Thursday, September 08, 2005

People v. Lawson (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 11, 2005)

This is a good, well-written, and balanced opinion by Justice Rubin. He repeatedly -- but rightly -- critiques both defense counsel and the prosecutor below for their conduct during the trial. And says the same, albeit gently, about some of the tangential conduct of the trial court judge (Judge Sheldon) and defendant's appellate counsel (Lynette Moore).

Not long (around 9 double-spaced pages). Worth a read.