April 2008

How to Make 8K a Day!

by Diane Dimond on April 27, 2008

A Money-Maker For Some

A Money-Maker For Some

I know a man connected to the justice system who makes eight thousand dollars a day.

You read that right. When he shows up in a courtroom for a client his very presence and whispered advice to the lead attorney is worth 8 thousand dollars per day.

And that’s on top of lots of other services he’s already charged for. He is a jury consultant. This man has also been a good, confidential source of information for me in the past so I cannot tell you his name. But I bring this up because I want Americans to understand what our system of justice has evolved into.

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Victims or accomplices?

by Diane Dimond on April 16, 2008

“….We’re just trying to live a peaceful, happy, sweet life. We don’t understand why we can’t do this freely.”
- Brenda, a young mother of 2 from the Yearning for Zion Ranch polygamist sect

Prairie dresses, pioneer hairdos and the most soft spoken monotone voices I’ve heard since the Stepford Wives hit the big screen.

Who are these women from the Yearning For Zion Ranch in Eldorado, Texas? I mean who are they really?

Are they accomplices of the grown men to whom they reportedly gave their young daughters? Or are they victims, also handed over to sect leaders at a tender young age, brainwashed into thinking marriage between a 14 year old girl and a 50 year old man is God’s will? [click to continue…]

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TV legal pundits in training

by Diane Dimond on April 6, 2008

Defense attorney Mickey Sherman (center) surrounded by media at the murder trial of Michael Skakel

Defense attorney Mickey Sherman (center) surrounded by media at the murder trial of Michael Skakel

You’ll never guess what they’re teaching in law schools these days.

They’re teaching ripped from the TV plot lines – and the art of TV punditry.

I bet its happening across the country but I’ll stick to what I know first hand. [click to continue…]

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