Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Defense Lawyers Defended.(Metro & New Mexico)

Byline: Bruce Daniels Journal Staff Writer

Vernon Criticized For Political Attack

Three prominent criminal defense lawyers and a UNM law professor on Tuesday took GOP district attorney candidate L. Skip Vernon to task for attacking his opponent's work in criminal defense.

Albuquerque attorneys William Parnall, Jacquelyn Robins and Randi McGinn called a news conference Tuesday to "defend criminal defense lawyers" against what they see as Vernon's criticism of their role in the criminal justice system.

The lawyers insisted they were not endorsing Vernon's Democratic opponent, Kari Brandenburg, in Tuesday's election.

But all agreed that she would make a better district attorney than Vernon because of her criminal defense experience. …

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