Our favorite Federal Blogger, David O Markus is in trial North of the Border.
While we hardly expect him to stop and answer these questions in the middle of his trial, we wonder….
1) How does it feel to be given more than 2 minutes and 11 seconds for voire dire?
2) How does it feel to be able to take a sworn statement from a witness before they testify?
3) How does it feel not to have 404(b) material bandied about like it's cotton candy in the wind?
4) How does it feel to have a shot at getting the last word before the jury?
5) In summary, how does it feel to be playing on a level playing field?
We invite our wonderful readers to discuss the wonderful and varied differences between trying cases in Federal Court and State Court,
CREDIT: Did careful readers wonder who was able, at a moments notice the other day, to dig down deep in the dusty archives of Florida Bar Ethics opinions and come up with the only opinion on point, and then email it to us? Why none other than Brian Tannebaum. And for his rapid research and response , we give him a hearty thank you.
BENNETT BRUMMER BANS LAWYERS AND REMAINS SILENT: DAY 8.
See You In Court. Actually we can even see you at the PD's office, because we're not banned from there either.
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