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In Chauvin Trial’s First Week, Prosecutors Lean on Raw Video, Emotional Testimony

In Chauvin Trial’s First Week, Prosecutors Lean on Raw Video, Emotional Testimony

Skip to Main ContentSkip to SearchByAt the end of the first week of , prosecutors in the trial of accused of murdering used and intended to make an impact on the jury, legal observers said.Mr. Chauvin’s lawyer has yet to present his witnesses or introduce medical evidence that experts say holds his best hope for an acquittal. But he was likely able to steadily make some dents in the prosecution’s case over the first week of testimony, legal observers said.Prosecutors have worked to amplify that lies at the heart of their case. Several eyewitnesses called to the stand by the prosecution...

Apr 6
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In Derek Chauvin’s Trial, Sides Likely to Clash Over Video Evidence

In Derek Chauvin’s Trial, Sides Likely to Clash Over Video Evidence

Skip to Main ContentSkip to SearchByandThe prosecution and defense Monday in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer accused of murder in George Floyd’s death.Prosecutors’ central piece of evidence against the officer, Derek Chauvin, that helped ignite protests and rioting in cities across the country. Mr. Chauvin’s strongest defense likely lies in the forensic and medical evidence and expert testimony that could cast Mr. Floyd’s death as an event of his own making.Outside lawyers say Mr. Chauvin’s trial is shaping up as a legal battle between two different types of evidence that...

Mar 30
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George Floyd Trial Centers on Police Tactic That Is Hard to Prosecute

George Floyd Trial Centers on Police Tactic That Is Hard to Prosecute

Skip to Main ContentSkip to SearchByThe image of a Minneapolis police officer’s knee on George Floyd’s neck helped . But proving that technique was murder will likely be a steep challenge for prosecutors in the first trial in Mr. Floyd’s death this month, lawyers say.The technique—known among law-enforcement officers as prone restraint—will be at the center of the trial of former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin, for eight minutes and causing his death in the course of assisting in an arrest on suspicion of using counterfeit money. Jury selection begins next Monday, and is expected to last...

Mar 2
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What Trump Pick Amy Coney Barrett Could Mean for Future of the Supreme Court

What Trump Pick Amy Coney Barrett Could Mean for Future of the Supreme Court

Skip to Main ContentSkip to Searchhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/what-trump-pick-amy-coney-barrett-could-mean-for-future-of-the-supreme-court-11601155192By,andIf confirmed to the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett could culminate a decadeslong quest to ensure a conservative imprint on American law, affecting the role of government, the rights of individuals and the interpretation of such long-debated constitutional terms as equal protection, due process of law and cruel and unusual punishment. Most Supreme Court appointees since 1969—15 of 19—were nominated by Republicans, but conservatives...

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Sep 28
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A Guide to State Coronavirus Reopenings and Lockdowns

A Guide to State Coronavirus Reopenings and Lockdowns

Skip to Main ContentSkip to Searchhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/a-state-by-state-guide-to-coronavirus-lockdowns-11584749351Lifted many restrictions, ornever enacted major restrictionsComprehensive restrictionson business and travelPlans announced to lift restrictionsSome restrictionsWash.N.H.MaineVt.Mont.Minn.N.D.Ore.IdahoWis.N.Y.Mass.S.D.Mich.Wyo.IowaPa.Neb.Nev.OhioInd.Ill.UtahW.Va.Colo.Va.Kan.R.I.Mo.Ky.Calif.Conn.N.C.Tenn.N.J.Ariz.Okla.Ark.N.M.S.C.Del.Ga.Ala.Miss.Md.TexasLa.AlaskaFla.HawaiiLifted many restrictions, ornever enacted major restrictionsComprehensive restrictionson business and...

March 21, 2020
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