Boston Legal Season 1 Episode 17  » TV  »
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    • by ibizaspain

      Alan Shore and Celina Hall went to Texas to appeal the execution of a convicted felon. The latter signed a confession which was the basis of the conviction. The notable evidence that got them the appeal was the DNA. It raised the possibility of having somebody else present in the crime scene. Celina instructed Alan not to argue the morality of the death penalty, the innocence of the accused.

      Shirley Schimdt was defending a client who was charged for engaging in a sexual conduct for a fee. Shirley Schimdt plans of interposing the defense of being a nymphomaniac. The judge gave a directed verdict in favor of the defendant.

      The plot about death penalty was used already in an episode in “The Practice”. The scene in that TV show though was in Pennsylvania and in Boston Legal it ...

      • was in Texas. Same facts that the sole basis of the conviction was the confession of the accused and that the DNA offered the belief that somebody else was present in the crime. Alan Shore’s gab on his idea about death penalty was not impressive for me. It was not winning because it was merely based on what was obvious. There were so much emotional distaste with the law
        but it did not fly for me. Somehow though, he was left with nothing but to argue what’s on the face of the law.

        On Shirley’s case, Denny talked to the judged and even drafted the decision for him. This ex-parte situations cannot happen in real scenarios. This can often lead to disbarment or ethical violations. But, this is a TV show and I was entertain with its humor.

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