John Edwards is the North Carolina lawyer and former US Senator who became the Democratic nominee for Vice President in 2004. In 2008, he ran for President on his own. Today, after years of investigation and extensive negotiations over a possible plea bargain, he was indicted by a federal grand jury in his home state for using unreported financial contributions to help his campaign. The government says almost a million dollars went to keep secret Edwards' extramarital affair with a campaign worker he impregnated. Legal experts predict an ugly trial. Rick Hasen is Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine.