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Alan Dershowitz is mistaken about Amanda Knox evidence

In an interview earlier this month with CNN anchor/correspondent Max Foster, Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz said this: “The evidence against [Amanda Knox] is very, very considerable.  You wouldn’t know that by listening to the American media that has been saying repeatedly that there’s no evidence against her.  She falsely accused somebody of committing the crime, she created a false …

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Amanda Knox Case: What’s Wrong With a PR Supertanker?

  Those familiar with the case of the Republic of Italy vs. Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito know that it has been the catalyst for a continuous war of words in cyberspace for nearly six years.  An online pro-innocence community of the defendants’ supporters goes to battle daily with an online pro-guilt community of the defendants’ detractors.  Claims are made, …

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Want of Courage: Recommended Reflections for the Italian Judges of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito

People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson We are always paid for our suspicion by finding what we suspect. ~Henry David Thoreau To find out if she really loved me, I hooked her up to a lie detector. And just as I suspected, my machine was broken. ~Jarod Kintz …

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Stolen Dreams: An Interview with Vanessa Sollecito

Six years ago, Vanessa Sollecito was not expecting any dramatic changes in her life. As a young Italian woman living independently in Rome, she loved her work as a lieutenant in the carabinieri, Italy’s national military police force. Vanessa had earned the competitive position as an extension of her previous military service, initially as one of the first women to …

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Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito: Back to the Beginning

Much has happened in the case of the murder of Meredith Kercher since her body was discovered on November 2, 2007, in Perugia, Italy. The latest development comes from the Italian Supreme Court, which recently annulled the not-guilty decision of the previous appellate court, and ordered a reexamination of the evidence and a new appeal trial for defendants, Amanda Knox …

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