One Hand Clapping

Probation Officers Often Unfair To Sex Offenders

, The Connecticut Law Tribune

Hugh Keefe has a gift for superlatives. As one of the deans of Connecticut's defense bar, he has earned the right to make pronouncements as he tap dances through his twilight years. He may not yet have made the cover of iSuper Lawyers/i magazine, but he grabs as many front pages of the daily press as any lawyer in the state. So when he announced in the iNew Haven Register/i that the case of iState v. Dulin/i was "the signature case dealing with who has the power: judges or probation," my eyes rolled. I wondered what princely fee this client had paid for the privilege of an almost inevitable guilty plea.

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