"And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God"
-- Micah 6:8

"The duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice, not merely to convict."
-- American Bar Association Standard 3-1.2(c)

"There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia."
--Pope Benedict XVI, June 2004

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Pro Se defendants

Ken Lammers posts on dealing with the pro-se defendant as a prosecutor. We all have such stories. My best example was a guy who among the dozens of other arguments (like demanding to know whether we would be prosecuting him under "continental, maritime, ecclesiastical, or civil" law) insisted that he could not be convicted because the charging documents did not properly recite his true name of Edward., Rourke. Since the officer improperly omitted the period and the comma between his names, he argued, the Court could not convict him.

Alrighty then.

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