The Johnny Depp Trial Explained by a Virginia Lawyer

I am a Virginia Lawyer describing what needs to be proved by Johnny Depp in the defamation case in Fairfax Circuit Court, where I practice.

A Review of the Trial of Derek Chauvin

If Derek Chauvin is found “not guilty,” he will not be found “not guilty” based on some complicated legal technicality, a burden of proof problem, or anything like that. Instead, he will be found “not guilty” because the evidence did not exist to convict him of a crime. More than that, it is most likely he will be found “not guilty” because he is actually innocent, not merely “not guilty.”

What You Need to Know About Elijah McClain’s Death

On November 8, 2019, Elijah McClain died after an encounter with police in Aurora Colorado on August 24, 2019. The District Attorney determined that no crime had been committed, and the case was dropped. But protests came, and even stopped city council meetings, and now in the wake of the post-George-Floyd activism, a special prosecutor…

An Overview of Video Evidence Surrounding George Floyd’s Death

On Monday, May 25, 2020, George Floyd died while being apprehended by police. This post does not discuss any autopsy, as it was not available to review. All identifications of speakers and individuals in the video are my own using the linked videos. What we know is that according to news reports, the police were…