In the news, DELIBERATE ON THIS!!!  Hahaha, man! Worst trial move ever! I wonder what his attorney said to him afterwards. . .

2 Responses to “Haha!”

  1. Phelps says:

    Yeah, it is called the Sword and Shield concept. Since a mistrial is supposed to protect one side from not getting a fair trial, that same side can’t create the situation and then ask for a mistrial (since then it is acting as both a sword and a shield.)

    I’ve often heard it compared to a kid who murders both his parents, and then asks the court for mercy because he’s an orphan. Then the judge says THAT BECOME TWENTY TO LIFE!

  2. mexigogue says:

    Haha, yes. Alan Derschowitz described the patricidal orphan as the definition of chutzpah in one of his books.

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