The Prosecutors: Legal Briefs

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Alice and Brett, hosts of the true crime podcast, The Prosecutors, bring their experience as prosecutors to the hottest stories in true crime. Whether it’s breaking developments in a cold case, the intricacies of sentencing, or analysis...

  • 1 hour 15 minutes
    103. Plea Agreements

    Most cases never go to trial. Instead, they end in plea agreements. How do pleas work? Why do so many people plead guilty? And should we be concerned about the high percentage of pleas?

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    Progressive Insurance

    16 May 2024, 12:00 am
  • 1 hour 13 minutes
    102. Trump v. United States

    The former President was back in front of the Supreme Court, this time exploring the limitations of executive immunity. What were the arguments on each side, and what will be the outcome in this closely watched case?

    This episode is sponsored by Progressive Insurance. 

    9 May 2024, 12:00 am
  • 1 hour 27 minutes
    101. The Trial of Coley McCraney

    In 1999, two teenagers, Tracie Hawlett and J.B. Beasley, were brutally murdered just outside the town of Ozark, AL. For decades, the mystery remained unsolved. Then, genetic genealogy came along. In an unusual twist, the Attorney General of Alabama, Steve Marshall, was called upon to prosecute the case. He joins us to explain how this case was solved and tried, and how the families of two murdered 17 year olds finally found justice.

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    Progressive Insurance

    2 May 2024, 12:00 am
  • 1 hour 11 minutes
    100. WM3 DNA Testing Decision

    To celebrate 100 episodes of Legal Briefs, we discuss the recent Arkansas Supreme Court opinion on DNA testing in the West Memphis 3 case. And you will also hear us--based entirely on your view of the case--either make abundantly clear that we think the WM3 are guilty or abundantly clear we think they are innocent. Choose your own adventure.

     https://prosecutorspodcast.files.wordpress.com/2024/04/echols_v._state.pdf

    25 April 2024, 12:41 am
  • 55 minutes 57 seconds
    99. Delphi and the "Some Other Dude Did It" Defense
    Delphi is just the latest case where the defense offers an alternative suspect, sometimes called the SODDI defense.. How does this alternate theory work? Are there any limits on it? And how will those limits affect the trial in Delphi?
    18 April 2024, 2:18 am
  • 54 minutes 32 seconds
    98. Hearsay Part 3

    We wrap up our discussion of hearsay and grant you all law degrees.

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    Progressive Insurance

    11 April 2024, 4:06 am
  • 1 hour 5 minutes
    97. The Exorcist Files

    Halloween comes early as we interview the host of the hit podcast, The Exorcist Files. We talk about the show, consider evidence for exorcism, and address the doubters. Support season 2 below!

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/totc/exorcist-files-s2/rewards

    4 April 2024, 12:00 am
  • 49 minutes 16 seconds
    96. Delphi Contempt Hearing Part 2

    Alice continues her discussion of the latest Delphi hearing with Murder Sheet and Jayson Blair.

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    VIntage Villains

    29 March 2024, 12:00 am
  • 95. Delphi Contempt Hearing Part 1

    Murder Sheet and Jayson Blair of Silver Linings Handbook join Alice to discuss the contempt hearing in Delphi. What went down? Who got thrown out? And what's next? Part 2 tomorrow.

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    Vintage Villains Podcast

    28 March 2024, 12:00 am
  • 1 hour 4 minutes
    94. Hearsay Part 2

    We're back with everyone's favorite topic--Hearsay! We go through what seems like a thousand exceptions to the rule against hearsay.  

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    Vintage Villains Podcast

    Check out episode 82 for part 1.

    21 March 2024, 12:00 am
  • 52 minutes 17 seconds
    93. Trump v. Anderson

    After several states attempted to keep Donald Trump off the ballot under the 14th Amendment's insurrection clause, the Supreme Court reversed unanimously. We explore the ruling, the reasoning, and how the various justices reached their decision. 

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    Progressive Insurance

    13 March 2024, 11:00 pm
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