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In which prosecutors must keep their promises, and talking to the police does little good

Last week the New Mexico Supreme Court issued its decision in State v. Donovan King, a case where the defendant was convicted of murder and tampering with evidence. After being detained, a police officer relayed a prosecutor’s offer not to … Continue reading

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On representing unpopular clients, and taking the Fifth

Yesterday two news items illustrated the unfortunate public misunderstanding of a lawyer’s role in representing clients, and its misunderstanding of the basis for an important constitutional right: 1.  First, the Senate yesterday rejected President Obama’s nomination of Debo Adegbile to … Continue reading

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