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Friday, June 07, 2013

"How Can You Defend Them" - Revisited...

If you type the above quotation into this blog search bar, you will see that I have addressed this topic - how a defense attorney can defend clients (particularly those accused of heinous crimes) - on several previous occasions.  Here is a nice story by a federal judge about defending a client accused of murder back when the judge was a defense lawyer.  It goes beyond the systemic and constitutional bases for what we do, and touches more on the human aspect: