Sometimes — Just Sometimes, Mind You — Rules Matter

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  1. Mike says:

    I would love to know who that former DDA is. Unbelievable.

  2. Ken says:

    Mike, my policy is not to call out litigation opponents by name, or by sufficient details to identify them. Anything else would be an abuse of anonymity. This incident was years ago, and DAs get onto the bench so often that there is effectively zero chance that anyone would identify him.

  3. Paul Baxter says:

    I'm sympathetic to your point, but this runs up against the PR problem (or at least one of them) that consistently dogs criminal defense: the public wants ALL information to be brought to bear to determine innocence or guilt.

    Nobody likes the idea that evidence which might have proved someone guilty could be suppressed by some technicality like the constitution.

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