One Hand ClappingNorm Pattis, The Connecticut Law Tribune
Prostitution Prosecution Based On DA's Fantasy
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. might be one of those understated legal geniuses who see things in life's tawdry fact patterns the rest of us miss. Or maybe he's just the son of a famous man, former Secretary of State Cyrus Vance, who rode his daddy's coattails all the way into a job that's just too big for his meager talents. Gauging by his office's performance in the Anna Gristina case, I am not checking the genius box when it comes time to cast a ballot for Vance.