Topics and Guests: May 17

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Did a witness at the Michael Jackson (search) trial backfire on the "King of Pop's" defense? Plus, which big names are expected to take the stand in the molestation trial? We'll get the lowdown from Greta's legal eagles:

• Jim Hammer, former San Francisco assistant district attorney
• Ted Williams, criminal defense attorney
• Jeanine Pirro, district attorney for Westchester County, New York
• Laura Ingle, KFI Radio reporter
• Bernie Grimm, criminal defense attorney

Plus, just how close are congressional Republicans to using their "nuclear option" (search) to break threatened Democratic filibusters? We'll investigate.

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