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Wolf Blitzer delivers the most important breaking news and political, international, and national security stories of the day. Tune to The Situation Room weekdays 5-6:30pm ET on CNN.

February 25th, 2014
07:08 PM ET

Holder the most "activist" Attorney General?

Eric Holder urges states' attorneys general to be 'suspicious' of legal classifications based on sexual orientation, telling them they do not have to uphold their states' bans on same-sex marriage. CNN's Jeffrey Toobin explains the move is part of Holder's more activist streak in the last six months.

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Filed under: Eric Holder • Jeffrey Toobin • Same-sex marriage
February 24th, 2014
07:20 PM ET

Clarence Thomas' eight years of silence

CNN's Jeffrey Toobin talks about his op-ed in the New Yorker where he called Justice Thomas' silence "disgraceful."


Filed under: Jeffrey Toobin • Supreme Court • Wolf Blitzer
November 21st, 2013
07:19 PM ET

Wife: Zimmerman became "a pacing lion"

Just days after his latest arrest, George Zimmerman's estranged wife Shellie speaks out against her husband, saying she now has doubts about what happened the night he and Trayvon Martin met in Sanford, Florida.

Wolf Blitzer discusses her revelations with CNN's Legal Analyst Sunny Hostin and Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin.


Filed under: George Zimmerman • Jeffrey Toobin • Sunny Hostin
Michael Skakel conviction overturned
October 23rd, 2013
07:14 PM ET

Michael Skakel conviction overturned

News that broke in The Situation Room: Michael Skakel, a cousin of the Kennedy's, will get a new trial after his 2002 conviction for killing neighbor Martha Moxley with a golf club in 1975. Skakel's attorney argued that former attorney Michael Sherman failed to adequately represent him in court, and Connecticut Appellate Judge Thomas Bishop agreed.

“Although defense counsel’s errors of judgment and execution are not the fault of the state, a defendant’s constitutional right to adequate representation cannot be overshadowed by the inconvenience and financial and emotional cost of a new trial,” Judge Bishop wrote in his decision.
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July 15th, 2013
11:15 AM ET

Zimmerman jury adjourns until Saturday

The judge instructs the jury in the trial of George Zimmerman as it adjourns after the first day of deliberations.

RELATED STORY: Marked man? Zimmerman fears for life, could face new charges


Filed under: George Zimmerman • Jeffrey Toobin
July 12th, 2013
11:33 AM ET

What to expect from Zimmerman defense

The prosecution has finished its closing arguments in the George Zimmerman trial. Our legal panel shares what's to come.

RELATED STORY: 'Coulda beens,' 'what ifs' not enough to convict Zimmerman, defense says


Filed under: George Zimmerman • Jeffrey Toobin • Sunny Hostin
July 2nd, 2013
06:53 PM ET

Deen uses Prop 8 ruling in suit defense

Paula Deen hopes the ruling allowing legal same-sex marriage in California will help her in a discrimination lawsuit.

RELATED STORY: Paula Deen invokes same-sex marriage ruling in lawsuit defense


Filed under: Jeffrey Toobin • Paula Deen • Same-sex marriage
July 2nd, 2013
10:09 AM ET

Toobin: Good day for Zimmerman defense

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin says day six of George Zimmerman's trial was extremely effective for the defense.

RELATED STORY: Zimmerman: 'I couldn't see. I couldn't breathe'


Filed under: George Zimmerman • Jeffrey Toobin
June 25th, 2013
11:09 AM ET

Zimmerman attorney kicks off with joke

George Zimmerman's attorney uses a knock-knock joke in his opening statement.

RELATED STORY: Zimmerman opening statements: Expletives and a knock-knock joke


Filed under: George Zimmerman • Jeffrey Toobin
June 11th, 2013
02:38 PM ET

Is NSA leaker a hero or traitor?

CNN's Jeffrey Toobin and Kathleen Mcclellan debate whether the NSA leaker handled himself appropriately.

RELATED: CNN OPINION: Why we need government surveillance
RELATED: CNN OPINION: Massive spying on Americans is outrageous


Filed under: Edward Snowden • Jeffrey Toobin • NSA leaks
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