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April 08, 2005

Talk About Being Your Own Worst Client

[At least this clown didn't pull a "Capricorn One" on the Mars business.]

Man Who Represented Himself Appeals Competence of Attorney
The Associated Press

Thomas P. Budnick says his lawyer's incompetence was to blame for his assault conviction; the funny thing is he was representing himself. He took his case before the Appeals Court of Massachusetts on Wednesday, arguing that the trial judge never should have allowed him to defend himself on charges of trying to poison a friend by lacing a bottle of beer with nitric acid. Budnick, who once filed mining claims on Mars and threatened to sue NASA for trespassing, now has a new court-appointed lawyer.

Posted on April 8, 2005 at 09:02 AM | Permalink