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Bad Guys' Lawyers

dbyrne Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 6:36 PM
Yes Sir Mathew: there is no more valuable concetp in human interaction than checks and balances..Any criminal deserves a fair and equitable trial...If guilty then plead for leniency...Technicalities should not be a cause for dismissal... commit the crime do the time!

Lawyers representing three of the men charged in the New Delhi gang rape case said last week that they would enter pleas of not guilty on their clients' behalf. In most criminal prosecutions, that would be unremarkable. But the lawyers who stepped forward to represent the suspects in this case did so in the face of emotional protests by fellow attorneys, many of whom insisted that no one should defend those accused of such a terrible crime.

"There was a good response from the members, and they will not represent," the president of the local bar association had...