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Death Penalty Defense attorney in CT.

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Diaries published: 80 (2389 days since last diary on Sat Nov 08, 2008 at 05:00 AM PST)

Comments posted: 1240 (2389 days since last comment on Sat Nov 08, 2008 at 05:09 AM PST)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 515

Total Comment Ratings: 327

Most Recommended Diary: A Trial Lawyer's View of the Debate, 34 comments, 37 recommends

People Following jsmckay: 9

jsmckay's Most Recent Diaries:

Watching Barack Obama lead his first "presidential" press conference was a little surreal. It was as though I was watching a movie in which the good guys had won. Suddenly, "An American President" ...
by jsmckay
Comment Count 10 comments on Sat Nov 08, 2008 at 05:00 AM PST with 9 Recommends
Probably the high points of Republican viciousness during the RNC were the slanders of community organizing by Giuliani and Palin. "Community Organizer" Rudy guffawed. "Reeeel Responsibilities" ...
by jsmckay
Comment Count 7 comments on Sat Oct 25, 2008 at 04:40 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
Ya gotta love Joe Biden's performance. An attack dog with charm. A regular guy with the knowledge of a professor. A single dad with a single house. Best of all, he was masterful in ...
by jsmckay
Comment Count 21 comments on Thu Oct 02, 2008 at 09:15 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Most of us on dkos remember or have seen clips of Lloyd Bentsen turning to Dan Quayle and telling him "I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine, and, Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy."
by jsmckay
Comment Count 86 comments on Mon Sep 29, 2008 at 08:33 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
Most trials are decided on the jury's assessment of the credibility of the witnesses. Judges always instruct them to use their common sense and experience, and consider a laundry list of factors in ...
by jsmckay
Comment Count 34 comments on Sat Sep 27, 2008 at 05:56 AM PDT with 37 Recommends
As any trial lawyer knows, victory in most cases usually rests on the credibility of the witnesses. If a witness comes across overall as honest, a jury will forgive him some inconsistencies in his ...
by jsmckay
Comment Count 70 comments on Sat Sep 13, 2008 at 05:23 AM PDT with 30 Recommends

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