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January 25, 2007

The Libby perjury case--and the "big" opening argument

Never underestimate the power of a great opening argument. If you are representing a defendant, an explosive start with a compellingly structured "lens" will sit with the jury for weeks--and can put the plaintiff on trial. See also yesterday's International Herald Tribune piece on defense counsel Ted Wells' booming opening statement in the Scooter Libby perjury trial re: the Plame CIA leak/outing--and the dangers of the blunderbuss opening in that case.

Posted by JD Hull at January 25, 2007 11:59 PM


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