25 February 2008

CLTV 14: Strategic Objections

Today's CLTV addresses whether prosecutors or defense attorneys are better at making objections.

8 comments:

shg said...

That's not entirely fair to Young
Shawn. You've been properly trained before you went over to the dark side, so you know better. Don't attribute your strategic insight to other prosecutors who haven't had the benefit of fighting for truth and justice first.

And how did you jump from 8 to 14? I just want you to know that I come here religiously. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Did you get down in a 3-point stance there at the end?

Ken Lammers said...

8 is the number of Best of the Crimlaw Webs - 14 is the total number of episodes.

Not in 3 point stance, just picking up my recorder. Thought I'd cut the video before that but after I'd compiled it realized I'd left more than intended. :-0

Matlock said...

Ken, come on. You don't think that prosecutors are trained, actually brainwashed, to make every objection they hear? Maybe it is just here, but it seems like prosecutors tend to be more inclined to make the objection that doesn't matter.

As far as how far ahead you think, I still think prosecutors think in terms of what they have to prove, as opposed to defense attorney that are looking at all possible avenues for derailing the State's (or Commonwealth's) case.

Matlock said...

By the way, I absolutely love your video blogs. I wish I had the balls to do something like that.

Windypundit said...

Looks like my lighting suggestions weren't very helpful, huh? It's almost as if you are intentionally defying me to get artsy-fartsy shadows on the wall.

Ken Lammers said...

matlock - Where I've practiced in Virginia I've not noticed the over-objecting prosecutor too often. Although this is a style with certain prosecutors, it's usually the new guys who are objection crazy. Maybe what you're seeing is because there is a lot of turnover at your local prosecutor's office? What are the senior level prosecutors like?

Ken Lammers said...

windypundit - your suggestions were great. I'm just not expending funds for a lot of new things nowadays and am trying to make do. I also don't spend a lot of time doing retakes, so it looks like it looks like when I'm done.

I think the first one I do in March might actually have the lights arranged better.