Lawyer Argues Case as Thomas Jefferson, is Disbarred Anyway (Video)

Despite his brave but bumbling efforts to defend himself while in costume, Dennis Hawver was disbarred by the Kansas Supreme Court for “inexplicable incompetence” during a 2005 capital murder trial.

The video above starts at the beginning of Hawver’s argument. The best part, though, is at 39:06 where he bangs on the podium and says “I AM INCOMPETENT!” which is a dubious strategy if your competence is the question before the court.

(h/t ABA Journal and @MotionToStrike)


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