Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Paging Matthew McConaughey

Does anyone remember the scene in A Time to Kill where the state psychiatrist is on the stand and testifying that Carl Lee did not have a break from reality and is criminally liable for killing the two guys who raped his daughter? And the paralegal comes in with information about the psychiatrist testifying in cases, and how he's holding a man in Whitfield who has been judged criminally insane despite his own diagnosis that the man is perfectly sane?

That's kind of the situation Mr. Franks finds himself in today. First, his clients didn't possess or use drugs. Then it turns out they pled guilty to the charges!

Much like Jake Brigance, I begin to wonder: Were they guilty, or did they just have a bad lawyer?

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