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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Mistrial and Error

A small one today, cuz I have stuff to do.

I would hate to be a lawyer right now.

First, you fail to convict a socially-guilty girl in Casey Anthony, a person who was charged with murdering her daughter.  You have a flimsy evidence pile and circumstantial evidence all around, and yet you continue to go for the death penalty.  Not surprisingly, you failed on that.  You succeeded in getting her for lying, which we already knew.  Oh, and she'll be out in the next couple of days.  Nice.

Second, you try to convict Roger Clemens, one of the greatest pitchers of all time, but you show evidence to the jury that you weren't suppose to to begin with.  I would hate to be the guy who edited that videotape right now.  And now the judge declared a mistrial because of that.  Double jeopardy might be involved, so Clemens might get off scott-free.

Man, I'm not even a lawyer and I know the basics of law.   Don't fight a losing battle, and don't screw up.  Those are your two jobs to do, people.  If you can't even do those right, something is terribly, terribly wrong.

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