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  •  The misconduct is real, (1+ / 0-)
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    no doubt.

    I'm yet to be convinced the misconduct prejudiced the case to the jury, however.

    "Much of movement conservatism is a con and the base is the marks." -- Chris Hayes

    by raptavio on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 07:32:13 AM PDT

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    •  We might never know for sure (1+ / 0-)
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      whether any individual juror was prejudiced by the egregious prosecutorial misconduct, but there is also a realization that some errors, coupled with prosecutorial misconduct, might warrant a new trial [or the granting of habeas relief] even if the error did not substantially influence the jury's verdict. See, Brecht v. Abrahamson, 507 U.S. 619, 638, n. 9 (1993), referenced by the trial court in this case.

      •  I suppose that's so. (2+ / 0-)
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        Damn. Pisses me off.

        I hope to heck they reconvict. Truly.

        "Much of movement conservatism is a con and the base is the marks." -- Chris Hayes

        by raptavio on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 03:06:20 PM PDT

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        •  Particularly hope they don't allow a plea deal w/ (1+ / 0-)
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          reduction of charges. That would compound the injustice immensely. They better just dig in for a new location (outside of LA), and make sure the second go-around sticks -- for the sake of justice from the victims' side.

          "Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt

          by Kombema on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 06:23:25 PM PDT

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