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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Thursday, November 5, 2009

"The Deputy Who Helped Himself to the Defense Attorney’s Casefile"

Orin Kerr at The Volokh Conspiracy has an interesting post, replete with video, about this bizarre case and the complications in finding a remedy.

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I always assume that someone may look into my file unless I have good reason to believe otherwise. Knowing that I have often left "tidbits" such as a false witness list or made-up leads. I have also put together a small file which I label "cop's background" or something that fits the case. I then leave it in a tempting fashion. It has worked wonderfully on occasion to the chagrin of the (usually police investigator) when they try to do a follow up. Unless I have a many year relationship with the court and staff I assume that curiosity will always prevail.

Posted by: Harry Robertson | Nov 6, 2009 7:45:04 AM

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