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Thursday, July 05, 2007

Reasons for wanting a Senior Magistrate suspended...

There are several reasons for wanting to have a senior magistrate suspended from office.
  • When he's the magistrate sitting on a very high profile case for which you're defence counsel and the evidence against your clients is mounting fast...

  • When he was the magistrate that sat on another high profile matter for which your client got the maximum custodial sentence allowable...

  • When the same magistrate refused to take bait from his boss to let that client go...

  • When you're one of the senior legal advisors to the magistrate's boss and the magistrate has accused his boss of impropriety for laying that bait for him in the first place...
Isn't it interesting the kinds of things that get left out of your arguments when you encourage an industry association that you lead to pass resolutions of censure, resolutions that ultimately stand to benefit you?

Of course, it could also be argued that the reasons for guiding your organisation in that direction have nothing to do with your own trials and matters. You could simply be interested in the administration of justice, not so?

But then someone else can argue that as a career defence attorney, your raison d'être is to get your client acquitted by any available means, even if that is to cause more comess in an already embattled justice system...

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