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Computer Programmer's Attorneys Use 'Geek Defense'

Feb 25, 2008, 16:00 (4 Talkback[s])
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"And so this week, after a prosecution case that took almost three months, Du Bois launched what Wired magazine dubbed 'the Geek Defense.' In court, Du Bois has taken pains to portray his client as an irritating nebbish. He has repeatedly asked Alameda County Circuit Court Judge Larry Goodman to order his client to stop distracting him by talking in his ear at the defense table. He called Reiser 'an inconsiderate slob' in front of the jury.

"'We're leaving the right message,' Du Bois said outside court. 'He's a very difficult person. It's very difficult to represent a genius...'"

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