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Suspect In Slaying Of Deputy Alleges Yolo Courthouse Collusion

Publication Date: 
June 28, 2008
Sacramento Bee
Hudson Sangree

Professor Robert Weisberg is quoted in the Sacramento Bee about a possible change of venue in a murder case in Yolo County:

Robert Weisberg, who teaches criminal law at Stanford Law School, said he doubted the public defender's office could win its effort to have every judge in Yolo removed from the case. The legal standard for removing judges is too high, he said.

"You would have a huge burden to show prejudice," Weisberg said.

However, the judge and lawyers could agree to relocate Topete's case.

"That's obviously the sensible thing to do," he said. "It should really get done and done quickly."