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Skakel Family to Waste More Money on Legal Fees

The AP is reporting that Michael Skakel's lawyers will appeal his case to the United States Supreme Court.  The chance that cert. will be granted?  Zero.  But I guess if you have money to burn...

Of course, the moral of the Skakel case is this: Don't wait until the appellate phase of the case to bring in real lawyers to try your case.  Skakel never should have been convicted at trial.  But when your trial lawyer is too busy goofing off on the Internet during trial, and is too busy cooing for the camera when he should be preparing for the next day of trial, well, you get what you get.  I think they paid Skakel's "Dream Team" a few million dollars, too.  Which goes to show that sometimes you don't get what you pay for.

Anyhow, the non-story on Skakel's appeal to the Supreme Court is here.