Brooklyn Dispatch

A Brooklyn correspondent brings us up to date on the latest squabble in the race for District Attorney:

State Senator John Sampson claims on his campaign literature for Brooklyn DA to be a “current trial lawyer.” Joe Hynes‘s allies, however, are pointing out that Sampson has appeared in Kings County court just once, about five years ago, defending a man accused of throwing boiling water at his wife. Sampson’s client was convicted.

Throughout the trial, Thomas Mauet’s “The Fundamentals of Trial Technique,” a book used by third-year law students, was apparently observed on the defense table.

Sampson’s campaign responds that he doesn’t argue in court only because incumbent Hynes’ ADAs contended it would bias a jury if a State Senator served as defense counsel.

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