide in Michigan.  In response, the Michigan legislature passed laws barring the practice and judges issued injunctions...

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United States v. Michael Flynn

At just 24 days, army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn's tenure as National Security Advisor is the shortest ever on record.  But he is far more notable for his three...

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United States v. Al Capone

Al Capone used fear and intimidation to rule the organized crime world of Chicago for much of the 1920s.  Yet despite all the blood on his hands and wake...

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United States v. Martin Shkreli (PharmaBro)

Martin Shkreli was labeled “what's wrong with capitalism in America” after increasing the cost of certain life-saving medication for HIV+/AIDS patients over 5000% percent.  He was universally reviled and...

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Florida v. George Zimmerman

On February 26, 2012 a local neighborhood watch coordinator in Sanford Florida by the name of George Zimmerman shot a 17 year old high school student named Trayvon Martin...

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Florida v. Casey Anthony

Was Casey Anthony a party girl who killed her own daughter so she could live a life free of responsibility?  Or was she a grieving mother whose past history...

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Introduction to In Summation

Welcome to the podcast!  In this introductory teaser episode Paul provides a bit of background on who he is and what this podcast is about.  In his career as...

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