Casey Anthony Verdict
The last few weeks has brought a lot of attention to the trial of Casey Anthony, the 25 year old mother of 2-year-old Caylee Anthony who was murdered in Orlando, Florida. Yesterday, Casey Anthony was acquitted of those murder charges and convicted of four counts of lying to investigators. “I’ve watched a lot of this trial, more than I care to admit,” began Sean, “We have a presumption of innocence in this country and what was spectacular to me was the defense’s ability to debunk the prosecutor’s evidence.” Hannity summed up many of the feelings of this case by saying, “I know there are a lot of people who think that Casey Anthony is guilty of murder but I’ll ask anyone to tell me what evidence was presented that would be incontrovertible.” Ultimately our system of justice is based on just that, a presumption of innocence and incontrovertible evidence to prove guilt.
Jay Sekulow and Kimberly Guilfoyle: The Death Penalty At Issue
Sean was joined by Kimberly Guilfoyle and Jay Sekulow to discuss the Casey Anthony trial. “There were so many inconsistent statements that, at the end of the day, that jury walked back in there and said ‘we’re going to give this woman life in prison or death when it seems everyone is lying,’” offered Sekulow, “If you over charge, this is the price you pay.” Guilfoyle added her thoughts saying, “Whether you believe Casey Anthony that this was an accidental death, how disgusting in the way that this beautiful little girl’s body was discarded from the house.” Guilfoyle was referring to the fact that Caylee Anthony’s body was found badly decomposed months after her disappearance. Ultimately, this case was a sad reminder that justice doesn’t always have to be pretty or even tolerable; it just has to be fair.
The Great One
Mark “The Great One” Levin joined Sean to offer his thoughts on the Casey Anthony results. “I get a call this weekend from Levin and out of the blue he says ‘it’s pathetic all of the commentary on this’,” laughed Hannity, “The defense attorney gave a magnificent close and rebuttal.” Mark Levin laughingly responded, “What the jury figured out is that, in order to follow the law, you need to have proof beyond a reasonable doubt and they shot way too high with first degree murder.” For more coverage on this case, visit Hannity.com.
Jay Alan Sekulow (born June 10, 1956 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American attorney and radio talkshow host. He currently serves as Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), a conservative religious organization founded by evangelist Pat Robertson to oppose the American Civil Liberties Union, as well as serving as Chief Counsel of the European Centre for Law and Justice.