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Defense Wants Client’s Nickname Barred
Posted: 28 September 2005 05:11 AM   [ Ignore ]
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A defense attorney has asked a judge to bar any references to his client’s nickname - “Scuz” - in his upcoming murder trial, saying the moniker could negatively influence jurors.

http://apnews.excite.com/article/20050926/D8CRLQD82.html

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Posted: 28 September 2005 05:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Thats a blatant attempt to confuse proceedings methinks. I once gave evidence in a trial where the defence used more or less the same approach, but in a more subtle way. It went right over the heads of the prosecution so it worked. I found it very frustrating to watch.

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Posted: 28 September 2005 08:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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...And just in case you weren’t sure where it was:

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