Sunday, October 7, 2007
Tom Kirkendall over at Houston's Clear Thinkers provides an update and analysis on the trial of former Texas Southern University President (see here). The final arguments in this case are set for today. Kirkendall notes that the accused elected not to take the stand, a move that often does not play well in white collar cases. Although all defendants have a right to remain silent, and although the prosecution must prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt, when the accused is a white collar defendant there is a risk involved in remaining silent. But sometimes, the risk in taking the witness stand can be greater.