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Bill Johnson on Lessley: The Value of Frank Exchange in the Trial Court & Other Thoughts

Let me add just a few thoughts to the consideration of Lessley. First, the issue ducked by the court on whether the trial judge should be removed for cause is an interesting one.   We traditionally think of bias or prejudice … Continue reading

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Recent Opinion: State v. Lessley, March 11, 2010

When it finally arrived, the Court’s much-anticipated opinion in the jury trial waiver case, State v. Lessley, was eclipsed by the news about Justice Magnuson’s departure.  This bit of timing seems oddly fitting, considering that Lessley is remarkable not simply … Continue reading

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