John Edwards http://kunc.org en Justice Department Is Dropping Case Against Edwards http://kunc.org/post/justice-department-dropping-case-against-edwards The Justice Department is walking away from its case against John Edwards.<p>Federal prosecutors have announced they will not retry the former Democratic presidential candidate on campaign finance charges. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 20:08:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 28828 at http://kunc.org Edwards Verdict: A Case Of Campaign Law Confusion http://kunc.org/post/confusion-over-campaign-law-after-edwards-case From the day a grand jury indicted former Sen. John Edwards on six felony charges nearly one year ago, the case drew jeers from election lawyers and government watchdogs.<p>"It was an incredibly aggressive prosecution because it was based on a novel theory of the law," says Melanie Sloan, executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. "There was literally no precedent. Fri, 01 Jun 2012 20:29:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 28214 at http://kunc.org Edwards Verdict: A Case Of Campaign Law Confusion John Edwards: Once More With (Or Without) Feeling, He Takes Full Responsibility http://kunc.org/post/john-edwards-once-more-or-without-feeling-he-takes-full-responsibility Yesterday, after being acquitted of one of six campaign finance fraud charges against him and seeing the jury deadlock on the other five, John Edwards held a brief press conference in which he said this:<p><blockquote><p>I want to make sure that everyone hears from me and from my voice that while I do not believe I did anything illegal or ever thought I was doing anything illegal, I did an awful, awful lot that was wrong. And there is no one else responsible for my sins. None of the people who came to court and testified are responsible, nobody working for the government is responsible. Fri, 01 Jun 2012 17:44:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 28199 at http://kunc.org John Edwards: Once More With (Or Without) Feeling, He Takes Full Responsibility Ethics Group Head On Edwards Verdict http://kunc.org/post/ethics-group-head-edwards-verdict A jury found former Democratic Sen. John Edwards not guilty on one count of campaign finance fraud and was deadlocked on five other counts. The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, D.C., filed an amicus brief in the Edwards corruption case, asking that it be thrown out. Melanie Sloan, executive director of the group, offers her insight. Fri, 01 Jun 2012 02:57:00 +0000 28161 at http://kunc.org John Edwards' Might've Walked But Trial Still A Warning For Politicians http://kunc.org/post/john-edwards-mightve-walked-trial-still-warning-politicians With a not guilty verdict on one count and the jury deadlocked on five others, it appears John Edwards' federal trial on campaign-finance charges ended with a whimper, certainly from the Justice Department's point of view.<p>At first blush, it can be argued that how the trial of the former U.S. senator from North Carolina ended may do little to deter politicians. Thu, 31 May 2012 22:45:00 +0000 Frank James 28157 at http://kunc.org John Edwards' Might've Walked But Trial Still A Warning For Politicians