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Video: Why Courts are Not So Keen to Proceed Pro Se, Exhibit A

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via the Rising Jurist. Michael Gaines apparently made the most of his opportunity to speak before being sentenced for spitting on two detention deputies. His assault was treated more seriously as Gaines is HIV positive. He was sentenced to 13 years.

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2 Responses

  1. Benson says:

    It’s hard to imagine the bailiffs or judge letting things get that far in Texas. Then again, we do have Joe Jamail:

  2. lukegilman says:

    Ah, I love that one. If you haven’t seen it, the end of A Lawyer Walks into a Bar has a pretty funny interchange with Jamail and Mark Lanier.

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