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The Roeder Trial: Day Five

Day five of the Roeder trial: Scott Roeder, in his testimony today, decided as far back as 1993 that Dr. George Tiller needed to die.

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The Trial of Scott Roeder: Day Three

On the third day of Scott Roeder’s trial for the murder of Dr. George Tiller testimony was heard from Wichita Police Department detectives and officers, Sheriff’s deputies, FBI Special Agents, and clerks, all of whom talked about the days their paths crossed with Roeder.

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The Trial of Scott Roeder: Days One and Two

A report from Kansas on the first two days of the trial of Scott Roeder.

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Roeder Trial Starts on Anniversary of Roe V. Wade Decision

In Kansas, Scott Roeder’s trial launches on the anniversary of the Roe V. Wade decision. But this trial should be about the murder of Dr. George Tiller, not about abortion.

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Judge “Leaves Door Open” For Biblical Defense as Tiller Murder Motive

A Kansas judge said he would “leave the door open” for Roeder’s defense team to argue to jurors that his religious beliefs about abortion compelled him to act, possibly opening the door to a conviction on lesser charges than first-degree murder.

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Roundup: Stupak’s Still Mad, Nelson’s Unpopular and Justifiable Homicide

With the Nelson “compromise” language still filling the today’s newspapers with editorials and columns, the consequences of the vitriolic nature of the abortion debate will be on display today in a Kansas court room.

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Former Kansas Atty General Chief of Staff Under Investigation for Ethics Violations in Tiller Case

The Wichita Eagle reports today that Eric Rucker, former top assistant to Kansas State Attorney General Phil Kline, faces a formal ethics complaint that he made misleading comments before the Kansas Supreme Court in attempts to prosecute Dr. George Tiller for violations of Kansas law for which Tiller was repeatedly found innocent.

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In 180 Degree Shift, Roeder’s Attorney Protests Efforts by Prosecutors to Ban “Necessity Defense.”

After vociferously denying a “necessity defense” could be mounted in the case of Scott Roeder, the man accused of shooting Kansas doctor George Tiller in May, the public defender representing Roeder is fighting prosecutors’ efforts to ban the so-called necessity defense from his trial.

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When Life Imitates (Bad) “Art” Imitating Delusion: Roeder’s Lawyer Says “No Such Thing” As “Necessity Defense”

Roeder’s lawyer says so-called necessity defense is a fiction of the imagination of extremist anti-choice groups.

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eBay Removes Auction Item Extolling Violence

Today, eBay removed the listing for a bible signed by radical anti-choice extremists and put up for auction as a means of raising funds for the “justifiable homicide” defense of Scott Roeder, the man charged with murdering Dr. George Tiller in the vestibule of his church in May.

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