Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Posted by Alan Childress
After our LPB post on the near-execution of Charles Hood by Texas -- and Andy Perlman's free-ranging and incisive post on the subject at Legal Ethics Forum -- the blog Capital Defense Weekly called these posts "must read pieces" and added, "as someone who is petrified of effing up and losing the bar card, these sites are tops of my RSS feeds." Andy's post is nicely entitled, "The Hood Case: Unsurprisingly Disturbing," and includes many links to bizarre and sad aspects of a system that, among other things, measures "how long a public defender can sleep through a trial before the proceedings are considered to be unconstitutional." Andy adds, "(You have to sleep through quite a bit.)"