Fraternizing with the Enemy

I’m just a plainspoken Colorado criminal defense lawyer, but the way I see it…

I know many defense attorneys who, by nature or perhaps by experience, absolutely hate the men and women who sit in the attorney seats nearest the jury: the prosecutors. There are, without doubt, prosecutors who for the sake of the profession and their communities should be practicing anything but law. That’s just as true about defense attorneys, by the way.

But there are also prosecutors who, like many of their defense counterparts, are the glory of the profession. A wonderful chance to take a look at two good ones and 10 bad ones at the same time (not necessarily an accurate ratio of good-to-bad prosecutors) can be found here where Sherri Katz and Bob Bennett name “The 10 Worst U.S. Prosecutors 2007.” Both these former prosecutors consider themselves to have been on the “good” side of the ledger, and from what I’ve seen of their blog, “Bad Prosecutors,” I agree. The list, and the blog, are a public service.

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2 Responses to Fraternizing with the Enemy

  1. bbennett 11 September 2007 at 7:00 am #

    Dear Phillip, wanted to let you know that we are working on an update of what our Top Ten are doing. We know about Alberto and that he will be walking out the door soon but will he face an investigation from the State Bar of Texas Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel. We will keep you posted. The Tulia prosecutor got a probated sentence and Charles Sebesta has nothing public showing for what he did – so it doesnt look good for what the State will do about Alberto but will keep you informed.
    Bob Bennett

  2. bbennett 11 September 2007 at 6:55 am #

    Dear Phillip, Good to find your blog and read your comments.

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