That is very irritating isn't it?
Posted by P. Bingham on March 28, 1998 at 20:51:58:
In response to Defendants testifying, written by Linden on March 28, 1998 at 20:38:31
I've seen this from other sources, the accused not being able to testify in behalf of himself. So Daniel Pool is probably correct. When you consider that the accused was presumed guilty rather than innocent, you can see how they would not want his testimony. But I'll see if I can find other references for you. But to be honest, I would figure on getting a little irritated! But then again, I think in Leon Uris' Trinity, there was a mock trial where the defendant brought on this long wonderful silliloqui (argh spelling) but then again I can't recall the date, and it was in Ireland, and it was a mock trial.
- off the subject just a wee bit... The Elgin adultery trial P. Bingham 13:16:35 3/30/98 (0)
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