07 September 2006

On Keeping an Open Mind

Blonde Justice thinks that Bad Prosecutors Will Be Violated and describes how having tunnel vision and not being willing to look at your evidence critically can end up biting you in the hind quarters. Although she is miffed at prosecutors who do not listen to friendly warnings about their case, her point applies equally to defenders, who occasionally suffer from the same type of dogged tunnel vision about their theory of their case.

Are ya taking notes, Ken? (just kidding: anyone who's read this blog for a while knows that Ken's too smart to think a case can never go south quickly when the evidence doesn't shape up as you think it will).

2 comments:

martin said...

Well Tom, I thought the difference was that the prosecution's job is to find the truth, so it leads to justice whereas the defense's job is zealous advocacy for the client. Do I understand this correctly?

martin said...

Well Tom, I thought the difference was that the prosecution's job is to find the truth, so it leads to justice whereas the defense's job is zealous advocacy for the client. Do I understand this correctly?

(Sorry if it's duplicate, but doen't show on my browser.)