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Monday, September 30, 2019

Joy on Contempt and the Limits of Advocacy

Peter A. Joy (Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law) has posted Judges' Misuse of Contempt in Criminal Cases and Limits of Advocacy (50 Loyola University Chicago Law Journal 907 (2019)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
This article examines the conduct of Judge Julius Hoffman and the defense lawyers, William Kunztler and Leonard Weinglas, in the Chicago Eight Trial. The article presents lessons from the Chicago Eight Trial about the limits of a judge's contempt authority against defense lawyers in criminal matters, and how far a defense lawyer may go in advocating for a client without being liable for contempt of court.

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