trial by media

Series on Netflix I started….first episode was about that Jenny Jones murder where a guy told another guy on that talk show that he had a crush on him and then the crushee killed the secret admirer a few days later. The series appears to be about public cases, not anything about how it is unfair to be tried in the media. Still, the first episode was great. The civil atty who later sued Jenny Jones for the decedent was a caricature of a plaintiff’s lawyer…like the Gloria Allred of personal injury. Was fun to watch. His cross exam of Jenny Jones is one for the books. Also this episode brought back fond memories of that time, Ricky Lake, Jenny Jones, Phil, Maury, Montell, Sallie. Oh and Jerry. I never got into Jerry. Flip side was I watched Maury until probably a few years ago.

Published by Jenny Brandt

About Me: sociology, african american studies, chicano/a studies, critical race studies, and criminal law scholar. public school kid from kindergarten-J.D. Former public defender. I am a post-conviction guru. Appeals. Sentencing. Withdraw Pleas. Habeas. Published author in the Criminal Law Bulletin and California Defender. "I do it for the joy it brings, because I'm a joyful girl, because the world owes me nothing, and we owe each other the world." Why I started JJC: My PD buddy suggested it. What and who JJC is inspired by: public defenders I have worked for, with, and next to. my clients who have battled things no one should and are still here. innocence and guilt and everything in between. My coworkers, who fight just as hard as the PDs I love, for many of the same reasons. My husband who was once voted "most Christ like" (every Jewish girl's dream). My Corgi who loves everyone. The constitution. Tabloids. My mom, for giving me a voice. My dad, for teaching me what to say. My brother, for teaching me how to say it.

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