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Martha: On Trial, in Jail, and on a Comeback by Robert Slater

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Cast of Characters

The Judge

Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum—The 74-year-old U.S. District Court Judge, a Brooklyn native, presided over the Martha Stewart trial.

In 1953, she was one of only eight women to earn her law degree from Columbia University. As a federal judge, she was considered erudite, businesslike, prudent, refined, no-nonsense, and above all, fair.

The Defendants

Martha Stewart—Emerging from humble beginnings, she established an entire new industry of homemaking and entertaining; hosting television shows and writing books; she built a business empire around the new industry. For taking a controversial stock tip in 2001, she wound up in jail, after which she began a remarkable comeback.

Peter Bacanovic—Through his friendship with Martha's ...

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