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Prior to trial, petitioner believes, the court warned the defense attorneys something to the effect of: “This trial is not going to be about police and prosecutorial misconduct.”  The defense was on notice that their entire case plan of putting the system on trial was not to be presented to the jury.  Thus, petitioner was […]

http://voicerussia.com/radio_broadcast/70924886/114960376.html  Afternoon Show   →   Opinion: Manning trial is about ‘the public’s right to know what their government is up to’ Tags: Politics, Interviews, US, Wikileaks, Bradley Manning Rob Sachs Jun 3, 2013 14:56 WASHINGTON — The Bradley Manning trial began Monday at Fort Meade, MD. In February, Manning pleaded guilty to lesser charges that could result in 20 years behind bars, but […]

Failure-to-Recall Instruction At defendant’s competency trial, all the experts agreed that defendant appeared to suffer from impaired memory. Therefore, at the prosecution’s request, the jury was instructed: “The inability to recall facts or information does not in and of itself render a defendant incompetent to stand trial; however, it is a factor to be considered […]

In American jurisprudence it suffices that the testimony of one witness who is believed is sufficient for a conviction.  The Bible disagrees.  The Bible says the following in Deuteronomy 19:15, as it relates to criminal inquests and prosecutions: “A single witness shall not suffice against a person for any crime or for any wrong in […]

Why is it forever necessary for one to defend a career choice?  On the Defense of Criminals is my personal statement, taking a historical and political view of why one would undertake the defense of criminals, and why every lawyer should, at least once in their career, undertake the endeavor. On the Defense of Criminals; An […]