Recht/Kornfeld in the media


The Colorado Independent

"Hamilton Elector" won't be prosecuted for Electoral College vote

PUBLISHED: August 21, 2017

The Colorado Independent: "Colorado’s GOP secretary of state is 'disappointed by the decision.' Elector’s lawyer says a trial would have been embarrassing."

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RechtKornfeld
Marnie Adams, Shareholder

Marnie Adams becomes a RechtKornfeld Shareholder

August 1, 2017

Marnie represents clients in all matters related to criminal defense and professional licensing defense throughout the greater Denver metro area and beyond. Through a careful understanding of an individual's background, needs and goals, Marnie helps clients achieve the best possible resolution of their case.

 

Marnie is a tenacious advocate for her clients in any setting. She appears in state, municipal and federal court and has also protected her clients' interests before administrative and licensing authorities. Whether she's front-ending a case in order to try to prevent the filing of charges, negotiating the resolution of a case or trying a case before a jury - she is driven to secure the best outcome possible for her clients.

 

Before joining Recht Kornfeld, Marnie spent 9 years practicing criminal defense. Eight of those years were spent in the office of the Colorado State Public Defender where, in addition to defending thousands of criminal cases, she supervised other attorneys in the practice of law. She has tried cases ranging from DUI to first degree murder.

 

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Fox 31 News

Recht Comments on Redwine Murder Case

July 24, 2017

Fox 31 News Denver: Dan Recht reviewed the grand jury indictment that was released after Mark Redwine was arrested on charges of second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death in connection with the 2012 death of his 13-year-old son, Dylan.


ABC 7 News Denver

Recht interviewed by ABC News

July 13, 2017

ABC 7 News Denver: Dan Recht comments about free speech rights concerning a viral Facebook post wrongly accusing three men of sex trafficking at a Highlands Ranch store.


The Denver Post

Grueskin's analysis of Amendment 71 uncovers legal flaws

PUBLISHED: October 8, 2016

Denver Post: "Amendment 71 would cripple the power of petition in Colorado"

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RechtKornfeld
Megan Downing, Shareholder

Abe Hutt becomes a RechtKornfeld Shareholder

Dec 5, 2016

We are excited to announce that Abe Hutt, one of Colorado's best criminal defense attorneys, has joined our firm. Abe has a national reputation as a trial lawyer and is best known in Colorado as a leader in the field of alcohol and drug-related traffic offenses. At Recht Kornfeld, Abe will continue to focus on criminal defense matters in both state and federal courts, as well as his practice in professional license defense. He also intends to increase his commercial litigation practice in conjunction with the firm's civil litigators.

 

All of us are eager to join forces with this nationally renowned lawyer to continue to grow our practice and enhance the top-notch representation for which we are known.

 

Dan, Rick, Mark, Heather, David, Megan, and Marnie

 

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RechtKornfeld
Megan Downing, Shareholder

Marnie Adams becomes a RechtKornfeld Associate

Aug 3, 2016

Marnie Adams is an experienced trial attorney whose practice focuses exclusively on criminal defense work. She represents individuals in state, municipal and federal court on criminal charges. She also represents individuals who have not yet been charged but are under investigation. She prides herself on her tenacity, compassion and preparedness when fighting for her client’s rights and freedoms.

 

Marnie has tried many felony cases including securing complete acquittals in serious cases with charges of attempted murder and sexual assault, amongst others. She has also successfully represented hundreds of clients on both misdemeanor and serious felony cases, including sexual assault; domestic violence cases; assault with weapons, murder, DUI, theft, menacing, burglary, trespass, drug possession, drug distribution and many others.

 

Marnie has been recognized by the legal community for her work in her field. She has been nominated and selected as one of Denver’s top young criminal defense lawyers in the 2016 edition of Super Lawyers Magazine*, as featured in 5280 Magazine. Marnie is a 2012 graduate of the Colorado Bar Association’s COBALT program (Leadership Training). Marnie is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Colorado Women’s Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association and the Denver Bar Association.

 

Prior to joining Recht Kornfeld, P.C., Marnie spent eight years as a Colorado State Public Defender where she rose to a supervising attorney in the Arapahoe County Office, training and supervising young lawyers in the practice of law. During her eight years as a public defender, she defended thousands of criminal cases. Marnie received her undergraduate degree from Colgate University, graduating magna cum laude. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Colorado School of Law. During her tenure at law school, she was the winner of the Carrigan Cup Mock Trial Competition and the William O. DeSouchet Award for “Best Individual Performance in Trial Advocacy.”

*The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters.
A description of the selection methodology can be found at www.superlawvers.com/about/selection process detail.html.

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RechtKornfeld
Megan Downing, Shareholder

Megan Downing becomes a RechtKornfeld Shareholder

May 5, 2016

Megan represents clients in all phases of criminal defense and also assists her clients in civil matters related to their criminal cases. In addition to appearing in state, municipal, and federal court, Megan has protected her clients’ interests before various administrative and licensing authorities.


Megan has tried over 70 jury trials and has secured the outright dismissal of countless criminal cases. She draws upon her experience as a former deputy Colorado State Public Defender and handles a diverse caseload of misdemeanor traffic matters to the most serious of felonies, including vehicular assault and vehicular homicide, drug offenses, sexual assault, child abuse, and domestic violence. She has tried cases ranging from DUI to First Degree Murder.


Most recently, he was the attorney for Amendment 66 proponents in successfully defending 90,000 petition signatures in Denver District Court. He also won a major lawsuit for the state's Transportation Commission, preserving bridge safety fees that were challenged under the Colorado Constitution. Grueskin has been named “Lawyer of the Year” twice by Law Week Colorado because of precedent-setting decisions at trial and in the Colorado Supreme Court.
October 29, 2013
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Colorado Springs Gazette

Recht comments: Judge lambastes Colorado Springs prosecutor after third courtroom error in 6 months

March 2, 2015
Colorado Springs Gazette: While a woman experiencing a panic attack sobbed outside a courtroom, the case against a man suspected of sexually assaulting and kidnapping her was falling apart.
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New York Times

Recht comments: Political Questions Swirl Around Theater Shooting Prosecutor

Jan. 18, 2015

Associated Press: As a young man going through college on an ROTC scholarship, George Brauchler imagined he'd become Gen. George S. Patton, barking orders on the battlefield. But fellow officers urged him to consider law school, and he rose to become a district attorney who puts himself in the trenches.

Now, Brauchler is overseeing the closely-watched prosecution of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes, and his hands-on style and speculation about his political ambitions have only intensified the spotlight on his office.

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Fox News

Recht comments: U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Facebook threats case

Dec 1, 2014

Fox News: Dan Recht comments on case where violent threats on social media landed a Pennsylvania man in jail for four years, but he says the comments were “artistic expression” because they were rap verses. On Monday, the high court heard arguments on whether this type of speech is protected under the First Amendment.


Fox News

Recht comments: Ashley Fallis' parents say mistake made in setting bond for alleged killer of their daughter

Nov. 21, 2014

Fox News: Dan Recht comments on case of the family of an alleged murder victim says a judge made a mistake in setting her alleged killer’s bond.


The Denver Post

Recht comments: James Holmes attorney admits to mistakes in previous murder case

Oct. 24, 2014

Carlos Illescas / The Denver Post: A lawyer for Aurora theater shooter James Holmes testified Friday that he was "negligent" in his defense of a man he represented in another capital murder case who is now on death row.

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Fox News

Recht comments: Arvada woman pleads guilty to conspiracy to help ISIS

Sept. 10, 2014

Fox News: A 19-year-old Arvada woman accused of trying to help ISIS agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors Wednesday morning.


CBS-Denver

Recht comments: Prosecutors: Don’t Televise Theater Shooting Trial

Sept. 8, 2014

CBS Denver: Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shooting case joined defense lawyers in opposing television coverage inside the courtroom during the trial, saying it would inflict intense and hurtful attention on victims who testify.

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ABC 7 News Denver

Recht comments: Internal investigation ordered into Evans cop accused of altering statements in woman's death

Aug. 28, 2014

ABC 7 News Denver: Dan Recht comments on case of Ashley Fallis, found shot in 2012.


Fox News

Recht comments: Detective won’t face charges on accusations he hid evidence in young mom’s death

Aug. 27, 2014

Fox News: Dan Recht comments on news that ProsecutorsProsecutors in Weld County told Ashley Fallis’ family Wednesday that they did not believe they could win a criminal prosecution against an Evans police detective who investigated Ashley’s 2012 death.


Fox News

Recht comments: Federal judge questions Denver’s record $3.25M settlement in jail inmate abuse case

July 24, 2014

Fox News: Not so fast says a federal judge about the $3.25 million settlement the city of Denver reached with a former jail inmate in an abuse case. The victim sued Denver over allegations of brutality and corruption at the Denver Jail.


Fox News

Recht comments: Judge sets December 8 trial date for Aurora theater shooting case

July 22, 2014

Fox News: Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes will go on trial December 8, even though his defense team asked the judge for another delay Tuesday.


Fox News

Recht comments: Wife of Aurora Fire chief suspected in hit-and-run that injured two children

May 15, 2014

Fox News: Dan Recht comments on news that Adriene Garcia, the wife of Aurora Fire Chief Mike Garcia, is suspected in a hit-and-run accident that left two children injured.


The Denver Post

Grueskin successfully challenges hotel tax subsidy

POSTED FEB 24, 2015
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Fox 31 News

Mark Grueskin designated a Lawyer of the Year (2014)

POSTED DEC 15, 2014
Law Week Colorado: "Mark Grueskin: Elite Electioneer" 
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Fox 31 News

Dan Recht designated Best Colorado Criminal Defense Lawyer 2014

POSTED SEP 23, 2014
Dan Recht was named Best Colorado Criminal Defense Lawyer of 2014 by Law Week's Barrister's Best. The selection was made by the editors of Law Week Colorado.
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The Daily Sentinel

Grueskin questions backers of Amendment 68 (Aurora casino)

POSTED Aug 24, 2014

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel: "Off to the races?"

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The Denver Post

Grueskin addresses gaps in Proposition 105 (mandatory GMO labeling)

POSTED JUL 21, 2014

Denver Post: "Unintended Consequences of Colorado GMO Labeling Initiative"

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Fox 31 News

 

Dan Recht comments on James Holmes' case

POSTED 6:24 PM, JULY 22, 2014
Dan Recht gives his views on why lawyers for Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes may not be ready for a trial by February

Fox 31 News

 

Dan Recht Interviewed on KDVR: James Holmes trial date vacated, delayed again.

POSTED 11:38 AM, JULY 9, 2014
AURORA, Colo. — A mental health examiner asked to perform a second sanity evaluation of accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes has asked for two additional months to complete the examination, moving a judge to vacate yet another trial date for Holmes.

Fox 31 News

 

Dan Recht Interviewed on KDVR:Judge denies change of venue.

POSTED 10:30 PM, MAY 23, 2014,
ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — The Aurora Theater Shooter’s trial will remain in Arapahoe County, for now. The judge in the case issued that order Friday, saying a fair and impartial jury can be selected, despite the high profile nature of the case.

Aspen Public Radio

 

Dan Recht Interview: First major Pfister hearing in June

11:35 PM WED APRIL 23, 2014,
The Aspen community will hear details on what allegedly happened when Nancy Pfister died. A judge has scheduled the first major court hearings for three people charged with committing murder against Pfister. That was decided in court yesterday-- and some aspects of the case actually parallel the high profile Aurora shooting case on the Front Range.

Fox News

 

David Beller comments on recreational marijuana in Colorado

Dec 27, 2013
Fox News: David Beller of Recht Kornfeld comments on Recreational Marijuana Stores opening in Colorado.
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RechtKornfeld

Veteran Colorado Political Attorney Mark Grueskin to Join Recht Kornfeld Law Firm in Denver

Firm Also to Team with Leading D.C. Political Law Firm
(Denver, Colo.) Well-respected Colorado-based law firm Recht Kornfeld announced today that Colorado political attorney Mark Grueskin will join the firm as a shareholder.


Grueskin is well known for his record of success on election, regulatory and legislative matters.


Most recently, he was the attorney for Amendment 66 proponents in successfully defending 90,000 petition signatures in Denver District Court. He also won a major lawsuit for the state's Transportation Commission, preserving bridge safety fees that were challenged under the Colorado Constitution. Grueskin has been named “Lawyer of the Year” twice by Law Week Colorado because of precedent-setting decisions at trial and in the Colorado Supreme Court.
October 29, 2013
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Fox 31 News

 

Dan Recht comments on James Holmes' case

Dan Recht gives his views on why lawyers for Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes may not be ready for a trial by February

The Tribune

 

Recht and Beller win not guilty verdict in high profile case against Police Officer

Daniel Shepherd was found not guilty by the jury February 8. Shepherd had been charged with sexual assualt and unlawful sexual contact.
February 8, 2012
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Fox 31 News

 

Dan Recht comments on Sheriff Sullivan's case


Dan Recht gives his views on Sherriff Sullivan's alleged drug involvement. KDVR

Fox 31 News

 

Recht comments on Amanda Knox appeal verdict


Dan Recht gives his views on the overturn of charges in the Amanda Knox appeal KDVR

Fox 31 News

 

Kornfeld Editorial on Immigration Policy featured in Denver Business Journal

The Denver Business Journal published an editorial by Rick Kornfeld on why a comprehensive legal immigration policy is good business in their July 1, 2011 issue.
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Fox 31 News

 

Dan Recht comments on Boulder murder case

Dan Recht comments on a Boulder murder case where the suspect may claim self defense.
KDVR

Fox 31 News

 

Recht Comments on Hit and Run Homicide Case

Dan Recht gives his views on the hit-and-case of a Denver valet.
KDVR

The Denver Post

Beller comments on case involving Denver cop

GPS data show that a Denver cop who denies pressuring a woman for sex drove to the industrial area where she alleges the assault took place.
December 21, 2010 Denver Post
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Fox 31 News

 

Recht Comments on McDaniels’ Firing

Legal analyst Dan Recht gives his views on the Denver Bronco's firing of Josh McDaniels.
KDVR

The Denver Post

Beller prevails in having charges dismissed against

football coach

Former University of Colorado football player Tyler Gregorak maintains that he doesn't know whether he was drugged or framed or what happened to him the night he was accused of stealing a gun and wallet from the car of a bouncer at the Nitro strip club on Pearl Street. July 16, 2010 Daily Camera
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Recht Comments on Charges Against Elderly Man

Legal analyst Dan Recht said he believes the Jefferson County District Attorney is "seriously overcharging" a Wheat Ridge homeowner, accused of attempted first degree murder for shooting at two thieves.
June 15, 2010 KWGN

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The Denver Post

Recht Comments on Serial Killer's Plea Deal

He is Colorado's most prolific serial killer, but a sentencing conflict is raising questions about the plea deal that put Scott Lee Kimball behind bars.
June 15, 2010 KDVR
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Fox

 

Beller Comments on Charges Dropped Against Couple

Charges were dropped against a Denver couple who were arrested after turning away dog catcher.
May 26, 2010 KDVR
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KWGN

 

Recht Comments on Homicide Case

Colorado's "Make My Day Law" is broad and slightly vague when it comes to this week's fatal shooting of a burglary suspect...
May 25, 2010 KWGN
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The Denver Post

Recht and Beller Win jury Trial For Ethiopian Woman

There's reality. And then there's the world as Carol Chambers keeps trying to warp it.
March 7, 2010, The Denver Post
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The Denver Post

Charges Against NOBAMA High School Student Dropped

Criminal charges against a junior at Dakota Ridge High School, who wore a T-shirt saying NOBAMA
May 01, 2009, The Denver Post
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The Denver Post

Charges Against DNC Protestor Dropped

The Denver city attorney's office has dismissed criminal charges against DNC protestor and Code Pink member Alicia Forrest.
Mar. 18, 2009, The Denver Post
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The Denver Post

ABC Producer Spared DNC Charges

Dan Recht comments on the Denver city attorney's office dropping the case against a journalist who was arrested during the DNC.
Oct. 13, 2008, The Denver Post
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9 News

 

Former Federal Prosecutor Rick Kornfeld comments on Nacchio Appeal

Rick Kornfeld, a Denver attorney and former federal prosecutor, also said the case is about fairness. "Did the District Court cut the defense off at the knees?
Fox 31 News at Nine O'Clock
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Rocky Mtn News

Former Federal Prosecutor Rick Kornfeld comments on Nacchio Appeal

Rick Kornfeld, a Denver attorney and former federal prosecutor, also said the case is about fairness. "Did the District Court cut the defense off at the knees?"
Rocky Mountain News
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Rocky Mtn News

Special Prosecutor Clears Gov's Campaign Manager

"Prior to the investigation, Mr. Kolomitz made full restitution by repaying both the inaugural and campaign accounts."
Sep 9, 2008 , cbs4denver.com
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Rocky Mtn News

Beller Wins Murder Trial

Older Zamora found guilty of first-degree murder.
The Columbine Courier
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9 News

 

Carmelo Anthony Ruling

Dan Recht comments on Carmelo Anthony ruling.
KUSA 9 News at Five O'Clock

Rocky Mtn News

In defense of the prominent

Dan Recht on helping the famous win cases
April 18, 2008, Rocky Mountain News
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Rocky Mtn News

Weak Case Cited in Ex-cop's Deal

Rick Kornfeld comments on the case of David Holt, a former Denver police officer indicted last year for fraudulently collecting more than $667,000 in disability payments.
April 5, 2008, Rocky Mountain News
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Law Week

JeffCo Loses Predator Case

Dan Recht prevails on an internet-luring sexual-assault case in Jefferson County, CO.
November 26th, 2007, Law Week Colorado
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Post Independent

Vehicular Homicide Case

Dan Recht prevails on a vehicular homicide case in Glenwood Springs, CO.
November 3rd, 2007, Post Independent
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Denver Post

Nuggets Forward Arrested

Nuggets forward Johnson arrested“Denver Nuggets forward DerMarr Johnson was arrested early Saturday after he and two women were involved in a disturbance outside the Purple Martini nightclub on East Belleview Avenue.
The Denver Post
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Dow Jones

Mining Exec Held In Foreign Prison

Newmont Exec: Individuals Suffering In Indonesian Probe“Long and five of his Newmont colleagues in Indonesia are facing criminal charges over pollution allegations at the Minahasa mine on the island of Sulawesi. None of the six have been formally charged with anything, Long's lawyer, Rick Kornfeld, noted.
The Denver Post
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Rocky Mountain News

 

Carmelo Anthony Case

Charges dropped on lack of evidence“The dismissal came as a shock because Medeiros hadn't even entered a plea yet, his lawyer Dan Recht said. ‘We weren't willing to plea bargain. All we were willing to take was a dismissal, which is a gutsy position for Louis to take,’ Recht said.”
Rocky Mountain News
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Vail Daily

Racketeering Charges Dropped Against Businessman

Pot case against Nugget dropped: Anthony happy to turn attention fully to basketball“‘Had we gone to trial, Carmelo would have won hands down,’ said Anthony's attorney, Dan Recht. ‘He didn't know about the drug, and Cunningham did know and said he knew.
Vail Daily
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Vail Daily

Mechanic Cleared In Vail Rape Case

Front Range mechanic cleared in Vail rape case: Man found not guilty of sexually assaulting teenager in Vail“‘This has been a living nightmare for Dan Stoops and we're thankful to the jury and the American jury system for exonerating him,’ said Dan Recht, Stoops' lawyer. ‘Imagine 18 months of being charged with rape.’”
Vail Daily
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The Denver Post

Teacher's Sex Charges Dropped

Teacher's sex charges dropped“Lozano's lawyer, Dan Recht, said that in recent days the child told variations of her original story which troubled him and Alfrey.
‘She told another version of the story that was more improbable than the last and so improbable this time that the DA felt compelled to dismiss,’ Recht said.”
The Denver Post
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CNN
9 News
Rocky Mountain News

 

Kobe Bryant Case

Dan Recht provides expert legal commentary on the Kobe Bryant rape case
CNN

 

 

Dan Recht provides expert legal commentary on the Kobe Bryant rape case
9 News
Past imperfect: Has Colorado's rape shield law been violated by attorney in Kobe Bryant case? Clearly, no by Daniel Recht and Richard Kornfeld
Rocky Mountain News
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ABC Nightline
The News Hour with Jim Lehrer
Rocky Mountain News

 

Oklahoma City Bombing

 

Dan Recht appears nationally on Nightline as an expert legal commentator regarding the Oklahoma City Bombing case
ABC Nightline

 

 

Dan Recht appears nationally on the News Hour with Jim Lehrer four times as an expert legal commentator regarding the Oklahoma City Bombing case.
The News Hour with Jim Lehrer

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