DiscoverCup Of Justice
Cup Of Justice

Cup Of Justice

Author: Luna Shark

Subscribed: 3,327Played: 95,508
Share

Description

We all want to drink from the same Cup of Justice... and it starts with learning about our legal system. With tales from the newsroom and the courtroom, Mandy Matney, Liz Farrell and Eric Bland invite you to gain knowledge, insight, and tools to hold public agencies and officials accountable. Beginning as bonus episodes to the Murdaugh Murders Podcast with analysis of the trials of Alex Murdaugh and co-conspirators, Cup of Justice launched as its own show in January of 2023. Mandy Matney, Liz Farrell from the Murdaugh Murders Podcast and everyone’s favorite attorney Eric Bland take a hard look at everything from the state of news to important cases around the world. INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM Mandy and Liz are two of the most driven and talented investigative journalists who are revolutionizing how news is derived and delivered. Join them as they pull at threads and chase down leads to get the story straight. THE LAW With the expertise of Eric Bland, we empower listeners to understand their legal system in an entertaining format while providing tools to hold agencies and public figures accountable in order to give voice to victims and change those systems for the better. JUSTICE SYSTEMS We know that our justice systems are intimidating, but we will all encounter it at one point. Together, our hosts create the perfect trifecta of legal expertise, journalistic integrity and a fire lit to expose the truth wherever it leads. Learn more about our hosts and mission at http://CupofJusticePod.com Support Our Podcast at: https://murdaughmurderspodcast.com/support-the-show Please consider sharing your support by leaving a review on Apple at the following link: *The views expressed on the Cup of Justice bonus episodes do not constitute legal advice. Listeners desiring legal advice for any particular legal matter are urged to consult an attorney of their choosing who can provide legal advice based upon a full understanding of the facts and circumstances of their claim. The views expressed on the Cup of Justice episodes also do not express the views or opinions of Bland Richter, LLP, or its attorneys.

77 Episodes
Reverse
On today's episode Co-hosts Eric Bland and Mandy Matney got to interview one of our favorite guests so far on this show… Vinnie Politan of Court TV. Politan is an Emmy winning journalists AND a former prosecutor who combines his journalistic talents with his legal knowledge to cover some of the craziest cases in the American court system. We have always liked Vinnie Politan’s Court TV coverage of the Murdaugh case because he was one of the few people on TV to tell it like it is and call out all of the absurdities. We had a great time talking with Vinnie about the never-ending Murdaugh saga and Vinnie is actually very familiar on the latest case our team is diving into – the Colucci trial set for this May. Premium Members get access to a longer segment on Vinnie's background and younger days.  Let's get into it...   Premium Members also get access to searchable case files, written articles with documents, case photos, episode videos and exclusive live experiences with our hosts on lunasharkmedia.com all in one place. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3BdUtOE. And for those just wanting ad-free listening without all the other great content, we now offer ad-free listening on Apple Podcast through a subscription to Luna Shark Plus on the Apple Podcasts App. And we also offer access to exclusive video content through our new YouTube Premiere subscription. Check out our new Luna Shark Merch With a Mission shop at lunasharkmerch.com/ SUNscribe to our free email list to get alerts on bonus episodes, calls to action, new shows and updates. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3KBMJcP *** NEW: If you ever notice audio errors in the pod, email info@lunasharkmedia.com and we'll send you fun merch if you find something that needs to be adjusted! *** Find us on social media: Twitter.com/mandymatney - Twitter.com/elizfarrell - Twitter.com/theericbland https://www.facebook.com/cupofjustice/ |  https://www.instagram.com/cojpod/ YouTube *The views expressed on the Cup of Justice bonus episodes do not constitute legal advice. Listeners desiring legal advice for any particular legal matter are urged to consult an attorney of their choosing who can provide legal advice based upon a full understanding of the facts and circumstances of their claim. The views expressed on the Cup of Justice episodes also do not express the views or opinions of Bland Richter, LLP, or its attorneys. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Right after we got back from Alex’s federal sentencing, Cup of Justice co-hosts Mandy Matney and Liz Farrell broke down observations from the courtroom. Our intrepid journalists discuss the ins and outs of the 40-year federal sentence handed down to murderer Alex Murdaugh for his financial crimes. Why is the Court allowing Alex to NOT pay fines? How is it that such a big portion of his $8 million restitution is going to his former law partners? And does Alex really believe he’s being treated unfairly? Also on today’s show we spoke with our friend Brandi Churchwell, creator and host of the 13th Juror Podcast. We met Brandi during Alex Murdaugh’s murder trial when she created what would become the first of her thorough and majorly helpful Churchwell Charts. During the trial, she collected all the facts about the night Alex killed Maggie and Paul and organized them into an amazing spreadsheet, showing that the defense’s claims about Alex’s whereabouts and actions didn’t add up when compared to what the GPS and phone data were telling us. Since the trial, Brandi has taken that skill and talent and used it to help bring sanity and clarity to other cases. Today we talked to her about the Karen Read case in Massachusetts — a case that Liz and Mandy basically knew nothing about before this interview. After talking to Brandi we can now totally see why people have been so interested. We also talked to Brandi about what life in the true crime podcasting world has been like for her and how she’s dealt with the onslaught of attention. Premium Members will get to hear our full discussion on that. Our Premium Members have access to a timeline and a who’s who of the case, as well as multiple in depth articles.  Premium Members get access to searchable case files, written articles with documents, case photos, episode videos and exclusive live experiences with our hosts on lunasharkmedia.com all in one place. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3BdUtOE. And for those just wanting ad-free listening without all the other great content, we now offer ad-free listening on Apple Podcast through a subscription to Luna Shark Plus on the Apple Podcasts App. And we also offer access to exclusive video content through our new YouTube Premiere subscription. Check out our new Luna Shark Merch With a Mission shop at lunasharkmerch.com/ SUNscribe to our free email list to get alerts on bonus episodes, calls to action, new shows and updates. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3KBMJcP *** NEW: If you ever notice audio errors in the pod, email info@lunasharkmedia.com and we'll send you fun merch if you find something that needs to be adjusted! *** Find us on social media: Twitter.com/mandymatney - Twitter.com/elizfarrell - Twitter.com/theericbland https://www.facebook.com/cupofjustice/ |  https://www.instagram.com/cojpod/ YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Cup of Justice co-hosts Mandy Matney, Liz Farrell and Eric Bland talk about the backlash they received about their Kate Middleton episode and whether the princess’ announcement about her cancer diagnosis has changed their opinions. Also on the show: a discussion about Internal Monologues and the voices that 30 to 50 percent of the population have in their heads. More similarities are getting revealed between Alex’s case and the case against Michael Colucci. The father of Jeroid Price’s murder victim has important words to share at South Carolina Victim Assistance Network rally in Columbia. A judge denies Bland Richter’s claim to a share of Alex Murdaugh’s money. Plus, the federal government files a 126-page response to Russell “Can’t Admit Defeat” Laffitte’s appeal. On Monday, Colleton County Clerk of Court, Becky Hill announced her resignation in front of a pack of reporters. Thankfully, we decided not to go because nothing makes me more angry than driving hours for a press conference that could have been an email... We'll get more into that topic on this week's True Sunlight Podcast. Premium Members get access to searchable case files, written articles with documents, case photos, episode videos and exclusive live experiences with our hosts on lunasharkmedia.com all in one place. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3BdUtOE. And for those just wanting ad-free listening without all the other great content, we now offer ad-free listening on Apple Podcast through a subscription to Luna Shark Plus on the Apple Podcasts App. And we also offer access to exclusive video content through our new YouTube Premiere subscription. Check out EB's new merch with a mission at theericbland.com or the Luna Shark Merch With a Mission shop at lunasharkmerch.com/ SUNscribe to our free email list to get alerts on bonus episodes, calls to action, new shows and updates. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3KBMJcP *** NEW: If you ever notice audio errors in the pod, email info@lunasharkmedia.com and we'll send you fun merch if you find something that needs to be adjusted! *** Find us on social media: Twitter.com/mandymatney - Twitter.com/elizfarrell - Twitter.com/theericbland https://www.facebook.com/cupofjustice/ |  https://www.instagram.com/cojpod/ YouTube *The views expressed on the Cup of Justice bonus episodes do not constitute legal advice. Listeners desiring legal advice for any particular legal matter are urged to consult an attorney of their choosing who can provide legal advice based upon a full understanding of the facts and circumstances of their claim. The views expressed on the Cup of Justice episodes also do not express the views or opinions of Bland Richter, LLP, or its attorneys. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Cup of Justice co-hosts Mandy Matney, Liz Farrell and Eric Bland — talk about what happens when lawyers want to back out of representing their criminal defense clients. The three also dive straight down the rabbit hole on the Kate Middleton mystery and look at why blind loyalty to the Royal Family and the British press might be coming to an end. Also on the show, a South Carolina Department of Corrections alum posts a video about Alex Murdaugh’s big Super Bowl bet. Plus, a discussion on Bowen Turner — the young man accused in three different sexual assaults — and his latest arrest, as well as a look at the upcoming Charleston-area retrial against Michael Colucci. We hope to see you out at the SCVAN Victims Matter Rally at the SC State House on Thursday, March 21st at 9am... we'll be there supporting Sarah Ford in her quest to advocate for victims. Learn more about the event here:  https://lunasharkmedia.com/event/scvan-victims-matter-rally/  Let's get into it...   Premium Members also get access to searchable case files, written articles with documents, case photos, episode videos and exclusive live experiences with our hosts on lunasharkmedia.com all in one place. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3BdUtOE. And for those just wanting ad-free listening without all the other great content, we now offer ad-free listening on Apple Podcast through a subscription to Luna Shark Plus on the Apple Podcasts App. And we also offer access to exclusive video content through our new YouTube Premiere subscription. Check out EB's new merch with a mission at theericbland.com or the Luna Shark Merch With a Mission shop at lunasharkmerch.com/ SUNscribe to our free email list to get alerts on bonus episodes, calls to action, new shows and updates. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3KBMJcP *** NEW: If you ever notice audio errors in the pod, email info@lunasharkmedia.com and we'll send you fun merch if you find something that needs to be adjusted! *** Find us on social media: Twitter.com/mandymatney - Twitter.com/elizfarrell - Twitter.com/theericbland https://www.facebook.com/cupofjustice/ |  https://www.instagram.com/cojpod/ YouTube *The views expressed on the Cup of Justice bonus episodes do not constitute legal advice. Listeners desiring legal advice for any particular legal matter are urged to consult an attorney of their choosing who can provide legal advice based upon a full understanding of the facts and circumstances of their claim. The views expressed on the Cup of Justice episodes also do not express the views or opinions of Bland Richter, LLP, or its attorneys. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Our mission is to get Stephen Smith's case to a place of solvability, but day to day, our goals are much smaller and much more focused on the tiniest of details. As Eric puts it, Liz and Mandy are pulling at the edges of this case in the hopes of finding more dots that can be connected by law enforcement. And so far it’s working. So far we’re finding new details and when you don’t have answers, every detail matters.  That’s why it’s so important that law enforcement continues to throw every resource they can at Stephen's case right now. Yes, there are a ton of other cases out that deserve the attention of SLED and the AG’s office, but Stephen’s case is not only about finding out who killed him … it’s about a system that needs to redeem itself... for the victims and to the public.  Also on the show today, we talk about a decision by the Connecticut Supreme Court that is long overdue. The decision sets a new standard for the release of police records — specifically the case files from crimes that are technically still open because they haven’t been solved. As Eric says, it was a good day for justice. We also discuss a new case the LunaShark team is taking on — the Sara-Lynn Colucci case. Sara-Lynn was found dead outside the Charleston-area jewelry store she owned with her husband in 2015.  Let's get into it... Premium Members also get access to searchable case files, written articles with documents, case photos, episode videos and exclusive live experiences with our hosts on lunasharkmedia.com all in one place. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3BdUtOE. And for those just wanting ad-free listening without all the other great content, we now offer ad-free listening on Apple Podcast through a subscription to Luna Shark Plus on the Apple Podcasts App. And we also offer access to exclusive video content through our new YouTube Premiere subscription. Check out EB's new merch with a mission at theericbland.com or the Luna Shark Merch With a Mission shop at lunasharkmerch.com/ SUNscribe to our free email list to get alerts on bonus episodes, calls to action, new shows and updates. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3KBMJcP *** NEW: If you ever notice audio errors in the pod, email info@lunasharkmedia.com and we'll send you fun merch if you find something that needs to be adjusted! *** Find us on social media: Twitter.com/mandymatney - Twitter.com/elizfarrell - Twitter.com/theericbland https://www.facebook.com/cupofjustice/ YouTube *The views expressed on the Cup of Justice bonus episodes do not constitute legal advice. Listeners desiring legal advice for any particular legal matter are urged to consult an attorney of their choosing who can provide legal advice based upon a full understanding of the facts and circumstances of their claim. The views expressed on the Cup of Justice episodes also do not express the views or opinions of Bland Richter, LLP, or its attorneys. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On this highly anticipated episode of COJ, Mandy Matney and Liz Farrell interview Emmy Award-winning television host, executive producer of her acclaimed and syndicated talk show, veteran Journalist and Bestselling Author, Tamron Hall about her first Jordan Manning book 'As The Wicked Watch' and her new book in the series releasing March 12 "Watch Where They Hide". Learn more here or Order Your Copy Today: https://amzn.to/434C8Av To begin, Mandy and Liz reflect on the anniversary of Alex Murdaugh’s murder conviction and the implications as we return our focus back to Stephen Smith's case. Premium Members will get a deeper dive into Liz and Mandy's reflections with Alex's conviction in the rear view mirror.  Then Liz, Mandy and Tamron, three amazing journalists, discuss the problems with modern news reporting, what it’s like to cover true crime and Hall’s upcoming book “Watch Where They Hide.” To get your copy of 'Watch Where They Hide' you can pre-order from Amazon at the link below or learn more here. "In WATCH WHERE THEY HIDE, Tamron once again dives into the world of suspense and mystery with a page-turning novel, featuring Jordan Manning, a journalist with a background in forensic science as she delves into the case of Marla Hancock a mother in danger after leaving her verbally abusive husband and uncovers a sinister web of secrets that could lead right to the missing woman—or put Jordan in the crosshairs of her abductors" Premium Members also get access to searchable case files, written articles with documents, case photos, episode videos and exclusive live experiences with our hosts on lunasharkmedia.com all in one place. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3BdUtOE. And for those just wanting ad-free listening without all the other great content, we now offer ad-free listening on Apple Podcast through a subscription to Luna Shark Plus on the Apple Podcasts App. And we also offer access to exclusive video content through our new YouTube Premiere subscription. Check out the new Luna Shark Merch With a Mission shop at lunasharkmerch.com/ SUNscribe to our free email list to get alerts on bonus episodes, calls to action, new shows and updates. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3KBMJcP *** NEW: If you ever notice audio errors in the pod, email info@lunasharkmedia.com and we'll send you fun merch if you find something that needs to be adjusted! *** Find us on social media: Twitter.com/mandymatney - Twitter.com/elizfarrell - Twitter.com/theericbland https://www.facebook.com/cupofjustice/ YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
True Sunlight Podcast co-hosts Mandy Matney, Liz Farrell and everyone’s favorite attorney Eric Bland — check another item off their interview bucket list this week with one of the star witnesses from the Alex Murdaugh murder trial. Crime scene expert Dr. Kenny Kinsey sat down with Liz and Eric to talk about connecting with juries, how crimes scenes tell him the story of what happened to the victim and where law enforcement gets it wrong when investigating crime. Dr. Kinsey also shares stories from his stint in the Murdaugh spotlight — from the strange and wonderful gifts he’s gotten from his supporters to getting yelled at in restaurants by people who think Alex’s jury got it wrong. Perhaps most importantly, Dr. Kinsey gives a critical update in his investigation of Stephen Smith’s murder. Premium Members get a few exclusive discussions with Dr. Kinsey on his impressions from the Murdaugh spotlight and some lighter anecdotes on strange and wonderful gifts he’s received from his supporters. Premium Members also get access to searchable case files, written articles with documents, case photos, episode videos and exclusive live experiences with our hosts on lunasharkmedia.com all in one place. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3BdUtOE. And for those just wanting ad-free listening without all the other great content, we now offer ad-free listening on Apple Podcast through a subscription to Luna Shark Plus on the Apple Podcasts App. And we also offer access to exclusive video content through our new YouTube Premiere subscription. Check out EB's new merch with a mission at theericbland.com or the Luna Shark Merch With a Mission shop at lunasharkmerch.com/ SUNscribe to our free email list to get alerts on bonus episodes, calls to action, new shows and updates. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3KBMJcP *** NEW: If you ever notice audio errors in the pod, email info@lunasharkmedia.com and we'll send you fun merch if you find something that needs to be adjusted! *** Find us on social media: Twitter.com/mandymatney - Twitter.com/elizfarrell - Twitter.com/theericbland https://www.facebook.com/cupofjustice/ YouTube *The views expressed on the Cup of Justice bonus episodes do not constitute legal advice. Listeners desiring legal advice for any particular legal matter are urged to consult an attorney of their choosing who can provide legal advice based upon a full understanding of the facts and circumstances of their claim. The views expressed on the Cup of Justice episodes also do not express the views or opinions of Bland Richter, LLP, or its attorneys. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today, you’ll hear from two inspiring women from different parts of the justice system: Attorney and Legal Director for the South Carolina Victims Assistance Network Sarah Ford and Private Investigator Mackenzie Fultz aka Freedom Barbie on TikTok and Instagram. Sarah Ford met Mandy Matney as an attorney for victims in the Bowen Turner case. In this episode, you’ll hear them talk about all parts of the SC justice system and how to make it better from victims. You’ll hear from Mackenzie Fultz of the Dating Detectives Podcast talk about what it takes to become a Private Investigator and why more women should pursue careers in criminal justice systems. Learn more about Sarah and SCVAN at scvan.org/.  Sarah also has an awesome podcast called Stepping Toward Justice which you can listen to wherever you get your pods. Mandy will join Sarah at the 2024 Victims Matter Rally in Columbia, SC on March 21st.  And near the 30 minute mark, we’ll share Mandy's lively interview with Mackenzie Fultz. Host of The Dating Detectives Podcast, Mackenzie is a former Private Investigator that leads followers on entertaining journeys through the twists and turns of her investigations.  Learn more about Mackenzie here: instagram.com/freedom_barbie tiktok.com/@freedom_barbie  Premium Members will also get access to the full recordings from both conversations with Mackenzie and Sarah. Premium Members also get access to searchable case files, written articles with documents, case photos, episode videos and exclusive live experiences with our hosts on lunasharkmedia.com all in one place. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3BdUtOE. And for those just wanting ad-free listening without all the other great content, we now offer ad-free listening on Apple Podcast through a subscription to Luna Shark Plus on the Apple Podcasts App. And we also offer access to exclusive video content through our new YouTube Premiere subscription. SUNscribe to our free email list to get alerts on bonus episodes, calls to action, new shows and updates. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3KBMJcP *** NEW: If you ever notice audio errors in the pod, email info@lunasharkmedia.com and we'll send you fun merch if you find something that needs to be adjusted! *** Mandy's new book, Blood on Their Hands is out now. Go to www.bloodontheirhandsbook.com to learn more. Check out EB's new merch with a mission at theericbland.com or the Luna Shark Merch With a Mission shop at lunasharkmerch.com/ Find us on social media: Twitter.com/mandymatney - Twitter.com/elizfarrell - Twitter.com/theericbland https://www.facebook.com/cupofjustice/ YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Cup of Justice co-hosts Mandy Matney, Liz Farrell and Eric Bland discuss Taylor Swift’s boyfriend’s big win at the Super Bowl; what a Hilton Head Island attorney’s plea deal with the feds might mean for finding Alex Murdaugh’s missing money; why a judge’s removal from the bench points to a much bigger problem in South Carolina; as well as Eric’s motion to reconsider the court’s division of Alex’s assets. Premium members also get to hear an extended discussion about a defamation lawsuit filed against Mandy and Liz’s former employer. In other news, Mandy is excited to go back to Columbia South Carolina as we celebrate justice at the Capital City Club Columbia, SC to bring a special evening event you won’t want to miss! Premium Members can RSVP Today By Clicking the following link or visit lunasharkmedia.com/events to learn more. https://lunasharkmedia.com/event/capital-city-club-confidential/ Mandy's new book, Blood on Their Hands is out now. Go to www.bloodontheirhandsbook.com to learn more. Check out EB's new merch with a mission at theericbland.com or the Luna Shark Merch With a Mission shop at lunasharkmerch.com/ Premium Members also get access to searchable case files, written articles with documents, case photos, episode videos and exclusive live experiences with our hosts on lunasharkmedia.com all in one place. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3BdUtOE. And for those just wanting ad-free listening without all the other great content, we now offer ad-free listening on Apple Podcast through a subscription to Luna Shark Plus on the Apple Podcasts App. And we also offer access to exclusive video content through our new YouTube Premiere subscription. SUNscribe to our free email list to get alerts on bonus episodes, calls to action, new shows and updates. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3KBMJcP *** NEW: If you ever notice audio errors in the pod, email info@lunasharkmedia.com and we'll send you fun merch if you find something that needs to be adjusted! *** Find us on social media: Twitter.com/mandymatney - Twitter.com/elizfarrell - Twitter.com/theericbland https://www.facebook.com/cupofjustice/ YouTube *The views expressed on the Cup of Justice bonus episodes do not constitute legal advice. Listeners desiring legal advice for any particular legal matter are urged to consult an attorney of their choosing who can provide legal advice based upon a full understanding of the facts and circumstances of their claim. The views expressed on the Cup of Justice episodes also do not express the views or opinions of Bland Richter, LLP, or its attorneys. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On the one-year anniversary as a Cup of Justice team, Cup of Justice co-hosts Mandy Matney, Liz Farrell and Eric Bland reflect on the continued success of the show and why judges, politicians and lawyers have been hanging on their every word. Now that they’ve had a week without the constant distraction of breaking news in the Alex Murdaugh story, the three talk about Dick Harpootlian and Jim Griffin’s efforts to save face, why people claiming that Justice Jean Toal has helped the defense are plain wrong, and how one Washington Post columnist’s claims that Becky Hill is guilty of jury tampering are so far off base. Plus Premium members will get a special segment on how Dick Harpootlian has some steep competition this year for the District 26 Senate seat. In other news, Mandy is excited to go back to Columbia South Carolina as we celebrate justice at the Capital City Club Columbia, SC to bring a special evening event you won’t want to miss! Premium Members can RSVP Today By Clicking the following link or visit lunasharkmedia.com/events to learn more. https://lunasharkmedia.com/event/capital-city-club-confidential/ Mandy's new book, Blood on Their Hands is out now. Go to www.bloodontheirhandsbook.com to learn more.  Check out EB's new merch with a mission at theericbland.com or the Luna Shark Merch With a Mission shop at lunasharkmerch.com/ Premium Members also get access to searchable case files, written articles with documents, case photos, episode videos and exclusive live experiences with our hosts on lunasharkmedia.com all in one place. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3BdUtOE. And for those just wanting ad-free listening without all the other great content, we now offer ad-free listening on Apple Podcast through a subscription to Luna Shark Plus on the Apple Podcasts App. And we also offer access to exclusive video content through our new YouTube Premiere subscription. SUNscribe to our free email list to get alerts on bonus episodes, calls to action, new shows and updates. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3KBMJcP *** NEW: If you ever notice audio errors in the pod, email info@lunasharkmedia.com and we'll send you fun merch if you find something that needs to be adjusted! *** Find us on social media: Twitter.com/mandymatney - Twitter.com/elizfarrell - Twitter.com/theericbland https://www.facebook.com/cupofjustice/ YouTube *The views expressed on the Cup of Justice bonus episodes do not constitute legal advice. Listeners desiring legal advice for any particular legal matter are urged to consult an attorney of their choosing who can provide legal advice based upon a full understanding of the facts and circumstances of their claim. The views expressed on the Cup of Justice episodes also do not express the views or opinions of Bland Richter, LLP, or its attorneys. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Cup of Justice co-hosts Mandy Matney, Liz Farrell and Eric Bland have been vindicated … once again. After four long months of screaming from the rooftops that Team Murdaugh did not have evidence of jury tampering, COJ finally gets to close the lid on that debate: There will be no new trial for murderer Alex Murdaugh. In a tumultuous hearing that lasted all day, Justice Jean Toal — who, like her colleague Judge Clifton Newman, gives us hope — ruled that while Colleton County Clerk of Court Becky Hill may have been foolish, fame-seeking and not entirely credible, she did not tamper with the jury for her book sales. On today’s show Mandy, Liz and Eric discuss what went down in Richland County Courthouse on Monday and what comes next now that they have their answer.    In other news, Mandy is excited to go back to Columbia South Carolina as we celebrate justice at the Capital City Club Columbia, SC to bring a special evening event you won’t want to miss!! Luna Shark CEO and celebrated journalist Mandy Matney will be joined by Attorney and Legal Director of the South Carolina Victim Assistance Network, Sarah A. Ford, for an evening reception and examination of state government, true crime and media and of course the conclusion of this very long saga. This Exclusive In-Person Event is restricted to Invited Clubs Members and Luna Shark Premium Members Only – RSVP Today By Clicking the following link or visit lunasharkmedia.com/events to learn more. https://lunasharkmedia.com/event/capital-city-club-confidential/ Mandy's new book, Blood on Their Hands arrived November 14th. Go to www.bloodontheirhandsbook.com to learn more.  Check out EB's new merch with a mission at theericbland.com or the Luna Shark Merch With a Mission shop at lunasharkmerch.com/ Premium Members also get access to searchable case files, written articles with documents, case photos, episode videos and exclusive live experiences with our hosts on lunasharkmedia.com all in one place. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3BdUtOE. And for those just wanting ad-free listening without all the other great content, we now offer ad-free listening on Apple Podcast through a subscription to Luna Shark Plus on the Apple Podcasts App. And we also offer access to exclusive video content through our new YouTube Premiere subscription. SUNscribe to our free email list to get alerts on bonus episodes, calls to action, new shows and updates. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3KBMJcP *** NEW: If you ever notice audio errors in the pod, email info@lunasharkmedia.com and we'll send you fun merch if you find something that needs to be adjusted! *** Find us on social media: Twitter.com/mandymatney - Twitter.com/elizfarrell - Twitter.com/theericbland https://www.facebook.com/cupofjustice/ YouTube *The views expressed on the Cup of Justice bonus episodes do not constitute legal advice. Listeners desiring legal advice for any particular legal matter are urged to consult an attorney of their choosing who can provide legal advice based upon a full understanding of the facts and circumstances of their claim. The views expressed on the Cup of Justice episodes also do not express the views or opinions of Bland Richter, LLP, or its attorneys. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
This week’s #CupofJustice is a little different as we invite new contributors to expose the truth, give voice to victims and get the story straight. On today’s show, Mandy Matney and everyone’s favorite attorney Eric Bland explore ethics in defending clients with superhero and criminal defense attorney Noah Pines.  Noah Pines is a Criminal Defense Attorney from Philly, and currently practicing in Atlanta, Georgia. Noah was one of the first supporters of the Murdaugh Murders Podcast. We were honored to discuss⚖️ how he found himself in the legal profession, ☀️ how he became a fan of our podcast and mission, and how hard it is to overturn a murder conviction 🆓.  In a segment reserved just for Premium Members, Noah starts asking the questions to EB and Mandy about the team and what’s next for COJ.  Next month, Mandy and Liz hope to welcome Noah’s client… Joey Watkins who was finally released from prison after 22 years as his conviction for a crime he didn’t commit was overturned. No small feat to say the least.  We’ll be doing more episodes like this where one or two COJ hosts interview special guests and we’d love to hear your feedback as COJ amplifies more voices, illuminates more cases and educates you on more concepts. Stay tuned for more interviews with best selling author and TV host Tamron Hall, Redhanded's Hannah Maguire and Suruthi Bala, and others.  I am so excited to share this interview with you, so let’s get into it.... Mandy's new book, Blood on Their Hands arrived November 14th. Go to www.bloodontheirhandsbook.com to learn more.  Check out EB's new merch with a mission at theericbland.com or the Luna Shark Merch With a Mission shop at lunasharkmerch.com/ Premium Members also get access to searchable case files, written articles with documents, case photos, episode videos and exclusive live experiences with our hosts on lunasharkmedia.com all in one place. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3BdUtOE. And for those just wanting ad-free listening without all the other great content, we now offer ad-free listening on Apple Podcast through a subscription to Luna Shark Plus on the Apple Podcasts App. And we also offer access to exclusive video content through our new YouTube Premiere subscription. SUNscribe to our free email list to get alerts on bonus episodes, calls to action, new shows and updates. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3KBMJcP *** NEW: If you ever notice audio errors in the pod, email info@lunasharkmedia.com and we'll send you fun merch if you find something that needs to be adjusted! *** Find us on social media: Twitter.com/mandymatney - Twitter.com/elizfarrell - Twitter.com/theericbland https://www.facebook.com/cupofjustice/ YouTube *The views expressed on the Cup of Justice bonus episodes do not constitute legal advice. Listeners desiring legal advice for any particular legal matter are urged to consult an attorney of their choosing who can provide legal advice based upon a full understanding of the facts and circumstances of their claim. The views expressed on the Cup of Justice episodes also do not express the views or opinions of Bland Richter, LLP, or its attorneys. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
True Sunlight Podcast co-hosts Mandy Matney, Liz Farrell and everyone’s favorite attorney Eric Bland all agree that Alex Murdaugh has extremely low chances of getting a new trial after Justice Toal essentially took Dick and Jim’s wide scope of allegations related to potential jury tampering and tore 95 percent of them to shreds.  While Dick and Jim convinced the media — and frankly, way too many other people — that this hearing will come down to Becky’s credibility, Justice Toal said... Oh wait!! No it wont! Essentially, Judge Toal ruled that “prejudice must be proven and not presumed” — meaning she does not care about Becky’s problems, she cares about what was said to the JURORS WHO RENDERED A VERDICT.  This was extremely validating for all of us because we have felt we’ve been on this lonely gaslit island for months now being pretty much the only members of the media to say there needs to be a separation between Becky’s ethical issues and evidence of jury tampering.... So yes, 'Toal ya so'...  Let’s get into it.... Mandy's new book, Blood on Their Hands arrived November 14th. Go to www.bloodontheirhandsbook.com to learn more.  Check out EB's new merch with a mission at theericbland.com or the Luna Shark Merch With a Mission shop at lunasharkmerch.com/ Premium Members also get access to searchable case files, written articles with documents, case photos, episode videos and exclusive live experiences with our hosts on lunasharkmedia.com all in one place. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3BdUtOE. And for those just wanting ad-free listening without all the other great content, we now offer ad-free listening on Apple Podcast through a subscription to Luna Shark Plus on the Apple Podcasts App. And we also offer access to exclusive video content through our new YouTube Premiere subscription. SUNscribe to our free email list to get alerts on bonus episodes, calls to action, new shows and updates. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3KBMJcP *** NEW: If you ever notice audio errors in the pod, email info@lunasharkmedia.com and we'll send you fun merch if you find something that needs to be adjusted! *** Find us on social media: Twitter.com/mandymatney - Twitter.com/elizfarrell - Twitter.com/theericbland https://www.facebook.com/cupofjustice/ YouTube *The views expressed on the Cup of Justice bonus episodes do not constitute legal advice. Listeners desiring legal advice for any particular legal matter are urged to consult an attorney of their choosing who can provide legal advice based upon a full understanding of the facts and circumstances of their claim. The views expressed on the Cup of Justice episodes also do not express the views or opinions of Bland Richter, LLP, or its attorneys. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
True Sunlight Podcast co-hosts Mandy Matney, Liz Farrell and everyone’s favorite attorney Eric Bland delve into the most important issues retired Justice Jean Toal will have to decide on in a week, when she gets the band back together for a status conference regarding Alex Murdaugh’s quest for a new trial. Plus, the three consider what an evidentiary hearing might look like if Justice Toal clears the way for one. Will Judge Clifton Newman have to take the witness stand? Will jurors be protected from outside pressures? Can the justice system withstand this upcoming battle with Team Murdaugh? Premium Members will also get to listen to our discussion about the year ahead, the ongoing social media wars that have come with this case — which we are done giving any power to, and our biggest concerns going into these hearings.  Plus we even talk a little about the new documentary series about a 1989 case in Boston that tore the city apart. Let’s get into it.... Mandy's new book, Blood on Their Hands arrived November 14th. Go to www.bloodontheirhandsbook.com to learn more.  Check out EB's new merch with a mission at theericbland.com or the Luna Shark Merch With a Mission shop at lunasharkmerch.com/ Premium Members also get access to searchable case files, written articles with documents, case photos, episode videos and exclusive live experiences with our hosts on lunasharkmedia.com all in one place. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3BdUtOE. And for those just wanting ad-free listening without all the other great content, we now offer ad-free listening on Apple Podcast through a subscription to Luna Shark Plus on the Apple Podcasts App. And we also offer access to exclusive video content through our new YouTube Premiere subscription. SUNscribe to our free email list to get alerts on bonus episodes, calls to action, new shows and updates. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3KBMJcP *** NEW: If you ever notice audio errors in the pod, email info@lunasharkmedia.com and we'll send you fun merch if you find something that needs to be adjusted! *** Find us on social media: Twitter.com/mandymatney - Twitter.com/elizfarrell - Twitter.com/theericbland https://www.facebook.com/cupofjustice/ YouTube *The views expressed on the Cup of Justice bonus episodes do not constitute legal advice. Listeners desiring legal advice for any particular legal matter are urged to consult an attorney of their choosing who can provide legal advice based upon a full understanding of the facts and circumstances of their claim. The views expressed on the Cup of Justice episodes also do not express the views or opinions of Bland Richter, LLP, or its attorneys. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Happy New Year Y’all!! As you may have learned on the last episode from season two of True Sunlight, 2023 was a roller coaster of ups and downs, confronting evil, and rallying action where change is desperately needed. Eric, Liz and Mandy took this week off from COJ to enjoy time with those that matter most to us so today’s show will be a little different. Today, on this first episode of the second season, we’ll be sharing Mandy's conversations with two amazing women... Attorney Emily D. Baker and Crime Analyst Laura Richards.  If you liked the interviews from today’s show or if you want invitations to in-person and virtual events, access to breaking documents and content, or opportunities to crowd-fund new investigations in 2024, please visit Lunashark.Supercast.com. On this episode, Premium Members are listening to the full hour interviews featuring Emily and Laura. Join Luna Shark Premium today at Lunashark.Supercast.com. Emily D. Baker is a legal genius and host of a powerful YouTube Channel with almost a million subscribers. Emily is an attorney who covers everything from Johnny Depp, to Murdaugh and beyond. Learn more about Emily here: youtube.com/@TheEmilyDBaker emilydbaker.com/ instagram.com/TheEmilyDBaker And near the 30 minute mark, we’ll share Mandy's thought provoking interview with Laura Richards, who hosts the magnificent podcast, Crime Analyst. Laura is an award winning criminal behavioral analyst, formerly of New Scotland Yard and an international expert on domestic abuse, coercive control, stalking, sexual violence homicide and risk assessment. Learn more about Laura here: crime-analyst.com/ youtube.com/@crimeanalyst twitter.com/thecrimeanalyst instagram.com/crimeanalyst/ thelaurarichards.com dashriskchecklist.com/ Stay tuned for more episodes like this with EB and Liz getting the scoop on everything under the sun. And don't miss an explosive episode of True Sunlight this Thursday. All that being said, let’s get into it.  Premium Members also get access to searchable case files, written articles with documents, case photos, episode videos and exclusive live experiences with our hosts on lunasharkmedia.com all in one place. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3BdUtOE. And for those just wanting ad-free listening without all the other great content, we now offer ad-free listening on Apple Podcast through a subscription to Luna Shark Plus on the Apple Podcasts App. And we also offer access to exclusive video content through our new YouTube Premiere subscription. SUNscribe to our free email list to get alerts on bonus episodes, calls to action, new shows and updates. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3KBMJcP Mandy's new book, Blood on Their Hands is out now. Go to www.bloodontheirhandsbook.com to learn more.  Check out EB's new merch with a mission at theericbland.com or the Luna Shark Merch With a Mission shop at lunasharkmerch.com/ *** NEW: If you ever notice audio errors in the pod, email info@lunasharkmedia.com and we'll send you fun merch if you find something that needs to be adjusted! *** Find us on social media: Twitter.com/mandymatney - Twitter.com/elizfarrell - Twitter.com/theericbland https://www.facebook.com/cupofjustice/ YouTube *The views expressed on the Cup of Justice bonus episodes do not constitute legal advice. Listeners desiring legal advice for any particular legal matter are urged to consult an attorney of their choosing who can provide legal advice based upon a full understanding of the facts and circumstances of their claim. The views expressed on the Cup of Justice episodes also do not express the views or opinions of Bland Richter, LLP, or its attorneys Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
True Sunlight Podcast co-hosts Mandy Matney, Liz Farrell and everyone’s favorite attorney Eric Bland discuss what they expect to see now that Justice Jean Toal has been assigned to hear Alex Murdaugh’s motion for a new trial. Is her assignment a win for Team Murdaugh? Or will justice prevail? Plus, the three talk about what was revealed when Colleton County released a year’s worth of Clerk of Court Becky Hill’s emails — including the frustrating revelation that Becky was behind two petty lies being spread by trolls. Today we focused on the appointment of Justice Jean Toal to hear Alex Murdaugh’s motion for a new trial. Eric shares his personal experiences with Justice Toal, plus we share what our sources have been telling us about what her appointment might mean and what we can expect to see in the next two months. Also in the episode we talk about the reckless publication of more than 2,000 emails from Becky County email address and some of the chaos that this has caused.  On this episode, Premium Members get insight into common consequences (or lack there of) for ethics violations in South Carolina and how the most recent data dump caused cruel harassment of a special needs adult that happens to be a dear friend of this show and our hosts. Join Luna Shark Premium today at Lunashark.Supercast.com. Premium Members also get access to searchable case files, written articles with documents, case photos, episode videos and exclusive live experiences with our hosts on lunasharkmedia.com all in one place. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3BdUtOE. And for those just wanting ad-free listening without all the other great content, we now offer ad-free listening on Apple Podcast through a subscription to Luna Shark Plus on the Apple Podcasts App. And we also offer access to exclusive video content through our new YouTube Premiere subscription. SUNscribe to our free email list to get alerts on bonus episodes, calls to action, new shows and updates. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3KBMJcP Mandy's new book, Blood on Their Hands arrived November 14th. Go to www.bloodontheirhandsbook.com to learn more.  Check out EB's new merch with a mission at theericbland.com or the Luna Shark Merch With a Mission shop at lunasharkmerch.com/ *** NEW: If you ever notice audio errors in the pod, email info@lunasharkmedia.com and we'll send you fun merch if you find something that needs to be adjusted! *** Find us on social media: Twitter.com/mandymatney - Twitter.com/elizfarrell - Twitter.com/theericbland https://www.facebook.com/cupofjustice/ YouTube *The views expressed on the Cup of Justice bonus episodes do not constitute legal advice. Listeners desiring legal advice for any particular legal matter are urged to consult an attorney of their choosing who can provide legal advice based upon a full understanding of the facts and circumstances of their claim. The views expressed on the Cup of Justice episodes also do not express the views or opinions of Bland Richter, LLP, or its attorneys. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
True Sunlight Podcast co-hosts Mandy Matney, Liz Farrell and everyone’s favorite attorney Eric Bland talk about the silly dramas and rich ironies popping up behind the scenes with the Becky Hill case. Also on the show, a discussion about Peter J. Strauss, the HIlton Head Island lawyer who might hold some of the answers as to where convicted murderer and thief Alex Murdaugh stashed his stolen money. Plus, can anyone attend a deposition? And are deposition transcripts subject to public records laws? In other words, how can average citizens get their hands on the juicy details of a case? Join Luna Shark Premium today at Lunashark.Supercast.com. Premium Members also get access to searchable case files, written articles with documents, case photos, episode videos and exclusive live experiences with our hosts on lunasharkmedia.com all in one place. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3BdUtOE. And for those just wanting ad-free listening without all the other great content, we now offer ad-free listening on Apple Podcast through a subscription to Luna Shark Plus on the Apple Podcasts App. SUNscribe to our free email list to get alerts on bonus episodes, calls to action, new shows and updates. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3KBMJcP Mandy's new book, Blood on Their Hands arrived November 14th. Go to www.bloodontheirhandsbook.com to learn more.  *** NEW: If you ever notice audio errors in the pod, email info@lunasharkmedia.com and we'll send you fun merch if you find something that needs to be adjusted! *** Find us on social media: Twitter.com/mandymatney - Twitter.com/elizfarrell - Twitter.com/theericbland https://www.facebook.com/cupofjustice/ YouTube *The views expressed on the Cup of Justice bonus episodes do not constitute legal advice. Listeners desiring legal advice for any particular legal matter are urged to consult an attorney of their choosing who can provide legal advice based upon a full understanding of the facts and circumstances of their claim. The views expressed on the Cup of Justice episodes also do not express the views or opinions of Bland Richter, LLP, or its attorneys. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
True Sunlight Podcast co-hosts Mandy Matney, Liz Farrell and everyone’s favorite attorney Eric Bland — talk about the potential damage caused by a TikTok lawyer from South Carolina who appears to have been leaked at least one of the ethics complaints filed against Colleton County Clerk of Court Becky Hill in July. Also on the show, a discussion about why Becky’s credibility might factor into the decision to grant Alex Murdaugh a new trial. Plus, if Alex is granted a new trial, what does this mean for the sanctity of the jury process moving forward. On today’s show we also talk about the different types of defamation that exist and what South Carolina’s oath of civility means in terms of how lawyers are expected to conduct themselves in and out of the courtroom. One thing we’re discovering behind the scenes is that just about every aspect of what’s happening to Becky Hill is tied to a Murdaugh associate in some way — either directly or indirectly. This surprises us zero, obviously. And we'll talk about the why's in this episode.  Let's get into it... On this episode, Luna Shark Premium Members get a couple super exclusive tidbits from EB about his early days as a layer. Join Luna Shark Premium today at Lunashark.Supercast.com. Premium Members also get access to searchable case files, written articles with documents, case photos, episode videos and exclusive live experiences with our hosts on lunasharkmedia.com all in one place. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3BdUtOE. And for those just wanting ad-free listening without all the other great content, we now offer ad-free listening on Apple Podcast through a subscription to Luna Shark Plus on the Apple Podcasts App. SUNscribe to our free email list to get alerts on bonus episodes, calls to action, new shows and updates. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3KBMJcP Mandy's new book, Blood on Their Hands arrived November 14th. Go to www.bloodontheirhandsbook.com to learn more.  *** NEW: If you ever notice audio errors in the pod, email info@lunasharkmedia.com and we'll send you fun merch if you find something that needs to be adjusted! *** Find us on social media: Twitter.com/mandymatney - Twitter.com/elizfarrell - Twitter.com/theericbland https://www.facebook.com/cupofjustice/ YouTube *The views expressed on the Cup of Justice bonus episodes do not constitute legal advice. Listeners desiring legal advice for any particular legal matter are urged to consult an attorney of their choosing who can provide legal advice based upon a full understanding of the facts and circumstances of their claim. The views expressed on the Cup of Justice episodes also do not express the views or opinions of Bland Richter, LLP, or its attorneys. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
True Sunlight Podcast co-hosts Mandy Matney, Liz Farrell and everyone’s favorite attorney Eric Bland — unpack Alex Murdaugh’s psychotic and bizarre performance at last week’s sentencing hearing for his financial crimes. Alex’s 50-minute statement to the court was a reminder of how this dangerous man was able to leverage his family’s power to steal from so many for so long. Also on the show, what it’s going to take to break down and rebuild South Carolina’s highly corrupt judicial system once and for all. And thank you to all the amazing fans who came out to The Co-Op Hillsboro Village in Nashville on Sunday. We had a blast - big shout out to Mandy the dog and her parents.  Even after almost five years of covering this man, we still find ourselves with jaws on the floor constantly learning that even when we think we’ve seen the worst of this murdering thief, he’s always ready to show us that he’s just getting started. Last week was also a difficult one for the South Carolina justice system. Not only did we have to deal with Alex’s sick 50-minute performance at the hearing, we learned that the Judicial Merit Selection Commission NOMINATED David Miller … the 2nd circuit assistant solicitor who made his name helping lawyer-legislators like Rep. Todd Rutherford and Sen. Brad Hutto strike dangerous and practically off-books deals for their clients. Like we say in today’s episode, we are at war and it’s time put sunlight on the JMSC the likes of which they’ve never seen before. Let’s get into it.... On this episode, Luna Shark Premium Members get a couple super exclusive tidbits from EB about what Dick and Jim did immediately after the sentencing and a scoop about what's next for Judge Newman. Join Luna Shark Premium today at Lunashark.Supercast.com. Premium Members also get access to searchable case files, written articles with documents, case photos, episode videos and exclusive live experiences with our hosts on lunasharkmedia.com all in one place. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3BdUtOE. And for those just wanting ad-free listening without all the other great content, we now offer ad-free listening on Apple Podcast through a subscription to Luna Shark Plus on the Apple Podcasts App. SUNscribe to our free email list to get alerts on bonus episodes, calls to action, new shows and updates. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3KBMJcP Mandy's new book, Blood on Their Hands arrived November 14th. Go to www.bloodontheirhandsbook.com to learn more.  *** NEW: If you ever notice audio errors in the pod, email info@lunasharkmedia.com and we'll send you fun merch if you find something that needs to be adjusted! *** Find us on social media: Twitter.com/mandymatney - Twitter.com/elizfarrell - Twitter.com/theericbland https://www.facebook.com/cupofjustice/ YouTube *The views expressed on the Cup of Justice bonus episodes do not constitute legal advice. Listeners desiring legal advice for any particular legal matter are urged to consult an attorney of their choosing who can provide legal advice based upon a full understanding of the facts and circumstances of their claim. The views expressed on the Cup of Justice episodes also do not express the views or opinions of Bland Richter, LLP, or its attorneys. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
True Sunlight Podcast co-hosts Mandy Matney, Liz Farrell and everyone’s favorite attorney Eric Bland — talk about what people can expect to see at Tuesday morning’s hearing for Alex Murdaugh, where he’ll be sentenced for his financial crimes. Also on the show, who cares what Alex ate for Thanksgiving Dinner? (Certainly none of us, but some media outlets can't seem to help themselves). Plus what’s going on with the oddly timed arrest of Colleton County Clerk of Court Becky Hill’s son and a look at the latest in the Stephen Smith case... On today’s show, Liz, Eric and I break down what you can expect to see in the hearing. Plus, we look at a ”48 Hours” update on where SLED stands with Stephen Smith’s investigation — including where things are at getting Stephen’s text messages. Premium members will get a deeper look at the odd timing of SLED arresting Becky Hill’s son right before Thanksgiving and what we think is behind all of it.  Luna Shark Premium Members get access to searchable case files, written articles with documents, case photos, episode videos and exclusive live experiences with our hosts on lunasharkmedia.com, Discord and YouTube LIVE through Lunashark.supercast.com. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3BdUtOE. Thank you to Scott Murray for planning an awesome on-the-fly book signing at the 25th annual Turkey Bowl - and all the fans that came out to support our mission.  We’re proud to broadcast the sentencing today for all our Premium Soak Up The sun Members and if you’re at the Jayhawks game tonight in Lawrence we hope to see you out there. Check out our events page linked in the description to learn where we’ll be next.  Let’s get into it! We now offer ad-free listening on Apple Podcasts through a subscription to Luna Shark Plus on the Apple Podcasts App. SUNscribe to our free email list to get alerts on bonus episodes, calls to action, new shows and updates. CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3KBMJcP Mandy's new book, Blood on Their Hands arrived November 14th. Go to www.bloodontheirhandsbook.com to learn more. Stay tuned for a big announcement for all Premium Members who purchase a copy soon! *** NEW: If you ever notice audio errors in the pod, email info@lunasharkmedia.com and we'll send you fun merch if you find something that needs to be adjusted! *** Find us on social media: Twitter.com/mandymatney - Twitter.com/elizfarrell - Twitter.com/theericbland https://www.facebook.com/cupofjustice/ YouTube *The views expressed on the Cup of Justice bonus episodes do not constitute legal advice. Listeners desiring legal advice for any particular legal matter are urged to consult an attorney of their choosing who can provide legal advice based upon a full understanding of the facts and circumstances of their claim. The views expressed on the Cup of Justice episodes also do not express the views or opinions of Bland Richter, LLP, or its attorneys. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
loading
Comments (33)

Staci BAMS

Great and compelling episode! Get him on more shows.

Jan 25th
Reply

N Lee

The narcissism of Alex and his alleged dream team was on full display in his quest for a new trial. They were so steeped in their arrogance it didn't occur to them to have a plan B in case things didn't go their way. Lawyering is hard when you don't have the system rigged in your favor.

Jan 17th
Reply

Staci BAMS

Bottom line, the jury got it right! Murdaughs Dream Team was a NIGHTMARE.

Nov 19th
Reply

Staci BAMS

The elephant in the conversation... the Orange factor. IMO it boils down to Fucktardicus.

Nov 8th
Reply

asknise

It's so much fun watching the good old boys panic because they've finally been caught with their hand in the cookie jar.

Sep 13th
Reply (1)

Lisa Schrant

It might be that Buster is afraid he may be next if he goes against his dad.

Sep 12th
Reply

ID25757340

Sorry for being a bit mean before, It was not meant to sound mean 😢 forgive me!!!

Jul 30th
Reply

Marcia Good

The question shouldn’t be “why did she stay”, the question should be “why didn’t he stop abusing her?”

Jul 12th
Reply

Heidi Saiko

sorry guys we don't want him in Minnesota 🤣

May 2nd
Reply

Patricia W

LOL! TURN HIMSELF BACK IN! 😆 😆 😆

May 2nd
Reply

Sharon Grant

What if there is some type of connection between Price and Murdaugh?

Apr 28th
Reply

asknise

Great talk with Sheryl! I'm glad to hear someone else say what I've been thinking....so many parallels with the former president. Also, Bone Valley is just as good as Sheryl described. The injustice in Leo's case is maddening. ☹️

Apr 17th
Reply

Ashlee McCartney

"Sandy deserved to be able to grieve without media", says Eric Bland, while Mandy & Liz murmur their approval 🙄 But the whole shebang was video recorded by a private videographer to which Sandy has full rights (and will sell) while Mandy shares pictures. All of you are incredibly transparent and a perfect example of what NOT to be. PS I'm just wondering if I'm one of the bots and paid trolls that Mandy & Liz is speaking of? Because I'm very real and I think it's not wise to be speaking of or inciting violence towards any person. Im not surprised by the behaviour,, You both are known for it,, but it is very surprising the lawyer sitting beside you allowed it and it wasn't edited out. Ashlee Satterfield - Mcc.

Apr 4th
Reply

ID25757340

It is surreal hearing some HEROES, having to say why something so private was not publicera. I think you rock so much. If anything ever happened to me- i wish ppl like YOU kept at it. You have integritet heart and a true want for some justicd for Stephen. Do not take the trolls to heart. Real people are on Sandy and the entire family ’s side and yours ❤️🌟✨❤️ i hope they figure it out ./love from actoss the world. Ppl need to calm down…

Apr 3rd
Reply

ID25757340

It is surreal hearing some HEROES, having to say why something so private was not publicera. I think you rock so much. If anything ever happened to me- i wish ppl like YOU kept at it. You have integritet heart and a true want for some justicd for Stephen. Do not take the trolls to heart. Real people are on Sandy and the entire family ’s side and yours ❤️🌟✨❤️ i hope they figure it out ./love from actoss the world. Ppl need to calm down…

Apr 3rd
Reply

michele abramson

Ken Main Unsolved No More youtube. He started national cold case organization. He doesn't give up!

Mar 27th
Reply

Amanda Williams

"I'm old" .... we were all thinking that Poot.

Mar 14th
Reply (1)

Amanda Williams

yikes, crying. pass.

Mar 14th
Reply

N Lee

Serial killers kill 3 or more people with a significant time between kills. AM is a family annihilator.

Mar 13th
Reply

L S

I said he'd get on the stand. He thinks he's the most intelligent man in the room. He's a fool.

Mar 3rd
Reply
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store