As is noted in the “About Trials & Truths section of this blog, we would like to get as much reader input as possible in terms of the trials and legal issues that we write about. Toward that end, here are some of the current, ongoing and upcoming trials that we plan to cover – and some of the legal issues that will be writing about – in the future.

Please let us know which, if any, of these trials and issues are of special interest to you so that we can include your input in our decision-making. And please feel free to suggest other trials or legal issues that are not on our lists.


U.S. v. Rhodes Et Al: U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

The trial itself is expected to last for 4-6 weeks.



U.S. v. Steve Bannon: U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

On July 22, 2022, Bannon was convicted on two counts of contempt of Congress.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on October 21, 2022.


Russia v. Britney Griner

On August 4, 2022, Griner was found guilty of smuggling illegal drugs into Russia – and was later sentenced to serve 9 years in prison.

She has appealed her sentence – and may end up being part of a “prisoner swap” between the U.S. and Russia.


U.S. v. R. Kelly

On September 27, 2021, Kelly was convicted on nine counts – including charges of racketeering predicated on criminal conduct including sexual exploitation of children, forced labor, and Mann Act violations.

On June 30, 2022, he was sentenced to serve 30 years in federal prison.

He has appealed both his conviction and the sentence.


U.S. v. Ghislaine Maxwell

On December 29, 2021, Maxwell was found guilty of sex trafficking of minors and several other related charges.

On June 28, 2022, she was sentenced to serve 20 years in federal prison.

She has appealed both her conviction and the sentence.


U.S. v. Keith Alan Raniere

On June 19, 2019, Raniere was convicted on seven (7) charges – including racketeering and sex trafficking of minors.

On October 28, 2020, he was sentenced to serve 120 years in federal prison.

He appealed his conviction – and on May 3, 2022,  oral arguments were heard in the case by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

A decision on the appeal is expected to be released sometime before the end of 2022.


People v. Harvey Weinstein

On February 24, 2020, Weinstein was found guilty of third-degree rape and a first-degree criminal sexual act.

On March 11, 2020, Weinstein was sentenced to serve 23 years in New York State prison.

On August 25, 2022, he was granted the right to appeal his conviction.

Oral arguments in the case will take place sometime in 2023.



Twitter v. Elon Musk Et Al: The Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware

This trial was scheduled to start on October 17, 2022 – and is scheduled to last four (4) days.

The schedule for all pre-trial events and filings is HERE.



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