Tuesday, September 23, 2003

What happens if the same prosecutors have charges pending against your lawyer

In Washington v. U.S., Judge Jones of the W.D. Va. concludes that the defendant is not entitled to a new trial, even though he had some colorable points to raise about tactics his counsel did not pursue, and the counsel with Rickey Young, the Martinsville lawyer who was himself prosecuted at about the same time as the defendant.

I'm wondering how the moving party managed to file such a detailed and substantive motion post-judgment, but could not manage to do better at preserving the same issues during the trial - maybe he has some help from prison writing his court papers these days.

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