Friday, December 29, 2006

NY Judge Says Drowsy Lawyer Provided Good Assistance

Lawyer Provided Excellent Defense Despite Sleeping During Trial, ays Federal Judge, N.Y.L.J. (, Dec. 15, 2006.

Denying a new trial, the judge noted that the lawyers didn't doze much -- and it was mostly during some tedious, routine testimony about gambling machines and agent surveillance of an organization. The judge kept the courtroom cold (telling the jurors to bring sweaters) and made sure the lawyer was supplied with ice water. In the end, his client was found not guilty on more counts than any of his codefendants.

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