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Friday, November 12, 2010

“Happy Birthday, Dear Murder Victim”

Eugene Volokh at The Volokh Conspiracy notes this recent Georgia Supreme Court case addressing the propriety of a prosecutor's producing a birthday cake and singing "Happy Birthday" to the child victim in a murder case. All the justices agreed that the performance was improper, but the majority concluded that defense counsel's failure to object was a "strategic decision" that precluded reversal.

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