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August 23, 2013

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21_cathyf_vs_tripep@d_99

rse, as a mathematician / computer programmer, I am totally getting where you are coming from. We had this discussion back in the Libby days -- that the basic logic of the prosecution was that Libby had to be lying about forgetting something so important, when it did not become important until months after he forgot it. The notion that importance was some objective fact, as opposed to a subjective perception that each individual person would have at each individual point in time. So we had lawyers who seemed to think that they only had to provide evidence that a fact was important, and that somehow it was totally irrelevant that there was plenty of evidence that the defendant did not find it important during the time period that mattered.

The notion that cause and effect goes forward in time, and time only goes in one direction, seemed to simply escape all of these high-powered lawyers, both prosecution and defense. That's about thinking logically, analytically and sequentially.

Jim Rhoads f/k/a vnjagvet

The notion that cause and effect goes forward in time, and time only goes in one direction, seemed to simply escape all of these high-powered lawyers, both prosecution and defense. That's about thinking logically, analytically and sequentially.

Great trial lawyers, both criminal and civil, think logically, analytically and sequentially, hence win most of the cases they try. Libby's defense was not conducted by the kind of seasoned trial lawyers trained in the nitty gritty of trying criminal cases day after day, month after month, year after year.

IIRC, most of Libby's defense team were former big shot lawyers in US Attorney offices or in the DOJ. Big shot lawyers in major city DA's offices, in US Attorney's offices or in DOJ are seldom chosen from the great trial lawyers who do most of the work in the day to day trial arena. Sadly for Libby, the lawyers who comment regularly on this blog, most of whom were great trial lawyers during their careers, could have done a heck of a lot better job than the high priced Libby defense team.

narciso

Well the lead counsel, Ted Wells, who went to school with Clarence Thomas, has had a remarkable track record before and since, the legal malpractice by Fitz and other parties, along with the media, could not be overcome,
similarly with Brendan Sullivan and Stevens,

narciso

OT, one of the reasons I might have watched the L & 0 series when I otherwise should not have;

Dave (in MA)

jimmyk,

http://jom-glossary.wikia.com/wiki/JOM_Glossary_Wiki

Feel free to add to it. That goes for anybody.

daddy

Cankles---Hillary

glasater

Wonderful and thank you, Dave (in MA)!

Porchlight

marymary,

I am glad you are here and I hope you will keep commenting. I apologize for assuming that you were a total newcomer. I also assumed, with your choice of handle, that you might be looking for an argument.

Anyway, as you have seen, many here are old friends and more are always welcomed.

narciso

I think they did figure why he left off that last year, Clarice;


http://www.michellesmirror.com/2013/08/a-recap-of-this-weeks-college-bound-and.html#disqus_thread

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