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Defense Dept. attorney on service, military reforms, counter-terrorism

 

 

 

By Elizabeth Ellis

Contributing Writer

 

Attorney Jeh Johnson has worked as a prosecutor and as a defense lawyer, and in a speech he gave in St. Paul, he gave a comical anecdote of how his first trial as a defense attorney was affected by his previous work as a prosecutor, slipping into the old habits that had been drummed in to him. He told the jury in his opening statement, “First, listen to the evidence; second, listen to the law as the judge explains it; and then use your common sense to find the defendant guilty.” “Er, not guilty!” the court reporter hissed in his ear. Continue Reading →

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