Can DA Susan Hawk Try a Case Fairly?

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You might have seen that Susan Hawk will personally try a murder case this week. Given how seldom this happens, I have a question. How can the trial be fair? If I’m on the jury, my thinking goes like this: Hawk isn’t going to take a case that needs much work. She’s going to pick a slam dunk. No way she’d risk the headline “DA Loses Murder Case.” So this guy must be triple guilty. Like, we can just skip to the closing arguments. Let’s wrap this up. I don’t need to see any evidence. Now, where do I get my parking ticket validated? Who wants to join me at Topgolf? Because I’ve got the afternoon off. No way am I going in to work.

Is it just me? Shouldn’t the defense start by moving for a mistrial?

(Full disclosure: I didn’t go to law school.)

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Comments

  • DubiousBrother

    Your argument is as lame as the one that if Susan Hawk weren’t so photogenic D wouldn’t have put her on the cover and keep showing pictures of her on the blog. Is it a death penalty case?

    • Thank you for your comment.

    • Murf the Surf

      Photogenic?

  • John Franklin Guild

    My guess, roughly 70-75% of the jury pool as no idea who she is. Another 20-25% wrongly assume that trying cases is just what district attorneys in Dallas do. The remainder got struck by both the prosecution and the defense for being too well informed.

    • You are probably right.

    • MattL1

      It only takes one to distract the jury. Probably not a huge chance of that happening, but it just seems unnecessary.

  • jfpo

    No, she can’t. Next question…

    /didn’t go to law school either