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« Reply #1020 on: April 09, 2012, 11:33:22 AM »

http://www.centredaily.com/2012/04/09/3156650/judge-in-jerry-sandusky-case-orders.html
Judge in Jerry Sandusky case orders attorneys on both sides to stop talking about case
April 9, 2012

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Judge John Cleland ordered that no attorney for the state, state police or the defendant "may make any statement which is intended to be, or could reasonably be anticipated to be, published or otherwise generally disseminated, whether by direct attribution or on a 'background' or 'without attribution'..."
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Cleland's order also directs counsel from both sides to "limit statements made by its witnesses, or any attorney or other spokesman acting on the witness' behalf."




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« Reply #1021 on: April 09, 2012, 11:34:47 AM »

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/7791696/penn-state-nittany-lions-gag-order-issued-jerry-sandusky-case
Gag order for Jerry Sandusky case
April 9, 2012

BELLEFONTE, Pa. -- The judge overseeing the child sex abuse case against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is putting attorneys on both sides under an order that severely limits what they can say to reporters.
Judge John Cleland's order issued Monday also applies to investigators who have ever worked on the case and tells attorneys to limit statements by witnesses.
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« Reply #1022 on: April 09, 2012, 11:36:37 AM »

http://www.statecollege.com/news/local-news/sandusky-case-judge-orders-restrictions-on-statements-made-by-anyone-involved-1042872/
Sandusky Case: Judge Orders Restrictions on Statements Made by Anyone Involved
By Laura Nichols
April 9, 2012

No attorney or police officer involved with the Jerry Sandusky case may give any opinionated statement to the media, per an order released by the court on Monday.

In an effort to conduct a "fair, impartial and orderly trial," Judge John M. Cleland signed an order that will "enhance the protection of the rights" of both the prosecution and the defense, by restricting what may be said publicly by anyone involved in ongoing litigation, or who has been or is part of any ongoing investigation.

In a two-page document, the court ordered that no person involved in the case might give a statement "which is intended to be, or could reasonably be anticipated to be, published or otherwise generally disseminated, whether by direct attribution or on "background" or "without attribution," and which relates to:
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« Reply #1023 on: April 09, 2012, 11:38:57 AM »

http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/story/18421570/sandusky-judge-limits-lawyer-comments-in-sex-abuse-case
Sandusky judge limits lawyer comments in sex abuse case
April 9, 2012

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The judge overseeing the child sex abuse case against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky issued a gag order Monday that severely limits what attorneys on both sides may say to reporters.

Judge John Cleland's order also applies to any law enforcement investigator who has ever worked on the case and anyone acting on behalf of the lawyers.

The off-limit topics include evidence; opinions about Sandusky's guilt or innocence or about legal and factual matters under discussion; and "the reputation, character, credibility or criminal record of the defendant or any witness, prospective witness or organization which is or may testify at trial, or be the subject of trial testimony or evidence."

Cleland said he was acting to help ensure a "fair, impartial and orderly trial" for Sandusky, a proceeding scheduled to begin June 5 in Bellefonte.
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« Reply #1024 on: April 09, 2012, 11:40:55 AM »

http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-jerry-sandusky-penn-state-gag-order-20120409,0,2045383.story
Judge issues gag order in Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse case
Attorneys, investigators barred from speaking to reporters

April 9, 2012

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People involved in the case are barred from speaking to reporters about Sandusky's guilt or innocence, events in the case, the credibility of witnesses or the validity of legal arguments by lawyers on either side.


It was unclear whether the gag order was prompted by a particular statement or incident, but Cleland wrote he was issuing the order to ensure a fair, orderly and impartial trial that will protect the rights of both the commonwealth and the defendant."

The order came after Senior Deputy Attorney General Joseph E. McGettigan III, who is leading the prosecution, blasted Sandusky's attorney Joseph Amendola for filing motions that led to a "pointless" hearing Thursday.
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« Reply #1025 on: April 09, 2012, 11:42:48 AM »

http://www.fox43.com/news/wpmt-sandusky-court-order-monday-april-9,0,3519865.story
Centre County Judge Issues Gag Order for Jerry Sandusky Case
April 9, 2012



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« Reply #1026 on: April 10, 2012, 04:12:45 PM »

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/04/judge_orders_halt_to_unprecede.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
Judge orders halt to 'unprecedented publicity' in Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case
By Sara Ganim, The Patriot-News
April 10, 2012

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« Reply #1027 on: April 10, 2012, 07:47:07 PM »

I believe part of the expense involved here is the large number of victims (10 at this time) and the number of charges. (52) This complicates the case.   How many folks would have the resources to draw on like Jerry Sandusky has?    How many people would be able to have a "team of specialists"?  JMHO

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012-04-09/jerry-sandusky-trial/54159048/1
Sandusky defense tab totals $200,000 so far
By Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY
April 10, 2012

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Jerry Sandusky's defense against child sex-abuse charges has cost an estimated $200,000 so far, and his lawyer said uncertain financial resources have caused the defense team to forego psychological testing of the former Penn State University assistant football coach as his trial approaches in June.
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Amendola said his client has "cashed out" his retirement account and is drawing on a insurance policy from the Second Mile, the organization he founded to assist at-risk children, to help pay for his defense. The insurance company, Federal Insurance Co., however has gone to federal court to contend that it is not obligated to pay defense costs, citing the former coach's alleged "reprehensible acts."
Pending a resolution of that lawsuit, the company has paid defense expenses totaling about $125,000, Amendola said. Attorneys representing the insurance company did not respond to inquiries seeking comment.

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The overall defense budget is funding the work of Amendola, the assistance of attorney Karl Rominger and two part-time investigators to prepare for the June 5 trial.

"This case screams for a team of lawyers and investigators — a team of specialists," Amendola said.

Instead, he said, Sandusky is spending his days sequestered under house arrest calling potential witnesses "who will be helpful" to the defense. Some days, Amendola said, Sandusky calls him "15 times a day" relaying information or posing questions.

Legal analysts said the defense costs are substantial, but not necessarily surprising in such a case.

"The money goes pretty quickly when you are preparing (pre-trial) motions, developing legal strategy and spending the time to review the evidence collected in this case," said Aitan Goelman, a former federal prosecutor. "I don't think $200,000 is out of the question."

But without funding for such things as background investigations of Sandusky's accusers, the defense may be lacking "really important" information for use during the coach's upcoming trial.

"For a criminal defendant, you want to be able to call (witnesses') credibility into question," Goelman said.

Christopher Mallios, a former Philadelphia prosecutor, said Amendola "squandered" an opportunity to learn more about the victims and the government's case when he waived the preliminary hearing back in December, where the state is required to offer evidence to support a prosecution.
"If they haven't been able to do full background investigations, that falls squarely on his shoulders," Mallios said.
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« Reply #1028 on: April 11, 2012, 11:32:03 AM »

http://www.centredaily.com/2012/04/11/3158479/insurer-seeks-removal-from-sandusky.html
Insurer seeks removal from Sandusky case
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« Reply #1029 on: April 11, 2012, 11:33:21 AM »

http://www.bradenton.com/2012/04/10/3992022/penn-state-follows-freeh-investigation.html
Penn State follows Freeh investigation advice, hires compliance chief
April 10, 2012

After recommendations from its commissioned investigation into the Jerry Sandusky scandal, Penn State announced Monday the hiring of a compliance coordinator to oversee mandatory crime reporting.

Gabriel Gates, who began work March 29, is primarily responsible for Penn State's adherence to the Clery Act, the federal law requiring schools to keep and disclose information about crimes occurring on their campuses. He reports to Steve Shelow, assistant vice president for police and public safety.
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« Reply #1030 on: April 11, 2012, 11:35:01 AM »

http://global.christianpost.com/news/jerry-sandusky-and-gag-order-media-denied-access-to-sex-abuse-trial-72892/
Jerry Sandusky and Gag Order: Media Denied Access to Sex Abuse Trial
April 10, 2012

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« Reply #1031 on: April 11, 2012, 11:37:51 AM »

http://wnep.com/2012/04/09/corbetts-role-in-paterno-firing/
Corbett’s Role in Paterno Firing
April 9, 2012

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“There’s a new gag order from Judge Cleland to all parties involved and that includes me, so I can’t comment on anything now,” Corbett responded Monday, “not on anything now.”

Governor Corbett is referring to Monday’s gag order from Judge John Cleland, the presiding judge in the Jerry Sandusky case.

Even though Newswatch 16 wanted to know about his role in Paterno’s firing, the governor makes it clear he believes Paterno’s dismissal is tied closely enough to Sandusky’s case that he cannot make any public statement about it.
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« Reply #1032 on: April 12, 2012, 04:30:53 PM »


http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/judge-refuses-toss-charges-sandusky-16126538
Judge Refuses to Toss Charges Against Sandusky
April 12, 2012

A judge on Thursday refused to throw out child sex-abuse charges against Jerry Sandusky but will allow defense lawyers for the retired Penn State assistant football coach to ask again to have the case dismissed as more evidence is turned over by prosecutors.

Judge John Cleland ruled on a catch-all pretrial defense motion that also sought to have some of the evidence against Sandusky suppressed, compel additional disclosure of prosecution materials, and win the court's permission to introduce an alibi defense.
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Cleland rejected an argument by Sandusky's legal team that the statute of limitations may have run out for eight of the 10 alleged victims.

He also rebuffed defense arguments that some of the charges against Sandusky were not specific enough, and that evidence was lacking in others. But the judge said Thursday that Sandusky can raise those arguments again before a June trial, writing that "discovery is ongoing, and, as a result, some of the defendant's requests for relief are premature."

Sandusky attorney Joe Amendola declined comment on the order, citing a gag order imposed by Cleland that severely limits what lawyers on both sides may say to reporters. A spokesman for the state attorney general's office did not respond to a phone message.

Ruling on other defense motions, Cleland said prosecutors must turn over any evidence of crimes beyond those for which Sandusky has been charged, and to disclose any criminal records of prosecution witnesses. Cleland also said Sandusky will be allowed to introduce an alibi defense, but only if it's based on new evidence arising from the discovery process.

Cleland rejected Amendola's argument that a June search of Sandusky's home in State College was illegal. Amendola has said previously the search turned up nothing that implicated his client.

The judge granted a defense request to question prospective jurors individually, but deferred ruling on a second request that jurors be sequestered at trial. Prosecutors did not oppose either motion.

Sandusky's trial is scheduled to begin June 5.
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« Reply #1033 on: April 12, 2012, 08:46:25 PM »

An important article regarding House Bill 1264.

http://blogs.philadelphiaweekly.com/phillynow/2012/04/12/failure-of-pa-legislature-gives-jerry-sandusky-unique-advantage-at-trial/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=failure-of-pa-legislature-gives-jerry-sandusky-unique-advantage-at-trial
Failure of PA Legislature Gives Jerry Sandusky Unique Advantage at Trial
By April Murtha
April 12, 2012

Along with today’s news that Judge John Cleland refused to throw out child-sex-abuse charges against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky comes confirmation of a policy failure that will have huge consequences for the outcome of the trial: Despite the bright spotlight cast on Pennsylvania’s sex-abuse laws since the Sandusky case broke in November 2011, the state Senate failed to take action to correct a legal loophole that has allowed countless sex offenders to go free in time for the Sandusky trial, scheduled to begin June 5.

This is the problem: Pennsylvania is the only state in the country that doesn’t allow experts to testify regarding victim and assailant behavior in sexual-assault trials. All 49 states, D.C., federal court and even the military allow expert testimony. What this means is that defense attorneys are allowed to chisel credibility away from alleged victims by questioning their behavior during and after the alleged assaults in a Pennsylvania courtroom without anyone to put victims’ behavior into context for a jury.

We routinely use court-qualified forensic, medical and psychology experts as educational tools for the jury, since the average juror isn’t expected to be knowledgeable enough in subjects such as blood patterns, or physical or mental illnesses to draw rational conclusions without context.

In sexual-assault trials, psychology experts could advise jurors, for example, that it is common for child-sex-abuse victims to maintain relationships with the authority figures who attacked them and that it’s also common for a victim to not reveal the abuse for years.

Without expert testimony, the jury is left to make decisions based on beliefs culled from shows like Law & Order: SVU and Hollywood movies.

As Deborah Harley, chief of the Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit of the city’s District Attorney’s Office, told PW last year: “We’ve had several cases where juries have acquitted serial rapists because they felt the victims’ behavior after the assault was counterintuitive.”

Greg Rowe, the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association’s legislative liaison, has said the same.

How many rapists and child sex abusers have to go free before Pennsylvania corrects this mistake?
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« Reply #1034 on: April 12, 2012, 08:49:57 PM »

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Jerry-Sandusky-Using-The-Second-Miles-Insurance-Policy-To-Pay-For-His-Defense-147044505.html
Jerry Sandusky Using The Second Mile's Insurance Policy To Pay For His Defense
The Second Mile's insurance company, Federal Insurance Co., has paid defense expenses totaling roughly $125,000 but has gone to federal court to contend that it is not obligated to pay defense costs
April 11, 2012

Jerry Sandusky’s defense against child-sex abuse charges has already cost him an estimated $200,000, money he has drawn from his retirement account and an insurance policy from the Second Mile, the charity he founded to help at-risk children, USA TODAY reports.

Sandusky attorney Joe Amendola told USA TODAY in an interview (before Monday’s gag order was placed on the case) that the former Penn State assistant football coach’s drained financial resources have caused their team to forego psychological testing. In addition, the financial strain has limited the defense investigations into the backgrounds of Sandusky’s eight known accusers (the remaining two alleged victims have yet to be identified).
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« Reply #1035 on: April 13, 2012, 03:33:43 PM »

http://deadspin.com/5890077/what-is-the-cia-hiding-about-the-missing-da-who-didnt-prosecute-jerry-sandusky-in-1998-probably-nothing
What Is The CIA Hiding About The Missing DA Who Didn’t Prosecute Jerry Sandusky In 1998? (Probably Nothing.)

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« Reply #1036 on: April 14, 2012, 10:01:05 PM »

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/15/us/new-scrutiny-on-coaches-in-reporting-sexual-abuse.html
Coaches Face New Scrutiny on Sex Abuse
April 14, 2012

The case of Jerry Sandusky, a former defensive coordinator for Penn State’s football team accused of child sexual abuse, is now working its way through the courts. But it is already having an impact on thousands of other coaches, both volunteer and paid, who find themselves facing new scrutiny from parents, sports organizations and even state legislators.
Since the Penn State scandal came to light in November, lawmakers in more than a dozen states, including New York, California and Pennsylvania, have introduced bills adding coaches, athletic directors or university officials to the list of “mandated reporters” of suspected child abuse or neglect. In the past month, such bills have been signed in Virginia, Washington and West Virginia, with several other states expected to follow suit.

 While the bills vary, some would impose significant punishments, including fines, felony charges and potential prison time for coaches or officials who violate the new laws that require the authorities to be notified.   
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« Reply #1037 on: April 14, 2012, 11:52:49 PM »

http://deadspin.com/5890077/what-is-the-cia-hiding-about-the-missing-da-who-didnt-prosecute-jerry-sandusky-in-1998-probably-nothing
What Is The CIA Hiding About The Missing DA Who Didn’t Prosecute Jerry Sandusky In 1998? (Probably Nothing.)


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« Reply #1038 on: April 15, 2012, 04:34:18 AM »

http://deadspin.com/5890077/what-is-the-cia-hiding-about-the-missing-da-who-didnt-prosecute-jerry-sandusky-in-1998-probably-nothing
What Is The CIA Hiding About The Missing DA Who Didn’t Prosecute Jerry Sandusky In 1998? (Probably Nothing.)


I found it interesting. 

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« Reply #1039 on: April 15, 2012, 03:10:56 PM »

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/04/ray_gricar_mystery.html
Ray Gricar mystery: DA's privacy adds to intrigue surrounding his disappearance
By SARA GANIM, The Patriot-News
April 15, 2012

While Centre County prosecutor Ray Gricar has been declared dead, questions about his disappearance only seem to multiply. And the Jerry Sandusky scandal renewed the mystery's rumor mill. On the anniversary of Gricar's 2005 disappearance, The Patriot-News goes back through the timeline in detail.

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