Monday

Unusual...

Here's a headline you don't see to often. "Public Defender running for D.A" But it's true. Here are the amusing first paragraphs:

Elizabeth A. Ziegler of Harmony Township, Forest County, is a candidate for Forest County district attorney.



She will seek the Republican nomination to the four-year post in the May 15 primary election.

Hmm, does this make you wonder how good a PD she was? What do we think a PD might be like as a DA? Fascinating....

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

She is a contract PD, and maintains her own practice, so I don't count her as a real PD.

Andy said...

But David,

You know what it is like for a Public Defender to be a D.A. District Attorney Robert T. Johnson in the Bronx got his start in Bronx Legal Aid working for Cesar Cirigliano, who is now a Bronx Supreme Court Justice.

Indefensible said...

Is that right?
I didn't actually know that. Cirigliano was sitting in Brooklyn years ago when I was there, but I don't remember Rob working for him. And if he hired him at LAS, it was before my time. So thanks for that.

Anonymous said...

I believe Bronx DA Robert Johnson and Brooklyn DA Joe Hynes were both public defenders with the LAS before becoming DAs. Doesn't happen often but it's far from unusual.

Anonymous said...

I wish you would comment some more about the DA of Clatsop County Oregon. It seems a secret person has information, Marquis used VSE during a murder trial without anyones permission. If that is a no-no, why is he still in power?

Anonymous said...

It's not that uncommon to see former PDs as prosecutors. Everyone I've known (at last count 7) have been awful. But come to think about it, they weren't very good PDs either.