Lawyer Should Have Waived Speedy Trial!

I know that the cornerstone of our criminal justice system requires advocates to zealously, and often fearlessly, represent their clients. However, the clip below raises the question about when zealous representation crosses the line.

Imagine standing defiantly before a judge refusing to waive your client’s right to a speedy trial. Then, after being harangued by the presiding judge, he challenges you, on the record, to settle this the old fashion way—via a fist fight. Do you back down from the judge or take him up on his invitation and settle this in the robing room?? What follows is something that likely will never recur (hopefully) and deserves a look see. For those of you who have swallowed the rules of professional responsibility, how many do you think were violated!

http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/local/2014/06/02/judge-lawyer-tussle-in-brevard-courtroom/9886361/

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