Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Motion for fist fight

Via Orin Kerr, evidence that Montana lawyers have a cowboy mentality.

The case apparently involves drunken brawl in which a larger man jumped a smaller man in the presence of a crowd of onlookers. The smaller man then stabbed his attacker 13 times, killing him. Defense counsel, angered by what he perceived as the prosecution's contention that the smaller man should have stuck to fists instead of using a knife to defend himself, apparently wanted to put the opposing attorneys to the test and challenged them to a similar fist fight. The judge was not amused.
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