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Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon

Posted in Opinions and Analysis

For those of you who don’t know, the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon is that weird occurrence where you hear about something for the first time and then encounter it again shortly afterwards. (Don’t worry, I didn’t know that term either until I searched for it on Google. And if there is any truth to this phenomenon you… Continue Reading

Amanda Knox, the Appeals Process, and Moneyball

Posted in News, Opinions and Analysis, Preservation of Error, Uncategorized

Today, my recent post on Amanda Knox was quoted by Ronald V. Miller in his Maryland Injury Lawyer Blog. He picks up on my point about the Knox case and other high-profile cases with an unexpected result. For clients and potential clients, such cases reinforce the often mistaken idea that, if you keep on slugging until… Continue Reading

Managing Expectations in the Wake of the Amanda Knox Win

Posted in News, Opinions and Analysis

I’ve already been asked about it several times. For the criminal trial lawyer, the Casey Anthony verdict was the result that made it difficult to counsel clients on whether to accept a negotiate plea rather than risk a trial against an overwhelming case. Several colleagues have told me that clients have balked in the face… Continue Reading