The lawyer for Debra Milke, Lori Voepel, is on 'Starting Point' talking with Christine Romans on her client's recent appeal that overturned her conviction. Milke could be released from prison soon after spending 22 years on death row. Voepel says "she was thrilled" to hear her conviction had been overturned.
HLN's Nancy Grace is on 'Starting Point' talking with John Berman and Christine Romans about the latest developments in the Jodi Arias penalty hearing. On weather Jodi Arias will take the stand again during this stage of her sentencing, Grace says that, 'wild horses couldn't drag her away,' from the witness stand, and goes on to state that last night 'Arias was tweeting from behind bars again.
However, while Grace thinks she will want to take the stand again, she does not think it will help her case. Grace states, 'The last time she took to the stand for 18 days she got a guilty verdict.
According to its website, judges and staffers from the ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will be holding their annual judicial conference in Maui this August, an event that could cost in excess of half a million dollars for accommodations alone.
A spokesperson from the ninth circuit says that tax dollars will not pay for any of the "recreational activities" on the trip's agenda, but senior Republican Senators Grassley and Sessions are now demanding a breakdown of the conference's expenses.
Senator Grassley joins Starting Point this morning to explain why he is skeptical of the meeting, saying that he feels that some of the conference's activities are "unnecessary" and insisting that there are "other ways of holding conference in social networking environments."
Jonathan Turley, law professor, weighs in on the controversial "Zombie Mohammed" court ruling.
Michael Christian, senior producer for "In Session" on truTV, discusses the verdict at the Virginia lacrosse murder trial.