Is The Twinkie Defense Actually A Real Thing?

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(PCM) Over the years criminals have gotten away with some very serious crimes by using some rather odd defenses. Many have claimed mental illness, while others have used some more far out excuses such as the “Twinkie Defense”. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it is definitely a real thing!

The “Twinkie Defense” first appeared in 1978 when Dan White was accused of killing Harvey Milk and George Moscone. The jury in the case …

COVID-19 and The Legal World: James S. Bostwick Speaks

Author James S. Bostwick discusses how the legal world is adjusting to COVID-19.

  • How does COVID-19 alter the American court system?

Not even a world at war has had such a profound impact on the system of justice in America.  All Federal Courts from local districts to the Supreme Court have essentially stopped work on pending cases.  The State Court system has stopped hearing all but “essential” cases and those are being heard by phone.  …