Razor Blades and Hit Men: Meet Miami Lawyers Who Have Defended and Represented Alleged Cartel Members
Welcome to the legal world of drug cartels and organized crime gangs. And though it's nothing like the way Netflix show "Ozark" suggests it is through cold, calculating attorney and criminal Helen Pierce, it does involve navigating bold personalities, intense media scrutiny — and occasionally worrying your spouse.
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Verna Saunders reasoned that the high court's 7-2 decision in July rejecting broad claims of presidential immunity—in a case over a Manhattan grand jury subpoena seeking financial records—applied not only to criminal proceedings but also to author E. Jean Carroll's civil complaint against President Donald Trump.
As the court is now eyeing broader expansions in the coming month—with jury summonses expected to go out starting Sept. 9 —many attorneys are eager to begin tackling their backlog of cases. But at the same time, frustrations and fears about safety and the constitutionality of the proceedings linger.