Followup Blog Post

Remember yesterday?  When I posted about the 2 different outcomes for a criminal trial?  The only difference was paid counsel or a public defender.  Well here’s a very well-respected legal “pundit” who read the opinion.

Bottom line:  The judge would have employed a different set of tactics and strategic decisions than Sherman. He simply thought Sherman’s approach was wrong.

NUTS.  That’s not the grounds for reversal.  You have to show a) the lawyer screwed up big time and b) that the big-time screwup affected whether or not you were found guilty.  Do you know how hard that is to do?  Apparently it is incredibly hard to do when it’s a public defender. And incredibly easy to do when you have a lot of money.


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