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Old 06-16-2011, 10:57 AM
 
Location: FL
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After reading most of the posts on the various CA threads it seems the majority think he was terrible and in over his head. I disagree, first of all he's bringing a plastic butter knife to a gunfight with the media all but convicting CA before day one of the trial compounded with the damning evidence. IMO he must be doing something right, he get's the State to object to his statements every other sentence it seems.

IMO he has done a good job....notice how so many of the State's witnesses get defensive and evasive when cross-examined by Baez. Sure he screwed up and let the jail video evidence in but all in all he seems to hold his own. If Casey is convicted of all 7 charges I don't think one can blame Baez......he didn't have a lot to work with in the first place. What do you think
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Old 06-16-2011, 12:30 PM
 
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Premature to rate, defense is just starting it's portion of the trial.
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Old 06-16-2011, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Under the lovely Southern sky
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Honestly I don't think Jose Baez is a bad lawyer, but I do think this is simply a case he can't defend. If any case is too hard to defend, despite the skill of the lawyer, it's hard to look good. And btw, the objections to his questions and the fact that they're almost all sustained is not a sign that he's good. It's a sign that he doesn't know what to ask. And his evidence are totally meaningless so far, but yeah, his side of the case is just starting. Let us see.

Jessie
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:00 PM
 
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Horrible start for the defense today. After that opening statement the jury was probably just like the rest of us: waiting for Baez to start with a bang. Instead he bores them to tears with evidence experts. He better start being real specific on how they tie in because he is going to loose them. Fast.

My grade today: D
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:11 PM
 
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Premature to rate, defense is just starting it's portion of the trial.
Absolutely, I am so tired of people judging this case before its over. Maybe Mr. Baez has something to say. I'm trying to pay close attention. I think we all know what happened in this case, but that doesn't mean that:

1. I wish it wasn't true;
2. I am least open to hearing another version of events;
3. Our system demands everyone get a fair trial, or at least as fair a trial as is possible.

Whatever his faults, Baez has not been annoying, has not been a veritable junkyard dog during this case, and has acted politely.
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Old 06-17-2011, 08:54 AM
 
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So Baez's strategy must be "draw things out to the nth + infinity degree of irrelevant minutia until the jury is so bored they will do anything (i.e., acquit) to get out of there."

Five people ejected from the gallery for sleeping already this morning.

Plus, the bug doctor needs some serious counseling about how to present this type of evidence to the jury. You can tell he loves his job and bugs, but he's just a little too happily excited about talking about bugs in dead bodies for a lay person. And why does Jose keep telling him to "slow down" - how can they go any slower? And the jury is not comprised of idiots - I am sure they can understand this "magott 101" lecture.

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Old 06-17-2011, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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Honestly I don't think Jose Baez is a bad lawyer, but I do think this is simply a case he can't defend. ............

Jessie
As someone who speaks to reporters who actually attend all court proceedings on a daily basis.....you have hit the nail on the head.
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:47 AM
 
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OJ's dream team wasn't going to spring this gal loose.

They have the body and the mom has been caught lying at every turn and DIDN'T EVEN REPORT THE KID MISSING......
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Under the lovely Southern sky
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This morning Baez brought in an insect expert ... Sigh.

I'm no lawyer. I have no law school under my belt. But looking at this defense, and the opening statement that Jose Baez gave the jury, shouldn't he be focusing much less on whether or not there was a body in the car and more on whether or not the baby drown/that George Anthony was connected to the death? That's my question: Why is he so bent on proving there was no body in the trunk? Their defense is that the baby drowned, so George Anthony transported the corpse somewhere to hide it (rediculous), but I proceed. Even if they do prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Caylee was not in the car, which they haven't yet, how is that gonna help their case? I think Baez is in a panick because, as I said before, he can't find a good way to defend this case. It's just not arguable at this point, and the defense has to roll witht the punches, bring up anything they can, and cross their fingers.
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:45 AM
 
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Oh, and by the way, I agree Mathguy, 100%. She's too guilty. It's not a case that's very defendable, that's certainly not Jose Baez's falt.

Jessie
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