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John Burkoff: Orie Melvin Not Testifying Because Defense Team Thinks Trial Went "Pretty Well"

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February 17, 2013

Professor John Burkoff says that Justice Joan Orie Melvin did not testify in her political corruption case because she and her defense team thought that the case had gone well.  “If [the defense lawyers] thought things were going terribly, then they might take the risk of putting their client on the stand."  

See the Pittsburgh Tribune Review Story here.  

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