Many people believe that physical appearance is superficial and vain, but how you present yourself, especially in a court of law and in front of a jury is extremely important. How you look can determine a lot, even the outcome of being declared innocent or guilty.
Celebrities have been notorious for pulling crazy stunts and looking like a hot mess when they appear in court. Below are some examples and helpful tips for how to, and how not to appear in court.
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This story from CNN documents a report released Thursday by Florida’s Department of Children and Families which concludes that Casey Anthony is indeed responsible for her daughter Caylee’s death. “The Department of Children and Families concludes that the actions or the lack of actions by the alleged perpetrator ultimately resulted or contributed in the death of the child,” the report said. Compelling stuff. MORE
The defense team who helped to acquit Casey Anthony of murder and manslaughter, in the most publicly scrutinized trial of the century, has reportedly racked up a bill of more than $147,000 that taxpayers will have to cover.
The exact figure of the Casey Anthony defense bill is $147,018, according to records from the state’s Justice Administrative Commission. The team was headed by defense attorney Jose Baez, whose stock has risen dramatically since the Casey Anthony verdict was read. MORE
-Despite recent records that show the mother was at work when the searches were made, along with disagreement from a prosecution computer expert and coworkers who said Cindy Anthony had not gone home early on the days in question, the woman will not face perjury charges MORE
On Tuesday, in a verdict that has shook the world, Casey Anthony was acquitted of first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter of a child. By Friday, her strained relationship with her mother Cindy Anthony was back in the media spotlight, as the 25-year-old woman (who won’t be released from prison until July 17) rejected her mother’s attempt to visit her in jail. MORE
Chief Judge Belvin Perry said Thursday that he will not release the names of jurors in the Casey Anthony trial until a “cooling off” period has expired. He said he will not release names of the jurors today or tomorrow, meaning the earliest they will be released will be next week.
Bill O’Reilly, the Fox News host of The O’Reilly Factor, gave his take on the Casey Anthony trial and its verdict Tuesday which acquitted Anthony of murder, equating the case to the O.J. Simpson trial in 1995, while adding that the day will go down as a “dark, dark day in American history.”
While we don’t always agree with O’Reilly, or Fox News in general, this was one video we enjoyed thoroughly because of the valid points he makes – echoing some of the same things we brought up in our editorial disagreeing with the verdict. MORE
Before the Casey Anthony trial, few knew who Jose Baez was. One couldn’t even find a Jose Baez bio if they wanted to. The defense attorney for Anthony, a rookie lawyer who had only been practicing law for three years before he was called into the trial, stunned the world with his success in the case – which concluded Tuesday with a not guilty verdict on all major charges against Anthony. MORE
There were a bevy of reactions from the celebs even pre-verdict of the Casey Anthony trial – a trial which had gripped the imagination of whole of America. The trial has turned out to be the most talked about and the most discussed trial since the OJ Simpson trial. MORE
HLN’s Nancy Grace has been involved with every step of reporting the Casey Anthony trial, and it was obvious along the way that she thought Anthony was guilty. So when the verdict was read Tuesday, it was clear that Grace was going to have something to say about the jury’s decision to find her not guilty of murder and manslaughter. Here is part of her reaction: MORE
The evidence against Casey Anthony seemed overwhelming, and the decision by the jury not to convict her of murder or even manslaughter is an absolute travesty. Caylee’s remains were so badly decomposed when they were found her that much of the evidence against Anthony was circumstantial, but there was still loads of it that suggested Anthony was a woman completely unaffected by the disappearance and death of her 2-year-old daughter, and that she was covering up her murder. MORE