Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Lawyers Ask To Not Argue Law

It seems incredible but it's true- the prosecution in the Wayne Fincher case have asked the judge to prohibit Fincher's defence team from arguing the Constitution in his case. In other words, lawyers are asking that matters of law- as they pertain to the defendant alone- should be excluded from the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Wendy Johnson filed the motion asking U.S. District Judge Jimm Larry Hendren to preclude Fincher and his attorney, Oscar Stilley, from arguing matters of law to the jury as a defense. The government believes Fincher wants to argue the gun charges are unconstitutional and that the prosecution must prove an "interstate nexus" for the firearms, according to the motion.

They don't want that pesky Constitution to get in the way of them winning.

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