By Joseph Teller
An Audi activities vehicle, rushing at the unsuitable aspect of the line, forces an oncoming van off the line. The van bursts into flames, killing all 9 occupants ...eight of them children.
Criminal safeguard lawyer Harrison J. Walker, identified easily as Jaywalker, is attempting to maintain his nostril fresh whereas serving a three-year suspension. but if a lady seduces him into representing the Audi murderer, a guy who additionally occurs to be her husband, issues get messy.
Struggling with the ethical matters surrounding this example, Jaywalker attempts to stick serious about his target proscribing the wear to his consumer via exposing the felony process s hypocrisy relating to under the influence of alcohol riding. but if he rounds a blind nook within the case, he collides with a fact that can flip his complete safeguard into catastrophe.
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With the advent of the computer, the task has been rendered even easier. Gone are the days when a trip to a distant law library was required, not to mention the sheer strength to lug fifty or sixty pounds of books to a reading table. All that’s needed now is that little coded citation, or the name of a case or the number of a statute, or even a particularly vexing phrase lifted verbatim from the language of that statute. Depraved indifference to human life, for example. So Jaywalker could be an armchair researcher right in his own apartment, allowing himself snacks, bathroom breaks and even an occasional check of a ball-game score whenever he liked.
It is only the unusually erudite trial judge, or the politically ambitious one, who bothers to commit his rulings to 56 Joseph Teller paper. ” It is, for the most part, at the appellate level that the writing takes place. And it takes place only if there’s been a conviction after trial. If there’s been an acquittal, the prohibition against double jeopardy prevents the prosecution from appealing. What’s sauce for the goose isn’t always sauce for the gander. The defendant who’s been found guilty below is permitted as a matter of right to appeal his conviction to a higher court, and from there to a succession of even higher courts, all the way up to—in the words of one of Jaywalker’s phrase-making jailhouse lawyers—“the Supremes,” if the judges of those courts deem the issue or issues involved sufficiently worthy of their attention.
Which didn’t sound like much, once he heard himself run down the list out loud. But she seemed to think otherwise. “I’m impressed,” she said, sipping a martini. Both of her nipples were covered this time, but only because they were in a restaurant. An hour earlier that had decidedly not been the case. ” had shouted the devil on his right shoulder, who was not only louder and far more persuasive, but apparently Jewish. ” And so it had come to pass that once again Jaywalker had succumbed to human frailty, primal instinct and Amanda Drake.